Pruning butterfly bushes (buddleia davidii)

Pruning butterfly bushes (buddleia davidii)

I'm posting about butterfly bushes, not butterfly weed. Butterfly bushes bloom on new wood and can withstand hard pruning. You can cut them back to 10 or 12 inches tall, and they will grow several feet in a season and reward you with many blooms on the new wood. Here in zone 7, we prune in late winter or early spring. Butterfly bushes are great plants for everybody, but especially for beginners; they will grow almost anywhere and survive without special care. My favorite is Black Knight-the blooms are dark purple.
EVOLUTION OF A CACTUS

EVOLUTION OF A CACTUS

my home.

my home.

Mystery Mushies!

Mystery Mushies!

Ladybug on a sunroot leaf

Ladybug on a sunroot leaf

Work in progress – HELP!

Work in progress – HELP!

Working on the farm, Photos of the Student Organic Farm at MSU

Working on the farm, Photos of the Student Organic Farm at MSU