Noelle Johnson

Noelle Johnson

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How to Identify a Eurasian Collared-Dove

Look for a Eurasian collared-dove at feeders in the western and southern states. Learn what the nonnative bird looks and sounds like.

Hummingbirds Love Penstemon Flowers (Beardtongue)

The flowering spikes of penstemon, also known as beardtongue, transform the garden in spring and summer and attract hummingbirds.

Plant Brunnera Jack Frost in a Shady Spot

If you're tired of hostas and want an eye-catching, easy-to-grow foliage plant for your shady areas, try brunnera Jack Frost.