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8 Beneficial Insects You Want to See in Your Garden

These beneficial insects are ready to lend a helping hand in your yard and garden by keeping the destructive and...


Prickly Pear Cactus: Flowers, Fruit and Shelter

Prickly pear cactus blooms in spring and has benefits for wildlife. Here's what you should know about their flowers and...


8 Crazy Cool Caterpillars You Could Find in Your Backyard

Get the lowdown on these bizarre, crawly creatures—from plump and stripy to horned and dangerous. And see the adult moths...


If You Find a Spotted Lanternfly in Your Yard, This Is What to Do

The spotted lanternfly is invasive—and it's taking over in the U.S. Here's how to get rid of this pest and...


15 Beautiful Pictures of Cactus Flowers

Even the most prickly cactus can have stunning blooms. Take a look at white, pink, yellow and more colors of...


6 Hydrangea Facts That Even Expert Gardeners Don’t Know

Hydrangeas are classic garden shrubs but, as these fascinating facts prove, they're more complex than you may think.


Dahlberg Daisies Brighten Up Dry, Sunny Gardens

Dahlberg daisy plants have feathery foliage and yellow blooms. These drought tolerant, heat tolerant flowering plants attract butterflies.


Drought Tolerant Succulent Superstars to Grow

Succulents are beautiful, low maintenance plants. Discover what makes these drought tolerant succulents the hottest thing in horticulture.

How to Grow Fragrant, Tropical Plumeria Flowers

This tropical plant is drought tolerant, and can also be planted in pots. Get tips for growing plumeria, and see...


How to Grow a Succulent Container Garden

Even if you don't have a big yard, you can still grow a succulent container garden. Find out how to...


Monarch Butterfly Predators and Parasites to Watch For

Learn which monarch butterfly predators and parasites pose a real threat to their survival, and which are part of the...


Fire Resistant Plants for Your Landscape

In wildfire-prone areas, fire control is a must. You can still have attractive landscaping while choosing fire resistant plants.


Top 10 Perennial Ornamental Grasses for Your Garden

Weave motion and texture into your garden beds with perennial grasses. Find the perfect ornamental grass pick for your...


The Gardener’s Guide to Xeriscaping

What is xeriscaping and is it right for your yard? Use this drought garden strategy to conserve water in any...


5 Types of Squirrels and How to Tell Them Apart

Look for these clues to tell different types of squirrels apart, and learn more about squirrels' quirky habits and where...


Will Butterflies Visit Your Sugar Water Feeder?

Some butterflies will actually visit hummingbird feeders! Learn more about offering fruit and sugar water for butterflies.

Drought-Tolerant Agave Plant Grows Well in Containers

Agave's spiky leaves make it a popular drought-tolerant plant. Here's how to care for an agave plant in your container...


Hummingbirds Love Drought-Tolerant Penstemon Flowers

The beautiful, flowering spikes of penstemon transform the garden in spring and summer, attracting hummingbirds from near and far.


Drought-Tolerant Butterfly Vine Loves the Heat

Need a drought-tolerant, heat-tolerant blooming vine for your flower garden? Butterfly vine might be the answer you're looking for.


How to Transplant and Grow Agave Pups

Agave plants bloom once and then die. However, agave do produce 'offsets' or as they are often referred to, agave pups....


5 Flowering Drought-Tolerant Ground Cover Plants

Replace your thirsty ground covers with these flowering, drought-tolerant plants that are sure to add beauty to your garden while...

Drought Tolerant Aloe Vera Plants Are Easy to Grow

Beautiful and drought tolerant, aloe vera attracts hummingbirds and can be grown in almost any garden. Learn tips for aloe...


Expert Tips for Growing a Drought Tolerant Garden

You can still have a gorgeous garden even when rainfall is scarce. Follow these tips to grow a drought tolerant...


How to Grow a Drought Tolerant Rosemary Shrub

A rosemary shrub isn't just for cooking—rosemary is also a great ornamental plant that does well in the landscape, including...


Is Honeyvine Milkweed an Invasive Plant?

Honeyvine, or milkweed vine, is a native host plant for monarchs. But it can spread aggressively. Find out if it's...


Meet the Milkweed Tussock Moth and Caterpillar

Milkweed tussock moth caterpillars are some of the most interesting caterpillars you can find in the garden—just plant milkweed to...


Here’s How to Keep Squash Bugs Out of Your Garden

If you're a gourd grower, here's how to keep squash bugs out of your garden so they don't ruin your...