We Are Late For Our Haircuts

This time last year, I already had my roses pruned, ornamental grasses cut, and hydrangeas and butterfly bushes trimmed. Not this year.  Nature has had her own schedule this winter and she’s really wanting it to hang on. This weekend (hopefully), the trimmers are coming out of hibernation. Here’s a flashback of last year which … Read more

Attracting Swallowtail Butterflies

Last fall, I showed you a glimpse of the monarch butterflies life cycle. I also want to show you another caterpillar I had in my flowerbeds. The spicebush swallowtail butterfly will lay its eggs on a spicebush tree (Lindera benzoin) or sassafras tree. I have 4 spicebush in various flowerbeds and this seems to be their favorite … Read more