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    Winter Nectar Plants for Hummingbirds in the Southwest

    There’s something magical about a garden graced with hummingbirds. As they dart between flowers and zip by at impossible speeds, they’re letting you know you’ve done something right. The Southwest,…

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    Proof Is in the Pollinators

    Shelley Haefner is sharing a beautiful garden with us today. One of the best ways to know if you’re planting for pollinators is if you see a continual increase in…

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    Stephanie’s Favorite Pollinators

    Today we’re heading to Averill Park, New York, with Stephanie Stewart. These are shots of some of my favorite pollinators. The hummingbirds are attracted to salvia (Salvia guaranitica, Zone 7–10…

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    Backyard Butterfly Garden

    Welcome to Libby Breitenbaugh’s butterfly garden! I live in Irmo, South Carolina. I have a medium-size butterfly garden that is three years old and very much a work in progress.…

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    A Garden for Frogs, Toads, Bees, and Butterflies

    Kimberly Hennelly is sharing photos today of her garden and the various nonhuman visitors she welcomes into the space. I wanted to share some photos of the frogs and pollinators…

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    Lessons Learned in a Gardening Life

    Today we’re visiting the garden of Luana Carpenter in Massillon, Ohio. My parents were wonderful gardeners so I guess I was lucky to get the gardening bug from them. After…

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    Turning a Yard Into a Butterfly Paradise

    Vickie Sowers of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has turned her front yard into a butterfly garden. She’s shared her garden with us before, and this year she’s kicked it up a level.…

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    Regional Picks: Plant It And Forget It – Southern Plains

    1. Blue Puffball™ Chaste Tree   Name: Vitex angus-castus ‘PIIVAC-I’ Zones:6-9 Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun; average to dry soil Finally, a chaste tree…