Tag Archive for pollinators

What’s in our Amazing Butterfly Garden: A Master List as of October 2015

As of Fall 2015, we have (or may still have): Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamont) Lonicera sempervirens (Trumpet honeysuckle vine) Aster Laevis (bluebird) Smooth Blue Aster  Rudbeckia Lacinata Autumn Sun Little bluestem grass (bunchgrass) Liatrus spicata (Blazing star) Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass) Geranium maculatum (Spotted Geranium) Pycanthomum muticum (Mountain Mint)  Showy goldenrod (solidago speciosa) Praire Dropseed (sporobolus…

Native Pollinator-Supporters Move Into Denton Place

Our butterfly garden has new additions, thanks once again to the Butterfly Project NYC. Teacher Irene Gonzalez attended their workshop and came back with dozens of native pollinator-friendly plant plugs to add to our assortment. They include: Eastern Beebalm (monarda bradburiana) Upland Ironweed (vernonia glauca) Jeana Garden Phlox (phlox paniculata) Ruby Star coneflower (echinacea purpurea) anise-scented goldenrod…

Pollinator-Friendly Plugs to Plant ASAP

New Flowering Perennials Will Live on Denton PlaceThanks to the generosity of Butterfly Project NYC, we have a slew of new baby butterfly-friendly native plants from their Fall workshop. In the spring, we were grateful to accept from the group many plants that welcomed butterflies (and caterpillars) along with other pollinators this summer. Now we…

Butterflies Are Coming!

The Butterfly Project NYC held a giveaway Saturday, and I scored these butterfly plants for 372’s garden! Native plants that give butterflies the nectar and/or hosts that they need are considered butterfly-friendly plants. Besides being extraordinary to observe, these insects are beneficial pollinators; gardeners want and need to attract them. I purchased the group’s Pollinator Curriculum Guide, which should…