Coneflowers attract songbirds!

An Iowa Wildflower

Purple Coneflowers are bright perennials, some of which are used in herbal remedies. These flowers are easy to care for, relatively drought-tolerant, and are good for cut flowers. Coneflowers are daisy-like with raised centers. The seeds found in the dried flower head also attract songbirds to your garden.

We love the Monarchs

Orange Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa).

Blooms Juicy reddish-orange blossoms erupt early summer. Foliage lasts through fall.

Attracts Butterflies and hummingbirds. Milkweeds prevent monarch butterflies from going extinct.

A beautiful Monarch Butterfly on Milkweed.

 

Monarch Waystation at Cabin Cove

The Butterfly Garden is filled with nectar from flowers that the migratory monarch butterflies need to make their long journey in September to overwintering grounds in Mexico.

The known factors in monarch butterfly decline include the loss of habitat in its Mexico overwintering grounds, industrialized chemical agriculture and unfavorable weather. To offset the loss of milkweeds and nectar sources “Monarch Waystations” help conserve and protect milkweed/monarch habitats. The Bed & Breakfast of Cabin Cove has a well-developed and well-maintained Monarch Waystation that guests can enjoy and learn more about the monarch’s September migration and how monarchs are tagged for the University of Kansas. If you’d like to make a reservation to stay at the Bed & Breakfast of Cabin Cove during the month of September, when the Monarchs begin their migration to Mexico, call (641) 373-4546 today.