How to Raise Monarchs

In recent years, Monarch butterfly populations have been on the decline. This is a result of habitat loss due to pesticide use and deforestation, parasites crippling populations, and life cycle changes due to climate change. You can help keep these beloved pollinators safe and happy by rearing butterflies in a safe area free of predators,Continue reading “How to Raise Monarchs”

Our Flowers: Purple Coneflowers

Echinacea puerperia are commonly referred to as purple coneflowers. They are one of the most easy-growing native plants in our garden. It attracts bees, butterflies and golden finches. It is a great pollinator plant; if you would like to attract bees to your garden I highly recommend planting this. Just be sure to plant itContinue reading “Our Flowers: Purple Coneflowers”

How To Make Spilled Flower Pot Within Another Pot

We love making spilled flower pots in our garden and have been doing it for the past few years. They definitely bring great joy to the entire season. This is a little spin on the spilled flower pot concept to make it more inclusive! I usually setup the spilled pot in a corner of ourContinue reading “How To Make Spilled Flower Pot Within Another Pot”

Our Flowers: Royal candle Plant

The royal candle plant will give a great look in any garden. The royal candles (Royal Candles Speedwell) is an outstanding upright growing plant with large, attractive deep-green leaves and long blooming spikes with deep purple-blue flowers.These flowers are very beautiful and highly attractive to bees, they love this plant. The blooming season is summerContinue reading “Our Flowers: Royal candle Plant”

Our Flowers: Becky Shasta Daisy

Becky Shasta daisy is a low maintenance perennial plant and it blooms from June to September. The flowers are large white single blooms with yellow centers on a lush mound of green foliage. It is a wonderful, long-lasting cut flower. Surely this can be a great addition to your garden. Few years back we got thisContinue reading “Our Flowers: Becky Shasta Daisy”

Our Flowers: Venice Blue Speedwell/Veronica Austriaca

 Veronica austriaca, commonly known as saw-leaved speedwell is a lower growing perennial, best suited for rock garden or for edging perennial borders. This plant shows deep blue flowers in spring over bright green toothy leaves. You can give a good hard trim after the flowering season is over. Plant clumps may be easily divided inContinue reading “Our Flowers: Venice Blue Speedwell/Veronica Austriaca”

Yellow Crocus ( Early Spring Flowers)

This week our garden has bloomed with crocus flowers; these are the first flower blooms in the garden and serve as a reminder of spring’s arrival. Especially since we live in Minnesota, after the long winter, the flowers bring lots of brightness and hope. The yellow crocus and Scilla forbesii, also known as Forbes glory-of-the-snow,Continue reading “Yellow Crocus ( Early Spring Flowers)”

Our Flowers: Blazing Star/Liatris

This is one of my favorite plants in our garden. Liatris is a summer-blooming perennial with grassy foliage and fuzzy, bottle-brush flowers. Commonly known as blazing star or gayfeather. This North American wildflower makes an attractive addition to flower gardens, landscaped areas and informal plantings. The distinctive flower spikes stand 2 to 4 feet tallContinue reading “Our Flowers: Blazing Star/Liatris”

Home Made Plant Pesticide

This is the plant pesticide that I am using for all my plants. We have a lot of plants around our house and also have a lot of indoor plants. Here is my indoor plant collection. Often the plants are affected by many bugs and other insects. We usually don’t like to apply the chemicalContinue reading “Home Made Plant Pesticide”

Our Flowers: Verbascum/Mullein Plants

I have been thinking of posting about the perennial plants in our garden for a while. Here is the first one from the list. I will be posting other plants in the upcoming posts. If you live in Minnesota and you are a beginner to gardening, these posts may be helpful to determine which plantsContinue reading “Our Flowers: Verbascum/Mullein Plants”