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

Garden Maintenance · Perennials

Perennials that Save Water in the Garden

Today is World Water Day, a day designated by the United Nations to focus our attention on the importance of water. This year’s theme, Nature for Water, explores nature-based solutions to water challenges. While we can’t, as individuals, plant a forest, reconnect rivers to floodplains, or restore a wetland, there are many things gardeners can… Continue reading Perennials that Save Water in the Garden