In late summer, pockets of lavender color begin to appear along the sides of roads, at the edge of streams, in old fields, and in wetlands or other moist-soil areas. These fuzzy lavender-colored flowers belong to the blue mistflower, also known as wild ageratum, a plant native to the central and southeastern U.S. Adding blue
In the middle of summer, the bright yellow, showy flowers of swamp sunflower light up my garden. This perennial’s flowers keep blooming into the fall. It’s late October, and I still have bright yellow flowers that add some fall color to my yard. We have a patch in our backyard that stays wet most of
Fall is a great time to enjoy the beauty of nature in your garden. Native shrubs offer a wide variety of foliage colors, colorful berries, textures, and shapes that will add interest to your yard all season long. Add a few native shrubs for fall color into your landscape! Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) In late
Fall-blooming native plants are easy to grow in containers or in the ground. We have picked our favorite native fall flowers, vines, and grasses to add color to your landscape this autumn. Fall-blooming Native Perennials There are lots of options for flowers available for planting in the fall. Here are some of our favorites options
If you like to watch butterflies, including butterfly plants in your garden that host the larvae (caterpillars) and also those plants that provide nectar for butterflies is essential. Including these types of butterfly food plants will attract butterflies to your garden and even lay eggs. You’ll be able to spot cocoons and watch the entire life cycle. Be aware
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