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Ideas for attracting birds & butterflies to your garden.
  • Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden

    Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden  Bees, butterflies and other insects go about their quiet work with little appreciation. But without them, our gardens would be a lot less colorful and bear fewer fruits and vegetables.  Nectar and Pollen In order to increase the presence of pollinators in our backyards and realize their benefits [...] Read Full Article
  • Coneflowers are Butterfly Magnets

    Easy-care coneflowers have undergone a remarkable transformation. No longer shy Midwestern beauties, they’ve burst into entirely new color ranges and gotten gussied up in new flower forms. Native to America’s heartland, coneflowers (Echinacea) are tough and hardy. Large daisy-like flowers have distinctive, raised centers of brownish-orange to black. Sturdy, straight stems [...] Read Full Article
  • Pollinators in the Garden

    Every garden needs pollinators such as butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. They feed on the nectar one a flower and then move to another flower distributing pollen, Without pollinators we would have fewer flowers, fruits and vegetables. Pollinators need two things from plants. The first is nectar. Nectar is loaded with sugars [...] Read Full Article
  • Attracting Hummingbirds

    Gardening for Hummingbirds Hummingbirds have delighted birdwatchers for centuries. Their bright, iridescent colors, rapid flight and the ability to hover are a few of the traits that make hummingbirds unique. Such high-energy movement requires that they feed every ten to fifteen minutes. Natural foods consist of nectar, small insects and spiders [...] Read Full Article
  • Happy Hummingbirds

    This little guy was spotted in one of our garden centers recently.    There's something so exciting about seeing hummingbirds in your backyard. They are beautiful as they dart around from flower to feeder. The dance they perform is unlike any other backyard bird. Attracting them to your garden is fairly easy. You'll have [...] Read Full Article
  • Asclepias - Butterfly Weed

    Asclepias also called Milkweed or Butterfly weed... should be called...Butterfly Magnet!! About Asclepias Asclepias tuberosa is a beautiful heat-loving perennial that's tough and blooms beautifully during the hottest part of the year. It grows from the ground up each year to about 3 feet tall and 1 foot wide. It has clusters of [...] Read Full Article