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Best Native Milkweed Species for Monarch Butterflies

Best Native Milkweed Species for Monarch Butterflies

Milkweed plants are an essential part of a monarch butterfly’s lifecycle. You can help restore dwindling monarch populations by growing milkweed plants.
How to Control Squash Bugs – Identification and Strategies

How to Control Squash Bugs – Identification and Strategies

Squash bugs are common garden pests that eat squash, pumpkins, and melons. Learn how to control squash bugs in your garden.
Gardening with Native Plants – Growing Tips and 30 Perennial Native Plant Suggestions

Gardening with Native Plants – Growing Tips and 30 Perennial Native Plant Suggestions

Embrace the beauty and benefits of gardening with native plants in home landscaping. Includes a growing guide and 30 native plant suggestions.
12 Flowers that Don’t Attract Bees

12 Flowers that Don’t Attract Bees

Due to allergies or phobias, bee-friendly gardening isn’t for everyone. Discover beautiful flowers that don’t attract bees.
12 Decorative Shrubs for Growing in Pots

12 Decorative Shrubs for Growing in Pots

Growing shrubs in containers is a flexible way to add featured plants to a garden. Discover 12 perfect varieties of shrubs for growing in pots.
Guide to Growing Sedum – Selection, Planting, and Care

Guide to Growing Sedum – Selection, Planting, and Care

Learn all about growing sedum, including how to choose among the many varieties and how to plant and care for these lovely flowering succulents.
30 of the Best Plants for Hanging Houseplants

30 of the Best Plants for Hanging Houseplants

Learn which foliage plants make the best, easy-care hanging houseplants. Take advantage of a room’s vertical space while adding natural beauty to your home décor.
9 Ornamental Shrubs for Wet Soil Conditions

9 Ornamental Shrubs for Wet Soil Conditions

Most plants can’t thrive in extremely wet soil. Here are 9 shrubs for wet soil that won’t suffer in soggy conditions.
12 High-Pollen Flowers Bees Will Love!

12 High-Pollen Flowers Bees Will Love!

Ready to get your yard buzzing? Learn more about the ideal habitats for bees along with a list of 12 high-pollen flowers guaranteed to attract bees to your garden!
Trap Crops Help Protect Your Favorite Plants from Insect Pests

Trap Crops Help Protect Your Favorite Plants from Insect Pests

Trap crops, also known as trap plants, are decoys planted near flowers or veggies to lure away insect pests. Trap planting is a non-chemical option for protecting a garden from insect infestation.
21 Fruit Flavored Herbs – Your Favorite Herbs with an Unexpected Twist!

21 Fruit Flavored Herbs – Your Favorite Herbs with an Unexpected Twist!

If “variety is the spice of life” then you’ll want to grow these fun, fruit flavored herbs to add fresh fragrances to your garden and create new flavor variations on your favorite recipes.
When to Prune Flowering Shrubs – Schedules for 16 of the Most Popular Shrubs

When to Prune Flowering Shrubs – Schedules for 16 of the Most Popular Shrubs

The ideal time to prune flowering shrubs depends on the species and flowering period. Learn the best time of year to prune 16 of the most common flowering shrubs.
Top Tips for Starting Seeds in the Ground Outdoors

Top Tips for Starting Seeds in the Ground Outdoors

Direct sowing means starting seeds in the ground, rather than in containers indoors. Learn which types of seeds can be started in the ground outdoors and explore the pros and cons of direct sowing.
8 Perfect Plants for a Shady Porch

8 Perfect Plants for a Shady Porch

If your porch is shady all day long, that doesn’t mean you can’t still grow beautiful plants. Growing plants on a shady porch is all about selecting the right plants.
9 Creative Window Box Ideas for Your Home

9 Creative Window Box Ideas for Your Home

Window boxes create the perfect transition from your garden to your house. Make the most of this “bonus” garden space with these creative window box ideas to dress up your window boxes year-round.
6 Ways to Attract Fireflies to Your Yard

6 Ways to Attract Fireflies to Your Yard

Fireflies, also known as lightning bugs, are symbols of summer and whimsy as they delight children and adults alike with their soft, twinkling glow. Discover six ways to attract fireflies to your yard!
16 Plants with Green Flowers for Unique Garden Designs

16 Plants with Green Flowers for Unique Garden Designs

Take a break from traditional garden themes and get creative with plants with green flowers!
Cheat Sheet for Planting Seeds

Cheat Sheet for Planting Seeds

Planting seeds and watching plants grow is fun, inexpensive, and made even easier with our simple planting tips!
Top 24 Favorite Tomato Varieties for Home Gardeners

Top 24 Favorite Tomato Varieties for Home Gardeners

Not sure what tomatoes to try this season? Home gardeners weigh in with their favorite tomato varieties for flavor and dependability.
10 Tips to Avoid Gardening Injuries

10 Tips to Avoid Gardening Injuries

Gardening injuries can result from working too long in difficult positions and performing unfamiliar movements. We’ve got tips for keeping your gardening time injury free!
60 Plants with White Flowers to Create Tranquil Garden Spaces

60 Plants with White Flowers to Create Tranquil Garden Spaces

The color white invokes a sense of coolness and calm. Make your outdoor space a source of serenity with these soothing white flowers.
Instructions for Cleaning a Birdhouse

Instructions for Cleaning a Birdhouse

Make sure your birdhouse is move-in ready! It's important to clean birdhouses annually so they'll attract new residents during the nesting season.
Fabulous Ficus

Fabulous Ficus

A rubber plant livening up a corner near the family room couch, a Ficus tree forest in the middle of a mall, or a creeping fig dangling from a home shelf…they’re all Ficus plants. Get the facts on Ficus and fit one into your life soon!
Grow Light Guidelines for Getting Seeds Started

Grow Light Guidelines for Getting Seeds Started

You don’t have to wait for the cold days of winter to pass before jumping into spring gardening. Start your seeds indoors to get a jump-start on the growing season. This article explains the pros and cons of using grow lights to start your plant seedlings. It also provides advice on the various light bulb types and proper spacing.
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