Native plants play a special role for pollinators in providing habitat for their own life cycle. We are all familiar with the necessity of having milkweed available to support the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN HERE
ENQUIRING MINDS WANT TO PLANT!
Knowledge and resources about plants and planting are so vast they can be overwhelming. The best approach is to take advantage of information based on your areas of interest and then seek the guidance of a plant professional. Your local nursery or garden center has inspired people ready to offer advice.
LEARN, ASK, PLANT!
Lured by the gorgeous new offerings each season in glossy garden catalogues and magazines, you might be tempted to choose plants not well suited to your area – an expensive and time-consuming error.
The daily June $64,000 question for garden center horticulturists is: Why didn’t my ___________________ (forsythia, lilac, hydrangea, spirea, weigela) bloom this spring? If you dropped more than one species on that blank line, read on to get a handle on what’s amiss in your shrub border, and get a leg up on flowers for next year.