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Sombrero Salsa Red Coneflower – 1 Gallon Container

Sombrero Salsa Red Coneflower – 1 Gallon Container
Sombrero Salsa Red Coneflower General Information Sombrero Salsa Red Coneflower is a beautiful plant that can be placed into many landscape settings.  With the smaller size of this plant, it can be placed in containers or in some sort of tight spot where another plant may be too large.  The leaves of this plant can [...]

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Meet the Pollinators : Spring Flying Butterflies

Meet the Pollinators : Spring Flying Butterflies

I have done many a post on attracting insect pollinators, butterfly host plants, and pollinators. But I have not grouped when the pollinators are out. What are the spring flowering pollinators? Which butterflies overwinter as adults in the leaves and landscapes? All this and more I will cover in in this post. Let us meet […]

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Flying Flowers and More

Flying Flowers and More

But what are flying flowers? When I was growing up, I used to love poring over the photos in Birds & Blooms Magazine, which I read at my Grandma’s house. In the magazine, they had a section called flying flowers, which were photos of butterflies. I learned a lot about butterflies and gardening that way. […]

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Baptisia – May Plant of the Month

Baptisia – May Plant of the Month

Baptisia is our May Plant of the Month. May is a month of beautiful flowers, of trees, shrubs, and perennials in the central Great Plains and Midwest. Our gardens are loaded with many wonderful blooming plants. So why choose baptisia over all the others? Also known as blue false indigo or wild indigo, this native […]

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Build a Butterfly Garden in 9 Steps

Build a Butterfly Garden in 9 Steps

Building a butterfly garden should be on the list for every gardener. You can make your entire garden and landscape a butterfly garden or you can create a small, postage stamp garden specifically for butterflies. Anyone, even balcony gardeners can have a butterfly garden. You can have your own pollinator paradise in 9 easy steps. […]

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Coneflowers for the Garden

Coneflowers for the Garden

Coneflowers have long been one of the most widely planted flowers in our gardens. I have seen an explosion of cultivars in the last 15 years, making it very difficult to choose which to grow. It seems as if you get a favorite, then its pulled for a new color and size. But, with so […]

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Cottage Style – Reimagining America’s First Gardens

Cottage Style – Reimagining America’s First Gardens

Cottage style gardens were the first American gardens, before it was America. When we were still part of the original British Empire, our gardens (not those of the wealthy) were a mixture of edibles, medicinals, and flowers. Most of what early Americans ate came from this garden, and their medicines as well. Annual and perennial […]

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How To Attract Insect Pollinators to Your Garden

How To Attract Insect Pollinators to Your Garden

Welcome to the new year! Last season was one of the busiest gardening seasons for many across the country, with many new gardeners. With all those new gardeners, came a plethora of questions about a wide range of gardening topics. I am going to kick off the new year with one of the most important […]

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What are Nativars and are They Better?

What are Nativars and are They Better?

I have had very heated discussions over the use of nativars with my purest friends in the native plant community. They prefer to use only true from seed native plants in their gardens, but I think selected varieties can be combined with true natives. It is worth digging into. So, what are nativars? Nativar is […]

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