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Top 10 Summer Flowering Shrubs for Full Sun

Attract hummingbirds and butterflies with these summer flowering shrubs for full sun that provide a robust nectar source in your own backyard.

The Best New Garden Plants for 2021

Reawaken your garden with these stunning new garden plants.


The Best New Vegetables to Grow This Summer

Add tasty new veggie varieties to the menu this growing season. Some of these best vegetables to grow are perfect...


Everything You Need for Any Type of Garden

Help your garden grow with the best tools, clothing and accessories for working in any lawn, flowerbed or vegetable patch.

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Top 15 Colorful Flowers Hummingbirds Like

What flowers do hummingbirds like? Turn your garden into a pollinator haven with colorful hummingbird flowers such as bee balm,...

Modern Minis: Small Plants for Small Yards

Give your yard a modern miniature makeover. Good things come in small packages with these new varieties of dwarf and...


Best Indoor Office Plants for a Home Workspace (or Cubicle)

If you're starting a new job, sprucing up your home office or decking out your desk, think green! Here's the...

Top 10 Fall Blooming Perennials for Your Garden

Welcome shorter days and longer nights with colorful blooming fall perennials that light up your late-season flower garden, like sedum,...


Late Summer and Fall Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

When planning a garden, make sure you include these great fall flowers that attract hummingbirds. They bloom their best when...


How to Harvest, Store and Dry Herbs

Stock your pantry with homegrown fresh herbs, like parsley, basil, thyme and oregano to save money at the grocery store....


The Top 10 Dorm Room Plants for College Students

When you're shopping for college, don't forget about plants! We found the best dorm room plants that are fun-to-grow, carefree,...

10 Ways to Conserve Water in the Garden

When rain is scarce, gardeners need ways to conserve water. Follow these simple tips to use water smartly and still...


Top 15 Drought-Tolerant Plants That Can Handle Dry Weather

Even when the rain stops, these drought-tolerant plants keep going strong. They’ll survive dry conditions while adding color and texture...


Where Do Butterflies Go When It Rains?

If a storm is coming, make sure your butterflies have safe habitat to ride out the weather. Find out where...


Plant Fragrant Moonflower to Attract Moths

Wonderfully fragrant moonflower blooms after dark, attracting beautiful sphinx moths to your flower garden. This vining plant is easy to...


17 Best Flowers That Attract Bees

Create an ideal pollinator habitat by growing the plants and flowers bees love most. Plant these flowers that attract bees.

Myths and Facts About Butterfly Host Plants

It takes more than nectar to increase the variety of species in your garden. Learn about butterfly host plants and...


Top 10 Butterfly Host Plants to Attract Pollinators

Ready to take butterfly gardening to the next level? Plant butterfly host plants to give caterpillars food to eat and...


How to Grow Peanuts (and Nutty Peanut Facts!)

Peanuts aren't actually nuts and don't grow on trees, but the birds and squirrels in your backyard love to eat...


How to Help the Bees: 6 Easy Ways

You've heard the news—native bees and honeybees are struggling in many places. Learn how to help the bees with these...


See What a Sphinx Moth Caterpillar and Pupa Looks Like

Here's how to identify sphinx moth caterpillars and sphinx moth pupa in your garden. Learn what to look for in...


Sphinx Moths, the Stars of the Evening Garden

A sphinx moth tends to appear in the late afternoon and evening, and often visits night-blooming flowers. Here are some...


Attract Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterflies

Fill your herb garden and share the bounty with eastern black swallowtail butterflies. Learn what the caterpillar, eggs and butterflies...


22 Perfect Gifts for Plant Lovers

Give a gift that will keep on growing. Find the best gifts for plant lovers for any occasion, including flower...

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18 Indoor Plant Gifts to Brighten Your Day

If you're looking for a unique gift idea that keeps on growing, consider indoor plant gifts. Many require nothing more...


The Worst Poisonous and Invasive Plants for Your Yard

Some plants may look pretty, but they are actually irritating to the skin or even poisonous. Make sure you avoid...


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30 Common Lawn Weeds and How to ID Them (Plus Free Downloadable Chart)

Meet the most common botanical interlopers you're likely to find in your garden or vegetable patch, and learn how to...


7 Tips for Growing a Healthy Lawn

Follow these simple tips for growing a healthy lawn that may leave your neighbors green with envy. Learn how to...


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Butterfly Identification: A Helpful Cheat Sheet

Love attracting butterflies to your backyard? Take notice of these flying pollinators and learn helpful butterfly identification tips.


Moth vs Butterfly: How to Tell the Difference

Many people think moths are the nighttime equivalent of butterflies, but it’s not quite that simple. Learn the differences between...