Common Milkweed – #1 Container

Common Milkweed – #1 Container
Common Milkweed General Information Common Milkweed is a native to North America and is one of the easiest and fastest to establish of the Milkweeds. Planting these can provide personal satisfaction while helping counter increasing threats to our Monarch butterfly population. It’s stems and leaves exude a white milky sap if cut or crushed, which is [...]

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Hello Yellow Butterfly Milkweed – #1 Container

Hello Yellow Butterfly Milkweed – #1 Container
Hello Yellow Butterfly Milkweed General Information Hello Yellow Butterfly Milkweed is a cultivar of the native Butterfly Milkweed.  This plant grows in an upright fashion on sturdy green stems.  There are many narrow, lancolate leaves all over the stems, forming a full clump of the leaves.  Large clusters of yellow flowers form on the ends [...]

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Butterfly Milkweed – #1 Container

Butterfly Milkweed – #1 Container
Butterfly Milkweed- Native *Just Emerging from Dormancy* General Information Butterfly Milkweed is a delightful native perennial plant.  It has a good deal of practical and aesthetic qualities.  This is the host plant for monarch butterflies and their caterpillars.  This plant is native to a large portion of the United States, and is vital for the [...]

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Orange Shades in the Garden

Orange Shades in the Garden

Typically, when you think about flowers, orange is not at the top of the list. But why not? Orange can make a garden feel tropical, adding heat and complexity that the more subdued flower colors lack. Most flowers in the garden are shades of pink, purple, white, or yellow. Blue is another color, like orange, […]

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Butterfly Lovers Buffet Plants

Butterfly Lovers Buffet Plants

Butterfly lovers should plant a variety of plants, from trees and shrubs, to grasses and perennials for butterflies. But what are some of the best plants to attract butterflies, and other pollinators to the garden? How can butterfly lovers plant such a buffet of perennials, grasses, and other plants to attract the widest variety of […]

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Medicinal Plants in the Garden

Medicinal Plants in the Garden

What are medicinal plants? When you think about medicine, what comes to mind first? Probably not plants. But there are a host of plants in the garden which are not only used by the pharmaceutical industry, but are also useful directly by homeowners. Warning: Medicinal plants are both useful and dangerous. This post is meant […]

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Powerful Perennials – Top 10

Powerful Perennials – Top 10

What are powerful perennials? These are perennial flowers that rock the garden each season. They are long blooming, long lasting, long lived, and good for pollinators. Picking a top 10 is the hardest part, because there are a lot of powerful perennials to choose from. What is it that gardeners want in their gardens? Hopefully, […]

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Native Bees

Native Bees

As the winter turns into February, I begin to really long for spring. And the native bees are the first pollinators to arrive. On dandelions, toothwort, dicentra, and other early spring wildflowers, I see native bees. There are around 4,000 native bees in the United States and about 400 in Kansas. And it may be […]

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Sun Groundcovers

Sun Groundcovers

Sun groundcovers are great additions to the garden. But is shade groundcovers are used to cover and protect bare soil under trees and structures, wat are sun groundcovers used for? Well, they mainly are used to fill large spaces. Many of our gardens are in large lots, and filling it all with turfgrass seems wasteful. […]

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