Tag Archives: pollinators

Miss Jackson if you’re nasty…

Janet Jackson’s classic “Nasty” let people know she demanded respect. Her full name in the song is Janet Privacy Control ūüí™. Her first name ain’t baby. But if you are nasty you can call her Miss Jackson. If you are unsure of the reference – is that possible? – here is a video: We have […]

And the Results are In

We choose what plants we grow based on a few things, some of those considerations are: Do we like them? Do you want them? Can we grow them? Will they grow well? Do we think you should be growing them? Can we make money growing and selling them? There are many reasons you may or […]

Joe Pye Weed Safari

Joe Pye Weed, the artist formerly known as Eupatorium purpureum,¬†is currently known to the up and coming horticulturists, landscape architects, conservationists, growers, and others out there learning now or willing to make the transition (we are not as you will notice in our catalog), as¬†Eutrochium purpureum. Pretty common and readily available, you all probably know […]

Penstemons – Filling the Late Spring Flower Lull

It happens this time each year, at least in this garden, the greens and the textures take over. They are great! Especially shiny and pleasing after one of the (many) rains we have. Different fern frond patterns stand tall among the seedheads forming and the flower buds getting ready for their debut. Grasses mingle in […]

Cultivars: We Have Those, and We are Okay with That.

Seems there is a lot of controversy in this small native plant world. One of the points of contention that keeps arising is the kerfuffle over whether cultivars of native plants are, in fact, native plants. We here at New Moon, are not in the business of telling you what to think. Remember our discussion […]