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Latest Blog Posts

  • Top 10 Native Yellow Perennial Flowers
    Want to smile every time you look out at your garden? Fill it will sunny yellow perennial flowers that are native to your local area. Not only will they brighten your garden, they will bring it alive with pollinators! These 10 awesome yellow perennial flowers to add to your flower beds. Many of them are profuse bloomers that will provide a pop of yellow from from early spring until late summer.
  • Top 10 Native Perennial Flowers That Bloom All Summer
    Do you want your garden to be bursting with color with perennial flowers that bloom all summer? Then these 10 native perennials are for you! Each of these long-blooming native plants not only LOOK good, they DO good by serving as butterfly host plants and important nectar sources for pollinators. Native perennials are low maintenance, hardy plants that thrive in their local climates. Once established, they require very little regular watering beyond the average rainfall. Plant a mix of these for a wide range of colors and consistent pops of color throughout the season.
  • 5 Reasons to Grow Antelope Horns Milkweed
    Antelope Horns (Asclepias asperula) is a beautiful species of Milkweed with clusters of star-shaped blooms and a unique green flower color. I personally think it is the prettiest Milkweed of all! Here are five reasons to grow it in your garden.