Backyard Wildlife Habitat
Bringing wildlife into your backyard can be easy. All you need to do is provide the four basic necessities: food, water, cover, and places to raise young. As Kevin Costner said in Field of Dreams, “If you build it, they will come.” To attract different types of wildlife, you will need to provide a diverse […]
Nothing conjures up images of the South more than Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora). Its glossy evergreen leaves are a great addition to the landscape at any time of the year. The large, fragrant blossoms boldly suggest “southern belle” to many. Red seeds pop out of the large velvety seed pods for great winter appeal. When […]
When Mountain Laurel blooms, it always reminds me frothy, decorative icing. As you drive along the Scenic Drives at Callaway Gardens® during the next few weeks you see beautiful evergreen shrubs with colorful bouquets of light pink blooms. Sometimes mistaken for Rhododendron at first glance, Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) is worth a closer look. The […]
Those Blooming Trees!
After the huge drifts of sinus-clogging pollen we’ve experienced earlier from pine and oaks, we don’t think too much about large flowering trees. To be truthful, the “flowers” on oaks and pines are nothing to get excited about. When flowering trees are mentioned we probably first think of ornamental trees such as dogwoods, redbuds, cherries, […]