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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
"native plants' other benefits go far beyond a little less watering and weeding... I have planted many native plants in my garden. These plants attract certain type... to call planting native, planting American. It is a great and loving way to show... animals with plants that have evolved here. In Michigan, where we live, we plant liatris... see a plant covered in bees it is always an American plant and home it goes. We have..."
Great Design Plant: Boneset Helps Good Bugs Thrive
Support bees, moths and butterflies with the nectar of this low-maintenance, versatile and tactile prairie-style plant
"when the plant has the most strength and intensity. However, there is another plant... never planted boneset, it seeded into my edge of the woods garden on it's own. As... it is indigenous to North America, used by the native peoples for millennia, "sp... states the plant contains Eupatorium bunifolium effective against herpes simplex viruses... transition plant between ground covers and taller architectural plants like Indian grass..."
Great Garden Combo: 3 Wonderful Plants for a Deer-Resistant Screen
Protect your privacy and keep deer at bay with a planting trio that turns a problem garden area into a highlight
"with a planting trio that turns a problem garden area into a highlight... barrier planting can keep the deer away from some plants that might otherwise be considered... deer-resistant plantings. Since the hardiness zones are given for each plant, look for similar... select plants that are generally considered deer resistant. I have also found that... beautiful planting combination below will thrive in full sun, average soil and a temperate..."
Native Plants Inspire and Educate at NYC's Botanical Garden
Stroll through the new Native Plant Garden with us to get great ideas for plant choices and sustainability
"Native Plant Garden with us to get great ideas for plant choices and sustainability... Native Plant Garden, which opened earlier this year at the New York Botanical Garden... open sky, plants that love sun sprawl in wispy cascades that catch the wind or offer... native plants showcased in NYBG. I use many of these in my designs. Where is a good... native plants like these in the NJ area? New Moon Nursery in Bridgeton NJ is a wholesale..."
Great Design Plant: Cape Rush
"current plantings aren’t taking you to that special place or require too much maintenance... about this plant, I've found that little white albino spiders like this plant alot. These... native plants and your beautiful land. I'd be in plant heaven! I also use a lot of... favorite plants to design with... I like to use it as a focal point with other drought... tolerant plants. Another gem from South Africa! Sooooooooooo envious of folks in milder..."
8 Reasons to Plant a Great Tree
Beauty is its own reward, but the benefits of planting the right tree in the right place go way beyond looks
"benefits of planting the right tree in the right place go way beyond looks... than by planting a tree in your garden or on a neighborhood street? Trees help mitigate... you can plant a small tree, such as a dogwood, redbud or hawthorne, or if your yard... important to plant native: http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/node/16 The planting of another non-native... Let's all plant a tree, volunteer to help plant a tree in our neighborhoods and become..."
Great Design Plant: Milkweed
Quit cringing. This not-weed plant is a sight to behold in the garden, has a delicious vanilla scent and is a magnet for butterflies
"not-weed plant is a sight to behold in the garden, has a delicious vanilla scent and... a host plant for the monarch butterfly — a summer standby whose numbers are quickly... landscape plant from a design perspective, but it's also a hub for wildlife. A win-win... time to plant seeds if I can't find the plants? Lalea, oh never ever buy plants from... invasive, so plant with care. It ended up choking out many of my other plants and getting..."
7 New Plants to Grow for Beautiful Foliage
Add color, structure and interest to your garden with these recently introduced plants that sport exceptional foliage
"introduced plants that sport exceptional foliage... leafed plants like hostas, "feathery" plants like ferns and astilbe, and plants with... pulling up plants 8-10 feet away from any other plants. It is deep rooted and difficult... once the plant gets going. I would consider planting it in a large shaded area where... "mother" plant. When the unwanted plants are small, they can be easily pulled out of... eat the plants all the time. Which those plants listed are deer resistant? Thanks..."
Garden Alert: 22 Plants to Keep Away From Pets
Avoid potential danger by keeping dogs and cats away from these landscaping and houseplant favorites
"Plants and pets aren't always a perfect combination. A surprising number of plants... than 300 plants that can cause problems. Talk to your vet or see the ASPCA's website... these plants and your pets can't coexist. Many dogs and cats won't give these plants... of the plant, and didn't even suffer a stomachache. Still, it's better to be safe... these same plants are also toxic to humans. While adults generally don't chomp their way..."
Step Up Your Garden Game With Terraced Plantings
We're going to level with you: Slopes in the landscape can be tricky. Use these ideas to create balance and harmony in your terraced beds
"right plants for the conditions created and the balance of the plantings in relation... consider when planting terraced beds: the materials used for the retaining walls, the right... getting the plantings right, not only can we enjoy the decorative benefits, but we can... but the plantings are what can really add style to the terrace.... that is indigenous to Southern California; Santa Barbara Sandstone. Lovely Tuscan design..."
Great Plants for Lush, Low-Water Gardens
Water restrictions making your garden look washed out? Give it living color with unthirsty grasses, flowers and succulents
"colorful plantings without a cactus in sight. Check out these plants and ideas to keep... adding plants that don’t get thirsty is a smart way to green up your outdoor space... using plants that aren't local or indigenous - not something I'd particularly considered... other plants are invasive in your area before planting. I'm considering Zoysia for... don't plant agave close to walkways or paths. The spiky edges can scrape skin right..."
Great Design Plant: Lilac Vine for a Purple Profusion in Winter
Grow this pretty, hardy vine on a fence or as a ground cover for blooms throughout the colder months
"of plant. I like that it's a vineing plant(Got rock wall and fences to cover) @Thos... amazing plant that is indigenous to our country. It is great walking throughout our... I can plant a lilac bush in Colorado, Denver Metro? Thanks! Ditto for London, UK... "Avoid planting in areas that receive hot afternoon sun in desert regions." It really... flowering plant with beautiful lilac flowers in late spring. It’s quite gorgeous. Simran..."
Modern Design Meets Traditional Forms
Wild Gardens Bring Excitement and Beauty to Landscapes
Forget what’s expected and ‘fashionable.’ Bold gardens teeming with site-appropriate plants make for a richer experience
"riate plants make for a richer experience... appropriate plants, not just native plants, which is a confusing topic in and of itself... with plants that thrive on the site, and I use them en masse. These kinds of gardens... herbaceous plantings. Homeowners too are finding this type of work appealing when shown... to be planted with local indigenous plants to be successful. In fact the microclimate... of most plants here. To survive plants need more water in these heavy clay soils...."
Mid-Atlantic Gardener's August Checklist
Bring in the bounty of tomatoes, savor the show of grasses and start seeding some cool-season plants
"and your plants are either showing off or slowing down. It's time to get ready for... waterfront indigenous plants for the Northeast.( and other regions, knowing that restrictions... colorful plants, ideally bright colors, not too subdued. Have anemones,white turtle... cool-season plants. I love planting a second run of greens like chard (pictured), spinach... several plants is incredible even if they are planted from supermarket potatoes. Tomatoes..."