I’m hearing lots of clues that summer is winding down, though. Dawn gets quieter and quieter, but the side yard is alive with twittering goldfinches clinging to Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) plants, gorging on ripe seeds, while bumblebees keep up the buzz pollinating its long-lasting lavender flowers.
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, [...]
Come to the Western Massachusetts Master Gardeners conference on March 19, 2016 and hear my keynote talk, Survival in the Darwinian Garden: Planting the Fittest. We'll dig into the many adaptations plants have evolved to survive [...]