Support from JEA brings water efficient garden to Tree Hill
With the generous support of JEA, we have been able to build a Water Efficiency Butterfly Garden. The next time you are visiting the Joesph A. Strasser Amphitheatre, look across to the Arlington Community Garden. Directly in front of the Community Garden you will see the newly constructed beds filled with beautiful plants and flowers attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. The Florida friendly, native plants require minimal water and minimal maintenance.
In addition to being a beautiful display, the Water Efficiency Butterfly Garden attracts more pollinators and beneficial insects than butterflies. For instance, the lady bug can use the dill plants for all stages of its life cycle. In turn, the ladybug eats aphids, which are a significant pest to gardeners. The array of other plants, such as lemon balm, penta, and blue porterweed attracts the honey bees. We are happy to do our part for the honey bees who pollinate so many of our crops.
Interested in planting your own butterfly garden? Here are some more resources to help you get started: