Attracting MORE Insects with Native Plants: Part 3 – Bird Food and Biological Control

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  Syrphid fly (larvae are aphid predators) on marsh marigold (Caltha leptosepala) Native plants are the key to attract native fauna.
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Seedlings are everywhere – must be spring!

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We sow the seeds for the native plants we grow in the fall and winter of each year; it is with
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Serviceberry – or is it Saskatoon?

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Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia) is a widespread shrub and member of the Rose Family found on both sides of the Cascades in
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Attracting MORE Insects with Native Plants – Part 2: Butterflies

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(The snow is finally retreating!  Derby Canyon Natives will open for retail sales Friday, March 21, and thereafter be open every
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Attracting MORE Insects with Native Plants – Part 1: Native Bees

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[Winter is hanging around still; after an almost snowless and warm December and January we now have 12” on the ground
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The nursery is expanding… and closing until next year

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The fall colors have been outstanding this year, both in the forest and in the nursery; pictured above are one-year seedlings
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Goodbye, wild ginger, so long thyme-leaved buckwheat

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It’s not quite October and already I’ve had to decide what we will grow for next year.  Seed sowing is underway
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Late summer flowers for native pollinators

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Parnassian butterfly on coyote mint (Monardella odoratissimma), late August at 4500′  Most of our native wildflowers of the lower elevations of Central
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What are these magic beans?

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What native plant from Chelan County yields such large and distinctive seeds?  Why, it’s our only native peony!  Brown’s peony (Paeonia
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Head for the hills… for the wildflowers

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Eriogonum ovalifolium near Windy Pass By late June the wildflowers at the lower elevations in Central Washington are past their peak,
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