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 […]
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When do you typically see Monarchs in your garden? Monarch Butterfly Migration Map
The term sustainable gardening seems to have become the buzz word in the gardening community encompassing green, organic, and waterwise gardening practices. Simply put, sustainable gardening is the practice of conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources. @BeeBetter Click to Tweet! Gardening sustainably is not and does not need to be an […]
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 […]
Bee Better wasn’t the only ones noticing the bees having a problem getting a drink of water from a slick ceramic backyard birdbath. Glassblower, Barbara Sanderson did too; but Barbara did something about it. Glass Gardens NW, Barbara’s observations led her to design a new item called the bee preserver. They were an immediate hit and […]
Bee Better and THANK YOU! We are honored by all the support for our new nonprofit, Bee Better, has received. Many thanks to everyone who helped in any way they could. YOU can help too by learning to build a Bee Better garden. Several Facebook friends donated, as well as other friends providing in-kind services. […]
From our Director, My Organic Garden in Raleigh Nature is Free In 1996 I became a mother. A lot changed for me that year, but nothing was more profound than the impact on me as a gardener. Not unlike statistics from the American Automobile Association reporting that women become better drivers after becoming mothers, I […]