Colorful Drought Resistant Plants
Choose drought resistant plants for more color without using a lot of water.
Grow Dogwood Trees to Attract Birds
Not only do dogwoods trees have good looks, they also attract wildlife. Add a beautiful tree to your yard for...
Small Trees That Attract Birds for Food, Shelter and Nesting
Attract more birds with these small trees and shrubs that provide food and shelter in all seasons. These varieties are...
Atala Hairstreak: A Butterfly Success Story
We’ve been having an exciting couple of weeks at the butterfly exhibit where I work. About a month ago, we
Beneficial Garden Bugs
Not all garden bugs are bad! Learn about good bugs for your garden and how they help.
Nighttime Music: Singing Garden Bugs
Ever wondered “What's singing in my garden?” We’ve got answers! Find out more about singing garden bugs.
Gorgeous Garden Bugs: The Joy of Moths
Get to know these beautiful moths, and you’ll realize these are good bugs for your garden.
Controlling Caterpillars as Garden Insect Pests
Some butterfly and moth caterpillars can be serious garden insect pests. Get tips for controlling these garden bugs.
Attracting Skimmers: Good Garden Bugs
Some of the most beautiful of garden bugs, skimmer dragonflies eat pest insects, making them very good bugs for your...
Favorite Fall Plants: Pink-Flowering Ornamental Grass
Fall is in the air and summer blooms are beginning to fade, but the garden is far from being finished
Got Soggy Soil? Grow Your Plants Above the Ground
Do you have a spot in your landscape that looks a little like this one? Many of us have an
Attracting Butterflies With Fuzzy Flowers
Fuzzy flower heads contain hundreds of tiny nectar-filled florets, attracting butterflies from near and far.
Favorite Fall Plant: Autumn Sage
Living in the Desert Southwest, I am always grateful when September comes around and the summer heat begins to abate.
Add Dramatic Flair With Black Flowers and Foliage
In recent visits to the nursery, I have noticed plants with an unusual color that is not often seen in
Dos and Don’ts of Freezing Your Vegetable Harvest
Ready to harvest those veggies? Try freezing them to enjoy long after the summer days are gone!
Learn Why Sunflowers and Tomatoes Make Great Companion Plants
Plant sunflowers to attract more pollinators like birds and bees to your garden for the best tomato crop ever.
How To Create More Cacti From One…
Have you ever wondered how cacti reproduce? Okay, maybe not. But, cacti, like many succulents reproduce by either seed or
Opposites Attract: Using Color in the Flower Garden
The color theory of pairing colors together from opposite sides of the color wheel for great contrast works well in...
A Simple Midwest Lakeside Garden
During a trip to Ohio a few months back, I came across this simple flower garden at the edge of
Beautiful Perennials for a Colorful, Butterfly Garden
Do you know what is better then a garden bed filled with colorful perennials? One that is filled with perennials
Favorite Summer Flowers: Hollyhock
Whenever I am asked what my favorite summer flowers are, Hollyhocks are always in my “Top 5”. When spring arrives
My Most Common Backyard Butterflies
It’s not an exaggeration to say that there are basically always butterflies in my Central Florida yard. We have a