Seedlings

My seedlings are having a little vacation on our back porch today. Our last frost date here in eastern Nebraska is the first week of May, so I still have about a month before it’s 100% safe to set them out. I’m not sure what I was thinking when I let my...

Winterizing your landscape

As summer fades into fall and the last fruits and vegetables have been harvested, it is time to prepare your garden for winter. Follow these easy steps to get your prized plants through the coldest season, so you can hit the ground running in spring. Preparing a...

Canning tomatoes and plums

I am been lax in updating this blog. This is because I have been busy doing this: Canning Jam The abundant harvest from our two plum trees has meant that I’ve had to find something to do with all the fruit. We aren’t big fans of prunes, so dehydrating them...

Hello Mr. Swallowtail Butterfly-To-Be

One of the fun things about butterfly gardening is the fact that it’s like an ongoing science project, especially if you have kids. The Beginning A couple years back I bought my oldest a Butterfly Treehouse on Amazon. It was around $20, and then you still had to...

Butterfly Plant of the Week – Swamp Milkweed

Note: This is the first in a series. Every Tuesday we are going to be examining a plant that attracts butterflies and other beneficial insects. Swamp milkweed, or Asclepias incarnata, is a beautiful plant with slender, elegant foliage and pink flowers. It is a food...