Looking at the kinds of adaptations plants evolved to survive in different environments gives us clues for choosing plants that will thrive in our gardens. It's what I call The Darwinian Garden.
If you're eager to support pollinators and other wildlife by planting native shrubs, it's important to know a little bit about their sex lives.
If you love trees, rush right out and pick up the February issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens. My photographs of four seasons in a very special tree collection are featured in a splendid ten page layout ...
As I was enjoying my breakfast during a winter snowstorm last winter, I had a ringside seat watching a frenzy of robins devour staghorn sumac berries. So glad I planted this under-appreciated sun-loving native tree right outside the window. And now I'm very pleased to see my photo of feasting robins on the cover of the [...]
Solidago shortii 'Solar Cascade' Goldenrods are one of the most important food resources for native bees as summer slides into fall. The many tiny individual flowers on each flowerhead supply not just nectar, but all-important pollen, a crucial protein source. Read all about garden-worthy goldenrods in the July/August 2018 issue of The American [...]
Dioecious plants bear male and female flowers on separate plants. Both males and females produce nectar, but only males provide the pollen so critical to bee and plant reproduction. Read all about bees and berries in the latest issue of The American Gardener.