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Blog Archives - Meadow View Growers

June 21, 2022

Ohio Pollinators

HELP OHIO Pollinators! Bees are just one example of pollinators. Butterflies and moths are extremely important pollinators, too. Learn to identify a few of our favorites. Pollinators need healthy habitats. Help us protect, restore, and manage Ohio lands so pollinators can thrive. The Nature Conservancy n Ohio, insects carry the weight when it comes to […]

June 21, 2022

Water Sources For Pollinators

HOW TO CREATE A WATER SOURCE For Pollinators! Pollinators need sources of water for many purposes, including drinking and reproduction. Butterflies, for example, will gather and sip at shallow pools, mud puddles, or even birdbaths. You may already have a natural water source, such as a pond or stream. If not, you can create a […]

June 20, 2022

Horticultural Oil & Insecticidal Soap

ARE A SAFE, EFFECTIVE, AND LOW TOXICITY ALTERNATIVE To Pesticides! Horticultural oil is especially formulated for use on plants. It is a petroleum-based oil with an emulsifier added that allows it to mix with water. It kills scales, mites, aphids, whiteflies and other soft-bodied pests that are present by suffocation, plugging up the insects breathing […]

June 17, 2022

Torenia

BLOOMS GENEROUSLY In The Shade! If your shady spots are looking a little dull and uninspired, you may want to consider Torenia fourneiri, which blooms generously and brightly in shade. Their trumpet-shaped blooms come in several color choices; the primary species coloring is a dark blue-purple and lavender with yellow markings. Within each flower, a […]

June 17, 2022

Lobelia

IS A VERSATILE PLANT AND A Pollinator! Lobelia is a versatile plant that can be used in various ways in your garden and it is popular with hummingbirds and other pollinators, making it a perfect companion for fellow pollinator-attracting plants in your garden. Spreading varieties of lobelia make for an excellent ground cover option while […]

June 17, 2022

Growing Bacopa

IT’S EASIER Than you think! Fill your beds, baskets, and containers with the charming, jewel-like flowers of bacopa. This vigorous trailing annual grows only 4 to 8 inches high, but in ideal conditions will cascade up to 4 feet long. Bacopa flower colors include blue, white, and lavender. You can also use bacopa as a […]

June 16, 2022

Carnivorous Plant Care

carnivorous plants attract insects Growing carnivorous plants can be simple if they are provided with the right environment. These hungry predators are known to capture and/or kill prey using different mechanisms like displaying vibrant leaves and producing sweet nectar. Some carnivorous plants even produce digestive enzymes to aid in nutrient absorption. If you’re not sure […]

June 15, 2022

Pollinator Plants For Containers

ATTRACT A DIVERSE RANGE OF Pollinators You don’t have to devote a large space to pollinators to make a difference. Container gardens are a great way to provide the food sources that pollinators need to thrive. Having movable containers can also come in very handy if you want to move your pollinator gardens from space to […]

June 15, 2022

Landscape Tips in Extreme Heat

HEAT MAKES PLANTS Thirsty While your plants will definitely appreciate the sun, the hot temperatures of the summer months can make maintaining your garden more difficult. Heat makes plants thirsty the same as us, and making the necessary adjustments to your watering is something even experienced gardeners struggle with. Here are our top tips for […]

June 15, 2022

Hydrangeas

FLOWERS ARE TRULY Stunning If you’re looking for a garden flower with show appeal, hydrangea flowers are truly stunning. Large globes of flowers cover this shrub in summer and spring. Although their appearance may seem high maintenance, with the right conditions and care, hydrangeas are actually fairly easy to grow. So grab your garden gloves, […]



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