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.
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.
Look To Nature When Deciding When To Plant Yearly Vegetable Gardens
There as 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.
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.
Grow Safflower Seed
If you have a feeder above your flower bed or had any open soil then you more than likely have had transplants from the feeder. My first experience of seed transplants was sunflowers but did you know you can grow safflower seed too? Yep, you can. It is easy too.
Thrifty Finds for the Garden
I love using items that I can reuse in the garden as planters.
If you enjoy plants and want to try your hand at growing herbs, try growing these 6 easy to grow varieties.
Achillea or better known as yarrow is one of the flowers that I grow in my flower garden for cutting purposes. There are over 1000 varieties of this beauty. The plants range from small border type plants to giant, show-stopping backdrops.
Jack in the Pulpit
A common woodland plant that produces purple-spotted and striped leaves in the spring (April–May).
The woods are blooming full of trout lily in Wisconsin. I have been lucky to track down each of the varieties, except the pink variety this year thus far.
If you are looking for any easy garden flower that will thrive and grow in any condition, and most lighting conditions, the nodding onion flowers might be a plant you wish to look at.
Fish Pellets as Fertilizer
Whenever I can I like to use organic fertilizers. People ask me all the time how I grow such mammoth rhubarb plants and I always grin and I say I’m not sure. That grin should be a tell all – I do know, I’m just not telling. Until today. Fish pellets as fertilizer is the secret.
Selecting Garden Plant Bulbs
I’m a person that likes to see and hold my bulbs in my hand when selecting garden plant bulbs. So, ordering my bulbs from an online source is out of the question for me. But, sometimes, it happens that I have to order online. In that case I cross my fingers and hope I get good ones. After they arrive I still go over the 4 simple steps below. If they fail, the postmaster will get them back.
Forget Me Not Wildflower
Where They Are Found:
The forget me not wildflower is a perennial wildflower that is most often found in woodland gardens, along creek beds or in wetland areas with rich soil. The will tolerate sun and shade but like damp soil.