where do I start?
I am new to this forum and new to gardening. I am longtime condo dweller from Chicago and have just recently moved to a townhouse with a small backyard. Much of it is paved, but there is a big u-shaped bed, which currently has nothing in it but a few scraggly bushes. I'd like to make a perennial garden that is butterfly friendly, but I am not sure where to start. Any hints? Are there good books or websites that I can look at it? There is a tree that hangs over from next door so I would say it is a partial shade situation.
Any and all advice is welcomed.