May has arrived! The weather is warm and it’s time for a month long cat nap……I mean a new blog….
If you haven’t already planted your warm season bedding plants, now is the time!
Dig out those cool season annuals (might I suggest using a dog for help) and replace them with warm season annuals that will thrive all summer long.
My humans have come up with a few ideas for your sun and shade gardens:
What’s the Buzz: Bringing Pollinators to Your Garden
Pollinators are very important to the success of plants. Animals like hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, bats.
Pollinators are declining in numbers, so it’s best to help them out.
You can help create more nectar and pollen sources by planting flowering plants and trees. Help revive the health of pollinators!
Here is a video my humans created for plants that attract pollinators to your yard!
Those pesky aphids may be out in your garden. These insects use their piercing mouthparts to suck plant juices out of your plants.
If you have a small infestation, use a jet stream of water to knock them off your plants. Make sure to squish those bugs! (I like to use my claws) If you have a heavy infestation, there are options:
a) lady bugs- these beneficial insects eat aphids
b) insecticidal soap
c) horticultural oil
Banting’s offers these options and more in-store.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner! I’m not a huge fan of holidays, but MOMS ROCK!
I will be presenting my mom with a nice mouse…..but I hear that humans don’t love rodent gifts.
So I’ve compiled a list of the perfect gift ideas for mom. Make sure to call ahead to check our stock levels! We sell out quickly:
Knock Out Roses
Summer Crush Hydrangeas
Mother’s Day Container Gardens
Banting’s Gift Cards