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Archive for May 2014

May 1, 2014


"There was a dandelion / With lovely fluffy hair / That glistened in the sunshine, / And in the summer air..."

Rhymes For Kids

We're reading a group of children's rhymes about flowers and spring.

May 8, 2014


Monarch caterpillar on Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly milkweed).

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.

May 15, 2014


Potted Chrysanthemums in a plant nursery.

Baby Mums

The best time to plant chrysanthemums is the spring!

May 22, 2014


Black swallowtail caterpillars.


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

May 29, 2014


English ivy.

English Ivy

Many people think that English ivy (Hedera helix) is romantic.

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