20 Butterfly Bushes

This week I went to my mom’s house to do a little digging.  Back in the late spring we noticed small butterfly bush seedlings beginning to sprout in the pathway’s of her vegetable garden. As they grew large enough to transplant the weather became hot and transplanting wasn’t a great idea. Then my father passed away and just about everything gardening related was set aside until later.  Now it’s later and these 20 butterfly bushes that sprouted from seed have been transplanted into a variety of pots.

Fortunately for me there was very little digging. The plants sent roots across the surface of the soil and were completely blocked from getting a grip on the soil below because of a weed blocking fabric. Unfortunately for the butterfly bushes the roots have grown sideways!  It will take some time but the roots will eventually correct themselves in their pots. The bushes are suffering from a little shock but should rebound fine.  It’s hard to stop a butterfly bush from growing!

Monarch Butterfly on ‘Attraction’ Butterfly Bush

It won’t be long before these butterfly bushes are ready to invite flocks of fluttering butterflies for dinner!

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11 thoughts on “20 Butterfly Bushes

  1. Skeeter

    Butterfly Bush is my all time favorite bush! They are so hardy and true to their name. They call in the butterflies in our gardens. I now have them in 2 shades of purple, white, yellow and pink! I am on the look out for that Tennessee Orange bush 🙂

  2. Marie (once The Tile Lady)

    I do hope your Butterfly bushes recover from the move and the horizontal roots soon and that they grow wonderfully! I look forward to seeing future posts about them. We just happened on a bush that was just covered with butterflies and bees and I took a few pictures but nothing as wonderful as the butterfly you have posted here. I am so sorry you lost your father. Mine died last January also. God bless–
    Marie

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