Category: Plants


The propagation and spread of succulents in the garden world has really taken off.  People creativity for using them has also left the run way.  Most would see succulents as indoor arrangements, but there’s a good section that are cold hardy as well. Sempervivum – say it with me – sem-per-vi-vum. That’s right, Grandma’s hen and chicks plants have several …

Pollinator Palace DIY

The garden world depends on our pollinators for fruit, flowers and species continuation.  Most of us think of bees as the pollinators, but in reality many types of bugs help get the job done.  In fact some plants depend solely on flies – their not-so-great smell wont attract others.  Bees, butterflies, flies, wasps, moths, flying beetles, bats, hummingbirds and ants …

Ibuprophen, Tylenol and Echinacea

I know that people say Echinacea is good for a cold, but is it really?  Scientists called Ethno-botanists are researching more into Echinacea and other native plants in Nebraska and across America.  Ehtno-botanists, you say?  Yes, I promise, I’m not making up words.  Ethno-botany is “the scientific study of the traditional knowledge and customs of a people concerning plants and …

Andrea Shaw
Andrea Shaw
Andrea Shaw