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Crop Photos

Where we share regular crop photos and plant availability updates.

More 15 Count Trays & Pollinator Plants!

 

Continuing in our excitement for National Pollinator Month (the official pollinator week is June 19-26), we are featuring a variety of pollinator-friendly perennials AND additional 15ct trays that were added to our availability this week.

We also have several new additions to the availability that stand in their own category, like the Hostas, a landscape staple. Hostas are known as a low maintenance garden must-have, with their mounding habit and lush foliage.

Did you know? A trick for successful landscape placement of hostas is… the lighter the foliage, the more sun it can tolerate; the darker the foliage, the more shade loving it will be. While this is a generalization and all Hosta varieties should be considered for their unique planting needs, this tip can come in handy when determining where to plant.

This week’s list of pollinators, notated on their photos by the friendly yellow bee, include the following:

  • Stella de Oro

  • Salvia

  • Lobelia

  • Asclepias (MONARCHS!),

  • Eupatorium

  • Lavender

  • Annabelle Hydrangea

  • Clethra

Lastly, here is one final factoid for all of you enjoying the pollination emphasis we’re driving home this month. Asclepias, commonly known as milkweed or butterfly milkweed, is the only plant monarch butterfly caterpillars eat. This makes it an essential staple for maintaining our North American population of the monarch butterfly.

We’ll save you additional details, but if you’re as excited as we are to learn about why milkweed is the exclusive host plant for monarchs (hint: milkweed has toxins that only monarchs can digest, essentially protecting monarchs from predation once they ingest the plant!), then check out this fascinating article.

This is the time of year when we are constantly releasing new plants to our availability. As always, if you have questions, give our team a call!



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