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Go Wild, Go Native

MINNEAPOLIS, MN By the Nature Conservancy Get Wild, Go Native! Native gardening is good for our air, our water and us. Join our “Go Native” group to learn about all of the ways you can “Get Wild” in your life! Sign up at nature.org/GoNative to receive monthly “Plant This, Not That” gardening tips and updates …Read more »

From Turfgrass to Central Florida Native Plant Landscape

CENTRAL FLORIDA This 12,000 ft² residential lot which faces a golf course was transformed from a typical builder-installed turf grass lawn into a diverse native plant landscape. All changes were made with full approval of the architectural review committee in this deed restricted community. Only two “islands” (600 ft² total) of grass remain in functional …Read more »

Trees and Shrubs for Bees

LOS ANGELES, CA Christy Wilhelmi of Gardenerd shares beneficial trees and shrubs that you can grow for bees and other pollinators. Trees not only give us shade, store water, provide habitat and protection, they offer pollen and nectar for bees. Watch and plant something for the future of our bee population. Subscribe to Gardenerd: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEve… …Read more »

Why a Meadow?

From the WASHINGTON, D.C. area “Why a Meadow” is an excerpt from the video “Urban & Suburban Meadows”  by Catherine Zimmerman.

Native Plants in Michigan Gardens

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY Smart Gardening: Lawns and waterfronts benefit from using native plants.

Best-Performing Native Plants in my Garden

MARYLAND The 10 Best-Looking, Easy-Care Native Plants in Susan Harris’s Maryland Gardens are: Black-Eyed Susans, Coreopsis, Purple Coneflower, Spiderwort, Joe Pye Weed, Golden Groundsel, Amsonia, Oakleaf Hydrangea, Crossvine, Redbud. Plus 3 Bonus Plants! Excluded for lack of good photos are the fabulous shrub Ninebark and two perennials – Penstemon ‘Husker’s Red’ and Little Bluestem ‘The …Read more »

From Lawn to Habitat Garden

TEMPLE, TEXAS An episode of Central Texas Gardener, the award-winning show on KLRU in Austin.  Browse the Central Texas Gardener Youtube Channel for dozens more excellent videos, including interviews, projects, and more gardens. In this episode of Central Texas Gardener: In Temple, Texas, Bell County Master Gardener Mary Lew Quesinberry and husband David wanted wildlife and low-water …Read more »

Tennessee Native Plant Garden

DIXON, TN Tour of a native-plant garden in mid-spring. With Troy Marden for Volunteer Gardener.

John Dromgoole on Beneficial Insects

CENTRAL TEXAS John Dromgoole, owner of The Natural Gardener in Austin, highlights a few of the good bugs that help keep the garden healthy. From an episode of Central Texas Gardener, the award-winning show on KLRU in Austin.  Browse the Central Texas Gardener Youtube Channel for dozens more excellent videos, including interviews, projects, and more gardens.

Mississippi Native Plants

MISSISSIPPI STATE EXTENSION With Dr. Gary Bachman In the woods and fields of Mississippi, there are beautiful native plants that are also right at home in our gardens and landscapes. In this state, we’re all familiar with pink indica azalea. But there are also several varieties of native azaleas, which typically begin to bloom in …Read more »

Front Yard Habitat Garden

MARYLAND A front yard wildlife garden in Beltsville, MD in July 2013.  A refuge for declining pollinators. (With special thanks to Patricia Sutton and her valuable New Jersey Audubon Society recommended plants.)

Spring Wildflowers at the Morton Arboretum

CHICAGO AREA, by The Morton Arboretum Native plants blooming in spring.