Today is Plant Something Day here in Massachusetts! And a sweet BOGO Sale at Crystal Lake
It’s Plant Something Day and I’m taking Mike’s advice and putting in a few Osteospernums in my front gardens. He’s offered us a great sale, Buy ONE, Get ONE Free. The sale runs from today, Friday May 15 through Friday May 22, 2015. I’ve chosen a couple dark purples and the Voltage yellow to compliment the perennials already in my gardens. Annuals add nice color to perennial gardens , but the Osteospernum adds a definitive WOW factor! Vivid colors, splendid textures and prolific flowers make the Osteo a fine addition to any landscape.
Next week, while I’m on vacation, I’m going to add to all my gardens. I want to add plants that attract butterflies. It delights me to see the fluttering of delicate wings descend on my yard. I’m considering asters, black-eyed Susan, Liatris (gayfeather), Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed), Coreopsis (tickseed), and Echinacea (purple coneflower) to attract the butterflies to the garden. Butterflies especially like these plants because they find it easy to extract their sweet nectar. Yeah, butterflies today don’t like to work as hard as their ancestors did.
Plant Something Massachusetts is a joint program of the Massachusetts Flower Growers Association (MFGA) and the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA). Plant Something MA seeks to get more people to enjoy gardening and support their local, independent nurseries, garden centers, landscapers and growers.Nancy lives in Carver and works with Mike and Margaret in the shops and greenhouses. She looks after the webpage and social media and does a bit of photography.