Are you headed to Banff National Park looking for a unique hike? The Sunshine Meadows hike is not to be missed! At Sunshine Meadows, you not only get gorgeous mountain views along the Continental Divide, you get alpine meadows filled with wildflowers.
The Canadian Rockies come alive with native Canadian wildflowers during the summer. I had so much fun photographing and identifying these native plants on a recent trip to Banff National Park in southern Alberta.
Want to learn more about the Texas bees that visit your plants? You’ve come to the right place!Did you know that 80% of our flowering plants can thank pollinators (and especially bees) for their existence? That includes 60% of our crops. Without bees, there would be very few plants…and food! Our 800 different native Texas bees play a vital role in plant pollination. However, most of us are only familiar with the common European honeybee, which was imported to the U.S. in the 17th century.
With over 400 butterfly species, Texas has more types of butterflies than any other state! I’ve selected just a subset of butterflies in Texas for this guide. These 25 species are typically found throughout the state and fly throughout the year. They are some of the most common butterflies you will find in your garden, especially if you grow Texas native plants!
Texas roadsides and fields come alive with Texas wildflowers each spring. But you don’t have to take a drive to see them, you can grow native Texas wildflowers right in your own yard. It is easy to do and a great way to bring your yard to life with butterflies and bees each spring!
Did you know that your garden can not only look good, it can do good for the Earth? Whether you have a flower garden, vegetable garden, or a landscaped bed, a few simple changes can make a big difference.
If you want to bring your yard alive with pollinators, Gregg’s Mistflower is a must-have plant for your garden. Come fall, its fluffy purple blooms will be covered with Queen butterflies, and plenty of Monarchs too.
If you love butterflies and moths and are concerned about their population declines, then this is the post for you. We need more butterfly host plants in our yards!
Hummingbird Bush (also called Flame Acanthus) is the perfect hummingbird magnet in your garden. You’ll love growing this low-maintenance Texas native plant.
Most Texans only see bluebonnets for their roadside photographing potential. They don’t realize they can easily grow them at home! I’m sharing my tips for growing Texas bluebonnets, whether you start a meadow of them or incorporate them into a perennial bed. This native Texas wildflower is a must have in your yard.