Spring May Have Sprung, But Most Gardens Are Still Slumbering

For vegetable lovers, the start of spring can be a cruel tease, hinting of a feast of just-picked peas and spinach and beets, but delivering instead tired iceberg and romaine shipped from distant climes. Full Story — website

Monarch Butterfly

Create a Monarch Waystation

Become a part of Monarch butterfly preservation by creating a Monarch Waystation in your garden or landscape ✿

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Blanket Flower

The Blanket Flower -Gaillardia is a carefree, long blooming native perennial, that makes a warm, colorful addition to the garden and landscape ✿

Kent/MSU Extension Grand Ideas Garden

Shindig in the GIG Fundraiser

Help support the Kent/MSU Extension Grand Ideas Garden by attending the
'Shindig in the GIG Fundraiser Auction' Saturday . October 13 . 2012

New England Aster -Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Alma Potschke'

New England Aster

New England Aster -Symphyotrichum novae-angliae is a wonderful native perennial for late summer color and is an excellent food & foraging source for late season bees and migrating Monarch butterflies ✿

Sweat Bee

Pollinators ♥ Native Plants Pt.2

Planting native flowering plants & grasses in the garden and/or landscape, will improve native pollinator populations by providing this necessary food and forage ✿

Western Honey Bee -Apis mellifera - winter bee

Western Honey Bee

The Western Honey Bee -Apis mellifera has both summer and winter workers. Winter honey bees emerge from eggs laid at the end of summer…

Fall Aster

Welcome Fall with Flowers

7 late blooming perennials to add end of summer / fall color to the landscape & provide food for late season pollinators and migratory butterflies ✿

NETWORK-GREEN Garden Finials DIY

DIY Garden Stake Finials

Why not turn these ordinary bamboo stakes into functional pieces of art with a few simple materials?!!

Metallic Green Bee

Pollinators ♥ Native Plants Pt.1

Pollinators are important for a healthy ecosystem & critical to many food crops, but are often lacking in urban gardens & landscapes ✿

Spiderwort

10 Native Power Bloomers

With little care, native plants can add a rainbow of color to the garden all season long ✿

False Sunflower

August is Blooming

August blooming plants in the garden ✿