Butterfly Gardening: Using Butterfly Garden Plants – The list of welcome garden visitors includes not only our friends, family members and “furry” friends (our dogs, cats and maybe even a rabbit or two) but also ladybugs, praying mantis, dragonflies, bees and butterflies to name a few. But one of my favorite garden guests is the butterfly. Let’s look at plants that attract butterflies so that you can welcome these flying beauties.