Pollinators

  • Galactic Pink chaste tree
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    Galactic Pink® Chaste Tree Delivers an Out-of-This-World Performance

    It is not often I am smitten by a new shrub its first year in the garden, but when Galactic Pink® chaste tree bloomed for the first time, it was…

  • northern california native plants
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    Great Native Plants for Gardens in Northern California

    Many plants native to California—and the hybridized cultivars of those natives (aka nativars)—are attractive, easy-to-grow pollinator magnets, plus they have evolved strategies to survive California's long, rainless summers. Even during…

  • ecological gardening
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    How to Create an Ecologically Vibrant Garden

    Naturalistic garden design catches all the headlines, but until recently it seemed removed from the reality of most home gardeners. Yet no matter how your garden grows today, it can…

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    Downsizing but Still Gardening

    Welcome to Sid and Jackie Pogue’s garden in Edmond, Oklahoma. With age, Jackie and Sid Pogue downsized in 2020 and are now learning the joys of accessibility and careful plant…

  • ‘Red Butterflies’ tropical milkweed
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    Two Hot-Colored Milkweeds for the Southwest

    Monarch butterflies are becoming more and more scarce, and it’s up to humans to help them. In the past 30 years, the number of monarchs has decreased by 90%, as…

  • green meadow with flowers
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    Massachusetts Meadow

    Today we’re visiting Heidi Dollard’s garden. I have been gardening for 35 years in western Massachusetts. My gardens were always in the shade until four years ago, when we moved…

  • bird feeder in a pollinator-friendly garden
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    Washington State Pollinator Garden

    Today’s photos are from James Mahar. We own 21.5 acres in Washington State dedicated to wildlife, including a 20,000-square-foot spot specifically for pollinators. Here are a few photos. This area…

  • purple flowers in front of yellow flowers
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    Urban Garden in Canada

    I am Jan Le Clair from Kingston, Ontario, Canada. I have been gardening for about 15 years at this historic house, built in 1866. We are three city blocks north…

  • large masses of black-eyed susan in the garden
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    Julie’s Georgia Garden

    Julie Prince is sharing her Albany, Georgia, garden with us today. My garden is in southwestern Georgia and is considered a Zone 8. Some years it could be a tropical…

  • bog sage
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    Spectacular Salvias for the South

    Salvias (Salvia spp. and cvs., Zones 5–11) are one of the most versatile genera of plants for gardeners. Flowers can range from beautiful blue to red, pink, white, coral, and…