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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.
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The Ruby-throated hummingbird is the only hummingbird that visits our area. Hummers start to arrive in our area around May 1. One tip for attracting hummingbirds is to offer a sugar water mixture during hot, dry weather that is one-quarter cup of sugar per cup of water.
Butterfly gardens provide food and sanctuary for many vibrant species of Lepidoptera. This type of garden can be planted in even the busiest urban location. Offering even a small habitat can help support the butterfly population in your area.
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.