“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
The Butterfly Berm is an easy family project using colorful, nectar-rich natives, such as New Jersey Tea, Prairie Blazing Star and Butterfly Weed. Add a shallow saucer or old birdbath filled with sand, gravel and water for a butterfly “watering hole.”
Berms are good design elements for an urban or suburban yard. These independent beds can be created in a day or weekend by adding a low mound of topsoil. This gives you an immediate clean slate, and the slight elevation really sets off plants, especially specimen trees.