butterflies

THE MAGIC OF MILKWEED AND THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY

Why would you purposely plant something with the word “weed” in its name? Well if you’ve ever seen the beautiful monarch butterfly (and we know you have), its very existence depends on milkweed.

NATIVE PLANTS FOR THE SHADE GARDEN

Why Plant Native? It’s a great question. What benefits do native plants offer that exotics do not? First let’s define what we mean by “native”. Native plants are those that are perfectly hardy in the Horticultural Zone you are in. Here on Long Island, that’s Zone 7 and specifically 7a and 7b. Here’s a map