If you want to grow the ultimate flower buffet for butterflies and bees, try Joe Pye Weed. When there isn't much else blooming, Joe Pye will surprise you with fuzzy pink umbels of flowers that flying insects clearly relish. I planted only one plant of the great late summer bloomer, Eupatorium dubium, 'Little Joe', which …
Plant Milkweed For Monarchs
Where can I get Milkweed plants and seeds? There are a variety of options open if you want to help the Monarch Butterfly survive and increase in numbers.
Top 10 Garden Trends for 2016
It's time to get out my crystal ball and find out whats coming up in the gardening world for 2016. Find out about the top 10 gardening trends that gardeners across the globe are following.
Drum roll please!........It is National Pollinator Week starting today and you need to start counting those bees. Go to my post Pollinator Week to see the drill, but it is real simple. Name the flower, and then do a quick count, say five minutes each flower of any pollinators that visit. Bees are of course the …
Top 14 Garden Trends for 2015
Here is a lowdown on what is new, what is hot, and what people are really thinking about when they plan ahead for the upcoming growing season.