Flying Trillium Gardens and Preserve was founded to demonstrate and promote the use of native plants in home landscapes.
Book Announcement: The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening
Announcing a great new book (which includes photos of FTGP by yours truly) written by my friend and colleague Kim Eierman. The Pollinator Victory Garden lays out the means to attract and provide for all different types of pollinators. Kim’s prose is a model of clarity (not always easy when we’re discussing biology), presenting life cycle information that allows the reader a deeper understanding of the needs of our pollinators. Extensive plant lists are the icing on the cake, leaving nothing to chance. Follow this link:
to learn more and start your very own victory garden for pollinators.
Hello Gardeners! The “Pause” has given me a precious gift of time to read Dr. Doug Tallamy’s latest book, which under normal conditions I wouldn’t have had time to read until next winter. And I am so glad I read it now, because there is so much positive energy in this book. I believe it may turn out to be the Silent Spring of our generation. But don’t just take my word for it. Angela Tanner, writing in the latest Ecological Landscape Association’s e-newsletter, says it better than I can:
Hello fellow gardeners and Monarch Protectors! I’m sharing some interesting, late-breaking research to guide our designs and make them even more useful for our favorite butterfly. This news comes courtesy of my friend and colleague Karen Bussolini. Check out this article and then be sure to sign up for her blog. Happy gardening!
The Perennial Plant of the Year™ (POY™) program began in 1990 to showcase a perennial that is a standout among its competitors. Perennials chosen are suitable for a wide range of growing climates, require low maintenance, have multiple-season interest, and are relatively pest/disease-free. If you are looking for an excellent perennial for your next landscape project or something reliable for your gardens, make sure to check out the Perennial Plant of the Year™ archive list. For information about other perennials, be sure to search the Plant Database.
Butterflies are more than just beautiful; they are beneficial to the environment and your garden. Pollinators, including the monarch butterfly, play an integral part in the production of about one-third of the food that we eat! Unfortunately, their populations have been in steady decline.
In honor of Pollinator Week, June 15–21, 2015, Botanical Interest Seeds is offering a way everyone can help the monarch butterfly with their regional Butterfly Garden Seed Collections! Each Butterfly seed collection includes varieties selected specifically for your region that support the monarch life cycle, while promising a spectacular show of colors, heights, and blooms. Native milkweed provides food for the monarch caterpillars; zinnias and the flowers in the mixes provide habitat and nectar for butterflies and other pollinators.
We believe that as home gardeners, we can help all pollinators by growing pollinator-friendly varieties in our home, school, and community gardens. Join us!