Get a sneak peek at the greenhouse before it opens! This is also the first chance to see the brand new 2016 fairy garden plants and accessories! You will plant a fairy garden.bring home a magical miniature garden home for your fairies to live.
Class fee includes 1 small bag of soil and design help. Accessories and plants are an additional cost, approximately $20 and up.
Tuesday - 4/19/16 from 4:00-6:00pm Class Fee: $8.00 plus materials
Spice It Up! Herb Class 2016
Let’s talk kitchen herbs! Create a Kitchen Herb Garden container with 3 herbs for you to take home. Beier’s Greenhouse’s her...
Don't forget to water. This is a critical time for ripening veggies so don't let them dry out if the rain slows down. Water deeply and thoroughly.
Keep harvesting. Get out into the garden every day if you can to keep everything picked clean at the peak of ripeness. Beans, peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, and so on will keep producing if you keep picking. Share extra with neighbors and loved ones, or preserve for the long winter ahead.
Plant some quick crops. All kinds of greens will pop up and be ready to eat before first frost if you plant them now. No open space left in the g...
Butterflies can't fly if their body temperatures are below 82 degrees. That's probably why butterflies are found on all continents except Antarctica.
Butterflies do indeed taste with their feet. Since taste sensors are located in their toes (tarsi), when they land on a plant they can instantly tell whether it will provide a tasty meal or a good place to lay eggs. Their toes also have claws to help them cling, even upside down.
Though your mother may have warned you about this, butterflies will not instantly die if you touch them. However, too much touching rubs off the scales that create color...
Common Minnesota Butterflies and What They Like to Eat
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia): Caterpillars like pansies. Nectar plants include black eyed Susan, verbena, butterfly bush, globe amaranth, marigold, New England aster, oregano, red clover, and zinnia.
Monarch (Danaus plexippus): Caterpillars only like milkweed. Nectar plants include verbena, butterfly bush, butterfly weed, milkweed, globe amaranth, heliotrope, Joe Pye weed, lantana, marigold, mustard greens, New England aster, oriental lilies, coneflower, and zinnia.
American Snout (Libytheana carinenta): Caterpillars like hackberry. Favorite nectar plant is late-flowering bo...
You thought your toddler was a picky eater? Try planning a butterfly garden! Caterpillars would rather starve than eat the wrong plant, and adult butterflies will move on to tastier pastures (literally) if you don't have what they're looking for. Monarchs are the most famous picky eaters: Caterpillars eat milkweed only, thank you very much.
No matter what species of butterfly you're aiming to attract, all butterfly gardens have five elements: plenty of sunshine, roosting spots sheltered from the wind and predators, nectar sources (blooming flowers for adults), host plants (food for caterpillars), and water.
There are many plants to choose from when creating a garden that delights the nose as well as the eyes. Here are six favorites you can plant together to make a "scent-sational" garden.
This plant creates a profusion of blossoms all summer long. Nemesia may fade during extremely hot weather, so let it have a little shade during July and August if you can. Grows on tall, strong stems with small leaves, making the plant look compact and neat. Flower colors include yellow, white, orange, pink, and blue. Likes rich soil and plenty of water. Tolerates partial shade. Pinch the tips of starter plants to promote branching. When flowers start to...
What's up with this long list of plants people claim will repel mosquitoes? A little investigative reporting delves into this question. One thing is for sure: organic bug repellent researchers and users say that natural sprays don't last as long as DEET or other poisons, and not everyone gets the same benefit from every type of repellent. For those who want to go the organic route, you'll need to reapply more frequently and try out different herbs and plants. Luckily, there are plenty!
Some people swear by citronella candles, and they contain botanical ingredients that do repel mosquitoes. These work when you're sitting right beside them on...