Tag Archives: pollinators

Bring in the Pollinators with a Feast of Perennial Flowers

Whether you’re looking to establish a new pollinator garden or enhance an existing planting, incorporating a diversity of flower shapes and bloom times is a great way to ensure you attract the most colorful cast of pollinators. A variety of flower shapes (spikey, round, flat, etc) helps ensure that pollinators with different mouth … Continue Reading ››

Flowering Crabs are the Life of the Party in Spring

We don’t need to tell you that flowering crabs light up the spring landscape like few other trees can. Bright and often fragrant blossoms simply cover the spring branches and the show doesn’t stop there. Many varieties feature colorful leaves and fruit and beautiful bark to boot.

One of the best things about flowering … Continue Reading ››

National Pollinator Month: Perennial Pollinator Garden Basics

It’s National Pollinator Month, and that means it's time to celebrate all things winged and crawling with a perennial pollinator garden!

The plants we choose for a pollinator garden and the practices we employ make a huge difference. Choosing nectar rich plants, native plants, host/habitat plants, and opting for low … Continue Reading ››

American Plum

At the intersection of edible landscaping and pollinator gardening, Prunus Americana is poised to please. The free-spirited gardener interested in creating a food forest and planting for pollinators will adore the American Plum. Likewise, this spring specimen works marvelously in more manicured gardens as long as regular pruning is performed.

The American Plum is … Continue Reading ››