Plant of the Week: Golden Alexanders

Plant of the Week: Golden Alexanders

Golden Alexanders are our Plant of the Week for the last week of April. These North American native perennials are found in mixed prairies and woodland edges. I have found them in rich prairie remnants here in Northeast Kansas. They are beneficial in any pollinator friendly garden. These members of the Parsley family grows 1 […]

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Plants of the Carrot Family

Plants of the Carrot Family

Carrot family members are characterized by umbel flowers (usually) and hollow stems. The flowers are arranged in an umbel, in which flowers arise on long pedicels (like the supports of an umbrella) to form a flat- or round-topped array of flowers. The small flowers usually have both pollen-bearing or ovule-bearing parts. Leaves when crushed usually give off a strong odor. […]

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Best Pollinator Perennials for April-May

Best Pollinator Perennials for April-May

Its hard to plan your garden for season-long pollinator provisions, but we still try. Early spring months of April and May seem to be the hardest (after March of course), with more trees and shrubs than perennials blooming in the landscape. Perennial gardens are the highlight of most gardens through the summer months; it is […]

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