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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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Fasciation in Plants: What You Need to Know

Fasciation is a unique mutation that produces unusual flowers, but does it harm the plant? Find out the cause and...


9 Fascinating Bumblebee Facts You Should Know

Get to know interesting bumblebee facts, including where these important pollinators live and if all bumblebees have a stinger.


Illuminating Lightning Bug Facts You Didn’t Know

Get answers to common lightning bug questions. Find out why lightning bugs light up, when lightning bugs come out and...


Top 10 Fast Growing Trees for Your Yard

Plant these fast growing trees for beauty, shade and wildlife benefits. You'll be rewarded with good looks and quick results.


Attract More Backyard Birds by Growing Sunflowers

Save money feeding songbirds by growing sunflowers. After the sunny flower petals fade, sunflower seeds feed hungry birds.


Read This Before Buying a Plant at the Garden Center

If you have questions about buying a plant at the garden center, use these tips to get the most bang...


Grow Mexican Sunflower in Pollinator Gardens

Easy-to grow Mexican sunflower is a pollinator champion. Boost your mood and support bees, butterflies and hummingbirds with colorful blooms.


How to Identify a Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly

See what Baltimore checkerspot butterflies and caterpillars look like. Plus, learn which host plants you should grow to support this...

Keep Creeping Charlie (Ground-Ivy) out of Your Yard

Creeping Charlie is a weed that can quickly invade yards and flower gardens. Learn how to manage this aggressive weed.


Cleome (Spider Flower) Care and Growing Tips

Invite hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies to your flower garden by growing cleome: a unique, drought-tolerant annual plant.


Grow Mandevilla (Rocktrumpet) for Easy Summer Color

Big, beautiful mandevilla blooms open their trumpets to hummingbirds and other pollinators, making this flowering vine a summertime favorite.


Grow Trumpet Honeysuckle for Hummingbirds

Get care and growing tips for trumpet honeysuckle, an red-flowering native vine that will bring hummingbirds to your garden in...


Lilac Bush Growing Guide: New Varieties and Care Tips

There's many reasons to love a fragrant lilac bush. See updated varieties of this timeless classic and learn how to...


How and When to Start Seeds Indoors: Timing Is Everything

Learn when to start seeds indoors, what plants to grow from seed, care tips, and the right way to safely...


Potted Roses Made Easy: Best Tips and Varieties

Potted roses are an excellent option for small spaces. Follow these steps to success when planting this classic flower in...


Top 10 New Garden Plants You Should Grow in 2024

Bright and bold colors, bigger blooms, pollinator appeal. Check out some of the best new garden plants to look for...


Hummingbirds Will Fall in Love With Rose of Sharon

A rose of Sharon shrub has large, gorgeous flowers that attract pollinators in droves, including bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

Are Monarch Butterflies Endangered?

You may have seen reports saying monarch butterflies are endangered. See what experts say about monarch population numbers and how...


How to Get Rid of Aphids on Milkweed Plants

Say goodbye to aphids in your garden! Follow these easy tips from a garden expert to take care of aphids...


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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...


Grow Disease-Resistant Plants for a Fuss-Free Garden

Stack the odds in your favor by planning ahead and choosing disease-resistant plants. They're as breathtaking as they are tough!


12 Indoor Plant Hacks You Need to Start Doing Right Now

Try these easy reader-tested and approved indoor plant hacks, then sit back and watch your houseplants grow and thrive.


Grow a Perennial Garden to Save Time and Money

Plant once, enjoy for many years—that's the purpose of a perennial garden. Get expert recommendations for easy-to-grow perennial plants.

Attract More Hummingbirds to a Small Garden

You're just a few plants away from hosting loads of hummingbirds! Here’s how to welcome them with even the smallest...


Hummingbirds Love Penstemon Flowers (Beardtongue)

The flowering spikes of penstemon, also known as beardtongue, transform the garden in spring and summer and attract hummingbirds.


18 Bizarre, Unusual and Weird Plants

Basic plants these are not! Walk on the botanical wild side and go bold with these out-of-the-ordinary plants and flowers.


How to Get Rid of the 12 Worst Garden Insects

See photos of 12 common garden troublemakers. Get expert tips on how to eliminate these bothersome garden bugs.


How to Deter Groundhogs (and Keep Them Out of Your Garden)

Groundhogs can be destructive garden pests that devour your plants. Follow expert advice to learn how to get rid of...


How to Grow and Care for a Forsythia Bush

Learn how to pick the best forsythia bush for your region, when the bright yellow flowers bloom, and why your...