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    Gardening for Pollinators Without Sacrificing Beauty

    Today’s photos come from Harriet Robinson in Otisfield, Maine. She is sharing pictures of a great garden that shows that gardens built with native plants for pollinators can also be…

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    Sharmila’s Butterfly Garden

    My name is Sharmila Nailadi, and I live in Avon, Connecticut. I have a small butterfly/cottage perennial garden that I started when I moved here almost five years ago. Gardening…

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    First Year of a New Garden

    Welcome to Amy Derhalli’s garden! I live in Camas, Washington, on the Columbia River, Zone 8, at about 500 ft. elevation. This is the garden’s first year. It’s big because…

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    Four Bountiful Summer Bloomers That Are Easy to Grow From Seed

    For beautiful, bountiful borders, consider adding lots of annuals for cutting. When grown from seed they are very affordable, and if you keep cutting them for bouquets they will keep…

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    Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)

    I've written about Monarda in past posts, when it was in bloom in my garden. However, you needn't wait until it is in bloom--right now it is about two feet…

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    Monarda in the Kitchen

    Last week I posted a blog about the glorious beebalm blooming in my garden. I've had some requests as to how to cook with it, so here are a few…

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    Monarda spp.

    Right now my beebalms, also known as monarda are ablaze with color in the garden. Their flowers have an inimitable shaggy-headed appearance which attract all sorts of pollinators. If you…