Are Soldier Beetles Good Or Bad: Attracting Soldier Beetles To The Garden - Smart gardeners who learn what soldier beetles are soon learn to attract these garden friends instead of trying to keep them away. Read this article for more information on how soldier beetles help the garden.
Garden visitors of all sorts can't resist the purple pom-poms of purple prairie clover (Dalea purpureum, zones 3 to 9). This playful perennial will have your garden abuzz with bees and butterflies this summer. It is a legume, meaning it also is a nitrogen fixer, adding natural fertilizer to the soil.