One of my favorite butterfly plants is the Hot Buzz Butterfly Bush. This beauty will reach 5' tall x 5' wide. To get the biggest blooms, cut this plant down to 12 inches in the winter and you will be rewarded with butterflies from April to August.
Photos by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in San Diego
I have been designing gardens for 14 years and this is one of my favorites. This public garden was designed for Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Coronado, California. It is located at 650 D Ave and is open to the public during daylight hours. It features a guided pathway through the stations of the cross. The garden also has 3 focal points. One is dedicated to fallen veterans, one to children who returned to God too soon and one to Mary, the mother of God. Plants and landscape materials are used symbolically throughout the garden.