Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden

Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden

pollinators Butterfly-Friendly Gardening Adult butterflies need moist, muddy spots and warm rocks on which to sun. Being very vulnerable to cats, providing a protected location is important. You will also have to rely more on organic methods and less on insecticides...
Tropical Feeling

Tropical Feeling

palms Perennials and flowering shrubs These plants have do not require special winter treatment: Proven Winners ‘Summerific’ Perennial Hibiscus: These full sun lovers are lovely shrubs with HUGE blooms! (Zone 5) Rose-of-Sharon Hibiscus: Our answer to...
My Top Perennials

My Top Perennials

colour Rudbeckias My number one choice are the magnificent rudbeckias. The most well-known variety, R. ‘Goldsturm’, is the standard bearer that will bloom until late September. A newer variety I really enjoy is R. ‘Early Bird Gold’. It blooms about ten days earlier...
Some Like It Hot: Drought Tolerant Plants

Some Like It Hot: Drought Tolerant Plants

cold weather plants The growing interest in the use of canna lilies is phenomenal. These beautiful foliage plants are true sun lovers. Canna lilies will really begin to perform when serious summer temperatures hit and other parts of your garden might be losing their...
Secrets to Starting Your Containers

Secrets to Starting Your Containers

home decor Choosing the Right Container Like icebergs, container gardens have some pretty impressive displays above the surface. The whole display would be for naught, however, without the growing system underneath keeping it afloat. Seasoned gardeners know that the...