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    Plants to Support Native Bees in the Southern Plains

    Bees are responsible for pollinating 80% of the world’s plants, including one-third of the food on our plates and many of the ornamental plants in our gardens. While European honeybees…

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    Gardening for Pollinators: Everything You Need to Know and Grow for a Gorgeous Pollinator Garden

    Nothing makes many of us happier than a busy little bee. Pollinators play an integral part in the food chain that we simply cannot replicate for impact. They affect all…

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    Tour a Stylish Pollinator Garden

    In Designing a Stylish Pollinator Garden, author John Gwynne shared with us his tips for growing a pollinator-friendly garden. However, his design makes this garden a lovely spot for humans…

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    Planting a Pollinator-Friendly Garden

    It’s not enough anymore for a garden to be beautiful. It should also be attractive. The more we welcome insects, the more we help sustain the local ecosystem’s food chains.…

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    Learning From Gardening in Different Climates

    Today we’re visiting Pam Alvord’s garden in Greensboro, North Carolina. I have loved gardening from an early age. I was certainly just an amateur, but I appreciated and gleaned ideas…

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    Feeding Butterflies, Hummingbirds, and the Soul, Part 1

    Welcome to Lila Johnson's garden! My husband and I live in Mill Creek, Washington, about 20 miles north of Seattle. Our garden is always a work in progress, but we…

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    Creating Homes for Pollinators

    Honeybees get a lot of the attention when it comes to pollinators, but there are many other native bees and wasps that are very important pollinators. Unlike honeybees, which make…

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    Treasuring Bees in the Garden

    Sherry Elder of Fancy Farm, Kentucky, sent in these photos of two of her favorite things together: yellow flowers and bees. More and more gardeners are realizing how important it…

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    The Sex Life of Flowers

    Plants, like animals, have a sex life. But unlike animals, plants can’t walk, swim, fly, or crawl around in search of a mate. For procreation, most plants need assistance, so…

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    Sights and Sounds of July in the Garden

    The garden is getting into full swing now; plants are finally established and many are flowering or just beginning to fruit. This is one of my favorite times of being…