"Rich, your blog post is great, informative and hits a sentimental note within ~ last year a neighbor cut down an ancient lilac that he thought was on his property, and yet he was mistaken...it was on ours.
A beautiful pure white lilac....fresh and…"
In preparation for laying out and implementing any awesome planned butterfly garden, one of the considerations is using WEED CLOTH....? Any strong opinions one way or another about using WEED CLOTH to manage the weeds in this incredible host plant and nectar bearing oasis?Using my own home as an example... (a very weedy one at that!) I moved into my house and removed lots of felt type weed cloth, and realized it may have helped in one area where a small walnut tree was growing rapidly and…See More
Spicebush Lendera benzoin - a deciduous shrub from the Laurel Family (Lauraceae) is the host plant for atleast two swallowtail butterflies, the Spicebush Swallowtail, and the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.
The Monarch Butterfly has become an iconic member of the Butterfly group class of insects in the order: Lepodoptera. This Butterfly, may perhaps be the most popular, and possibly the catalyst to help bring awareness to us how fragile our ecosystem is through it's declined population in our ever-changing landscape. Our mission is to help encourage and support a natural environment filled with host plants and nectar sources. We are butterfly landscapers! Here to discuss landscaping to accomodate…See More
"Hi Mark! Your page is really different....very classy;) thank you for having a website and the time and effort you put into encouraging us to get out there and do something with our...gardens!!! I started listening to you about 3 1/2 years…"
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Beautiful Monarch Butterfly starts progressive journey north NOW - watch HOW:ophoto was taken on July 23, 2013, Lytle, Ohio. We had planted some Buddleja davidii (butterfly bush, summer lilac)....and within a few minutes I noticed a Monarch that had just emerged from the Chrysalis and nectaring on the bush! …See More
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Providing more nectar producing plants yard by yard to...Butterflies:) Also, I have a few more interests concerning gardening, such as learning when to seed this and when to plant that, oh and how to cut back my vintage spiraea van hootie I call it.
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