You’re bound to see one at least once in your lifetime, and it’s stunning to admire how beautiful and just how fast these little suckers are. Here at Johnson Nursery, we are surrounded by nature and fortunate enough to see them hum on by while enjoying the nutritious nectar our plants give them. Sometimes we… Read More Pollinator Week: Hummingbirds!￼
I’ve loved watching butterflies for as long as I can remember. I’ve always been enchanted by their many colors, patterns, the way they fly gracefully, or lopsided, or in a jerky up-and-down-and-all-around fashion. It’s not uncommon to see me quietly and carefully creeping around a flower bed trying to catch that perfect image or video… Read More Pollinator Week: Butterflies!
Six years ago, I started dating a beekeeper, little did I know, his passion for them would make me fall in love with the creatures that once scared me. Everyone knows that fear… “LOOK OUT THERE’S A BEE!” You duck, swat, and some even run… But honestly, there’s really no need. Honey bees lose their… Read More Pollinator Week: Did you know… The Honey Bee – Apis Mellifera
I was taking photos in The Gardens of Southeastern North Carolina a couple of months ago when I came across something I’d never seen before. It was black and yellow and furry with large, beautifully detailed wings like a butterfly. It was unmoving, nestled within the petals of a large white tulip. I wondered if… Read More Pollinator Week: Introducing the Hummingbird Moth
Whether you are relocating a plant in a nursery pot or one that has overgrown its container, we’ve got some tips for anyone who is looking to find a permanent spot for their plant. STEP 1: Choose the perfect spot for your plant. Does this spot get full sun, part sun, part shade, or full… Read More Gardening 101: From Potted to Planted
Here’s a quick solution gardening guide for any home or gardener– plants for any problem. Wet Soils: Finding a great plant for wet areas doesn’t have to be hard, even with shade! You can always start by looking at plantings from Japanese gardens or any other climates that generally have high precipitation. For me, I… Read More Solution Gardening 101
American Elms were first noticed to decline around 1920-1930 (est.) and approximately 40 million trees have died since due to one particular type of pathogen – Dutch Elm Disease, or DED.… Read More Endangered – The American Elm