Great fritillary butterfly in meadow. Flowering meadow Pond-side landings for storm water management Stream-side planting Autumn meadow color Monarch butterfly lands on Joe Pye weed, boneset, goldenrod.

Landscape Ideas, Designs, Plans with Kathy Connolly

Covering Ground

March, 2021
Skunk cabbage emerges very early.
It's March. Let's Talk About Skunk Cabbage.

What's one of the very earliest native plants to emerge in southern New England? You guessed it. That funky swamp-life called skunk cabbage. The odiferous blossoms smell mighty good to particular flies and beetles. Those flies offer something to the skunk cabbage, too--pollination. 

A mourning cloak butterfly flies on March 21. Early-blooming red maples provide it with nectar. 

Jack-in-the-pulpit appears in late March, attracting its own pollinators--fungus gnats. 

Speaking Events

Monday, March 8, 2021 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Webinar, Massachusetts Master Gardeners
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Webinar, Cheshire Public Library
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Webinar: Portland Garden Club
Monday, April 5, 2021 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Webinar: New Haven Garden Club
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Easton Garden Club, in-person or Webinar
Friday, April 23, 2021 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Webinar, 6 hrs instruction in 2 sessions of 3 hours each