Cheyenne Wine

Cheyenne Wine

Cheyenne Wine is a writer and photographer for Rare Roots nursery in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Though she is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, her best lessons have come from working in the dirt of her two-acre property in Richmond. She’s an advocate for local insects, birds, snakes, and toads. Cheyenne focuses on incorporating native plants into the landscape, attracting pollinators, and gardening sustainably.

  • Cardinal flower
    Southeast Regional Reports

    Plants That Love Humidity

    High humidity is one of the Southeast’s cornerstones, right there with country music and sweet tea. While gardeners have learned to wear its dewy sheen like a badge of honor,…

  • yellow jessamine
    Southeast Regional Reports

    Beautiful Flowering Native Vines for the Southeast

    Vines are a great way to add vertical interest to your ornamental flower beds, and native vines have the added benefit of supporting native insects. It sounds like a win-win,…

  • bird in the garden
    Southeast Regional Reports

    How to Attract Birds to Your Garden

    Flittering, twittering, and singing—birds bring so much life to a garden. Apart from their beauty and pleasant songs, they also add to the biodiversity of our landscapes by spreading seeds…

  • monarch caterpillars
    Southeast Regional Reports

    4 Must-Have Butterfly Host Plants to Support Biodiversity

    Even the most insect-wary gardeners have a special place in their hearts for butterflies. They bring a touch of whimsy and serendipity to our yards, flitting along like fairies and…

  • English Ivy climbing up trees
    Southeast Regional Reports

    How to Get Rid of English Ivy and Other Invasive Ground Covers

    When I bought my house, it was clear that the previous owners had once fallen in love with the promise of weed-controlling, high-coverage ground covers. It worked a little too…

  • late fall perennials
    Southeast Regional Reports

    Perennials That Bloom Through Late Fall

    As the weather starts to cool in midfall, many flower beds drift into a slump. The mighty summer bloomers have declined and gone to seed, and there aren’t many plants…

  • blue star creeper
    Southeast Regional Reports

    Unusual Fall Perennials for the Southeast

    In Andy Brand’s article Unusual Fall Perennials, he discusses some out-of-the-box plant picks for this spectacular time in the garden: “As we reluctantly accept the inevitable and begin preparing our gardens…