Raised Bed Butterfly Gardens


One of the nicest school gardens that I’ve ever helped with used a raised bed system. That year we had a terrible drought so I was concerned about how the plants would do as they baked in the heat. Here’s the result after one year.


  • Pearly Everlasting
  • Gaillardia – great!
  • New England Aster
  • Echinacea
  • Maltese Cross
  • Sedum
  • Shast Daisy – but doing poorly.
  • Slender Mountain Mint
  • Veronica

Died Out

  • Verbena bonareinsis – seems to have died out, but may have reseeded itself.

2013 – we planted 25 extra plants – filling in with milkweed(swamp, annual + seeds), bronze fennel, meadow blazing star, coreopsis and lantana,


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