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Butterfly Garden

PERENNIALS & SHRUBS
THAT ATTRACT BUTTERFLIES
Your butterfly garden should be planted in the sunniest location in your garden. Butterflies need the warmth of the sun to raise their body temperatures. Be sure to include purple, pink, yellow, and white flowers in the garden as these colors attract butterflies. Supply food (host) plants for the caterpillars to munch, as well as nectar plants for the butterflies. A small saucer of water is beneficial also for butterfly puddling.

Absolutely NO PESTICIDES should be used in a butterfly garden.

 

Perennials  (H)=Host Plant

Achillea   -Yarrow

Alcea(H)  -Hollyhock

Aquilegia(H)  -Columbine

Asclepias(H)   -Butterfly Weed

Aster(H)

Baptisia(H)   – False Indigo

Chelone(H)   – Turtlehead

Echinacea -Cone Flower

Echinops -Globe Thistle

Eupatorium(H)  -Joe Pye Weed

Gaillardia  -Blanket Flower    

Heliopsis(H)  -Sunflower

Iberis  -Candy Tuft

Lavender

Leucanthemum     -Shasta Daisy

Liatris  -Gay Feather        

Lilies                             

Lupine(H)

Monarda   -Bee Balm

Nepeta  -Catmint

Peony

Tall Phlox

 

 
Trees and Shrubs (H)=Host Plant

Alder Tree(H)

All Fruit Trees(H)                  

All Fruiting Shrubs(H)

Azalea

Birch Tree

Butterfly Bush

Clethra

Dogwood(H)

Lilac(H)

Maple Tree

Mockorange

Oak Tree

Potentilla

Pussywillow

Redbud Tree

Serviceberry(H)

Spirea

Viburnum(H)

Weigela

Willow(H)

 

Container Citrus

 
GROWING CITRUS
          Citrus are amazing plants with some of the most fragrant flowers and fruit found in nature.  The citrus has a rich history and can be traced back over 4000 years to Southeast Asia.  Once thought to remedy poison, the citrus is now a major economic crop producing over 105 million tons of fruit annually worldwide.  Many dwarf varieties of this subtropical plant can be successfully grown in a container with just a few key requirements.

LIGHT:  Full Sun!  Citrus need a lot of light in order to produce flowers and fruit.  For this reason it is recommended to bring your citrus outside during the summer months.  Make sure to wait until the weather has warmed and all danger of frost has passed.  Slowly transition your citrus from indoors to part sun to full sun to prevent leaf scorch.  This acclimation should take a couple weeks.  If you are unable to bring your citrus outside you may need to supplement the natural light with artificial light.  Citrus require at least 6 hours of direct sun to produce flowers and fruit.

FERTILIZER:  NEPTUNES FISH & SEAWEED is a great all purpose organic fertilizer which will provide the micronutrients that synthetic fertilizers lack.  Citrus need iron to keep their leaves green.  Citrus also require a slightly acidic pH.  You can use Miracid or Aluminum Sulfate alternatively to supplement your organic fertilization.  Fertilize spring through summer on a regular basis.  Give your plant a rest during the winter months.

WATER:  Citrus are drought tolerant, especially during the winter months.  Although you do not want to let your plant completely dry out, over-watering is sure death.  You will need to water less often during the winter months when growth is […]

Renovations

We will be open our regular business hours during renovations.  

7 days a week 8am-5pm

All of our regular product is available, please ask one of our helpful employees for assistance if needed.

We are currently replacing our two oldest greenhouses and constructing new energy efficient houses.  We are excited about the new greenhouses and we hope you will be too!  Construction should be completed before the cold weather arrives.  

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