Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Disney and they paid for my travel and accommodations.
As part of my #MonkeyKingdomEvent trip this year we spent a full day at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. This is my first time attending and I had no idea what to expect. Along our tour we learned how to turn our backyard in to habitat for nature. We learned about local plants and which plants attract butterflies and more. Speaking of butterfly’s did you know you can get a FREE ButterflyGarden Starter Kit? This part was very interesting to me because we are actually in the middle of redoing our front and backyard and this one of our goals is to attract butterflies.
Butterfly Garden Tips:
- You want to plant native plants that will provide nectar to feed them.
- Butterflies need a shallow place to get water so try adding a small saucer or bird bath and place small rocks in the middle for them to land on and fill with water.
- Butterflies need good shelter, so planting at least 10 plants close together or dense shrubs will provide plenty of shelter against the harsh weather.
- Caterpillars need host plants to eat like milkweed to be able to grow and produce the next generation. You can check here to see what milkweeds are native to your area.
Also at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, we also learned about Purple Martins and their migration patterns as well as different insects you may find in your garden.As part of the festival you can view lots of fun Disney Topiaries as you roam through out the park. All you Frozen fanatics will love these two Disney princesses.
Check out Beauty and the beast in Paris.
Peter Pan and Captain Hook were hanging out in the UK.
You can also check out the Festival Center where you can do a little shopping for your own garden and listen to experts speak on the greenhouse stage. Tom MacCubbin was speaking while we were there. I wish I had taken my real camera that day, but the weather was predicting lots of rain and it did down poor, but I thought these photos weren’t bad considering they were from my iPhone. Check out Monkey Kingdom now playing in a theater near you.