Begin making a wish list of the elements you want to add as well as the elements you need to work around. HummZinger Hummingbird Feeder. It is the peak of Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration. Numbers have exploded now that young have left the nest, females are busy with second broods, and hummingbirds that nested in the far north Gaspe Peninsula are moving south. Gardens designed and planted with hummingbird-friendly plants and a wealth of yummy soft-bodied insects which hummingbirds also love to eat are experiencing a virtual blizzard of hummingbirds.
Pat Sutton has worked with 18 garden owners to line up a set of Garden Tours not to be missed!
Native nectar plants, healthy insect populations, water sources, and adequate cover are key elements of each garden. Gardening naturalist and author, Pat Sutton, leads these tours, which include her own garden in Goshen North tour. Bring lunch since the group will eat in one of the gardens.
These tours require preregistration with payment. Walk-ins are welcome on a space-available basis. Become a member of NJAS and receive discounts in the gift shop and on many programs. And they just keep getting yummier and yummier! Imagine getting a glimpse into private backyard wildlife gardens, interacting with the artists who created them, having each and every garden and wildlife question answered, enjoying it with a group of fellow wildlife gardeners, all while being entertained by buzzing and hungry and feisty hummingbirds, dazzling dragonflies, glittering butterflies and other pollinators!
More butterfly and hummingbird gardens are tucked into Cape May County than probably anywhere else in the country. Mid-July is the time of peak butterfly diversity and numbers. Gardens look completely different from one month to the next so seriously consider all 9 tours. Learn the magic combination of native nectar plants and caterpillar plants that makes a garden especially attractive to butterflies. Design ideas and new wildlife plants will be showcased while tour participants are entertained by a blizzard of butterflies and hummingbirds.
Each features native nectar plants and as many as five different kinds of milkweed used by Monarchs for egg laying to create the next generation. With the downward spiral of the Monarch population, time will tell, but we hope our gardens will be hosting Monarchs and Monarch eggs, caterpillars, and maybe even a chrysalis. The complex Monarch migration will be both explained and enjoyed. Fall gardens will be full of other butterflies and many interesting pollinators. Imagine getting a glimpse into private backyard wildlife gardens, interacting with the artists who created them, having each and every garden and wildlife question answered, and enjoying it with a group of fellow wildlife gardeners.
Expect clouds of Monarchs and other butterflies, Monarch eggs, caterpillars, and maybe even a chrysalis. Limit: 25 per tour.
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Registration: you may register by phone at You can also see gardens that were included on the North Tour and on the South Tour. Tuck more of the insulating material leaves, pine needles down around the edges. You could probably store the crate or trash can full of Canna tubers in a garage as well. They are a lovely accent in the garden.
Simply scrape away a shallow area not a deep hole , lay down the Canna tuber, and cover it with soil. One tuber will grow into several tubers sometimes numerous tubers and send up a number of stalks that will bloom all summer and right through late fall until the first frost, drawing in constant nectaring hummingbirds.
Happy Gardening, Pat. Sign up for the session that best fits your schedule: August 25, Saturday — 2 tours: a. Sunday, August 26 is the Rain Date.
Mistflower with Gray Hairstreak and a caterpillar. Shade Gardening is one of 2 new topics covered in Imagine walking out your own door into a habitat that YOU created, a habitat that fills up with wildlife visitors galore: hummingbirds, butterflies, caterpillars, chrysalises, dragonflies, ladybugs, many different native bees, beetles and other fun pollinators, songbirds, frogs, turtles, moths at night, and more! The 5-hour format 10 a. Nothing beats collective experience and roundtable discussion each workshop will culminate in a site visit to a nearby backyard habitat including my own and others where wildlife-friendly practices and design and plant selections will be showcased Three different Green Frogs called our ponds home in , along with many Leopard Frogs and Gray Tree Frogs.
So, what do you say! Will I see you in March and early April? Every walk down the garden path is full of wonder, here 4 Monarch caterpillars on Swamp Milkweed Learn to create gardens and habitats in little time, save money by encouraging seed production rather than hampering it with traditional gardening practices , and see long-term results by implementing wildlife-friendly garden practices rather than traditional wildlife death-trap practices.
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Educate yourself. I have heard my share of horror stories where folks have paid dearly for a butterfly garden of native plants and instead got a bed of non-native invasives. Nothing beats collective experience and roundtable discussion each workshop will culminate in a site visit to a nearby backyard habitat including my own and others where wildlife-friendly practices and design and plant selections will be showcased Golden-crowned Kinglet successfully finding food in Frost Aster, a lovely native So, what do you say!
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