The Butterfly Garden

When we moved to our new house, I was so happy to see an overgrown butterfly bush in the back yard!!  We'd had one at our first home and loved watching all of the gorgeous butterflies on the blooms.  It sits right on the edge of our kitchen garden:

We have butterflies of all colors & kinds and the perfect view of it from our living room window, where I planted a little lavender garden that they seem to love too.  

Here's one I took a blurry picture of this morning:

{Love her!!}

It feels almost like we're outside when we're inside and it just makes me so happy to have that little bit of beautiful life around the house.  In the evenings we take the boys around to visit the butterflies & it's so relaxing.

The butterfly bush also has such pretty blooms that I love to bring inside.  Here's a little arrangement I picked for our clients earlier this week in their new dining room:

And a little more of a peek into the finished dining room with my clients' new little monkey prints:

It's the little things that make life feel good.  As we try to get through this insanely busy time, I'm really trying to stop and take it in. Wish me luck with this, I need it right now!!!  And you too!!

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CityGirlCountryBloke said...

I too have a gorgeous butterfly bush and we had a beautiful butterfly on it just yesterday. I love overgrown butterfly bushes. There's just something about them...

Simone said...

Hi Lauren

In my garden, I'm seeing a lot of butterflies around our gladioli, So beautiful to watch.

Marissa@ohhhsolovely said...

i think i would love the feeling of living in a house where you feel outside when you're inside. i'm still anxiously awaiting seeing your finished house!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

love our butterfly bush. LOVE the IG dining room sneaks. amazing color and those prints!

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Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Love those beautiful blossoms. Good Luck Lauren, hope you catch a breath soon!
xo Nancy

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Karen Albert said...

Hi Lauren, I adore butterfly bushes!! They just make the garden so happy when the butterflies visit!

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Loretta Fontaine (EcoHappy Blog) said...

Lauren- How nice to have all those butterflies in the yard!

Busy here, but I'm recharged from a 12 day camping vacation in the Adirondacks. Hope you get through your insanely bust time!


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stacey said...

Those prints are insanely amazing!!! Would love details.