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Attracting Birds and Butterflies 158 Stories
The monarchs are beginning their migration south this month and will be in full tilt into September, ending up in central Mexico around the end of October. Over their thousands of miles, both in fall and again next spring, they will inspire gardeners and nature lovers all across the country. Many years ago I started...
3 Ways Native Plants Make Gardening So Much Better
You probably know about the lower maintenance. But native plants' other benefits go far beyond a little less watering and weeding
Butterfly Gardening: Delight the Eyes With Living Sculptures
Surprise and thrill with a garden that attracts magical winged creatures, bringing color, movement and life
Great Design Plant: Encelia Californica
Highly attractive to native bees, butterflies and other pollinators, California brittlebush adds informal beauty to habitat gardens
California brittlebush (Encelia californica) is a must for low-water habitat gardens. This vigorous and dependable subshrub shows off its exuberant mass of large daisy-like flowers in spring and fall. Its long, bountiful bloom periods,...
Great Design Plant: Rhododendron Canescens
Have a damp, shady spot in your garden that needs a lift? This Southern U.S. native may be the solution
Great Design Plant: Helianthus Maximiliani Attracts Beneficial Insects
Maximilian sunflower’s striking yellow flowers light up the fall landscape and attract pollinators and beneficial insects at a crucial time
How to Design a Garden for Native Bees
Create a garden that not only looks beautiful but also nurtures native bees — and helps other wildlife in the process
Great Design Plant: Symphyotrichum Novae-Angliae Ushers in Fall
With bold purple flowers easily accessible to pollinators, New England aster offers loads of interest in the autumn garden
Great Design Plant: Solidago Rigida Brightens Fall Gardens
Create a pollinator feeding ground with this cheery, fuss-free goldenrod, native to much of the U.S.
Great Design Plant: Lindera Benzoin Offers 3-Season Interest
Support wildlife and enjoy the aromatic leaves of this U.S. native also known as spicebush, Benjamin bush and spicewood
Great Design Plant: Nourish Wildlife With American Beautyberry
The bright purple berries of Callicarpa americana feed winged beauties and make the Southeast U.S. native a fall garden standout
8 Perennials for Great Fall Color
Trees haven't cornered the market on autumn splendor. Add these flowering perennials for a foliage sight to behold
Great Design Plant: Wild Bergamot, Friend of Foragers
Nourish butterflies and other winged creatures with the tubular flowers of Monarda fistulosa, a pretty pink native
Great Design Plant: Arctostaphylos Glauca Nourishes and Delights
Make big berry manzanita a center-stage specimen and watch the evergreen feed wildlife through the seasons
Be Your Own Wildflower Nursery
Gather seeds from your garden in fall, and you'll have a selection of plants for next year — without spending a dime