Priority 1: Plant Milkweed this Year

Adult monarchs can feed on many plants but they need Asclepias to lay their eggs.

Once again, the news about the numbers of overwintering monarch butterflies in Mexico is grim. It’s not surprising given that the numbers of monarch butterflies seen throughout the country were so low this year. For me, I saw only one … Continue reading

Designing with Yellow Conifers

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Crippsii'

Every garden needs conifers for structure, seasonal continuity and winter interest. Conifers are also play a vital role in a wildlife-friendly garden, providing shelter and food for birds and small mammals. Planting yellow, or gold needled, conifers adds another element … Continue reading