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Lily of the Nile: A Guide to Planting and Caring

Purple flowers of Lily of the Nile

Contrary to its name, the Lily of the Nile is neither a true lily nor from Egypt. It’s part of the Agapanthus genus. This plant features distinctive round flower clusters on tall stems with pretty blue, purple, or white flowers… Read more

10 Deer-Resistant Plants to Keep Herbivores Away From Your Plants

Landscape with deer-resistant plants

If you have a sizable garden and live near high deer populations, you’re probably familiar with deer trying to eat your plants. Though naturally shy and often harmless, deers are notorious for treating a garden… Read more

15 Rare Flowers Around the World — And Why They’re So Rare

Whether you are a casual gardener or an experienced florist, delving into the world of flowers is an enlightening experience. With so many different flowers in the world, understanding their various species and origins can… Read more

19 Types of Wildflowers to Consider Growing (And Why)

Woman laying in the sun in a field of wildflowers

Wildflowers have become a popular choice for gardeners across the United States due to their easy maintenance and stunning display of colors, textures, and foliage throughout the summer months. It is highly recommended to choose… Read more

What are Mosquito Hawks or Crane Flies? Are They Dangerous?

Macro of mosquito hawk on a green plant

Mosquito hawk is an intriguing creature that often sparks curiosity and misconceptions. Despite its name, this insect does not primarily feed on mosquitoes. It’s also known as a crane fly and is a common sight… Read more

Colorful Canvases: Spring’s Palette of Vibrant Flowers

Spring’s Palette of Vibrant Flowers

As winter bows out, nature stages its grand comeback with a vibrant floral display, transforming gardens into enchanting landscapes. Dive into the world of spring’s floral symphony, where each petal is a brushstroke painting of… Read more

Save Your Spring By Avoiding These Common Gardening Mistakes

Grandparents gardening with their grandaughter. Potting a small plant.

Hey there, fellow plant enthusiasts! Spring has sprung (or is about to!), and with it comes the irresistible urge to dig in the dirt and get our gardens growing. But hold on a sec –… Read more

From Patio to Plate: The Best Vegetables to Grow in Containers

Woman watering her container garden on her balcony

Picture your balcony, deck, or snug patio transformed into a verdant oasis. Container gardening isn’t just a hobby; it’s a magical portal to a bountiful universe of veggies. In this guide, we unravel the mysteries… Read more

Assassin Bug: What Are They and How to Get Rid of Them

Macro of an assassin bug in a green plant

The assassin bug is a fascinating creature with a name that perfectly describes its predatory nature. They are a diverse group of insects found all over the world, known for their deadly hunting skills. These… Read more

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Russian Sage Easily

Monarch butterfly perching on a Russian sage

Russian sage is a perennial plant native to central Asia known for its lavender-blue flowers, extensive root system, and upright growth. This hardy plant is a wonderful addition to any garden landscape, especially in poor… Read more

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Shasta Daisy Flowers

Shasta daisies in full bloom

Shasta daisies, a hybrid perennial known for their bright-white flowers and dark green leaves, are a favorite among gardeners in northern California, Alaska, and even small urban lots. These stunning plants, with their sturdy stems… Read more

Crocus Guide: How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Crocus

Blooming purple crocus flowers

Crocus, a member of the Iridaceae or iris family, is a genus of flowering plants that has painted landscapes across Europe and the Mediterranean with its vibrant blooms since the 18th century. These early bloomers… Read more