We love Mexican hat coneflower (Ratibida columnifera) for its colorful, sombrero-like flowers, drought tolerance and long bloom time. Read Article
Turk’s cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii) is a shrubby plant with red summer flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Read Article
Joe-pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum) is a summer-flowering plant that attracts butterflies and birds. Read Article
I was pushing my daughter in her stroller the other day and we spotted a very busy bumblebee, a beautiful butterfly and—most exciting—a hummingbird. All of these winged creatures do important work for the plants that they visit, pollinating them … Read Article
It seems I have a hornet nest within my garage walls. That wouldn’t be so bad, except the entrance is right next to the hose spigot. That’s right, it’s an accident waiting to happen.