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Top 16 Easy Flowers Anyone Can Grow

Tired of flowers that won't bloom or can't stand a dry spell? Try one or all of these easy flowers to grow for a gorgeous garden with minimal effort.

Is Honeyvine Milkweed an Invasive Plant?

Honeyvine, or milkweed vine, is a native host plant for monarchs. But it can spread aggressively. Find out if it's...


Meet the Milkweed Tussock Moth and Caterpillar

Milkweed tussock moth caterpillars are some of the most interesting caterpillars you can find in the garden—just plant milkweed to...


Here’s How To Keep Squash Bugs Out of Your Garden

If you're a gourd grower, here's how to keep squash bugs out of your garden so they don't ruin your...


How to Collect Milkweed Seeds From Pods

Milkweed is tricky to grow from seed. Learn how to save seeds from milkweed pods and when to plant seeds...

6 Genius Ways to Use Up Extra Tomatoes and Veggies

Is your garden too productive this year? Not sure what to do with all of those tomatoes? Make the most...


Illuminating Lightning Bug Facts You Didn’t Know

Get answers to common lightning bug questions. Find out why lightning bugs light up, when lightning bugs come out and...

21 Pictures That Will Change How You See Bugs

Never think of bugs as creepy or crawly again! These pictures of bugs show how amazing (and beautiful) these creatures...


20 Must-See Pictures of Monarch Butterflies

Monarchs are among the most beautiful backyard visitors. Marvel at them with these gorgeous pictures of monarch butterflies.


What Does a Monarch Caterpillar and Chrysalis Look Like?

A monarch caterpillar isn't hard to find if you know what to look for! Here's how to spot a caterpillar...


All About Comma and Question Mark Butterflies

Study your punctuation and learn about the comma butterfly and question mark butterfly. Look at their wings to see how...

Is Tropical Milkweed Bad for Monarchs?

Should you avoid planting tropical milkweed for monarchs? Find out what garden experts say and find native milkweed varieties to...


Grow Showy Milkweed in Arid Conditions

For those living in arid climates, showy milkweed is a great way to help monarch butterflies. Here's how to grow...


11 Fascinating Monarch Butterfly Facts

Learn facts about the monarch butterfly, including how how to tell male and female monarchs apart and if monarchs are...


How to Grow Swamp Milkweed

Worried about common milkweed taking over your garden? Swamp milkweed, or red milkweed, is less aggressive but good for monarchs.


Grow Native Butterfly Weed for Monarchs

Native butterfly weed is a perfect pick to draw plenty of pollinators. Here's how to add this monarch host plant...

Is That a Yellow Monarch Butterfly in Your Garden?

Think you saw a yellow monarch butterfly? Learn how to stop making this butterfly blunder and see photos of yellow...


Queen vs Monarch: Butterfly Mimicry

Think you saw a monarch? Look again. That orange pollinator might be a butterfly mimic. See the differences between a...


Monarch Eggs or Aphids? How to Tell the Difference

Look closely at your milkweed plants. Learn how to tell the difference between monarch butterfly eggs and aphids.


Canna Leaf Rollers Are the Bugs Eating Your Cannas

Learn about canna leaf rollers, the small garden pests leaving holes in your canna plants, and how to get rid...


What’s Wrong With My Succulent?

Need succulent troubleshooting tips? Find out what's wrong with your succulent and how to fix shriveled leaves and stretched out...


Container Ideas: Miniature Succulent Fairy Garden

Looking for unique container ideas? Create a succulent fairy garden using succulents and miniature fairy garden accessories.


Raising Monarch Butterflies: What You Need to Know

Find out how to raise monarch butterflies and and see what supplies you need. Plus, readers share tips and stories...


Monarch Butterflies Listed as Endangered

You may have seen reports saying monarch butterflies are endangered. See what experts say about monarch population numbers and how...

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Top 10 Year Round Flowers and Perennial Plants

Want a garden that’s beautiful all year long? It’s possible with these backyard gardening picks for year round flowers and...


Pretty Perennial Container Garden Ideas

From saving money to the array of perennial container garden ideas you can choose from, benefits abound when you plant...


Keep Planting Perennials in Fall

Learn the gardening basics of planting perennials in fall and find out why this is a prime season for gardening.


Globe Mallow: Native Perennial Plant With a Floral Surprise

Globe mallow is a native shrub that brings a cottage garden look and feel to a desert garden. In spring, this...


Irritating and Poisonous Plants You Should Avoid

Some plants in your backyard may cause rashes, illness or other ill effects. Watch out for these irritating and poisonous...


10 Seriously Cool Succulents That Make Great Houseplants

If you're looking for some eccentric, low-maintenance plants to keep you company indoors, look no further than succulents. Here are...