Hollow Joe-pye Weed and Bee Homes April 30 2020

Leave about 1' of stem when you cut these plants back and you will be making a home for bees for the coming year.

Fall is the time to plant your perennial garden for next year! August 31 2018

As fall approaches, consider now as a good time to plan and plant your perennial garden for next year. Usually, plant spring-blooming plants in the fall and fall-blooming plants in the spring. Also consider buying plants from native plant nurseries and using those that are pollinator friendly.

From all of us at Maywood Publishing - Phil, Rita, and Argo... December 13 2017

Holiday Shopping! November 24 2017

Butterflies Of Tennessee makes a unique gift for that gardener or outdoor person in your life! Order today to receive in time for Dec 25!

Joe-Pye Weed Blooming July 28 2016

Seems counterintuitive, doesn't it, that a plant name with the word "weed" in it would be a good thing to have in your garden, right?

Yet, Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium spp.) is a verified (documented) great nectaring plant for at least 10 different butterfly species in Tennessee! Not only is this plant useful, it is beautiful as well. Check it out at your local native plant nursery and remember to ask about neonicitinoid-free plants.

Happy butterfly gardening! 

Summertime Butterfly Notes July 18 2016


July and August are great months to take notes on which plants in your garden are the most used by butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. This year, USDA organic zinnias are proving to be the best nectaring plants in my yard!

Remember - May is Mother's Day and June is Father's Day! March 30 2016

Mother's Day and Father's Day are coming up! Think about honoring your mom or dad with a copy of Butterflies Of Tennessee, a gift that lasts!

Winter Garden Plans January 19 2016

What better way to spend a winter's day than thinking about warmer weather? Start planning your garden now by selecting some of the plants mentioned in Butterflies Of Tennessee that feed and nurture the butterflies that come your way. Information is right at hand with this book specific to the butterflies that live in our state. Order today!

Mother's Day is coming soon! March 14 2014

Mother's Day is May 8 and Father's Day is June 19! Both will be here before you know it! What better way to honor your mom, dad, wife, husband, brother, sister, or friend than by sending them a shiny, new copy of Butterflies Of Tennessee? They will love it!