Who doesn't like butterflies? Someone said butterflies are flowers with wings. True they are eye candy and every gardeners delight. They work as hard as the honey bees pollinating our garden. We have been blessed with an abundance of butterflies this year and I never grow tired watching them.
I was reminded of something my mother told me about a friend of ours a few years ago. Our friend had decided she wanted a butterfly garden. I have written about it on my blog if you would like to read it, it may make you laugh, or it may make you cry, or maybe both. You can find it here --->http://riverrest.net/2008/06/27/a-simple-butterfly-garden/
I know it's been a while but a search took me to this thread so I figure others might end up here as well. That link is no longer valid but you can still get to the info through the internet archive at:
Louisville, KY - Zone 6b (near border of 6a), Heat Zone 7, Urban habitat
"Si hortum in bibliotheca habes, nihil deerit." [If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need] Marcus Tullius Cicero in Ad Familiares IX, 4, to Varro.
Diego Footer on Permaculture Based Homesteads - from the Eat Your Dirt Summit