Today is the first day of spring and I feel that’s certainly something to celebrate. For homesteaders, spring represents the new year of growing and producing food for our families. While making plans for your gardens this year, don’t forget about local pollinators. We rely on them as much as they now rely on us. Butterflies are stretching their wings in Mexico right now, preparing for their journey north. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could welcome them with open arms when they arrive? That’s why I’m teaming up with Nature Hills Nursery, Inc. to offer an amazing spring giveaway.
Nature Hills Nursery, Inc. started as a local tree nursery but has grown their offerings as well as their geographical reach. They are a mostly family-run operation that puts customer service above everything else. Their mission…
Our mission is to continually improve all aspects of our business in order to exceed our nationwide customers’ expectations. Nature Hills Nursery strives to offer one of the largest selections of high quality live plants and related products, complete with extensive plant information, while maintaining an exceptional level of customer service. We will not sacrifice the personal attention we give our customers for our expanded growth.
Nature Hill Nursery’s Amazing Selection
I’ve spent the last month going through their amazing fruit trees and plants in the hopes of adding fruit production to our homestead. It’s so hard to decide what to get (the bane of a small-space homestead). I love a good Braeburn apple, but I didn’t know Gala apples could be grown in my neck of the woods.
Their perennial selection is great as well. I spend so much time on my food-producing gardens that I really enjoy a set & forget approach with my flowers. I don’t mind pruning and amending the soil, but I don’t have the time to put annuals in every year. Whether you are looking for spring, summer, or fall blooms, Nature Hills Nursery, Inc. has what you’re looking for. They even have Ajuga, which is what I planted where the old pine tree was. Grass wouldn’t grow there, but the Ajuga took nicely and attracted some beautiful butterflies.
Speaking of butterflies…
Do you want to turn your yard into a butterfly magnet?
Groovy Grape Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii) is a 6 to 8-foot tall shrub covered in huge (six to ten inches long!) spikes of violet-purple flowers that are an instant draw to butterflies and hummingbirds far and wide. The flowers are strikingly colored and come in droves, ensuring that you will have plenty of great cuts for inside as well as plenty of food for butterflies and hummingbirds outside.
Groovy Grape grows quickly to fill in bare spots in your foundation plantings, borders, and beds. They will reach their full height every year before you know it. Get your groove on and enter to win one, compliments of Nature Hills Nursery, Inc.
This contest has come to an end, but be sure to subscribe to The Homestead Helper and I’ll notify you when another giveaway comes our way.