Where to find this Butterfly Raised Garden Bed???

Edinburg, TX

Saw this photo in an email but cannot find it when I try googling for images. Has anyone see this raised Butterfly Shaped Garden Bed and know where to get it???

This is the best I could do with the image. I have no idea the dimensions either...but I do like it and would like to get more info about it.

~ Cat

This message was edited May 4, 2012 9:17 PM

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Lee's Summit, MO(Zone 6a)

Cat, if the emailer copied an image and pasted it into the email, perhaps you can use this to track its origin:

http://www.tineye.com/

Whiteside County, IL(Zone 5a)

Here you go. the trick was to google "container" not garden
http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/butterfly-planter


though… when you click through, it is "no longer available"

This message was edited May 9, 2012 8:26 PM

Edinburg, TX

Ah! Never even tried container or planter in my search. At least I have a price to go by but didn't see a size. Many thanks!!! I will delve deeper.

Whiteside County, IL(Zone 5a)

It was resin. but I wonder if someone could make you a nice hypertufa one.

Edinburg, TX

I've got a landscaper tying to find on or one thing like it.

Have heard of hypertufa but just in passing. Will have to research it.

Guess in the mean time I can try to paint stepping stones and pavers.

I still can't come up with a design for added 2500 sq ft I fenced in to extend the back yard. So many ideas and not enough brains cells to know better! Hence, reaching out for a landscaper. My existing yard is a mish mash of larval hosts and nectar sources and it has served me well in bringing in the not so common butterflies...but I want to utilize that extra land to really bring 'em in!

I've made a list of various native larval hosts and nectar plants to include size and height to give him as well as a list of potted trees and plants I want to move to that new space.

Ahhh...so many ideas!

~ Cat

Whiteside County, IL(Zone 5a)

Sounds wonderful to me!!!

Rancho Santa Rita, TX(Zone 8a)

here at DG there is a whole forum dedicated to hypertufa

you could do a search online for molds or "forms"
amd see whatcha can find in the shgape of a butterfly

Edinburg, TX

Thanks Baja...I will have to read, read, read :o)

Covington, LA(Zone 8b)

Actually, a friend of mine who taught 2nd grade had her boyfriend build a raised wooden butterfly garden. He used 1x4's, mitering the corners to make the shape. Everyone loved it. The kids planted it-with a little adult help. Their classroom even had a passionvine growing through the window--blooming inside the room. These kids learned a lot about wildlife in her room.

Edinburg, TX

Sounds like a great classroom! Not to carbon date myself...but when I went to school the only "outdoors" we got was when the teacher had us crank open the windows...no air cons back then :o)

Lee's Summit, MO(Zone 6a)

Oh, Cat - we had sweat all OVER the place, didn't we?!!!

Rancho Santa Rita, TX(Zone 8a)

cat, did you grow up
in the Valley ?

Edinburg, TX

Yeppers to that KJ!

Baja...pretty much. Moved here decades ago.

Cat

Fleming Island, FL(Zone 9a)

If you want it large enough to hold a lot of plants, you could build the butterfly outline from the garden center pavers. Use the long ribbed ones for the body. Make antenna from river rocks glues together.
Could be a fun project.

Hanceville, AL(Zone 7a)

As to size, this one seemed small to me. I enlarged it as much as I could and the flowers appeared to be violets. Luciee {;^)

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Cool! I wouldn't mind haveing one of those.

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

I know this is an old thread but ran across it and found these. One is from Henry's Plant Farm. google butterfly-shaped garden beds

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Edinburg, TX

Very pretty!

Lizella, GA(Zone 8a)

beautiful...

Menifee, CA(Zone 9a)

What are you planting in your gardens to attract b.flies? I am hoping to attract more b.flies to my garden. Especially Monarchs if I can. Saw my first Swallowtail today! I am also interested in a B.fly shaped planter, and while we are at it, one shaped like a Hummer too!
Liked the photos steadycam3. : - )
Inspiring.
WIB~
SW

Edinburg, TX

I never could find this planter for sae.

SingingWolf...have you checked out the "Sticky Thread" at the top of the Hummingbird and Butterfly Gardening forum? It provides excellent information of nectar and larval host plants.

Flowers that provide a nectar source will attract many species but if want the butterflies to lay eggs you'll have check what species are found in your geographical area and which ones you want to attract and then plant the caterpillar plants (larval hosts) so your yard will provide the butterflies the opportunity to fulfill the life cycle.

~ Cat

Rancho Santa Rita, TX(Zone 8a)

Shauna, pretty avatar ! what rose is that ?

Tampa, FL(Zone 9b)

Hi Baja, it is a Purple Tiger Floribunda rose.

Edinburg, TX

Thanks...I saw that at Home Depot but am still looking for the real deal :o)

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