As home gardeners, we can help to replenish the butterfly habitat by sowing nectar and host butterfly-friendly varieties in our home, school, and community gardens. Sow any of our butterfly-friendly varieties and wait for the butterflies to arrive!
Planning a flower garden can be a lot of fun, but choosing colors for your garden can seem overwhelming with so many choices. However, applying some basic color theory principles is a great way to get started.
The wild branching sunflower is native to almost all of North America. Each sunflower head contains up to 2,000 small florets for eager pollinators to feast on! Sow sunflowers outside 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost.
"Meredith Feniak, who graduated in 2014, has designed seed packages for Botanical Interests, gilded and embossed flowers for a private library and painted a mural for The Kitchen restaurant in Chicago."