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September 24, 2015




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

August 6, 2015


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Mexican Sunflowers

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

October 16, 2014


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Smaller And Better

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

September 4, 2014


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Native Wildflowers

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

August 28, 2014


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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.

June 16, 2011



Black Haw Is A Small And Versatile Tree

Black haw is native to woods and stream banks from Connecticut to Wisconsin and south to Texas and Georgia.

March 24, 2011


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Host Plants For Butterflies

Different species of caterpillars have specific plants or plant families they need for their food.

August 19, 2010


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St. Francis Garden: Providing Food And Water For God’s Creatures

Gardens honoring St. Francis are full of color, sound, scent and movement, and birds and butterflies abound.

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