Gardening

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

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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 borders while inviting butterflies and hummingbirds!


How to Control a Japanese Beetle Infestation

Say goodbye to Japanese 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...


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.


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 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...


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,...

Viceroy Butterfly vs Monarch: How to Tell the Difference

Once you know the difference, it's easy to identify a viceroy butterfly vs a monarch. See what their wings and...


Follow the Stages of the Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle

You've probably seen monarch butterflies, and maybe monarch caterpillars, but there's a lot to learn about the monarch life cycle.


The National Flower, Bird, and Tree of the USA

You probably know the national bird is the bald eagle, but you do you know about the national flower and...


Monarch Butterfly Migration Is Simply Magical

Monarch butterfly migration is a long journey. Learn how these amazing butterflies make the trip, where monarchs migrate to and...


Use This Monarch Migration Map to Track the Epic Journey

There's more to the journey of monarch butterflies than you may know. Study this monarch migration map to see the...


Parsley Caterpillar: Garden Friend or Foe?

Did you see a worm crawling on your parsley plants? Don't panic. Learn about the parsley caterpillar and the butterflies...

The Best (and Easiest) Spittlebug Treatment

Noticed frothy looking "spit" foam on your plants? You've got spittlebugs! Learn a simple spittlebug treatment that will get rid...


Annual and Periodical Cicadas: What You Should Know

Two broods of periodical cicadas emerged this spring, but annual cicadas are present every year. Learn about both types of...


Modern Minis: Small Plants for Small Gardens

Give your yard a modern miniature makeover. Good things come in small packages with these pretty plants for small gardens.


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,...


13 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...