Tag: Purple coneflower

A new garden plan for Fortex green pole beans

Pole bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Fortex green pole beans have been my favorite green bean for many years now. I’m not inclined to try bush beans (again) or to experiment with new varieties of pole beans. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s the… Continue Reading “A new garden plan for Fortex green pole beans”

Eastern tiger swallowtails

Eastern tiger swallowtails (Papilio¬†glacus). According to NABA-North Jersey Butterfly Club website, eastern tiger swallowtails are common in New Jersey. They are attracted to purple coneflowers for nectaring, as shown here. Also wild bergamot and milkweed, which are also present in my garden. Larval food… Continue Reading “Eastern tiger swallowtails”

April blooms

April blooms. Here it is the last week of April. What a difference a month makes. As I wrote in the post¬†March changes, I was in despair at the end of March thinking that the freezing temps and snow would never go away. Although… Continue Reading “April blooms”