Category Archives: Garden Certification

President’s Project – Appalachian Wildlife Center

In Bell County in the Mountain Laurel District of The Garden Club of Kentucky there is a 12,000-acre tract of land that is being developed for an elk preserve by The Appalachian Wildlife Foundation. This preserve, which will be developed … Continue reading

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President’s Project: KY Highway Right-of-Ways

Native Plants on Highway Right-of-Ways and Public Space in KY There have been some efforts made in Kentucky to plant small plots of native plants for our pollinators in Monarch Way Stations, in our state parks and on our highway … Continue reading

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Native Plants for Pollinators and Wildlife

click this link below to download a printable chart POLLINATOR PLANTS FOR GCKY (from The Garden Club of Kentucky), gardenclubky.org KEY:  s = sunny, ps = part sun, wd = well drained, d = dry, m = moist Common Name … Continue reading

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Online Resources – Education about Pollinators

POLLINATION – ONLINE EDUCATION RESOURCES: The following link to a You Tube presentation on Pollinators is perfect to review pollination with students who understand the basic concepts.  http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/xHkq1edcbk4?rel=0 http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/documents/AttractingPollinatorsV5.pdf. A wonderful pamphlet from the US Forest Service on pollinators. http://www.gardenclub.org/projects/presidents-projects/backyard-wildlife-habitat.aspx. Learn about … Continue reading

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Pollinator Presentation

Read Pollinator Power by National Garden Club. Below are  links to a presentation for kids about pollinators: why should they care? what ARE pollinators? what IS pollination? Pollinator Presentation for Kids (PowerPoint with animations) Pollinator Presentation for Kids (PDF) Notes … Continue reading

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Waystations

Joanna Kirby, president of the Kentucky Garden Club, is urging gardeners to establish “monarch way stations” across the state where the larvae may feed. Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/07/21/2725261/uncommonwealth-state-gardening.html#storylink=cpy Kirby and others, including Monarchwatch.org and Wild Ones, a leader in the natural … Continue reading

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Monarch News

Send a Monarch to Mexico, 2015 The 20th annual Symbolic Monarch Butterfly Migration is about to begin. Children in the US and Canada are invited to create ambassador butterflies for students who live beside the monarchs’ winter sanctuaries in Mexico. … Continue reading

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Report Monarch Sightings!

Did you know that you can report your sightings of monarch eggs, caterpillars, and butterflies?  This will allow your sightings to be part of one of the largest data bases recording sightings in North America – Journey North.  Go to journeynorth.org/sightings/ or … Continue reading

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Monarch Waystations

If you plant it, they will come! The Monarchs are here and they love the bright colors of zinnias and sunflowers as they float through the gardens of Kentucky, but they also  need their only host plant, Milkweed, to lay their … Continue reading

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Viceroy Butterfly

Viceroy Butterfly Print The Viceroy is pictured with the Goldenrod Kentucky’s state flower that is among the favorite foods of the Viceroy. The Viceroy’s markings, very similar to those of the Monarch butterfly were once thought to mimic those of … Continue reading

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