Author Archives: Emily Dydo

Perennial Plants that Attract Butterflies

Here are a few favorite perennials that attract butterflies. Some are nectar sources for mature butterflies, and others are host plants for butterfly larvae. Every good butterfly garden should include both categories. Many of these plants also attract hummingbirds.

Trees, Shrubs and Vines That Attract Butterflies

Here are a few favorite trees, shrubs and woody vines that attract butterflies. Some provide nectar for adult butterflies. Others serve as host plants for butterfly larvae. Every good butterfly garden should include both nectar sources and larval sites.

Hybrid Geraniums | Calliope vs. Caliente

CalienteDeepRedGeranium

Question: What can you tell me about the new Calliope and Caliente geraniums?  The Calliope and Caliente series of hybrid geraniums are a result of over 10 years of refining ivy-zonal crosses to harvest the best features of each type …

Swan River daisy: Brachycome iberidifolia

Brachyscome iberidifolia

Virtues: We love Swan River daisy for its abundance of vibrant flowers and drought tolerance.This care-free, fast-growing  annual blooms during the summer months and works well as a border or filler for flowerbeds, hanging baskets and window boxes.The mildly-fragrant blooms also …