Monarchs make a nearly 3,000-mile journey each year from Mexico to the northern U.S. and Canada. Along their travels, they rely on native milkweeds for food and host plants for their caterpillars. Growing plants in your butterfly garden than provide food and are also a host plant will attract lots of butterflies, including monarchs. And
Of the many flowering houseplants I have tried over the years, these are my 5 favorite. I selected them because they are relatively easy to take care of and still produce beautiful flowers – even in the winter! Houseplants with flowers can brighten up any room. Wax plant or Hoya Hoya spp. How to Care
Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) is a perennial native plant that blooms from mid-summer to fall. The flowers on the bottom of its tall stalk bloom first, gradually opening to the top of the stem. It is also known as red cardinal plant or red cardinal flower. Colorful Plant for Moist Soils – Growing Conditions This
American beautyberry can propagate from seed, root cuttings, or softwood cuttings. I had a lot of success with softwood cutting propagation – even when I neglected the cuttings. How to Grow New Beautyberry Shrubs from Softwood Cuttings Growing new plants from softwood cuttings is easy. Follow these steps to propagate American beautyberry: Make a cutting
Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) is a mounding, perennial, deciduous shrub that can grow to heights of up to 10 feet and nearly as wide (up to 8 feet generally). It produces branches from the base of the shrub, creating a mound-like shape for the plant. It is hardy in zones 5b through 9, but it
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