Creating a Butterfly Garden

Creating a Butterfly Garden

by Nadine Champlin, Landscape Designer, Owner of Prairie Place Designs, Sabetha, KS Design Consultant for Grimm’s Gardens,  Hiawatha, KS Why have a butterfly garden? A Native American legend tells us:  “If you have a secret wish, find a butterfly and whisper your wish to it.  When you release the butterfly it will carry your wish […]

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Growing Gardens for Bees

Growing Gardens for Bees

Recently I was asked by different folks to provide some info on plants for both honeybees and pollinators. Yes, both have different needs for housing and their larval stages and both are treated differently by the general public. However, they all have very similar requirements for nectar and pollen. Thus said, the plants that I […]

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Garden  Planning: Monarch Waystations

Garden  Planning: Monarch Waystations

Last spring I went to a conference in Lawrence, KS and was inspired by Dr. Chip Taylor of KU’s biology department. In 2005, Dr. Taylor created a program to develop “Monarch Waystations” across the United States. The goal of the program is to educate the public on the importance of butterflies and their habitats, to […]

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