Video: Best Milkweeds for Gardens and Monarch Butterflies

Most gardeners don’t realize how many beautiful milkweeds (Asclepias spp.) there are for the garden. Here are our favorites for feed monarchs beautifully.
“Monarch butterflies rely on milkweed (Asclepias spp.) flowers and foliage to complete their life cycle. Eggs are laid on milkweed foliage, a host plant for the emerging caterpillars. Chemicals in the milkweed foliage offer protection to the caterpillars, and mature monarch butterflies, […]

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Video: DIY Fresh Homemade Pumpkin Pie and Recipe

Pumpkin pie tastes better with fresh mash made the old-fashioned way. The effort is small and the results worth it. The keys are choosing the right pumpkins and recipe. I like to grow my own pumpkins. Here are four with a rich, sweet flavor.

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DIY Birdseed Ornaments for Outdoor Decorating

Bring living beauty to your winter garden with these three do-it-yourself birdseed ornaments for outdoors. Each project is a great activity for kids. Some wild birds just eat seeds, while others rely more on berries, and some need fat, like suet, to survive winter. Our different ornaments have ingredients to satisfy almost all wild winter birds. These ornaments fulfill the diets of […]

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Growing Thanksgiving and Christmas Cactus – Tips and Tricks

Cultivate a shower of flowers for the holidays! Christmas cactus and Thanksgiving cactus are easy to grow if you know what you are doing. Get yours to grow and bloom to its fullest year after year. Here are the seasonal steps that you will need to know for the most beautiful display!

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Video: DIY Holiday Container Arrangement Decoration

Don’t leave your patio ceramic containers empty during the holidays, Christmas, or winter! Fill them with beautiful evergreens, bright berried branches, and other festive outdoor decorations for a real front door showstopper.

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How to Prune and Deadhead Perennials

To keep perennial garden flowers looking nice in your beds, keep the old foliage, flowering stems, and seedheads but back. Cutting back old perennial parts keeps plants looking clean and attractive and helps rebloomers flower more. Here’s how!

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DIY Garden Edging for Professional Looking Beds

Clean, tidy garden edges frame a garden and elevate simple beds and landscapes. Clean lines show off gardens and are well worth the small effort. This video covers cutting curved garden edges. For straight edges, it can help to tie a line from one edge of the garden to the other and mark the straight line along the ground with chalk marking paint. This will help guide straight cuts.

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DIY Easy Flower Arrangement by Jennie Love

Make the most of your summer garden flowers with this satisfyingly easy flower arrangement technique. Create a quick, effortless, professional-looking arrangement for your summer table. The arrangement was created by Jennie Love of Love ‘n Fresh Flowers.

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The Best Everblooming Flowers for Bees

Certain flowers attract bees more than others. These are some of the best flowers for bees. All of these bee flowers look great in the garden and bloom for a long time. This list includes both annual and perennial flowers.

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