Pictured above: Question Mark, American Snout, and Mourning Cloak, which utilize Hackberry as a larval host plant. Did you know that trees are important butterfly host plants? Many are hosts for the larval (caterpillar) stage of the butterfly. The adult butterfly lays its eggs on the leaves. … [Read more...]
Archives for August 2020
Bog Plants – Some of our most unusual and beautiful native species!
What is a “bog plant” ? In simplest terms, bog plants are plants species that grow in bogs! Well then, what is a bog? Is it a swamp? A bog is a specialized habitat, generally a wetland that has accumulated peat. Acidic low-nutrient water occurs at surface level of bogs. Because of this, plant … [Read more...]
Species Spotlight – The Native Grasses Part Three
Native Grass Species for specific uses and conditions As described in Parts One and Two of this series, native grasses are easy to grow, add visual interest to the garden, and have tremendous ecosystem benefit. Until recently, the word 'grass' conjured up an image of a tidily maintained lawn or … [Read more...]