GARDENING GUIDESGet on a Composting Kick (Hello, Free Fertilizer!)
Quit shelling out for pricey substitutes that aren’t even as good. Here’s how to give your soil the best while lightening your trash loadFull Story
GARDENING GUIDESOrganic Matters: Thwart Insect Pests With Trap Crops
Add a few sacrificial plants to your garden to lure insects away from the harvestFull Story
GARDENING GUIDESLook Out for Lacewings: Beneficial Insects Coming to a Garden Near You
Lacewings are delicate insects that produce alligator-like, hungry offspring that devour aphids and other garden pestsFull Story
GARDENING GUIDESThese Hummingbird-Attracting Native Plants May Surprise You
These flowers, vines and shrubs offer shelter and food supplies that keep hummingbirds around longerFull Story
CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANTSGreat Design Plant: Asclepias Is Attractive to Monarch Butterflies
Increase monarch butterfly populations in California by planting stunning native milkweedsFull Story
GARDENING GUIDESAttract Hummingbirds and Bees With These Beautiful Summer Flowers
Roll out a welcome mat for pollinators to keep your landscape in balance and thrivingFull Story
FLOWERS15 Native Flowers That Attract Butterflies
By picking plants from this list that are right for your location, you’ll get colorful blooms and support pretty pollinatorsFull Story
GARDENING FOR BUTTERFLIESGarden for Wildlife to Reap Rich Rewards
When you plant with animals and insects in mind, you make gardening easier, the planet healthier and yourself more presentFull Story
GARDENING FOR BUTTERFLIESButterfly Gardening: Delight the Eyes With Living Sculptures
Surprise and thrill with a garden that attracts magical winged creatures, bringing color, movement and lifeFull Story
FLOWERS AND PLANTSHelp Monarchs and Other Butterflies by Planting Common Milkweed
Summer-blooming Asclepias syriaca is an important larval host plant for the monarch butterfly and attracts a number of pollinating insectsFull Story
attracting beneficial birds
attractive compost area - an oxymoron?
I Won't Do That Again!!!
Won't composting attract insects and vermin?