Tag Archives: butterflies

Planting for Pollinators

As this is Pollinator Week (June 19-25), let’s think about planting for pollinators. Gardening to attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, which are drawn to nectar and pollen-rich flowers, adds activity, sound and beauty to our garden. But more importantly, it … Continue reading

Posted in Country Gardening, My Photos | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 70 Comments

Pollinator Week

Celebrate our tireless friends in the garden this week. We owe them a deep debt of gratitude! Click this link to see what more you can do to help them.

Posted in My Photos | Tagged , , , , , , | 42 Comments

Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies

A popular garden trend is planting to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Both are drawn to nectar-rich flowers, adding activity, sound and beauty to your garden. In early May, I know hummingbirds have returned when they visit my quince bushes. Right … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Asters

Among the last native flowers to bloom, Asters are impressive with over 50 species found in the northeast alone, many being garden worthy. Against the gold of autumn, their deep purple and lavender blooms nodding in the breeze always catch … Continue reading

Posted in Country Gardening, My Photos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments