The day I visited Storm King Art Center, landscape architect and consultant Darrel Morrison led a group of us on a tour of the native meadow grasses that are so much a part of this world-famous sculpture park in the Hudson … Read Article
Here are a few favorite annuals that attract butterflies. Consider including them in your butterfly garden.
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.
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.
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.
We love pot marigold (Calendula officinalis) for its bright flowers, tolerance of cool temperatures and ease of care. Read Article
Can I collect seed from my blue mist shrub and expect it to sprout? Read Article
We love Mexican hat coneflower (Ratibida columnifera) for its colorful, sombrero-like flowers, drought tolerance and long bloom time. Read Article
This shrub stands out because it blooms in mid- and late summer, with prominent, fluffy spikes of flowers, which are also highly fragrant. Read Article
Montauk daisy blooms in summer and autumn, with clean white flowers that last well when cut. Read Article
We love goat’s beard (Aruncus dioicus) for its impressive feathery blooms, which last for a long period. Read Article