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Best Flowers for Bees

The best way to attract bees is to plant the types of flowers they prefer. Discover some flower garden favorites that will keep your local bees busy and well fed.

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DIY Wedding Flowers: Tips for Growing and Arranging

Growing and arranging flowers for a wedding is not a project for the fainthearted. Learn what’s involved here.

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Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are fun to watch and easy to attract. Planting the types flowers they prefer, is the best way to encourage frequent visits

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How to Attract Birds to Your Garden

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How to Control Weeds in Your Flower Garden

Discover some practical techniques that will help you spend less time and effort keeping weeds in check.

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How to Design a Bee-Friendly Gardentle

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How to Design a Hummingbird Garden

Article short desLearn how gardeners can support hummingbirds by providing a safe haven that includes flowers, insects, perches and water.cription

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How to Make Cut Flowers Last Longer

It's fun to make arrangements using flowers from your own garden. Here are 7 tips to ensure your homemade bouquets last days longer.tion

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How To Prepare Soil for Planting

Don't worry if the soil in your yard and garden is not ideal. Learn how to prepare a good planting area and give your plants the best chance for success.

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How to Protect Flower Bulbs from Voles

Discover some practical solutions for keeping your bulbs safe from these furry rodents.

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How to Protect Your Garden From Rabbits, Woodchucks & Others

Here's how to protect your plants and minimize the damage.

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How to Water Your Plants

How do you know how often and how much to water your plants? These 7 tips make it easy to be a watering pro.

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New to Flower Gardening? Here's Where to Start

Ensure your success with tips about how to choose plants, prepare the soil, plant and tend a flower garden.

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Starting Flowers from Seeds, Bulbs or Plants

While some plants can be grown from seed, others need to be started from cuttings, divisions, bulbs or tubers. Learn the best way to get your flower garden off to a great start.

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The Best Mulch for Flower Gardens

In flower gardens, mulch can have both a practical and an aesthetic value. Find out which types of mulches work well with perennials and how to choose the best one for your location.

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How to Protect Your Garden From Deer

Deer can be a headache for gardeners. Many of the plants we love growing are plants deer love eating. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to protect your garden from deer.

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Choosing Plants for Sun or Shade

Plants grow best when they get the right amount of sun and shade. Learn how to choose plants that will be well suited to the quality of light in your garden.

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How to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

Creating a butterfly-friendly garden is a fun project and a good way to help support the survival of these beautiful winged creatures.

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How to Control Slugs and Snails

Learn about effective, earth-friendly techniques that can help you protect your garden from slugs and snails.

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How and Why to Fertilize Your Plants

Most garden soils don't provide all the nutrients plants need to reach their full potential. Learn how to close the gap with various types of fertilizers.

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