The scourge of most people's gardens, deer are cursed by everyone who plants a pricey carefully selected gem, that overnight becomes deer salad on the buffet line. The best defense against this concerted garden attack is to plant things that deer rarely if ever eat.... Kind of like putting out a liver dish for most people.
Pollinators are flying and searching for nectar and pollen to take back to their colony and the pickings are slim until the rest of the spring flowers open. Help them out with container plantings to supplement their foraging efforts
Native or non-native in the garden: Which is better? Simple- everyone knows the answer to that question...Natives of course! As gardeners, we have been bombarded with information about the value to wildlife of native plants and the more natives the better.
If you haven't heard by now, common Impatiens are in trouble. Lots of shade gardeners are bemoaning this right now, and wonder what should they plant instead!!??