Goldenrods abound in late summer and early fall. And so does hay fever. But guess what? Goldenrod pollen does not float in the air so it can't get in your nose to make you sneeze. The real culprit is ragweed. And mugwort. And grasses. All of these have abundant windborne pollen. Here's a … [Read more...]
Archives for August 2022
Fall is for Planting. Yes. Really!!
As summer wanes to an end, we often get the question, is it too late to plant? And the answer is no, it’s not too late to plant! In fact, it is one of the best times to plant. And you can enjoy fall blooms in the process! Picture above is fall blooming New England Aster. Why Fall? One obvious … [Read more...]
You may think of grasses as dull or boring. They are actually an integral part of a native plant landscape. They support countless insects, which in turn, support countless songbirds. Planted in masses, they sway in the breeze and provide a cooling view, even if the breeze is warm. Planted … [Read more...]