Attracting Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are an important link in the pollination process which is important to our food supply.   Just like the bees, butterflies, bats and other types of birds that visit our gardens, hummingbirds require nectar to survive.  It is important now more than ever for us (humans) to do our part to maintain a healthy ecosystem. […]

Pollinator Gardens

Pollinators play a key role in ecosystem survival by providing the essential service of pollination, enabling plants to produce seeds.  Other species as well as humans depend on the seeds and fruits from these plants for food, and according to the Xerces Society, more than two thirds of the world’s crop species require a pollinator.  Pollinators […]

Don’t Be Green With Envy

If you’ve been admiring a neighbor’s beautiful flowers and are green with envy, let us offer you some tips for achieving that eye-catching color in your garden design.  We have some favorite perennials for the Raleigh area that will bloom all summer long. So, don’t think that you have missed out on summer just because the […]

For the Love of The Buzz

Nothing screams hello spring like tipping outside and hearing bumblebees buzz by your ear. If you’ve ever been stung before you may shiver a bit but there are many benefits to bees being present in your garden. The honey bees that are critical to the pollination of key U.S. crops have been disappearing at a staggering rate over […]

Bring the Wings!

              Are you one of those people who enjoys nature? Do you get excited when you see hummingbirds and butterflies? There is nothing more pleasing than the sound of hummingbirds humming on a sunny, summer afternoon. Many of us will buy expensive feeders with the red nectar to attract […]

Butterfly Bushes

We hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend! We’d like to share with you some information about Butterfly Bushes. Botanical name: Buddleia davidii Shrub Grows best in full sun and does well in any soil type Comes in a multitude of colors including: red, pink, yellow, purple, and white Blooms in the Summer and […]

Blanket Flowers

Now we know with it warming up outside, blanket is probably the last word you want to hear. However, we’re talking about Blanket Flowers! Blanket flowers are known as Gaillardias and they are perennials that have a long season of bloom. If sunflowers and daisies had a plant child, it would be a Gaillardia. The […]

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