You’re looking at your plant tag to read if it’s a plant you can grow. The tag tells you your plant needs partial sun. Do you know what means? Do you have the right sun requirements to grow this plant? There are a lot of different definitions of sun levels, and they can be just […]
Our director, Helen Yoest, author of several books, wrote the following chapter in her book, Gardening with Confidence, A waterwise design is always a good idea, but right now in the absence of rain, it’s embraceable. From Gardening with Confidence: There was a time when I thought of water as a renewable resource. Deep down, I […]
Your first thoughts of trees and birds may be for nesting and cover, but trees provide an equally important role: FOOD. Even birds that primarily eat seed or fruit feed their young soft-bodied insects, especially caterpillars. Dr. Tallamy’s work, listed below, identifies the number of different species of caterpillars that use certain tree foliage for […]
Helen’s Haven Garden of Helen Yoest 3412 Yelverton Circle Raleigh, NC 27612 Helen’s Haven is a bird, bee, and butterfly habitat focusing on the plants needed to fully sustain the wildlife. Located on a half-acre suburban lot in Raleigh, Helen has planted fruit and various beneficial trees and shrubs for the birds, as well as […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Helen Yoest named Director of Bee Better Inc, a non-profit based in the Triangle—helping homeowners build better backyards for birds, bees, and butterflies. For more information: Helen Yoest Email: HelenYoest@gmail.com Phone: 919-760-5404 Newly Formed Bee Better Inc., Names Helen Yoest Director Raleigh, NC (June 15, 2016)—Bee Better is pleased to announce its […]
Birds have three main requirements in life—food, water, and cover—which should be met through proper management of the backyard habitat. In fact, this is true for all living habitats.