We need native plants in our gardens, since natives are a vital part of a healthy eco-system.
Black-eyed Susans multiply quickly, which can be a blessing, or a curse.
There are many mounding plants, but they need to be interspersed in a garden with some vertical accents.
Many gardens don’t have room for such big plants! But in those that do, Joe Pye weed is sure to please both humans...and butterflies.
Some speedwells are low growing but most are upright with flower spires of blues, violets, pinks and whites.
These easy-to-grow plants are sometimes used as flowering screens or hedges for privacy in small yards.
Dwarf varieties of old favorites are much more suitable for small yards.
It's best to purchase wildflower seeds and plants from nurseries that specialize in natives.
Deep-rooted native plants can absorb many inches of rain per day, dramatically reducing run-off into streets.
Adult butterflies linger in our gardens longer when we have the types of plants on which they can lay their eggs.