Gardening

Make the backyard garden of your dreams a reality with these gardening tips and ideas from our experts.

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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.

9 Features to Look for in a Bat House

It’s easier and more beneficial to host bats in the backyard than you may think. Just look for these attributes...


Meet the Vast (and Fast!) Skipper Butterflies

Small and speedy, skipper butterfly species often fly under the radar. But these fascinating pollinators add lively interest to any...


When to Cut Back Ornamental Grasses

Learn when ornamental grasses need to be cut back and how to divide them, along with growing tips to keep...


Stop Bindweed From Taking Over Your Garden

Learn how to win the battle in your backyard against bindweed. Follow a garden expert's tips for controlling this difficult...

Top 10 Edging Plants for Three Seasons of Color

These native grasses, perennials and plants can brighten your garden boarders while inviting butterflies and hummingbirds!


How to Control a Japanese Beetle Infestation

Say goodbye to Japenese beetles in your garden! Follow a garden expert's tips for effective Japanese beetle control.

5 Essential Fall Butterfly Garden Tips

Butterflies overwinter in a variety of ways. Help butterflies get ready to handle the cold weather with these butterfly garden...


Grow Pineapple Sage for Cool-Season Pollinators

Butterflies and hummingbirds love to gather nectar from pineapple sage in fall and winter. And you'll love that the leaves...


Top 10 Hard to Kill Houseplants

These low-maintenance. hard to kill houseplants will thrive in your space, no matter what, even if you don't have a...


The Perfect Houseplant for You, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Not sure what houseplant to add to your collection next? Let the stars be your guide!

Butterfly Season: Your Year-Round Guide to Butterflies

Butterfly season isn't only in the summer. Learn when butterflies come out and how their habits change with the weather...


Look for Clouded Sulphur Butterflies in Your Backyard

The pretty yellow clouded sulphur is a common sight in the butterfly garden. Learn more about this colorful butterfly species.


9 Gorgeous Ornamental Grasses for Your Yard

Low-maintenance and versatile, ornamental grass is a great way to add color, movement and seasonal interest to your yard.


Plant Peonies in Your Flower Garden This Fall

Want to enjoy the spectacular blooms of peonies every spring? Plant fall peonies to enjoy these beautiful plants in your...


18 Fabulous Foliage Plants for Garden Pizzazz

These gorgeous foliage plants will thrive in a variety of garden environments, adding color and interest to any landscape.

How to Manage Cinquefoil and Helleborine in Your Yard

Say goodbye to pesky weeds! Follow these easy tips from a garden expert to get rid of cinquefoil and Epipactis...


How to Get Rid of Slugs and Snails in the Garden

Stop slugs and snails from chewing on your garden. Learn how to get rid of slugs and snails for good....


How to Make a DIY Butterfly Puddler

Learn why butterflies are attracted to puddles, which ones you might see in soggy areas, and how to create a...


This Rugosa Rose Deserves Lots of Love

Discover why this long-lasting rugosa rose bloomer, also known as Lotty's Love rose, is sure to be a gorgeous garden...


Praying Mantis: Fierce and Fascinating Garden Bugs

A praying mantis eats mosquitoes and flies. Learn about praying mantis eggs and babies and how to attract these garden...


How to Repair and Care for Storm Damaged Trees

Summer thunderstorms can knock down limbs or whole trees. Learn how to handle tree storm damage and when to call...


Foraging for Food: What You Need to Know

Interested in foraging for food? All it takes is a little know-how about plants, from weeds to mushrooms, to find...


10 Beautiful Butterfly Pictures You HAVE to See

Celebrate the joy of butterflies by checking out beautiful butterfly pictures of monarchs, fritillaries, swallowtails and more.

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Grow Croton Plants for Year-Round Fall Foliage

If you love the reds, yellows, and oranges of fall foliage, you'll want to grow croton plants to enjoy those...


6 Fascinating Swallowtail Butterfly Facts

There’s much more to swallowtails than their colorful elongated wings. Check out these interesting swallowtail butterfly facts.


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Get Rid of Wasp Nests in Birdhouses Without Pesticides

Pesticides can harm birds so here's a better way to get rid of wasp nests in birdhouses without using dangerous...


Do Monarch Butterfly Sightings Have Meaning?

To some people, seeing a monarch butterfly has meaning. These orange and black fliers can be a symbol of strength,...


9 Fascinating Monarch Butterfly Facts

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


11 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...