Get a jump start on the growing season! Do you know the steps to take? What is the importance of fresh seeds? How light and heat play a role? Starting seeds and monitoring them is a great family project that will give your garden a head start this spring.
Does your garden need a little dressing up for winter? It is cold and snowy outside, but winter doesn’t need to be a boring time in the garden. With just a little extra attention, you can select plants that add details to your landscape. Textures, colors, and movement can make your garden beautiful in winter!
Asclepias tuberosa, butterfly weed, Apocynaceae. This bright beauty will attract all types of pollinators to your garden. It is most known for being a Monarch Butterfly's favorite plant, as it is the only leaf their caterpillars can eat. Keep an eye our for their colorful blooms, and the colorful visitors they bring.
Lobelia cardinalis, Cardinal flower, Campanulaceae. From the moment it begins to bloom in mid to late July this bright red flower beckons Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and Swallowtail Butterflies. Clearly visible among the dark green foliage of high summer, the many tubular flowers on a strong upright stem charm human visitors to the garden as well.
Commelina communis, Asiatic dayflower, Commelinaceae. While this small flower is quite pretty, it will take over your garden in a hurry. To learn how to identify and manage this pesky plant, inform yourself using our blog.
Stewartia pseudocamellia, Japanese Stewartia, Theaceae. This beautiful tree stands tall and proud. Its bark camouflages with grays and browns, while its flowers show off a bright white with an orange center as they speckle through the dark green foliage. It is a true marvel to look at, and one you should surely come to see.