Halfway Through 2019

Once again, it is hard to believe we are already halfway through the year. We are wrapping up mulching and getting ready for our next round of pruning. This has been a bit of a crazy year for us so far. As I am sure you are aware, this is the wettest first six months...

Plant Profile: Black Eyed Susan

Nothing stands out among the prairie flowers quite like the Black Eyed Susan. They bring a burst of showy color to the full-sun garden. Golden yellow, daisy-like petals surround nectar-rich, brown center ‘buttons’ set atop deep green foliage. Unbothered by...

Bugs that Bug Me – Yellow Jacket

If you see a cloud of insects hovering over a hole in the lawn, a hollow tree or a gap in a wall, proceed with caution. If they are chubby and fuzzy, they’re probably peace-loving ground bees that mean you no harm. However, if they are the sleek and shiny wasp...