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Chicory

Chicory Blue Wildflower - Chicory is known for its electric blue flowers, creating a spectacular summer show along roadsides, ditches and fields.

Chicory is known for its electric blue flowers, creating a spectacular summer show along roadsides, ditches and fields.

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Showy Bush Honeysuckle

Showy Bush Honeysuckle

In Spring

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

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Collecting and Planting Milkweed Seed

Collecting and Growing Milkweed Seed for Monarchs

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.
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Current Posts/ Flowers and Plants/ Gardening

Morning Glories Are One Of My Favorite Climbing Vines

Grow Beautiful Morning Glories! Attract birds, hummingbirds and butterflies.

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

Current Posts/ Dividing and Plant Care/ Flowers and Plants/ Gardening

Look To Nature When Deciding When To Plant Yearly Vegetable Gardens

Look To Nature When Deciding When To Plant Yearly Vegetable Gardens


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.
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Dead Nettle Plant

Dead Nettle Plant


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.
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