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Feverfew Natural Garden Guardians

You can help protect your favorite flowers and vegetables from certain pests by planting a little herbal goodness. Learn which herbs can help improve the health of your garden.

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Hoverfly Attract the Good Guys

Attracting native beneficial insects to your yard can help rid your garden of insect pests, as well as reduce the need for pesticides. Invite some of these good guys over this season.

Featured Plant

Yarrow Joys and Yarrows

If you love dried flowers and herbs, this is the perennial for you – especially if you live in a hot, dry climate. It’s got beauty, natural pest resistance and an easy-growing nature.
Color It Beautiful!
Green Fence Using Paint in the Garden

Add a punch of color to your outdoor space without using plants! Staining a fence or painting pots or window boxes in bright, bold hues brings a whole new look and whimsy to the garden. (Hey, no one said a picket fence had to be white!) Of course, not all colors create the same effect. The key is to consider how your chosen shade will look in your growing area year-round. Here are some ideas to get you thinking about what color might work best for you and your landscape.
Rosy Wall Mexicolor Gardens

Few cultures put color to better use than those living south of the border, where bright-colored paint brings outdoor spaces into a whole new light. Even if you’re on a tight budget, you can still transform a simple everyday garden into a bright and happy fiesta at a cost-friendly price – because when it comes to intense color, a little goes a long way! Get inspired by the vivid colors of Mexico and learn how to take your outdoor living space from “humdrum” to “wow!”
Regional Gardening Tips

Plant Hotspot

Check out what plants our Learn2Grow members are learning more about today:

  • Fringetree is a native small tree that bears wispy, white, fragrant flower clusters in spring.
  • Firewitch dianthus is a popular bedding perennial with a long bloom time and a vigorous, floriferous nature.
  • Siam Ruby banana boasts large, dark red leaves marked with irregular flecks of light green.

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Canna Leaves Homegrown Mulch

Take advantage of the “homegrown mulch” found around your garden. You’ll save lots of green – for the environment, as well as for your wallet.
Compost Queen Compost Creation

Composting is a simple way to get maximum plants. Just find a good spot, add the right ingredients and mix! (Your garden will thank you.)
Compost Bin Quick & Easy Compost

If you know that composting is important but don’t think you have the patience, make it in less time than traditional methods – with the same results.
Worms Wonder Worm!

A red worm compost bin is a cool, easy way to recycle certain food waste and improve garden soil. Add scraps and let the wonder worms do the rest!