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Season changes

  I’m not certain of the identity of this butterfly.  I thought perhaps it was a male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.    I’m really not certain, although it sure liked my dwarf crab-apple tree.  It came back day after day…..I’m thinking it was the same one. I know we don’t want to think about it but […]

Spring Tease

Here we go again.  I call it the Spring Tease.  Just when plants are beginning to sprout and the warm weather hits….big time….it teases us with a mention of snow!  The cold front here in Ohio and across the north has moved in for a few days.  If you have already put plants out in […]

Please – Don’t Drown Me

I’ve been wanting to write something on this subject for some time now. Finally, I have a bit of time to address the subject of water depth for bog plants and marginal plants. Simply put, bog plants like their “feet” wet. Translation….roots and soil moist at all times.  When the plants are first planted, this […]

Bog Bean (Menyanthes trifoliata)

Bog Bean is a great addition to your pond.  Its hardy in zones 2-7 which makes it a popular pond plant for pond owners.  The leaves are fairly large, three-lobed that are markedly veined.  Flower buds are pink clusters that open to a white, star-shaped bloom that is highly fragrant.  It will stand high above […]

Bog Bean

Bog Bean (Menyanthes trifoliata) A favorite hardy bog plant is the Bog Bean.  It has large, three leaves that are veined.  The foliage forms a creeping rhizome that floats out onto the water.  The flowers are pink clusters that open to white, star-shaped blooms that are highly fragrant.  The flowers will appear late April through July […]