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DIY
Waterwise Butterfly Planter

Full Sun Project

This water-wise planter does not need much attention to thrive & it also attracts butterflies like a magnet!

Step 1

Find a sunny spot in your yard

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Step 2

Choose a large pot that is 17-20 inches in diameter with drainage holes

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Step 3

Fill the container about 1/3 full with Edna's Best Potting Soil

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Step 4

Mix in a healthy handful of Dr. Earth's Root Zone fertilizer

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Step 5

Gently remove plants from their container & place in the pot according to diagram

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Step 6

Add more potting soil to fill spaces between plants

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Step 7

Water well making sure it is penetrating the soil & running out of the holes at the bottom

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Care Instructions

This planter needs full sun to grow its best. Feel soil often & only water when it is dry several inches down. Fertilize monthly with a balanced fertilizer such as Dr. Earth's All Purpose organic slow release; sprinkle around base of plants before watering.

Shopping List

  • 1 - 6-inch Liatris or Salvia 'Victoria Blue'; Plant "A"
  • 1 - 6-inch Rudbeckia; Plant "B"
  • 1 - 6-inch Celosia 'Intenz"; Plant "C"
  • 1 - 6-inch Echinacea; Plant "D"
  • 2 - 4-inch Vinca Cora; Plant "E"
  • 2 - 6-inch Lantana 'Gold Struck'; Plant "G"
  • 1 - 4-inch Zinnia; Plant "F"
  • 1 - Bag Edna's Best Potting Soil
  • 1 - Bag Dr. Earth Root Zone Fertilizer
  • 1 - Large pot, at least 17-20-inches in diameter with drainage holes