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10 Beautiful Edging Plants for a Lawn, Walkway, or Garden Border

10 Beautiful Edging Plants for a Lawn, Walkway, or Garden Border

Edging plants are used to define garden borders and add beauty around walkways. Discover ten attractive edging plants for your lawn, paths, or garden borders.
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.
Gardening with Native Plants – Growing Tips and 30 Perennial Native Plant Suggestions

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

12 Flowers that Don’t Attract Bees

12 Flowers that Don’t Attract Bees

12 Decorative Shrubs for Growing in Pots

12 Decorative Shrubs for Growing in Pots

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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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
54 Plants with True Blue Flowers

54 Plants with True Blue Flowers

Blue flowers are a rare addition to your garden color palette. Discover plants with blue flowers that you can use to bring the soothing qualities of blue into your landscape and containers.
The Magnificent Monstera Plant – Care Guide and Varieties

The Magnificent Monstera Plant – Care Guide and Varieties

Monstera plants are not only a striking and unique addition to your plant home, but a reminder of the adaptability and tenacity of nature! Monstera plants are easy to care for and fun to grow!
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Frost Map with Dates

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16 Flowers for Shade

16 Flowers for Shade

Discover how you can infuse color into every corner of your garden with flowers for shade. These low-light tolerant plants can manage with six or more hours of shade each day.
Annual Flowers by Color

Annual Flowers by Color

Do you have a specific color scheme in mind for your landscape or want to color-coordinate flowers for a special event? We’ve created a list with pictures of some of our favorite annuals, sorted by color to make it easy for you to find your favorites.
Best Varieties of Hosta for Shade

Best Varieties of Hosta for Shade

Different Seed Types You Can Grow

Different Seed Types You Can Grow

Get to Know Roses

Get to Know Roses

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