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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.   Read More

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.   Read More

How to Design a Bee-Friendly Garden

Bees and other pollinators need our help. Learn how your garden can support the health and survival of wild and domestic bees.   Read More

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.   Read More

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.   Read More

How to Protect Flower Bulbs from Voles

Meadow voles are harmless creatures, but for gardeners they can be a big nuisance. Discover some practical solutions for keeping your bulbs safe from these furry rodents.   Read More

How to Protect Your Garden From Rabbits, Woodchucks and Other Pesky Rodents

Are furry varmints invading your flower garden? Here's how to protect your plants and minimize the damage.   Read More

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.   Read More

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.   Read More

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.   Read More

How to Control Slugs and Snails

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

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.   Read More

Choosing Plants for Sun or Shade

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

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How to Help Your Flower Garden Beat the Heat

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Summer is off to a hotter than average start. Most of the country is already getting more than its share of heat and humidity, often with record-setting temperatures. While we can take refuge in theRead More

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How and Why to Use Flower Fertilizer

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When you think about it, a plant’s ability to make flowers out of nothing more than soil, water and sunshine is a pretty amazing feat. As flower gardeners, our task isRead More

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