Virtues: Heliotrope, or cherry pie plant, has very fragrant summer flowers and clean, textural green foliage. Heliotrope is a fine annual plant for butterfly gardens, window boxes, pots, the fragrant garden and more.
Question: I’ve read some opinions on different blogs stating that annuals aren’t a great choice because the methods of producing them aren’t always ecologically friendly and because they take a lot of water and fertilizer to grow well. Your thoughts?
Here’s a list of resources that will help you attract, identify and enjoy the beneficial insects in your garden.
Question: Can you walk me through the different kinds of garden stakes and which stake would be best for what plants?
If you hope to be attracting butterflies to your garden this summer, be sure to include these simple details. They are the key to a successful butterfly garden.
Virtues: Red Pearl lingonberry is a close relative of blueberry bushes (all are in the genus Vaccinium). It works well as a groundcover and produces edible red berries. Even without a distinct fruit or vegetable garden, you can grow fruit … Read Article
In this video Tricia from Peaceful Valley talks about direct seeding and how to protect plants from frost.
Here’s a very easy way to make a climbing rose appear more lush and cover an arbor or trellis better. Read Article
Virtues: We love dwarf Korean lilac (Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin’) for its compact, rounded shape and resistance to powdery mildew, two characteristics that set it apart from other lilacs. Dwarf Korean lilac fits small gardens, tight spaces and can be used … Read Article
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Watch a video on organic lawn care.