Tag Archives: Pollinators

Making Wildflower Babies in March!!

Congratulations! You’ve decided to embrace the magical world of wildflowers! You’re completely psyched and can barely wait to welcome pollinators and beneficial bugs to your beautiful backyard blooms. But wait! It’s almost April! Is it too late? Not by a … Continue reading

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Just Mothing Around

Last June I found this large moth crashing into the window from inside the house.  I have no idea to this day how it got in without anyone seeing it. The size of it alone would have alerted even the … Continue reading

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That Big Bogus Bag of “Wildflower” Seeds

Confessions of a Wildflower Expert……. When I first started growing wildflowers some 30 years ago I was clueless and made lots of mistakes. Back then no one talked about pollinators or growing food locally. Monarchs were taken for granted and … Continue reading

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Polite Wildness: Well Behaved Wildflowers for Small Spaces

Often after I give a talk a woe-be-gotten gardener will wait patiently to speak with me only to confess that as much as she’d love to grow wildflowers she doesn’t have space for their wild and wonton ways. I am always … Continue reading

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Don’t Bother Me!!! I’m Bouqueting…….

          My favorite pastimes in life are gardening, reading, dancing, enjoying the company of friends and family and bouqueting.  If bouqueting’s not a real word, as far as I’m concerned it should be! This morning I set … Continue reading

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Oh Happy Day !!

We’ve arrived ! At long last it’s that heady time of year when I head out most mornings, bucket in hand. After colourful blooms are gathered, I repair to the shade of my willow tree workshop, crank the tunes and … Continue reading

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