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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.
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.
Guide to Growing Sedum – Selection, Planting, and Care

Guide to Growing Sedum – Selection, Planting, and Care

9 Ornamental Shrubs for Wet Soil Conditions

9 Ornamental Shrubs for Wet Soil Conditions

12 High-Pollen Flowers Bees Will Love!

12 High-Pollen Flowers Bees Will Love!

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12 Evergreen Groundcovers for a Low-Maintenance Landscape

12 Evergreen Groundcovers for a Low-Maintenance Landscape

Fill your garden’s “in-between” spaces with beautiful evergreen groundcovers! Discover some of the best plants for low-maintenance, eco-friendly groundcover.
Growing Edible Fig Trees: Variety Selection and Care Tips

Growing Edible Fig Trees: Variety Selection and Care Tips

Did you know that many varieties of edible fig trees can be grown in North American gardens? Learn how to grow your own fig tree and harvest delicious fresh figs!
60 Red Flowers for Show-Stopping Garden Designs

60 Red Flowers for Show-Stopping Garden Designs

A list of our favorite plants with red flowers that are sure to add some sizzle to your flower border, window box, or patio pots. Instantly transform any space from blah to bold with red flowers!
Herbs for Bearded Dragons: Help Keep Your “Beardie” Happy and Healthy!

Herbs for Bearded Dragons: Help Keep Your “Beardie” Happy and Healthy!

Fresh herbs and greens are a great way to supplement your bearded dragon’s need for a nutritious balanced diet. Check our list of herbs for bearded dragons with many that you can grow yourself!
How to Grow and Propagate Spider Plants (Chlorophytum species)

How to Grow and Propagate Spider Plants (Chlorophytum species)

Spider plants are fun and easy to grow and propagate! Learn how to care for your spider plant and add new Chlorophytum species to your collection.
Top 12 Houseplants for a Housewarming Gift

Top 12 Houseplants for a Housewarming Gift

Houseplants make great housewarming gifts if you stick with varieties that are easy to care for. Here’s our list of the top 12 houseplants best suited for gifting.
50 Plants with Orange Flowers to Energize Your Outdoor Spaces

50 Plants with Orange Flowers to Energize Your Outdoor Spaces

Orange flowers make a bold statement in any setting. We’ve made a list of 50 orange flowers that are sure to add vibrancy to your garden, edgings, and patio pots.
70 Cheerful Plants with Yellow Flowers

70 Cheerful Plants with Yellow Flowers

Yellow is a color associated with sunshine, optimism, and happiness. Here are 70 yellow flowers you can use to transform your garden, patio, or balcony into your happy place!
12 Fast-growing Trees to Quickly Update Your Landscape

12 Fast-growing Trees to Quickly Update Your Landscape

Whether you’re planting a new landscape or replacing a tree that was lost to natural causes, we’ve got tips for selecting and nurturing fast-growing trees.
45 Plants with Pretty Pink Flowers

45 Plants with Pretty Pink Flowers

Whether you prefer a soft pastel pink or a vibrant hot pink, you’re sure to find one of these 45 pink flowers perfect for your design scheme.
Foundation Planting Ideas to Transform Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Foundation Planting Ideas to Transform Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Find the perfect plants to design a foundation planting around your home that enhances the landscape and complements your personal style.
Ornamental Grasses: Selection, Design Ideas and Care

Ornamental Grasses: Selection, Design Ideas and Care

Ornamental grasses are a gardener’s dream! We feature 15 of the most popular varieties plus tips on selecting and growing grass.
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Frost Map with Dates

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