Debbie Odom

Planting Tips for Success

Planting Tips For Success Nothing gives us more satisfaction than growing our own plants.  Whether it’s for beauty, food, shade, or other functional purposes, growing plants can be rewarding and cost-saving.   Your plant’s success is directly linked to its planting.  You want to make sure that you are giving it the best start possible. We’ve…

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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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Swamp Milkweed

Swamp milkweed, Asclepias incarnata (Pink) and Asclepias perennis (White) is an herbaceous perennial in the Apocynaceae (dogbane) family. Apocynum is the Greek term for “dog-away”. It is native to the central and eastern United States and tends to grow in wet sites along streams, ponds, or bogs. Native (Swamp)  vs Tropical Milkweed Tropical milkweed is nonnative to…

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