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Planting for Pollinators

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  • April 22, 2020
  • by Eliza Varien
  • bees, butterflies, earthday, earthweek, pollinator,
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Promoting Pollinators  Just what ARE Pollinator Species, you may ask? We are talking mostly about bees–of which there are a massive variety–but also butterflies and other insects that move pollen from plant to plant, allowing those plants to reproduce (fruit). These guys are VITAL to the overall health of OUR environment; their populations are threatened and
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Butterfly Weed – 2017 Perennial of Year

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  • June 21, 2017
  • by Tori Clark
  • butterflies, perennial, pollinators,
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The 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year is one of my favorites –  Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa). No joke, this plant is a butterfly magnet!.  The flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies and leaves are a food source for the monarch butterfly caterpillars too. Location Butterfly weed does best in full sun and
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