5 Common Trees and the Butterflies They Support

5 Common Trees and the Butterflies They Support

In Kansas and Nebraska, especially in the eastern portions of the states, you can find the following 5 trees quite commonly: Pawpaw, Black Cherry, Eastern Red Cedar, Hackberry, and Willow. These 5 trees support a large variety of insects, from butterflies and moths to beetles and bees. When you find these in your existing woodlands […]

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Holiday Traditions

Holiday Traditions

As Thanksgiving comes in, we begin to look forward towards Christmas and New Years, often overlooking Thanksgiving altogether. What does Thanksgiving really mean to most Americans? Since I was little, all I ever heard about was food, football, and family. I agree with the food and family. While I may be caught cheering loudly for […]

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Hedging in the Now

Hedging in the Now

The widespread use of both formal and informal hedges in American landscapes can be traced back through colonial times and beyond. Formal hedges of boxwood, holly, and yew originate often with the well-known French and English castle gardens. Informal hedges of willow, Rose of Sharon, and lilac were used in colonial days of early America […]

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