February 20, 2010

Butterfly Garden

I have been working on these butterflies, thousands of them in every color, shape and size. I was thinking perhaps to do them  throughout an entire room (more spread out of course). In any case, while painting...my thought quickly led to this...Spring is coming and now I am living in Los Angeles with twin 18 month boys and thought it would be a great idea to create a butterfly garden outside their room. This way they could watch not only the flowers blossom each Spring but also watch a sea of little friends flutter outside their window. So I did a little research to see what plants and flowers worked best for our soon to be new little  butterfly friends. Here is a butterfly garden websites that seemed easy enough to understand and follow. Plants, flowers and butterflies vary depending on your location, so make sure you research for your neck of the woods.


  1. Butterfly bushes are so ethereal, really beautiful!! I really love your design , it is so fun and bright!


  2. Ah! So happy to have found your blog! Will be adding it to my favorites! Love the butterflies, and everything else so far.

  3. Lulu, your painted butterflies are wonderful!!

  4. Stunning color! Butterflies are part of nature's sweet side. Glad I found your blog. I'll be following. Happy Weekend.

  5. Beautiful butterflies! I love how you will have a butterfly garden out your twin boys window.

    It isn't uncommon to see a butterfly land on my shoulder while I'm out in our backyard. I started a garden last year, a work in progress since I don't have a green thumb. smile... Butterflies have become a part of my life and a connection since the passing of my dad. They will appear at certain times of my life. Thanks! xo

  6. The butterflies are gorgeous!
    I love the idea of a butterfly garden. If it works in LA, I'm sure I can get them here in San Diego.

    I just found your blog via Patricia Van Essche.
    Your aesthetic is beautiful!

  7. Lulu, please make this into a wall paper - These butterflies are stunning! I need them in my powder room!
    Love, love, love!

  8. Hi Lulu,

    Hope you'll remember me - old aquaintance from NYC & Quogue - Hilary Nagler.

    I was just spec'ing some of your fabric for a client and saw that you launched a blog. Bravo for you & YAY for us!!! Your work has always been so inpiring to me & your book is my favorite hostess and client gift!

    I've been pouring over every post and you've already inspired this evening's home improvement project! I'm printing up some butterfiles to paste on the sad inside door of my sweet medicine cabinet. The surface always looks so lonely and now I will smile every morning when open it.

    Also, excited to hear you made the move to the other coast. I left NYC 6 years ago for a new adventure in stunning Santa Barbara & have never looked back. Absolutly in love with California and hope you are as well!

    Sending all my best & look forward to reading you often!