Planting for bees, butterflies, hummers

Now that the calendar has turned over to 2016, gardeners are looking forward to next year. Thanks QC-Times for the feature!

Source: Planting for bees, butterflies, hummers

purple hyssop

Head to our partner website: for the 2016 Native Trees and Plants order forms! The Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District will also be continuing their “Sponsor a Monarch Butterfly Program” Money from these fundraising sales help the District support local scholarships, educational programs and other community projects!

January Lunch Forum- Floating Islands

PSCW would like to thank everyone who came out to our January lunch forum! We had a wonderful turn out of over 60 people interested in pond improvement and management  strategies.

Ryan McCaw of Efficient Pond Management  discussed Floating Islands, a natural way to clear and improve water. The islands are made from upcycled plastic, originally plastic bottles and paired with plants that pull nitrates, phosphates and other pollutants from pond water. Ryan explained the basics on how the islands are constructed, planted and installed. He outlined how to use floating islands in conjunction with other best management practices as part of a total pond management plan resulting in a clean pond and enhanced environment.

If you are have any questions or are interested in receiving more information please contact:

Ryan McCaw
email –
Phone 563-370-6608