Butterfly Bush, Buddleia davidii, has been getting a lot of bashing lately from garden writers, ecologists, and conservationists. Attacked from all sides by master gardeners and other garden professionals, I am sticking to my guns on the benefits and pleasures of planting it.
How to make a beautiful garden trough with all the character of a carved stone English feeding troughs traditionally made out of granite.
August is butterfly month and the best time to observe and photograph them. Temperature, time of day, and certain types of flowers will attract them to your yard.
New perennial plant introductions come out in the hundreds every year. But these plants top my list to buy for next year's garden.