Tag: monarch butterflies

Garden for Wildlife Month: Create a Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard

Learn how to create a habitat garden to attract birds, butterflies, and other neighborhood wildlife. It’s fun, makes a positive difference and easier than you might think.  May is my favorite gardening month, when the first flush of blooms appear and before the mercury and humidity collide to reach the ‘sweltering’ mark! And as it’s…

Potting Shed: Chalking it Up to Fall and Garden Blooms

 Fall is my favorite season and I’ve been counting down the days anticipating its arrival. I’m so glad it’s finally here! We had a teaser of fall weather a week ago, but in typical North Carolina-fashion, summer is back and here to stay for a while. Upper 80 degree temperatures this week and into next, means…

Stalking Monarch Butterflies and September Garden Blooms

September is a month of transition in the garden with summer blooms waning and annuals spent from the summer heat. . .just like me!  The creamy-chartreuse Limelight Hydrangea blooms have transitioned from summer to fall to a burnished shade. And the stems are weighted down and heavy with flowers.  September’s light has shifted and taken…

The Earth Laughs in Flowers: Happy Earth Day Giveaway!

 The Earth laughs in flowers and I’m celebrating Earth Day with a little giveaway in honor of wildflowers and pollinators. Of course if you’re a gardener, every day is Earth Day! Wildflowers are essential to the survival of the pollinator population. Pollinators such as bees, hummingbirds and butterflies are vital to almost all crops and plants…

A Watering Can Welcome and Welcome November

Welcome November. . .how did you get here so quickly?  I cut some Limelight hydrangeas, maiden grass and feathery fall grasses to fill a watering can to hang in welcome on the door of the Potting Shed. Grasses are ready to sprinkle, replacing the missing watering can rose. Fall is late arriving here but the leaves are starting…