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July 7, 2016


yellow oxeye daisies with dark center

Rudbeckia Hirta

Black-eyed Susans multiply quickly, which can be a blessing, or a curse.

June 16, 2016


kniphofia flower and blue sky

Vertical Accents: Create Exclamation Points In A Border

There are many mounding plants, but they need to be interspersed in a garden with some vertical accents.

November 19, 2015



Eupatorium Species

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.

September 24, 2015




Some speedwells are low growing but most are upright with flower spires of blues, violets, pinks and whites.

August 6, 2015


Mexican sunflower

Mexican Sunflowers

These easy-to-grow plants are sometimes used as flowering screens or hedges for privacy in small yards.

October 16, 2014


joe pye weed

Smaller And Better

Dwarf varieties of old favorites are much more suitable for small yards.

September 4, 2014


native wildflowers

Native Wildflowers

It's best to purchase wildflower seeds and plants from nurseries that specialize in natives.

August 28, 2014


sunny rain gardens

Sunny Rain Gardens

Deep-rooted native plants can absorb many inches of rain per day, dramatically reducing run-off into streets.

May 22, 2014




Adult butterflies linger in our gardens longer when we have the types of plants on which they can lay their eggs.

May 8, 2014



Milkweed For Monarchs!

Pretty and striped, Monarch caterpillars eat various species of milkweed, so plant lots of it to entice this butterfly to your garden.

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