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    Growing a Butterfly Garden in Southern California

    Most of Southern California is on the western monarch butterfly migration path and is home to a number of other fascinating butterflies that are ecologically significant pollinators. At a time…

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    The Wave Hill Alpine House

    Today’s photos were sent in by Sandra Schaller. Sandra works at Wave Hill, a fantastic public garden in the Bronx in New York City. She recently took over care of…

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    The Best Native Viburnums for the Northern Plains

    The great plantsman Michael Dirr once said, "A garden without a viburnum is akin to life without music and art.” Viburnums (Viburnum spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) are a large…

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    Take a Tour of a Botanical Garden Filled With California Native Plants

    Founded in 1940 and located within Tilden Park in the canyon above Berkeley, California, a wild, 10-acre botanical garden awaits your discovery. Created to serve as a living museum of…

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    4 More Native Perennials to Add to a Spring Garden

    After months of cold and little to do but dream up next year's plans, the spring is finally upon us, and activity has returned to the garden. The awakening landscape…

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    Beautiful Plants in Alberta

    Brody lives in northern Alberta, Canada, and loves observing interesting native plants in the wild as well as growing all sorts of unusual plants at home. Drosera rotundifolia (sundew, Zones…

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    Gardening in Northern Colorado

    Today’s photos are from Bryan Fischer, who gardens in northern Colorado and embraces the dry climate there to create beautiful gardens. Volunteers help Bryan keep the shortgrass section of his…

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    What Native Plants to Grow in Your Garden

    If you’ve been gardening for more than a few seasons, you have surely heard the expression “Right plant, right place.” This garden shorthand sums up a useful and straightforward idea:…

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    Digging Deeper Into Sustainable Garden Design

    What does it mean to have a sustainable garden? To some, it means having a landscape that does everything possible to support the local ecosystem. To others, the concept is…

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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…