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January 25, 2018

 

Bumble Bee covered with pollen.

Pollinator Plants

This year, I’m going to buy more plants that provide food and shelter for pollinators.

January 18, 2018

 

Rocky Mountain blazing star, (Liatris ligulistylis).

Liatris Is A Monarch Magnet

Liatris attracts lots of those lovely Monarch butterflies into our gardens.

March 30, 2017

 

New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus).

Native Shrubs

We need native plants in our gardens, since natives are a vital part of a healthy eco-system.

July 7, 2016

 

Rudbeckia Hirta

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

June 16, 2016

 

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

 

Catalpa sphinx moth caterpillar on white snakeroot.

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

 

Veronica spicata ‘Glory’ Royal Candles.

Speedwells

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

August 6, 2015

 

Hummingbird nectaring in Tithonia rotundifolia.

Mexican Sunflowers

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

October 16, 2014

 

Unlike the Eupatorium purpureum shown here, the 'Baby Joe' variety offers a more compact plant for smaller spaces.

Smaller And Better

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

September 4, 2014

 

Texas wildflowers.

Native Wildflowers

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

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