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Powerful Pollinators!

It’s Pollinator Week here in Pennsylvania! Everything is abuzz here on the farm. The milkweeds are stealing the show lately. Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) especially, and did I mention how AH-MAZING the blooms smell?!?! We also spotted the first monarch caterpillar of the season!💃🏻 Mlkweeds are Monarch’s larval host plant. Without milkweed, there would be […]

Lyre-leaved Sage (Salvia lyrata)

This highly adaptable native perennial is a host plant for eight species of Lepidoptera larvae, including wavy-lined emerald moths and hermit sphinx moths. It also attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds with its flowers, which provide the perfect landing strip for pollinators! The basal leaves are semi-evergreen and I have personally found them to stay green […]