Butterfly

Butterflies are bringers of joy. Learn which plants to grow to attract them, and the best practices to protect them. Caterpillars, too!

Butterfly bush, fluttering and buzzing all around fabulous flowers

Butterfly bush key facts : Botanical names: Buddleja, Buddleia Common names – Butterfly bush, butterfly tree, summer lilac Family – Scrophulariaceae Type – Shrub Bearing – round Height – 10 to 18 feet (3 to 5 meters), depending on the species Breadth – 6 to 10 feet (2 to 3 meters) Exposure – full sun to part sun Soil – any type […]
Butterfly bush

Bollworms, dreaded caterpillars defoliating vegetables

Typical of many insects (and even more so for butterflies), adult bollworms won’t cause any damage in the garden or vegetable patch. However, caterpillars and larva that emerge from their eggs can devastate nearby plants.
Large bollworm on a cabbage leaf with excrements

Setting up a flowered hedge

Hedges protect us from prying eyes, create intimacy, break the wind and protect our gardens. Flowered hedges boast many advantages and can even become truly ornamental.
Flower hedge

Lilac, a shrub of great beauty

Lilac blooms and shares its fragrance right at the beginning of spring, which makes it one of the most beautiful flower shrubs.
Lilac shrub in full bloom.

Purpletop vervain, the verbena from Argentina

Purpletop vervain grows beautifully in gardens all over the world. Argentinian vervain facts : Botanical name – Verbena bonariensis Common name – Argentinian verbena, Purpletop vervain Family – Verbenaceae Type – perennial, grown either as an annual or a biennial
Stem with cluster of Argentinian verbena flowers
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