The other day while walking around our garden, there they were! Three different butterflies all together on my butterfly milkweed. And if you look closely, you will see the monarch caterpillars.
Alice, who many of you might remember working in our sunny annual department every Spring loves to share photos of her beautiful gardens, and she lately has been fascinating us with videos and pictures of all of her butterflies hatching.
Bring on the butterflies and bees! These native shrubs are some of the most versatile and easy to grow with flowers that will have pollinators coming from miles around.
Planting with pollinators in mind is not only environmentally friendly, it's also easy on the the eyes. Here are six of our favorites that are easy to grow and attractive to people and pollinators alike.
If you plant them, they will come. Yup, that's milkweed and monarch caterpillars. Both the caterpillars and a monarch butterfly laying eggs were spotted recently on milkweed growing at Behnke's.
Water features provide us refreshing sounds, visual interest and the opportunity to grow different plants, but for wildlife they provide much more. From a simple birdbath to a pond with a waterfall, learn what you can do for wildlife and your senses alike.
Behnke's has a number of demonstration gardens. One of the most recent additions is the Pollinator Garden, still going strong and growing robustly after one year. Click through to learn about the some of the plants in it and come by the store to see them in person.
Late spring color is bursting forth, with terrific plants such as Siberian Iris and Peonies. It seems now that color abounds in gardens and in the nursery, but in early to late June there is....
Behnkes buyer and well known native-lover Miri Talabac has lots of tips for people who want butterflies and hummingbirds in their gardens. In her recent talk about these popular critters she started with making a pitch for WHY to include…