beneficial bugs and insects

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!
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!
Guide to the Safe Use of Home and Garden Chemicals

Guide to the Safe Use of Home and Garden Chemicals

Sometimes chemical solutions are necessary to control severe infestations of plant pests or diseases. Learn how to safely handle home and garden chemicals to protect yourself and the environment.
Plant a Butterfly Garden: Best Plants that Attract Butterflies

Plant a Butterfly Garden: Best Plants that Attract Butterflies

Discover flowers, trees, and shrubs to attract butterflies and turn your yard into a pollinator haven, including flowers to attract monarch butterflies.
Plants to Attract Dragonflies for Natural Mosquito Control

Plants to Attract Dragonflies for Natural Mosquito Control

Dragonflies love to eat mosquitoes and can get through 100 or more per day. Grow these plants to attract more of the beautiful insect hunters into your garden and help keep mosquito numbers under control.
Plant a Pollinator Garden

Plant a Pollinator Garden

Bees and other pollinating insects are an important part of the ecosystem. You can plant a garden that provides a food source for pollinators and adds beauty to your yard.
Build a House for Native Bees

Build a House for Native Bees

Celebrate mason and leafcutter bees with your family by providing bee houses and harvesting their cocoons to keep them safe. We have three styles of bee houses you can make with just a few simple tools and supplies.
Container Gardens for Butterflies

Container Gardens for Butterflies

Even if you don’t have a lot of garden space, you can still grow plants in containers that will provide food for caterpillars, nectar for butterflies and shelter for their eggs. This article includes a list of plants favored by butterflies.
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

USDA zone finder with zip code search and maps

USDA Zone Finder

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Plant Library

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