Wildlife Gardening

 

Attract Hummingbirds With Annuals

Whether you grow in containers or in the ground, attract hummingbirds to your garden by planting some long-blooming annuals. The trick is to pick the right colors and shapes. Check out some great easy-to-grow flowers for hummingbirds – and watch your garden take new flight!

 

Bob & Betty Bluebird, Sittin’ in Your Tree (S-I-N-G-I-N-G)

Add flashes of brilliant blue to your outdoor living space – and an enchanting spring song! With the right food and shelter, your garden can be a year-round home to a family of bluebirds. Here’s how to put out the welcome mat for these special feathered friends.

 

Butterfly Garden Basics

Butterflies add a whole new level of life, beauty and color to your garden. Once you understand these incredible insects’ taste for color, lighting and scent, you’ll be able to lure them in for seasons of enjoyment.

 

Create a Five-Star Butterfly Restaurant

Attracting butterflies to your yard is fun – if you understand basic butterfly garden needs. Learn what it takes to create a butterfly garden that flutters with activity. With the right menu, plenty of seating and the perfect ambiance, your garden can become the hottest butterfly restaurant in town!

 

Open Your Own “Caterpillar Hotel”

“Caterpillar hotels” are the perfect way to invite more butterflies into your garden. By selecting the right host plants, the beautiful winged creatures will lay their eggs in your yard and begin an ongoing cycle of life right before your eyes. (No reservations needed.)

 

This Garden’s for the Birds (and Bees and Butterflies)

Hummingbirds, butterflies and bees are responsible for many food crops and keep life growing! Unfortunately, these amazing creatures are losing their natural habitats. Create a space for them in your back yard and bring environmentally sound beauty to your garden. (If you grow it, they will come!)

 

Toad-ally Get Rid of Garden Pests

Garden pests got you down? Try inviting toads to your yard. These hungry amphibians can eat 100 bugs per night! So invite these ugly-but-saintly creatures to your yard by following a few simple, toad-friendly tips.

 

Winter is for the Birds

Don’t cut off those dead-looking flowers just yet! The seed heads of these spent blooms are a natural food source for our feathered friends.

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