The Garden of Live Flowers

Tales of the bintgoddess and her zone 5b garden in Chicago, Illinois

Monday, June 22, 2009

June: Brookfield Zoo

My husband and I went to the Brookfield Zoo for the first time a few days ago. We had a great time although we had to skip the reptiles and frogs because we ran out of time. We spent a lot of time in the butterfly house, where I was inspired to buy lantana and ageratum and turn my patio garden into a butterfly garden.

If you'd like to see the pictures, the Flickr set is here!



Blogger Outside In said...

If you have room in your garden get a butterfly bush, when I had them I saw all kinds of butterflies on it and even the Hummingbird moths loved them too.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

I used to have butterfly bushes but they gradually died off. They were rather impressive at attracting butterflies, plus they bloom into November!

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Chicago Garden said...

The Red Admiral butterflies, my faves, love the coneflowers in my garden. Plant some of those to attract them.

They're really docile and will land on you if you are near a plant they are visiting.

3:59 PM  
Blogger Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I didn't know Brookfield Zoo had a butterfly house. I guess I should have gone with my daughter's class on their field trip there two weeks ago.

10:44 AM  

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