Category: Flora & Fauna

Native Asters

It’s getting to the time of the year here in Central Kentucky where many summer perennials are dwindling. The purple coneflowers and blazing stars are nearly done flowering in my yard. However, I know there is still some perennial color yet to look forward… Continue Reading “Native Asters”

Black Eyed Susans & Microclimates

When out shopping for plants, a plant label (when written well!) will tell you how tall and wide a plant will mature to. However, there is no guarantee a plant will be that size. (One reason is lack of fully testing the size of… Continue Reading “Black Eyed Susans & Microclimates”

Witch hazel

On the list of winter flowering shrubs, is witch-hazel (Hamamelis sp.). In the US we have two native witch hazels,¬†Hamamelis virginiana and Hamamelis vernalis. Virginiana¬†starts flowering in October to November. Vernalis flowers later starting in December. Vernalis also holds onto its leaves. My witch… Continue Reading “Witch hazel”

3 Lawn Weeds for Bees & Pollinators

Spring is just a week away! I’ve been seeing daffodils, crocus, hyacinths, spring wildflowers, pussy willows, and some cherry trees flowering already. The perfect spring temperatures and rainfall are making lawns turn greener and greener each day and before we know it, it’ll be… Continue Reading “3 Lawn Weeds for Bees & Pollinators”

10 Easy Steps to Save Tomato Seeds

Some plants are easier to save seed than others. Tomato seed is easy to collect, but there are a few more steps to getting viable seed than just allowing the seed to try. Just follow these simple steps and you’ll be saving seed in… Continue Reading “10 Easy Steps to Save Tomato Seeds”

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