Green Circle Growers Blog

Create a Butterfly Garden in Your Backyard

Green Circle Growers - Thursday, June 07, 2012

Watching a butterfly flit through your garden is one of summer’s delightful pleasures. As these delicate creatures alight on a flower blossom and slowly fan their wings, you have but seconds to admire their striking coloration before they take flight again. If you find yourself mesmerized by these beautiful insects, you can encourage them to visit your backyard by creating a butterfly garden. ...read more

Harvest Garden Seeds for Winter Birds

Green Circle Growers - Tuesday, August 31, 2010

As fall comes closer, migrating birds will start winging their way south to warmer climates. The first Vs of Canada geese have already split Midwestern skies. Quite a few birds, however, spend their winters in Midwestern and northern states. As unlikely as it seems, among our native winter dwellers will be some birds that have traveled south from their chilly summer habitats in the northern wilds of Canada to spend their winters in the relative warmth of the snowy Midwest. ...read more

Ornamental Grasses Attract Attention in Autumn Garden

Green Circle Growers - Friday, September 18, 2009

Ornamental Grasses add texture and motion to the garden in any season, but it is in autumn when seed heads form that ornamental grasses and their look-alike cousins sedges and rushes are most intriguing. From the gracefully arching, six-foot plumes of Stipa (Giant Feather Grass) that tower over the garden to the fuzzy dusters protruding from clumps of Festuca (Fescue) that tickle our legs as we weed, the seed pods of decorative grasses charm and delight.  ...read more