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Posts tagged butterflies

January 25, 2018

 

pollinator

Pollinator Plants

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

January 18, 2018

 

Liatris ligulistylis

Liatris Is A Monarch Magnet

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

March 30, 2017

 

native shrub

Native Shrubs

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

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

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

 

speedwell

Speedwells

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.

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