Gardening

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

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11 Pictures That Will Change How You See Bugs

Never think of bugs as creepy or crawly again! These pictures of bugs show how amazing (and beautiful) these creatures...


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...


Are Monarch Butterflies Endangered?

If you're seeing fewer butterflies, you may wonder if monarch butterflies are endangered. See what the experts say about monarch...


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...


The Ultimate Guide to Growing Milkweed Plants for Monarchs

A milkweed expert answers questions, including why monarchs need milkweed, what kinds of milkweed to grow and how to grow...


Monarch Butterfly Flowers You Should Grow

A migration journey of a thousand miles (or more) starts with lots of monarch butterfly flowers. Grow these nectar plants...

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

The "Brood X" periodical cicadas emerged this past spring, but annual cicadas are present every year. Learn about both types...


Modern Minis: Small Plants for Small Yards

Give your yard a modern miniature makeover. Good things come in small packages with these new varieties of dwarf and...


Best Indoor Office Plants for a Home Workspace (or Cubicle)

If you're starting a new job, sprucing up your home office or decking out your desk, think green! Here's the...


Top 10 Fall Blooming Perennials for Your Garden

Welcome shorter days and longer nights with colorful blooming fall perennials that light up your late-season flower garden, like sedum,...


Late Summer and Fall Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

When planning a garden, make sure you include these great fall flowers that attract hummingbirds. They bloom their best when...

How to Harvest, Store and Dry Herbs

Stock your pantry with homegrown fresh herbs, like parsley, basil, thyme and oregano to save money at the grocery store....


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,...


10 Ways to Conserve Water in the Garden

When rain is scarce, gardeners need ways to conserve water. Follow these simple tips to use water smartly and still...


Top 15 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...

Plant Fragrant Moonflower to Attract Moths

Wonderfully fragrant moonflower blooms after dark, attracting beautiful sphinx moths to your flower garden. This vining plant is easy to...


17 Best Flowers That Attract Bees

Create an ideal pollinator habitat by growing the plants and flowers bees love most. Plant these flowers that attract bees.


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Myths and Facts About Butterfly Host Plants

It takes more than nectar to increase the variety of species in your garden. Learn about butterfly host plants and...


Top 10 Butterfly Host Plants to Attract Pollinators

Ready to take butterfly gardening to the next level? Plant butterfly host plants to give caterpillars food to eat and...


How to Grow Peanuts (and Nutty Peanut Facts!)

Peanuts aren't actually nuts and don't grow on trees, but the birds and squirrels in your backyard love to eat...


How to Help the Bees: 6 Easy Ways

You've heard the news—native bees and honeybees are struggling in many places. Learn how to help the bees with these...