New at Buchanan's
Bug Repelling Plants
See ya later pests!
Pesticides aren’t the only way to get rid of bugs! You can plant fragrant plants around the garden that will naturally deter pests from coming to your yard. Plant now for mosquito-free summers! We recommend going with Lemon Balm, Marigolds, Lavender, or Rosemary.
Lacewings are friends, not foes!
Not all bugs are bad! In fact Lacewings and Nematodes actually eat the pests you’d like to get rid of. Lacewings eat aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, leafhopper nymphs, moth eggs, scales, thrips, and whiteflies. Nematodes go into the soil to attack and kill weevils, clearwing borers, cutworms, sod webworms, chinch bugs, and white grubs.
Organic ways to kill pests!
Organic pesticides are safe, effective, and cause less harm to the environment. There are many organic pesticides on the market, but a better question is why bother with anything other than the best organic pesticides on the market? Consider picking up our recommendations next time you’re in!
Native of the Week
Upright, hairy perennial, 1-2 ft. tall with a rosette of leaves at the base. The leaves are deeply 3-lobed, with a few simple leaves higher up on the stem. Large basal leaves are purple-tinged in the winter. Square stem and 2-lipped blossom of the mints. Its pale-blue to violet, tubular flowers are arranged in whorls around the stem forming an interrupted, terminal spike. Each blossom is about 1 inch long. The sepals are purplish-brown.
Scientific name: Salvia lyrata L.
Plant type: Perennial
Plant hardiness zone: 6
Mature height: 1' - 2'
Spread: 1' - 3'