Notes from Melinda's seminar on July 13.
Just like a family, ornamental grasses come in all shapes, sizes and personalities. Some say variety is the spice of life and this is also true for ornamental grasses. The exotic, Japanese Forest Grass holds its own in a container—while multiple groupings of the tall and magnificent Maiden Grass can add a large, architectural statement to a public space.
Any size garden can attract and support butterflies— from a wildflower meadow to a window box planted with a grouping of well-chosen species. The best way to attract butterflies and other pollinators is to provide a steady supply of the pollen- and nectar-rich blossoms that they love. The plants featured below are chosen because they will draw a variety of beneficial insects to your containers or garden beds. You'll be able to enjoy the movement and colors of butterflies, hummingbirds and bees from spring to autumn… and, hopefully, increase their populations for generations to come.