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

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10 Best Websites for Buying Flower Bulbs Online

Whether you're looking for spring or summer blooming bulbs, from tulips to dahlias, this list features all of our favorite online sources for buying bulbs.

Fall is the Best Time to Plant Poppy Flower Seeds

Plant poppies in fall for a jaw-dropping garden display of summer color. Learn how to transplant and grow poppy flower...


Control a Box Elder Bug Infestation

The box elder bug is not harmful to plants or people. But they are annoying when they invade homes in...


12 Dazzling Dragonfly Pictures You’ll Love

If you don't already enjoy looking for pretty dragonflies in your garden, these amazing dragonfly pictures will change your mind!


Ladybug vs Asian Beetle: What’s the Difference?

Ladybugs eat garden pests, but they have a non-native lookalike—the Asian lady beetle. See the difference between a ladybug vs...

8 Surprising Snail Facts You Should Know

Learn about these hard-shelled critters with our collection of snail facts. Discover how snails eat, where they get their shells...


Katydids and Crickets: Nighttime Garden Music

Have you ever wondered what kinds of insects are singing in your garden at night? Find out more about crickets...


The Pros and Cons of Growing Common Milkweed

Common milkweed provides nectar for butterflies, and is the only food source for monarch caterpillars, but is it right for...


The Wonder of Wasps: Pollinators and Pest Control

If you see a wasp nest, don't be afraid! Wasps are beneficial garden pollinators and are one of your best...


Bee vs Fly: Meet the Flies That Look Like Bees

Bees and their look-alikes, including robber flies and hoverflies, are good bugs for your garden. Learn about flies that look...


All About Garden Moths: Important Pollinators

Learn essential facts about garden moths and how to identify them. Plus, see photos of some beautiful garden moths you...


Here’s What Every Beginning Beekeeper Needs to Know

Interested in becoming a beginning beekeeper? Follow along on a new beekeeper's journey and learn how to get your own...


How to Attract More Moths to Your Garden With Light

Gather some lights, bring some bananas and a bedsheet, and learn how to attract moths for a whole lot of...

10 Pictures of Spiders That Will Change Your Mind About Them

Whether you love 'em or loathe 'em, spiders are good for your garden — and these pictures of spiders invite...


Butterflies and Hummingbirds Love Tall Verbena

Get tips for growing pollinator-friendly tall verbena. Plus, learn where you should and shouldn't plant this flowering perennial.


Is Milkweed Poisonous to People and Pets?

Gardeners know that milkweed helps monarch butterflies and caterpillars. But is milkweed poisonous to humans, dogs and cats?


What (and How) Do Monarch Butterflies Eat?

If you want to help monarchs, you may ask what do monarch butterflies eat? Find out the answer and learn...


7 Creepy Crawly Garden Spider Facts

Hone your backyard spidey sense with spider facts! Learn how to attract them and why they're so beneficial to your...


Controlling Caterpillars: Garden Insect Pests

Some moth caterpillars can be serious garden insect pests. Get tips for controlling spongy moths, webworms and eastern tent caterpillars.


How Do Bugs, Moths and Butterflies Hibernate?

Do butterflies hibernate? Here's the answer. Also find out how your backyard bugs, like moths, dragonflies and beetles, spend the...


Should Gardeners Remove Milkweed Bugs?

Find out what milkweed bugs and milkweed assassin bugs look like and if you should remove these bugs from your...

Expert Tips on How to Get Rid of Lily of the Valley

See what lily of the valley looks like and why you don't want it in your yard. A garden expert...


7 Fascinating Firefly Facts You Should Know

When the sun goes down in summertime, fireflies light up. Discover more fascinating firefly facts about these extraordinary insects.


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Tips for Watching and Photographing Butterflies

Watching butterflies is a delight at any age, but finding them can be a challenge. Get tips to make butterfly...


7 Garden Bee Species You Want to See in Your Yard

There are over 4,000 native bees and many are in decline. Here are 7 beneficial garden bee species that need...


Meet the Garden Beetles: Helpful Backyard Bugs

Japanese beetles are an unwelcome sight, but many other garden beetles are worth welcoming your yard. Learn which beetles are...


Meet the Skimmers: Colorful Dragonflies

The skimmer dragonfly eats pest insects, making it a very good bug for your garden. Here's how to identify and...