It’s Butterly Season!
Everyone knows about Butterfly Bush, but we offer many other plants that are even better food sources for these winged beauties, natives like Echinacea (above), Swamp Milkweed, Liatris, Clethra, and many more. Bring your garden to life & help support our pollinators with selections that are not only beautiful but ecologically responsible and well adapted to the North American climate.
Cool it Down with Summer Whites
Yes, Gentle Readers, it's been a very hot summer with record temperatures and less than average rainfall, coming on the heels of an almost snowless winter. Ground water is depleted and gardeners as well as plants are feeling stressed, tired and wilted. But we soldier on, resilient and ever hopeful... that's part of what it means to be a gardener!
Like a crisp linen shirt, white in the garden can be a refreshing and revitalizing antidote to the sultry weather. There are many choices with either flowers or foliage in shades of white to help alleviate the heat, at least visually. Here, a few of my recommendations . . .