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Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Black Swallowtail Butterfly

By: Meriel Bradley The Black Swallowtail Butterfly is so beautiful with an impressive wingspan of about 4 inches. It doesn't land in one spot for very long so is quite hard to capture, but it finally landed in my vegetable garden on a mulch path just long enough for...

Dukat Dill

Dukat Dill

By: Meriel Bradley I like to direct sow my dill in the spring as soon as the soil can be worked in late spring and the soil is above 10 C. It's considered an annual that self-seeds. If you're planting for harvesting, you can sow every 3 weeks or so to stager your...

Magnolia Blossom Sugar Snap Pea

Magnolia Blossom Sugar Snap Pea

By: Meriel Bradley This is a very pretty sugar snap pea bred by Dr. Alan Kapular. The vines grow to about 8 feet and produce light green pods with a purple stripe down the side. The flowers are a lovely two-tone purple making it a perfect plant for ornamental kitchen...

Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Black Swallowtail Butterfly

By: Meriel Bradley The Black Swallowtail Butterfly is so beautiful with an impressive wingspan of about 4 inches. It doesn't land in one spot for very long so is quite hard to capture, but it finally landed in my vegetable garden on a mulch path just long enough for...

Monarch Butterfly Lifecycle

Monarch Butterfly Lifecycle

By: Meriel Bradley Growing up our garden was full of butterflies and bees and I am working to build out my garden from a new home build of nothing but a grassy lawn into a haven for local butterflies, bees, and birds. The Monarch butterfly is one of the most striking...

Dragonfly

Dragonfly

By: Meriel Bradley I love seeing dragonflies in the garden, not just for their beauty, but as they patrol back and forth across the garden, I know they are helping keep the mosquito population down. They start life in the water where the female dragonflies lay their...

Honesty Lunaria

Honesty Lunaria

Zone 5 - 9Height: 1 - 3 feetLight: full sun to part shadeBy: Meriel Bradley The Honesty plant is an easy to grow, low maintenance biennial. It will flower in the second season after planting, but it self seeds really easily, so once it blooms you get it into a cycle...

Garden Paths

Garden Paths

By: Meriel Bradley There are many reasons to include a garden path in your landscaping, but the primary objective is to guide you into and through your garden so you can experience and explore the beauty of your outdoor space. A path that works well will make your...

Daffodil

Daffodil

Zone 3 - 8Height: 12 - 18 inchesLight: full sun to part shadeBy: Meriel Bradley The sunny yellow blooms of daffodils are a welcome sign of spring and warmer weather around the corner. Daffodils grow from bulbs planted in the ground in the fall - just dig a hole 6”...

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