13 Reasons to Keep Your Yard Pesticide-Free! (2022)

13 Reasons to Keep Your Yard Pesticide-Free! (2022)

Are you interested in keeping your yard pesticide-free? Let me start by saying, me too! Removing pesticides is one of the best ways to attract more birds and wildlife to your yard. It will also help keep them (and you) safe from deadly poisons!   It’s important to know what we mean when discussing pesticides. The root word “–cide” means death, destruction, and extermination. So, […]

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59 PURPLE Wildflowers in the United States! (ID Guide)

59 PURPLE Wildflowers in the United States! (ID Guide)

Did you find a purple wildflower in the United States? If so, I’m sure you’re wondering what type of wildflower it is! Luckily, you can use this guide to help you identify it. 🙂   Today, we will look at 59 common wildflowers that are purple in the United States.   You will notice a USDA Hardiness Zone for each wildflower listed in the article. This […]

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35 BLUE Wildflowers Found in the United States! (ID GUIDE)

35 BLUE Wildflowers Found in the United States! (ID GUIDE)

Did you find a BLUE wildflower in the United States? If so, I’m sure you’re wondering what type of wildflower you found! Luckily, you can use this guide to help you identify it. 🙂   Today, we will look at 35 common BLUE wildflowers in the United States.   You will notice a USDA Hardiness Zone for each blue wildflower in the article. This refers […]

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17 Types of Milkweed You Can Plant in the USA (AND One to Avoid!)

17 Types of Milkweed You Can Plant in the USA (AND One to Avoid!)

“What types of milkweed should I plant in my garden?” This may seem like a crazy question if you’re just getting started with native gardening. Why would you want to plant a weed?!   But milkweed isn’t a weed at all. Instead, it’s a flowering plant that attracts butterflies (think Monarchs), native bees, and other pollinating insects, which is an excellent thing! RELATED: 35 Common Butterflies […]

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When should you plant MILKWEED seeds? (so they survive)

When should you plant MILKWEED seeds? (so they survive)

In my opinion, you can’t have too much Milkweed growing in your yard. Not only are the blooming flowers beautiful, but this native plant is incredible for wildlife. I’m sure you have heard about how important Milkweed is for Monarch butterflies, as this is the only plant that their caterpillars will eat!   The LEAST expensive way to get lots of Milkweed in your yard […]

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When should you plant CONEFLOWER seeds? (so they survive)

When should you plant CONEFLOWER seeds? (so they survive)

In my opinion, you can’t have too many CONEFLOWERS growing in your yard.   Not only are the blooming flowers beautiful, but this native plant is excellent for wildlife. You can expect to attract a wide variety of butterflies, bees, and other insects to your yard with coneflowers!   The LEAST expensive way to get lots of Echinacea (another common name for coneflowers) in your […]

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Shasta Daisies 101! (NEW Guide for 2022)

Shasta Daisies 101! (NEW Guide for 2022)

Do you want to learn more about Shasta Daisies?     Well, you are not alone. Shasta Daisies (Leucanthemum x superbum) are incredibly common flowers and easy to find. And personally, they are one of my favorite plants because they are beautiful, easy to grow, AND attract lots of wildlife.   I’ve organized this post into the following sections: What is a Shasta Daisy? Why […]

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Black-Eyed Susans 101! (NEW Guide for 2022)

Black-Eyed Susans 101! (NEW Guide for 2022)

Do you want to learn more about Black-eyed Susans?     Well, you are not alone. Black-Eyed Susans are one of the most common and easy to find flowers around. And personally, they are one of my favorite plants because they are beautiful, easy to grow, AND attract lots of wildlife.   This post is organized into the following sections: What is a Black-Eyed Susan? […]

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Milkweed 101! (UPDATED Guide for 2022)

Milkweed 101! (UPDATED Guide for 2022)

Do you want to learn more about milkweed?   Then you have come to the right place! I’ve got lots of info to tell you about this incredible native plant, so let’s dig right in.   I’ve organized this post into the following sections: What is milkweed? Why should you grow milkweed? (3 reasons!) Where to find and how to grow? Recommended species Common pests […]

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Purple Coneflower 101: WHY & HOW To Grow This Flower!

Purple Coneflower 101: WHY & HOW To Grow This Flower!

Are you ready to learn more about Purple Coneflower?   If so, you are in the right place. Today, you are going to learn everything you need to know about this wonderful, NATIVE plant.   I’ve organized this post into the following sections: What is Purple Coneflower? Why should you grow Purple Coneflower? (5 reasons!) How do you grow Purple Coneflower? Common Pests and Diseases […]

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Joe Pye Weed 101: HOW & WHY To Grow This Native Plant!

Joe Pye Weed 101: HOW & WHY To Grow This Native Plant!

One of my favorite native flowers is Joe Pye Weed.     In case you are unaware of Joe Pye Weed, it’s a gorgeous wildflower that grows up to 7 feet tall. When it’s in full bloom, it has a large plume of pinkish lavender flowers at the top that attracts many species of wildlife.   Please don’t let the fact that ‘weed’ appears in […]

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Bee Balm 101: HOW & WHY You Should Grow This Native Plant!

Bee Balm 101: HOW & WHY You Should Grow This Native Plant!

So you want to know more about Bee Balm?   Well, you have come to the right place. Today, I have lots of information to share about Bee Balm, which is also known commonly as Monarda. My post is organized into the following sections: What is Bee Balm? Why should you grow Bee Balm? (4 reasons) How do you grow Monarda? Common Pests and Diseases […]

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