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Bring On The Butterflies!

Plants for a Butterfly Garden

Butterfly GardenI think there is two things that all gardeners have in common, the love for plants and the love of the butterfly. There is nothing more beautiful than the graceful flutter of butterflies frolicking from one flower to another. Add more color to your garden with the beauty of the butterfly.

Are you saying “I have this beautiful garden full of colorful blooms but have not seen that many butterflies all season!” The problem might be that you do not have the right plants for a butterfly garden. Although it is not difficult to attract butterflies with plants, there are a few elements that you need. You will want flowers that will attract the butterfly through all stages in its life. You will need a place for it to lay its eggs, plants that the large can eat off, places for the caterpillars to spin their chrysalides and once the chrysalides hatch, flower sources for the butterflies to get nectar.

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Annual Flowers

5 Things You Can Do to Help the Bees

If you enjoyed some blueberries in your cereal this morning or a thick slice of tomato on your BLT sandwich, you have a bee to thank. Native bees, of which there are approximately 4,000 species in North America, are the primary pollinator of many of our agricultural crops. They are generally far more efficient at

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Flowering Shrubs

Tips for Growing Drought Tolerant Plants

If you are like many people across the country this year, your area may be experiencing drought. While extreme drought tends to end the gardening season due to severe watering restrictions, it’s possible to keep your garden going in areas that are experiencing mild drought by growing plants that can adapt to drier soils. Below

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Best Flowers and Methods for Drying

Have you ever enjoyed a piece of art, wreath or bath salts that incorporated dried flowers and thought about drying your own? It’s an easy way to extend the use of the flowers and plants from your garden and bring nature inside. Let’s take a look at some types of plants you could be growing

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How to Handle Slugs, Budworm and Other Common Garden Pests

Let’s face it—if you are going to grow a garden, eventually you are going to encounter insects. After all, they are a natural part of a living ecosystem. Birds rely on insects to feed their young, and in fact, many beneficial insects rely on other insects for survival. Most are completely harmless and don’t warrant

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Garden Perennials

10 New Perennials for Sun and Shade

Incredible advancements are made in perennials every year, so they are easier to grow and more beautiful for us to enjoy in our gardens. We’ve rounded up a group of ten new perennials for sun and shade we think you’ll love as much as we do, including four unique newcomers for shade. Let’s dive in

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Landscape Plantings

10 Garden Types to Suit Your Style

#1 – The Entertainer’s Garden If you love to entertain outdoors, focus your energy on sprucing up your outdoor living and dining spaces. A little hardscaping, like the pergola you see here, helps to define livable “rooms” in the yard while providing filtered shade above the patio table. Surround the area with vibrant red, yellow,

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Sustainability Efforts at Garden Crossings

At Garden Crossings, we are in the business of helping people beautify their world with flowers and plants. We’re part of what’s known as the “green industry” which is made up of growers and garden centers that produce and sell live plants. But there’s another reason we are so “green”—our sustainable way of doing business.

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