The counts are in, and monarch butterflies are doing a bit better this year, though there is still much to be done. Gardeners can help in many ways—primarily by planting native species of milkweed.
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Times are tough for monarch butterflies: For the past few decades, the population of monarchs has declined dramatically. Gardeners looking for the flash of orange-and-black monarchs are discovering that this most famous and beautiful of butterflies is becoming harder and harder to spot. The reason? Habitat loss. Specifically, there’s a lot less milkweed, the single […]
Need a gift for a gardener? Ask a gardener! To assemble this list, we put a call out to our “company of gardeners,” asking for their favorites. Here’s what they suggest: Dalton: I like to give bundled gifts that serve more than one purpose. That’s why I am planning to give the Harvest Storage Crate […]
What’s in a name? In our case, quite a lot! Gardener’s Supply is proud to have grown up in an area called “the Intervale,” a river valley filled with farms and forestland just minutes from downtown Burlington, VT. Intervale, our new gift and decor collection, flows from this natural beauty and abundance. You’ll find unique, […]
June 24 Between all of the weeding and feeding, I am definitely noticing some major plant growth. All of the sudden, tomato branches need to be fastened to their supports as they begin to reach outward and upward. There’s lots of fruit development in the tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, as well as many garden rows […]
June 24 Some quick gardening between rainstorms: I weeded beds and fertilized the tomatoes, thinned the newly planted lettuce and hilled all of the potatoes. I also set up a Small Animal Barrier to protect the lettuce from neighborhood critters. June 26 At some point, as your garden grows, you’ll come to terms with the […]
About the Writer This post comes from an article written by Scott Weidensaul, which appeared in the May-June 2013 issue of Audubon Magazine. Reprinted with permission. Vermont Event If you live in Vermont, consider attending Hummingbirds at Home, a workshop and film screening of Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air, A PBS Nature film.The event is […]