Did you know Veronicastrum virginicum, also commonly known as Culver’s Root, attracts honey bees, bumble bees, and various wild solitary bees in our ecoregion 231? Read on. Name: Veronicastrum virginicum Common: Culver’s Root Zones: Herbaceous perennial Size: 4 to 7 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide Conditions: Full sun, medium to wet moisture Zone: 3 to 8 […]
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 […]
Garden of Mike and Mary Walden 1506 Delmont Drive Raleigh, NC 27606 You always hear about gardens being a work in progress. We epitomize that idea. Over the years we’ve added another garden here and there, plopped in a pathway to make things easier to navigate, and punctuated it all with some whimsical art. As […]
Garden of Ingrid Fromm and Sean Nuwer 6601 Keystone Drive Raleigh, NC 27612 Sean Nuwer and Ingrid Fromm moved into this home in North Raleigh in April 2015 with the goal of making it a little homestead being as self-sufficient as possible. The front yard was the optimal space for a garden and they worked […]
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Looking to add some bee plants to your Bee Better garden this summer?!? Here are ten must-have summer blooms to help nourish your summer-foraging bees (and butterflies!) Name: Agastache x ‘Blue Fortune’ Common: Anise hyssop Zones: 6 to 9 Size: 2 to 3 tall and wide Conditions: Full sun with average to dry, well-drained soil Name: Liatris spicata Common: Blazing […]
Green Heron Sanctuary 101 Bromfield Way Cary, NC 27519 About 15 years ago, the Hathaways noticed a very large, very odd bird snacking out of their koi pond. They photographed the visitor and showed an Ornithologist friend who identified it as a Little Green Heron. The following year the heron brought a mate, and […]
Garden of Harrison and Julie Tuttle 2213 Coley Forest Place Raleigh, NC 27607 Tucked along a quiet street in Raleigh, the Tuttle home is a haven for birds. Resident birds such as Cardinals, Robins, and Bluebirds abound, with migrating birds remembering this excellent spring and autumn stop. The focal point in creating this habitat was […]