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2013-3-24: Pansies in the Snow, Early Spring Plants

Posted March 24th, 2013 @ 9:31am

Pansies in the Snow


Some of our Favorite Early Spring Blooming Plants

 - Cornelian Cherry Dogwood (Cornus mas)

 - Vernal Witchhazel (Hamamelis vernalis)

 - Siberian Squill (Scilla sibierica)

 - Danford Iris (Iris danfordiae)

 - Pasque flower (Pulsatilla patens)

 - Prairie smoke (Geum triflorum)

Gardening for Butterflies and Other Welcomed Insects

Who are these welcomed insects?

            Butterflies and moths (of course)

            Bees (honey, bumble, mason, and others)

            Dragonflies and Damselflies

            Lightning Bugs

            Pest Predators (Praying Mantis, Beetles, Lady Bugs & Other Beetles)

 How do you welcome them?

            Water source – (remember puddles not ponds)


            Create plant corridors

            Get the neighbors involved

            Change some gardening practices

                        Reduce clean up in fall

                        Reduce tilling

            Reduce turf

            No pesticides!

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