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Creating a Butterfly GardenCreating a Butterfly Garden
September 22, 2015

Many of us envision a peaceful paradise where butterflies float, serenely sipping nectar from the beauty we have created. For me, the reality of a butterfly garden is humming, vibrant, and thrilling beyond anything I ever could have imagined. Here are some tips for creating a butterfly garden of your own.

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Salvias and Agastaches: Gardener's DelightSalvias and Agastaches: Gardener's Delight
September 17, 2015

Salvias and Agastaches are favorites in my garden. They are not only ornamental, but also highly beneficial. Here are three reasons, aside from their stunning and abundant beauty, to grow Salvias and Agastaches in your garden.

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Milkweed and SolidagoMilkweed and Solidago
October 24, 2014

Native plants possess tremendous value for the backyard gardener. They add beauty, provide important habitat and food for native pollinators and other wildlife, help to preserve our natural heritage, require little maintenance once established, and serve to control soil erosion through well-adapted root systems. Current estimates indicate that, of the 20,000 plant species native to North America, almost 25 percent are at risk of becoming extinct. In this article, I will focus on two native species you might want to help preserve by planting them in your own garden: Milkweeds and Solidagos.

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Bee and Butterfly PuddlesBee and Butterfly Puddles
September 4, 2014

Bees and butterflies need water, too, but most birdbaths are too deep for them. Here's an idea for a safe place in your garden for them to drink.

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