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28 Feb
2019

Bee Concerned

Have you hear that the bees are dying? That they are disappearing? That between 2006 and 2013 we lost an estimated 10 million domestic hives just in the US? Bee’s are the most recognized pollinators on the planet. Their entire lives revolve around nectar and pollen. This is especially true for honey bees. But Colony..

20 Feb
2019

Locally Grown Landscapers

Any one can dig a hole in the ground and put in a plant. But if that’s all you do, the plant might survive but it won’t thrive. Along the same line, you can plant any kind of plant any where. But will it live? Is it adapted to survive the heat of a North..

05 Mar
2018

Small to Mid Size Native Trees for Fall Color

When homeowners consider adding a small tree to a landscape design they are most likely going to consider size and flowering. However, in order to create a high impact design, there is more to selecting a tree than these two qualifications. You should also think of the canopy shape, environmental needs and multi seasonal interest...

26 Feb
2018

Mid Size Native Trees for Home Landscapes

Trees are the foundation of any landscape design and should be selected carefully. Native trees are always a first choice due to the fact that they survive well after all, you will be planting them their native environment. Most smaller yards cannot support canopy sized native trees however there are options for small and mid..

01 Jan
2018

Small Trees for Pollinator and Butterfly Gardens

Trees for Pollinator and Butterfly Gardens Carefully considering which trees to plant when designing a garden for butterflies and pollinators is crucial. Simply die to their size, a tree can offer a lot of food at once to wildlife. You can create a pollinator friendly yard and still have an attractive landscape by including the..

14 Nov
2017

Georgia Butterfly Host Plants – Backyard Habitat

  Georgia Butterfly Host Plants An important factor to consider when planning a butterfly garden is what you will include as host plants for caterpillars to feed from. Butterfly host plants offer a site for the butterfly to lay their eggs which will also be a food source for the caterpillars once the eggs hatch...

08 Oct
2017

Shrubs for Butterfly, Bee and Pollinator Friendly Gardens

Food Source Plants for Pollinator and Butterfly Gardens When creating a garden to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects, shrubs are an important design element. Shrubs have a larger size than perennials so they offer a larger supply of nectar and pollen. They also provide shelter and permanent branches and twigs for caterpillars to..

04 Sep
2017

Hedgerows for Wildlife Gardens – Backyard Habitat

  One of the best things homeowners can do to help wildlife is to create a hedgerow on their property. Birds, bats, beneficial insects and other animals have suffered due to loss of habitat and a hedgerow is a step toward offering a place for them to live, breed and find food. Not only will..

23 Aug
2017

Native Shrubs for a Bird Garden – Backyard Habitat

Attracting Wild Birds with Shrubs – Backyard Habitat Ideas Creating a bird friendly garden can be simple as long as you consider the important elements birds need for an attractive habitat. In this article we will look at native shrubs for a bird garden. You can supply important food source plants while also creating a..

20 Jun
2017

Native Ferns for Southern Gardens

Using native ferns adds a unique texture to a landscape design. Ferns can look magnificent in mass plantings and are a best pick for low spots on a property or drainage areas. Plants native to the south are always a good choice because they are adapted to living in our southern climate and this rule..

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