Tag Archives: Scott Woodbury

Winter Pollinators in the Native Garden

A photo of a bee on an aster flower.

Late fall and winter are my favorite seasons to watch pollinators. True, there aren’t many native plants blooming at this time, but the ones that do are mighty popular with our little buzzing friends. By Scott Woodbury (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener January/February 2016 issue.) Late fall and winter are my favorite seasons to watch pollinators.

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Purple Coneflower: Made for the Shade

A photo of purple coneflower

A common misconception about purple coneflower is that they are sun-worshiping prairie dwellers. Not so. In nature they grow in the woods, open woods that is, or savannas where the trees are widely spaced, limbs are high and only patchy-filtered sunlight reaches the ground floor. By Scott Woodbury [This photo was original published in The Gateway Gardener June 2015 issue.]

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