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Who Doesn't Love Butterflies?!

Watching butterflies in their ethereal flights over the garden is surely one of gardening’s greatest pleasures, but since baby butterflies, aka caterpillars, eat the leaves of garden plants, you may want to limit your garden’s attractions to the nectar-producing flowers on which the adults feed. 488 more words

Wisconsin Gardening

Herbs Are Awesome!

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I love herbs and I’ve been studying them since I was a teenager. The first thing I learned about herbs is that… 86 more words


Texas Wildflowers - Part 6

A hodge podge of some of the other wildflowers you can find growing across the Texas countryside: wild sunflowers, horsemint (bee balm), Yucca, Prickly Pear Cactus in bloom, coneflower, and more. 63 more words


Let's Talk About Plant Friendships: Companion Planting

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It’s been unseasonably warm around here lately. To a gardener, this comes with both perks and a sense of weariness. On one hand, the days are beautiful and perfect for getting outside to enjoy sunshine and a piece of late spring weather. 538 more words

Butterfly Garden Year 3

It’s still winter, but in mid-February it’s already about time to start planting some seeds. I couldn’t be more excited to get started on my butterfly garden’s third year. 1,216 more words

Butterfly Garden

Winter Interest, My Ass

Current events are not doing much to put me in a holiday mood, and the garden isn’t really helping. That’s because this year the whole “winter interest” ┬áthing has been a big dud. 362 more words

Perennial Flowers

From Weed Patch to Community Garden

The Midtown Greenway is a 5 mile biking and walking trail in south Minneapolis. It first opened about 15 years ago, converted from an old railroad corridor. 373 more words

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