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Plant a Pollinator Pot

This week is National Pollinator Week. It is meant to call attention to the importance of pollinators. We have pollinators to thank for more than a third of the world’s crops, and their numbers are declining – a fact that should make us all want to do more to help butterflies, moths, bees of all… Continue reading Plant a Pollinator Pot

Container Gardening · Perennials

Lady’s Mantle – A Charming Perennial

Some perennials aren’t flashy. They don’t win our hearts with massive flowers in eye-popping shades. Instead, they are content to perform without fanfare, play a supporting role to their flamboyant friends, and win our hearts with their sweet and simple charm. Alchemilla mollis, commonly called lady’s mantle, is one of those perennials. Lady’s mantle is… Continue reading Lady’s Mantle – A Charming Perennial

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BEE One in a Million

National Pollinator Week is coming quickly – June 18-24 – and the National Pollinator Garden Network needs your help to reach their goal of one million gardens for pollinators in the Million Pollinator Garden Project. Who is the National Pollinator Garden Network? In the fall of 2014, a group of nonprofit organizations got together to… Continue reading BEE One in a Million

Butterflies & Bees in the Garden · Perennials

2018 is the Year of Coreopsis

It’s no wonder the National Garden Bureau named 2018 the Year of the Coreopsis. Coreopsis, commonly called tickseed, are about as carefree as perennials can be. There are types as small as 6 inches and others as tall as 6 feet. Most bloom in summer with lots of cheerful daisy-like flowers. Coreopsis are attractive to… Continue reading 2018 is the Year of Coreopsis

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Garden of Jenny Stocker

Rain had fallen like cats and dogs most of the morning, but the rain stopped when a bus, filled with garden bloggers, arrived at the garden of Jenny Stocker. We were so fortunate to experience her magnificent landscape without umbrellas. Jenny’s garden was one of the best examples of a landscape divided into garden rooms… Continue reading Garden of Jenny Stocker