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Fritillary butterfly facing me on a Zinnia elegans.

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day: Pollinator Buffet

When you plan your garden in early February, what do you consider most important? Do you want fresh vegetables, fruit, flowers, or a mix of each? Do you think only of what you want, or do you also consider the pollinators that will, or won’t be stopping at your...

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day October, 2013

Mid-Autumn wears her lofty crown for this Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. October is a month of changes in my Oklahoma garden. We still have warm days and cool nights, but change was definitely in the air last night as the first, large cold front came through bringing rain and...

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Attracting butteflies to the garden

This summer, although of late hotter than the Sahara, has still been a good one for butterflies. I’ve been planting for these winged acrobats for most of my garden life, but I think this might be the best year ever. I attribute that to several things. Butterflies don’t just...

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