All Animals, What do Wildlife Need in Winter? Plants” November 1, 2019 (photo: rmarnold/iStock.com)
While meeting with a client who knows nothing about native plants and their benefits, I find myself recommending some great native plants for their landscape. As I rattle off names of possible plants, I notice the puzzled look I get from the client. Did I comb my hair this morning? Do I have spinach stuck in between my teeth? Am I speaking Latin again? Maybe it’s just the peculiarity of some of the common plant names that come spewing from my mouth….
Many pollinators are active in fall and looking for food, but few landscapes have the nectar and pollen they need. Boost the pollinator juice in your landscape with these EcoBeneficial tips on our beautiful native goldenrods and aster….
LawnStarter.com, “Humane Ways to Make Your Plants and Landscape Deer-Resistant” August 22, 2019
QualityParks.org, Kim Eierman Feature, August 2019
Join Kim Eierman for this EcoBeneficial interview with Benjamin Vogt, ecological landscape designer and author of A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future.
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Garden Groove, Interview with Kim Eierman of EcoBeneficial April 10, 2019
As spring begins in earnest, pause for a moment before rushing off to the nursery or garden center to shop for plants. First, consider how the steps you take and the choices you make can increase the health of your landscape and the environment around you. Here are some tips to get you started:
1) Do a soil test before you buy a single plant. You cannot know what plants to choose unless you know the basic information about your soil. …
During a recent trip to the annual Great Smoky Mountain Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, I was overwhelmed by the incredible biodiversity of native plants and animals, interwoven in their natural habitat in the Smoky Mountains, making up one of the healthiest and most beautiful ecosystems I have ever encountered.
Instead of the endless Japanese Barberry thickets I notice at home in spring, one of the earliest plants to green up in our Northeastern woods, I was treated to vast expanses of Rhododendron calendulaceum (Flame Azalea). …