My favorite plant is Centaurea montana (bachelor's button). My favorite plant that you can find at the farm right now is Oenothera lindheimeri (Guara). It is such a beautiful addition to a garden and gives movement. It is also a favorite of bees and its common name is beeblossom.
What’s your best gardening tip?
Gardening or being a gardener with a "green thumb" doesn't happen over night. It isn't something you are born with, it is something you cultivate over time. I can also promise you that I have killed more plants than those with a "black thumb."
What’s going on in your personal garden right now?
I am attracting so many humming birds right now. My Cuphea, another of my favorites, is luring all the humming birds to the yard (balcony). I am also rooting a ton of houseplant cuttings for friend.
What’s your favorite thing about working for Cornell Farms?
I love working around other self proclaimed plant nerds, or those just interested in plants. Also the creative freedom with container gardening and the ability to think outside the pot. I love learning new things from my amazing coworkers and guests. So many things I love about where I work!
You may recognize her from around the Farm or from our recent Pollinator Plants video, but we wanted to give you a better introduction to the gardener behind the friendly face! We recently sat down with our very own Josie Losh to learn more about her personal experience in the garden.
Here at Cornell Farm, we have a huge focus on pollinator plants. We even have a special section called the Pollinator Buffet dedicated completely to pollinator friendly plants and Josie has selected a few for her favorites here.
Whether you have a balcony or a back yard, it’s easy to incorporate plants that attract hummingbirds. In addition to being beautiful and inspiring to watch, hummingbirds actually provide numerous benefits to your garden.
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