July In The Garden

Gardening Tips for Maximizing Your Summer Garden As the summer heat settles in, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and tend to your garden.  July is a crucial month for garden maintenance and ensuring your plants thrive in the heat. Here are some essential tips and tasks to keep your garden flourishing throughout the…

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The Benefits of Wasps in the Garden and How to Divert Them

Wasps are often misunderstood creatures that are notorious for their painful stings. However, these buzzing insects play a crucial role in the ecosystem, especially in the garden. Understanding the benefits of wasps can help us appreciate their presence and learn how to coexist with them peacefully. Benefits of Wasps in the Garden: Pest Control: Wasps…

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How To Protect The Pollinators

PDF – Printer Friendly ~ Pollinator Awareness & Protection Think About This: Pollinators provide 1 out of every 3 bites of food we eat. More than 1,000 of all pollinators are vertebrates such as birds, bats, and small mammals. Most (more than 200,000 species) are beneficial insects such as flies, beetles, wasps, ants, butterflies, moths,…

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Secrets to Successfully Growing Vibrant Lantana in Your Garden 🌼🌿

Lantana is a colorful and low-maintenance flowering plant popular in gardens due to its bright blooms and attractiveness to pollinators.   There are many colors and growth habits to choose from.  They can be grown in containers to provide season-long color wherever you want it! Here are some tips on how to grow lantana successfully: Sunlight:…

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Native Milkweed vs Tropical Milkweed

The popularity of tropical milkweed, also known as Mexican Milkweed or Scarlet Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica), a non-native species of milkweed, has skyrocketed due to its ease of propagation and attractive flowers and foliage. However, when planted in areas with temperate climates, it doesn’t die back in the winter, which can lead to problems with monarch…

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