How does your garden grow? Anita Camacho, the Founder of the Butterfly Conservatory of Tampa Bay and the Tampa Bay Butterfly Foundation is excited about this special day. She is also the owner of the Little Red Wagon Native Nursery in South Tampa.
Camacho is all about native plants to attract the pollinators to your gardens, even to your patio or balcony. She said it’s really that easy and super fun to welcome these special visitors. People don’t know what’s the best plant to use but she does. She aims to help them better understand how to keep Florida in their own gardens.
This nature lover is very busy at her Little Red Wagon Native Nursery in South Tampa. She loves native plants of all kinds. She works to keep her stock full as so many people are doing DIY projects to spruce up yards this Spring into Summer & beyond. Anita and her staff can guide and share key things to remember to create your perfect garden serenity yourself.
She says really anyone can get involved. It’s easy to put Florida back in Florida.Do you want to attract beautiful butterflies, this is how to do it.Camacho says get your garden pot or flower bed or pick your spot in the yard. It begins with milkweed and a nectar plant. Here are some examples of what to plant to attract some of the different butterflies.
Desired Butterfly: Plant This:
Zebra Swallowtail Corkystem PassionvineMonarch Native Milkweeds & milkvinesGulf Fritillary Maypop passionvineQueen Native Milkweeds & milkvinesCommon Buckeye Twinflowers and Plantain (Plantago Species)
Choosing these plants will get you on your way. Pair the plants and watch the colorful visitors fly your way. You can increase the visitors by adding to your garden base. Yards, patio pots and flower boxes are all good choices to start your garden and welcome the butterflies.
If you like the winged creatures, you will love the Butterfly Conservatory Camacho is planning in South Tampa. It will be complete with an immersion room where you can go in and be surrounded by the beautiful butterfly creatures. More fun surprises are set for that project too. Keep up with her social media on LIttle Red Wagon Native Nursery to get updates on the time frame.
Camacho’s planning a special weekend brunch to toast Mother Nature. Her Monarchs & Mimosas is set for Sunday, April 24 at 10 am. The cost is $25. Join her for sips and tips to attract Monarchs to your yard.Activities will take place at the Little Red Wagon Native Nursery at 4113 Henderson Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629.
Store hours are:
|Tuesday – Friday||11AM–5:30 PM|
To learn more go to www.ButterflyTampa.com