Category Archives: Plants

When your garden grows you

Despite the lengthy gap between updates here, I’ve actually been keeping quite busy in the garden. But to be perfectly honest, it hasn’t felt as fun recently as it should. I’ve been feeling very behind schedule with how the garden … Continue reading

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Do we really need another butterfly bush?

Every so often (and particularly now that I’m working in this industry), I like to check the websites of the major plant breeders/nurseries like Monrovia and Proven Winners, to see what new plants are on the way for the next … Continue reading

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Help wildlife, resist the Butterfly Bush

Another excellent post on why Butterfly Bush is, well, as Brittany Spears put it, “not so innocent” and the author offers up six native plants that are far more effective at attracting wildlife. http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/16875538/list/6-Plants-That-Beat-Butterfly-Bush-for-the-Wildlife-Draw Sorry to burst the feel-good bubble … Continue reading

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Butterfly Bush: A Monster in Disguise

Kentucky Native Plant and Wildlife: Is Butterfly Bush Invasive? Should we plant it in urban areas?. I strongly urge my fellow gardeners to read this article on why Butterfly Bush should be avoided. It sounds crazy, I know, because it … Continue reading

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Milkweed for Monarchs!

Wanted to highlight this great website by fellow garden blogger Benjamin Vought (The Deep Middle) advocating for the use of milkweed and other native plants to attract and support our native wildlife, particularly our endangered Monarch butterfly population. Monarch butterflies … Continue reading

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What’s blooming this morning

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Sample of spring

I’m going to let the pictures do the talking. A small sample of what’s blooming or leafing out (several weeks early this year due to the summer-like heat we’ve had in the Mid-Atlantic the last few days). Fragrant ViburnumRosemary Fragrant … Continue reading

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