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Butterfly Gardening Article…

I gave an interview a few weeks ago to a reporter from the Hometown News…this is the link to the article that was published: “Popular butterfly gardens integrate beauty and necessity.”

I thought it turned out pretty good.  That was my first time for doing a newspaper interview, so I’m pretty excited about it!!

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs

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My Favorite Sages…

are Autumn Sage and Pineapple Sage. What you say we have a little chit chat about them.

Autumn’s botanical name is Salvia greggii and Pineapple’s is Salvia elegans. Both are in the mint family.

Autumn Sage
Autumn Sage
Pineapple Sage
Pineapple Sage

Both attract hummers and butterflies, grow well in sun to part shade, get about 4′ x 3′, and are in the mint family.

AS is hardy in zones 7-9, is drought tolerant, doesn’t like alot of fertilizer or water, and is a semi-evergreen perennial.

PS is hardy in zones 8-11, needs regular water, has edible leaves and flowers, has pineapple scented foliage (yep.  Pineapple scented foliage.  How cool is that!!), and can be a semi-evergreen perennial or an evergreen woody subshrub depending on how cold of an area you live in.

I have both in stock in 1-gallon containers for $3.99 each. Both are gorgeous, and I think you need them in your garden.

Autumn Sage
Autumn Sage
Pineapple Sage
Pineapple Sage

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Butterfly and Hummingbird Seminar

Good Saturday morning to you!

Are you looking for something to do on this rainy Saturday?  Well, I have the perfect idea for you…come to Roses and Gargoyles’ “Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds to Your Garden” seminar!  It’s 1:00 – 3:00, and it’s free.  Just remember to bring a chair.

I have lots of info to share with you about how to get butterflies, hummingbirds, and moths into our gardens.  Who doesn’t want all those cool little guys hanging around??

See you there.

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs

 

 

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Summer Quarter Winner of Lake Helen’s Prettiest Garden Contest

The summer quarter winner of Lake Helen’s Prettiest Garden contest is Melissa Mong and her adorable daughter Miya! Their pretty little garden is at 194 W. Craig Ave. The perimeter of the garden is surrounded by shrubs, so the true garden can’t be seen until you step inside the garden gates. Which makes this little gem a true hidden garden.

If you see Melissa working in the garden, ask for a tour…you’ll be glad you did.

I’ll post pics soon.

Congrats Melissa and Miya!

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs

 

 

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“Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds to Your Garden” Seminar

Want to have more butterflies and hummers in your garden but aren’t sure how to make that happen? Then this is the seminar for you. We’ll talk about the nectar and host plants they need, along with how to make them feel welcome in your garden.

The seminar is Saturday, July 20, 1:00 – 3:00.  It’s free.  Just bring a chair.  If the weather’s nice we’ll sit under the oaks so we can watch the butterflies and hummers in the nursery as we talk.

This is one of my favorite topics to talk about, and I am really looking forward to this seminar.  See you there!

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs