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Prairie gardens require little care—no pruning, spraying, irrigation, or fertilizer. But they do require a little patience to get started. For thousands of years, tallgrass prairies covered much of...
Decorate sunny gardens with these bright, jaunty native flowers.
Cultivating plants native to North America has become a widespread garden trend. Coreopsis (also known as tickseed), with 100 or so species, is among the foremost in the vast range of...
A Minnesota woman is restoring native habitats on her land
Lynn Steiner is a native plant horticulturist and author of a new book called “Grow Native”. Lynn and her husband Ted live on 18-acres north of Stillwater, Minnesota. It’s a 115-...
Native trees are what bees and butterflies prefer
When we talk about planting for pollinators, we often think about native wildflowers. But trees are just as important. Nationwide, the top trees for pollinators are oak, cherry, plum, willow, birch,...
Honor the memory of your loved ones with the right graveside plant choices
There is a cemetery not too far from my house that is very peaceful to walk through. Many of the graves are beautifully decorated with blooming flowers and plants. When a loved one passes on and you...
Pheasants Forever can help you with the ultimate habitat
I have a huge flower garden in my yard chock full of native plants. Every summer I see a ton of bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and even rabbits nesting in the dense foliage. They’re fun to...
Create a biodiverse ecosystem in your backyard with these tips from Kim Eierman.
Read how your garden can "bee" pollinator-friendly!