Spring has Sprung at Vivero Growers Nursery

Spring has Sprung here at the nursery.  Birds, bees and butterflies are everywhere.  It is wonderful.  The hummingbirds can’t decide what to visit first and the butterflies are making their way all around the nursery.  Lantana is a popular plant with the butterflies right now which is not really surprising. They like the large flat bloom, it makes a wonderful resting spot!   I have tried to make note if there is a particular color the butterflies are gravitating towards but they seem to share their affections for all the flowers and blooms.  Everything is so bright and colorful right Continue Reading

Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary

We have just recently returned from Mexico where we visited the Piedra Herrada Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary.  I have to say without a doubt this was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.  To see this in person is mesmerizing and breath taking. To begin the journey you can either hike up the mountain or ride a horse; we opted for the horses.  It is about a hour and a half ride up the mountain and once you arrive you will see butterflies here and there flying around.  Am I here?  Is this it?  No.  You then walk a Continue Reading

Butterflies at the Nursery

I cannot get over all the butterflies at the nursery.  They are everywhere.  Literally. It is wonderful.  I don’t know if it is due to the mild winter we had, the recents rains, a combination of the two, or what, all I know is it has been amazing.  There are several varieties of butterflies all over the nursery, more it seems like than in previous years.  They have been all over everything.   If you are trying to attract butterflies to your garden and or landscape, the easiest way to achieve this would be to plant perennials.  I get asked Continue Reading