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Close-up of a Ruby-throated hummingbird sipping nectar from orange zinnia flower blooming in the garden. Zinnia is one of the favorite bird plants, especially for the hummingbird. The male sports a brilliant emerald-green back, while his throat, as the name suggests, shines with a stunning iridescent ruby-red hue, creating a striking contrast. The wings are translucent and move rapidly in a blur.

Gardening Tips

25 Top Plants to Attract Birds to Your Yard

Do you want to attract birds to your yard? Luckily, there is a plethora of beautiful plants you can grow and attract some feathered friends. In this article, gardening enthusiast and wildlife biologist Liessa Bowen introduces 25 top plants that will provide an abundance of food and shelter for a variety of different birds.

A vibrant, colorful garden border curves around a manicured lawn, creating a visually appealing contrast. The border is packed with a variety of flowers in shades of pink, purple, red, and white, including petunias, impatiens, and verbena.

Flowers

How to Start a Flower Garden From Scratch: 7 Expert Tips

If you see a flower garden in your future but aren’t sure where to start, we have some great advice to set you on the path to success. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss shares some of the hurdles to creating a flower garden and how to get on the right road to a garden filled with color and life.

too much fertilizer. Close-up of a gardener's hand with granular fertilizer over a growing cabbage plant in the garden. A young cabbage plant consists of a compact rosette of large, broad, and lobed leaves that emerge from a central stem close to the ground. The leaves are blue-green in color with a waxy texture and slightly jagged edges. Granular fertilizers come in the form of many small, round, orange granules.

Fertilizer

Can You Use Too Much Fertilizer?

We all know there can be too much of a good thing. Using too much fertilizer can pose huge problems for plants, soil, and local ecology. Former organic farmer Logan Hailey digs into everything you need to know about over-fertilization.

Magnolia container tips. Close-up of a potted Southern magnolia with water drops in the garden. The Southern magnolia is a striking evergreen tree known for its glossy, leathery leaves and large, fragrant flowers. The tree boasts dark green elliptical leaves. The plant produces a large flower consisting of six to nine waxy, creamy white petals. The petals are arranged in a cup-shaped form, surrounding a central cluster of showy yellow stamens and pistils.

Trees

10 Tips For Growing Magnolias In Containers

Potted magnolias are guaranteed to make a statement in any garden, no matter the size. Gardening expert Madison Moulton gives you 10 tips for growing magnolias in containers successfully, from planting to care.

Warm water cascades into a white bowl brimming with vibrant green pea seeds. Some huddle together, others dance solo, anticipating their transformation. A miniature blue shovel leans patiently in the background.

Seeds

13 Seeds You Should Soak Before Planting

Have you always wondered which seeds benefit from a pre-soak and why some gardeners choose to do it? Join organic farmer Jenna Rich as she tells us about 13 seeds you should soak before planting.

A beautiful display of alyssum flowers and lush leaves creates a picturesque scene. The flowers boast captivating shades of purple and white, blending harmoniously amidst the verdant foliage, offering a delightful spectacle of natural beauty.

Flowers

24 Flowers to Sow Early in the Season

Can’t wait for spring to start gardening? We’ve assembled a list of our favorite flowers you can sow early this season. Join organic farmer Jenna Rich as she goes through each of them and highlights our favorite things about each of them.

A gardener pinches seeds from her open palm while planting them into small white cell trays.

Seeds

When to Start Seeds in Zone 4

If you live in zone four, starting seeds indoors allows you to start your growing season when it’s still cold outside. Join former farmer Briana Yablonski to learn the best time to start seeds.

A close-up captures small square pots with basil seedlings, set in brown soil. The young basil plants sprout vibrant green leaves, promising a bountiful herb garden in the making.

Seeds

When to Start Seeds in Zone 3

If you live in one of the coldest areas in the US, you’re probably itching to resume gardening in the spring. Join former vegetable farmer Briana Yablonski as she explains when to start seeds in zone three to get your growing season off to a great start.