This double-flowered little beauty is a dwarf form of the popular Blooms of Bressingham introduction Lychnis ‘Jenny’. The compact bushy clumps, just 14 inches tall, are topped with masses of soft lavender-pink flowers from early summer into autumn. As … Read Article
After the long winter of cold and ice, we will be ready to enjoy plants like Agastache ‘Kudos Gold’. We love that it blooms from early spring until autumn and that it is tidy, compact and mildew-resistant. This new member … Read Article
If you plant them, they will come—the hummingbirds that is. One of the most frequently asked garden question is: How do I attract more hummingbirds to my garden? You may be surprised to learn that many plants with which you are … Read Article
Foxgloves have been a garden staple for centuries dating as far back as the Middle Ages. Today, this European native has made a home for itself in gardens around the world. Foxglove is a versatile plant that works beautifully in … Read Article
While no plant is 100-percent deer resistant, there are some plants, including herbs, that deer tend to avoid. Select plants that are for the most part off-putting to deer, such as plants with textures and scents that deer tend to … Read Article
More than ever, gardeners are selecting plants to attract pollinators. If you are creating a habitat for migrating monarchs and other butterflies, or you want to maximize the yield of your vegetable garden, we have seven tips for attracting pollinators … Read Article
Marigolds are available in three varieties: African, French and Signet. From grand and flamboyant to diminutive, marigolds add an unparalleled burst of color to the sun garden and attract pollinators.
Many gardeners are focused on attracting monarchs to the garden. Some years the gardens succeed in attracting the butterflies, and other years they do not. A reader shares her experience in attracting the, at times, elusive monarch. Read about her … Read Article
We love ‘Honeyberry’ wallflower for its versatility. It looks great in borders, rock gardens or as part of a garden bed design. This low-maintenance biennial has a wonderful scent and attracts bees and butterflies to the garden, too.
Four Wings and a Prayer: Caught in the Mystery of the Monarch Butterfly by Sue Halpern 224 pages Vintage, Reprint edition, 2002 List price: $15.00, Softcover While usual reviews posted here are for recent releases, good books come out every … Read Article
In past years we’ve seen lots of Monarch butterflies in our neighborhood, but we only saw one or two this past summer. What are some ways we can attract them to return?