Chicory is known for its electric blue flowers, creating a spectacular summer show along roadsides, ditches and fields.Read More
Showy bush honeysuckle are easy botanicals to pick out in the spring landscape of Wisconsin because they are green and most likely, flowering before additional trees and plants because they are not native to the area. Read More
Each female monarch butterfly lays one egg on an individual milkweed plant, depositing up to 100 eggs daily. The only food source for the caterpillar is milkweed plants. For that reason, it is important to have a healthy milkweed population. Collecting and planting milkweed seed is a way to make sure we have a future healthy monarch population.
Morning glories will always have a special place in my heart as one of my favorite climbing vines. When I was a young girl, I would pass a trellis of morning glories entering my neighbor’s home. I always thought they were pretty but didn’t realize their true beauty and symbolism until later in life. Read More
The mayapple plants scientific name is Podophyllum peltatum and is part of my running Wisconsin wildflower collection. The mayapple wildflower in Wisconsin was found on one of my walks through the Wisconsin woodland areas.
Choosing Healthy Garden Plants
When it comes to choosing healthy garden plants, you have two choices; planting seeds or buying plants. Both have their own benefits.
Look To Nature When Deciding When To Plant Yearly Vegetable Gardens
There has never been a fast and hard rule for timetables for weather. Each year planting is different and can vary from the past year. But, lucky Mother Nature gives us signs each year of when that time is. Look to nature when deciding when to plant yearly vegetable gardens.
Want to help out declining honey bee populations? I have put together a list of 3 things gardeners can do to help the declining honey bee population.
Dead Nettle Plant
Dead nettle plants are Shade-loving perennials that are wonderful in hanging baskets and flower bed edging. Some people consider it a noxious weed. But, truth be told bees and hummingbirds love it.
For the Love of Succulents
Are you a succulent lover? I am! Succulents are teeny, tiny smiles in succulent planters during the winter months for me.