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Beneficial Insects and How to Attract Them to Your Garden

Insect allies such as ladybugs, braconid wasps, and lacewings can help control (and even eliminate) pests like aphids, mites, and caterpillars from your garden.

There’s No Such Thing as a Black Thumb

Have you tried growing plants but concluded that you just can’t do it? If you got discouraged but still really want to garden, I promise that you can succeed at gardening. You may need to shift how you think about it and approach it, but anyone who truly wants to garden can do it.

Low-Maintenance Food Plants for Novice (or Reluctant) Gardeners

Are you interested in growing your own food plants, but intimidated by the prospect of doing so? Here are some delicious, hard-to-kill plants for newbie gardeners to ease into.

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Spring.

Give me spring. Give me blustery, moorish mornings with ruffled robin feathers and lost umbrellas. Give me birdsong.