Life at the Nursery – The Business of Birds

The nursery is teeming with life year-round, especially in the spring and summer. In addition to all of the lovely plants, flowers, shrubs and trees, a variety of species of wildlife thrive on the 450 acres of land that Johnson Nursery, The Garden Center and The Gardens of Southeastern North Carolina encompass. I recently had… Read More Life at the Nursery – The Business of Birds

Gardening 101: Create a Colorful, Low Maintenance Garden

10 gorgeous shrubs, plants, flowers and grasses that create a polished look with little upkeep. Low maintenance gardening is a great option for those of us who don’t have a lot of time to spend in the garden but still want their yard to look lush and manicured. There are many ways to make gardening… Read More Gardening 101: Create a Colorful, Low Maintenance Garden

Pollinator Week: Did you know… The Honey Bee – Apis Mellifera

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

Pollinator Week: Introducing the Hummingbird Moth

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

The Unsung Heroes – Pollinator Appreciation

Did you know: Over 80% of the world’s plants must have a pollinator in order to reproduce? Pollination is a simple act of transference; pollen grains from the anther (male) to the stigma (female). Since the majority of our botanical beauties remain in place, it is crucial for them to find an outside stimuli for… Read More The Unsung Heroes – Pollinator Appreciation

Pollination Appreciation!

Don’t forget, Pollinator week is June 21st to the 27th! If you’re looking to bring the birds, bees and butterflies to your garden, see below for a few options to have you garden buzzing with excitement!   Coreopsis vert. ‘Moonbeam’ Lantana Luscious® Citrus Blend™ Verbena EnduraScape™ Blue Improved Buddleia x ‘Miss Molly’ Echinacea Lakota™ Fire Portulaca… Read More Pollination Appreciation!