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How To Plant And Grow Salvia – An Easy Care Flower With Big Blooms!

Growing salvia is a great way to add long lasting color and blooms to your landscape. And all without the worry of attracting deer, rabbits or other pests that often ruin flowerbeds with their hungry appetites. Salvia’s foliage is actually offensive to many animals including deer. As a fellow member of the mint family, it’s …

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How To Grow Zinnias – And Why They’re Great For Your Garden!

When you plant zinnias in your landscape, you are growing so much more than just a beautiful annual with stunning blooms! Zinnias not only produce loads of colorful, bright flowers, they also bring an entire host of pollinators to other plants in your garden and flowerbeds. Pollinators that help your vegetable garden to bigger harvests, …

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How To Grow Coral Bells – Plant The Perennial Hummingbirds Love!

If you are looking to add beautiful foliage, elegant blooms, and a steady stream of hummingbirds visiting your landscape – consider growing coral bells! The tall, wispy blooms of coral bells are a favorite of hummingbirds. The tiny flowers are perfect for the long, extended beaks of the fast moving bird. But they are also …

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Feeding Cardinals In The Winter – How To Attract & Feed Redbirds!

Not only is feeding cardinals in the wintertime a great way to add backyard activity and interest, but it can also play an important role in helping these beautiful birds survive through the long winter months. There is nothing more stunning than catching a glimpse of a cardinal flying about in winter. Whether it is …

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How To Grow Asters – The Perfect Fall Perennial With Big Color!

When it comes to gorgeous fall blooming perennials in the landscape, it’s hard to beat growing asters! Although mums are often the go-to plant for autumn color, asters can really spice things up. The hardy perennial boasts varieties with blooms in a wide range of colors from blue, white, pink, to even hues of purple …

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The Dangers of Spraying Weedkiller To The Trees & Plants In Your Yard

When it comes to spraying weedkiller around trees and throughout your landscape, it may be more dangerous to existing plants than you might think. Beyond weedkillers harmful effects to bees and important pollinators, and their possible contamination to wells and nearby water supplies – they can also be quite harmful to the long-term health of …

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How To Control Ants On Plants! 5 All-Natural Methods To Stop Ants

Is it really possible to control ants on and around plants without resorting to harsh chemicals and sprays? You bet it is! Ants can be big problem on and around flowers, vegetable plants, bushes and shrubs. Although they rarely feed on foliage, they can hinder and damage blooms when appearing in large numbers. The large …

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How To Stop Tomato Hornworms From Damaging Your Vegetable Plants

As summer arrives and your garden plants begins to grow, it’s time to start thinking about tomato hornworms, and more importantly, stopping them before they cause serious damage to your crops. Tomato and tobacco hornworms are notorious for devouring foliage, stems and even the fruit of tomato plants. But they also attack and destroy pepper, …

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Growing Bee Balm – The Perfect Perennial To Attract Bees & Butterflies!

If you are looking to attract hummingbirds, bees and butterflies to your landscape, growing bee balm is the perfect plant for you! Native to North America, the hardy perennial is well-known for it’s gorgeous, spiking blooms – and those showy flowers just happen to be wonderful for attracting some of natures best pollinators too. It’s …

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How Wasps Help Tomato Plants – And Your Vegetable Garden Too!

When it comes to insects that help tomato plants, wasps are near the top of the list. But the truth is, they actually benefit your entire garden more than you might ever imagine! Not only do wasps play an important role in helping to pollinate some garden crops, they are critical in controlling unwanted pests. …

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