Do you look at lawn violets and see weeds? Look again. Bee Better gardens embrace and even see the beauty in these “weeds.” But seriously, lawn violets are also very pretty! Did you know these common lawn weeds are a host butterfly plant in our ecoregion 231? Read on. Yes, by planting this common plant, […]
Do you really understand what it means to be organic? A quick search of the internet will fil you in on the pros and cons of eating organic produce, eggs, and meats. But have you considered the birds, bees, and butterflies? Do they know the difference? The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) defines organic as […]
What is ecoregion 231? A Regional Guide for Farmers, Land Managers, and Gardeners In the Southeastern Mixed Forest Province, including the States of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and parts of Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Maryland NATIVE SouthEast MILKWEEDS FOR MONARCHS Our Director, Helen Yoest, has grown a lot […]
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When do you typically see Monarchs in your garden? Monarch Butterfly Migration Map
Do you want to bring in more butterflies to YOUR garden? Most new gardeners understand the part about adding nectar plants to attract butterflies to the garden. The brightly colored flowers are fun to grow, and attract even more color though butterflies. But to have a butterfly habitat, one must also sustain the butterflies, as […]