Dog Days of Summer– hot picks!

rudbeckia fulgida blkeye susan  Rudbeckia fulgida (black eyed Susan)– just one of many varieties.

 Good in same conditions as milkweed (also many varieties):

                            Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

This is the time of year that the hot temps can begin to take a toll on our flowerbeds.

A recent show on the Pledge we talked about what to plant to attract good bugs, the monarch diet, and some other gardening tips.

Did you know that The ONLY thing monarch caterpillars will eat is MILKWEED!  So, many people have been helping out by planting one or more varieties of milkweed to provide food for these baby monarchs.

The FlowerCoach is on the Pledge news hour around 7:45 a.m. –every Thursday morning (96.5, Pledge) with Carrie Davis– click on the link to hear the one from July 20!