How to Grow and Care for Camassia (Wild Hyacinth)

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Camas, aka wild hyacinths, are cold hardy, tolerant of wet soils, and beloved by pollinators. An excellent choice for garden beds or a wildflower meadow, plant these native perennial bulbs in the fall for an unbeatable display of flowers come spring. Learn how to grow Camassia in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Ironweed (Vernonia)

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Perfect for a rain garden or the back of a flower border, ironweed is an easy-care native perennial suited to a variety of soils. Its huge clusters of purple flowers attract a myriad of pollinators. Requiring hardly any maintenance to thrive, Vernonia is a go-to choice for low impact, eco-friendly gardening. Read more.

How to Grow and Care for Mexican Fan Palms

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Belonging to a group of palms known for their beautiful fanlike leaves, Mexican fan palms are an ideal choice for gardens in mild, arid climates. The huge leaves and shaggy, textured skirt of fronds make them attractive in all seasons. Learn how to grow and care for these magnificent palms in this guide. Read more now.

Fan Palms 101: How to Grow and Care for Fan Palms

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Fan palms are known for their beautiful, pleated leaves that resemble fans. This common name refers to a diverse group of species in different genera that all share the characteristic fan-shaped foliage. Learn more about these striking plants and how to cultivate them indoors or out in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Red Oak Trees

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Wildlife-friendly and easy to care for, red oak (Quercus rubra) is unfussy and will thrive in almost any location. Perfect in a woodland setting, or as a shade or specimen tree for your garden, the red oak is easy going and adaptable. Learn how to grow this standout among native trees in this guide. Read more now.

When and How to Prune Ficus Trees

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Whether you’re looking to create a fuller plant or clean up one that’s looking a little messy, weeping figs can benefit from a little pruning. Effective trimming can promote new growth, help limit disease, and encourage your ficus tree to grow into a neater shape. Find out when and how to do it in this guide.

How to Grow and Care for American Bittersweet Vines

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The native alternative to Oriental bittersweet, American bittersweet has the same dazzling, bright, colorful berries without the tendency to overtake everything in its path. Excellent food for wildlife, and superb for wreath making and seasonal decoration, learn to grow this unusual woodland climber in this guide.

28 of the Best Yucca Varieties

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Happy inhabitants of the driest of soils, the resilient yucca tolerates drought, frost, and searing heat. With spiky foliage in shades of green, gray, and blue, yucca sports spikes of creamy flowers come summer. Learn about the most beautiful, floriferous, and toughest types of this native succulent for your garden.

How to Care for Succulents in Winter

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Marvelously tough and typically unfussy, succulents get a little more needy once hot summer weather subsides and winter returns. From repotting to watering to pest control and more, learn how to steward your succulents through the chillier, darker season of winter. Read more about succulent winter care in our guide.

How to Grow and Care for Organ Pipe Cactus

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Native to Mexico and the southwestern United States, organ pipe cactus can grow to be truly enormous. Strikingly architectural, it’s beautiful in all seasons, producing huge white flowers in spring and sweet fruits in summer. Given lean soil, minimal water, and lots of sunlight, you can grow this long-lived cactus too.

How to Grow and Care for Black Walnut Trees

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Cold hardy, tolerant of a wide range of conditions, and an excellent timber tree to boot, black walnut is an easy nut tree to grow. What’s more, this striking tree is native to the eastern United States, inhabiting floodplains, roadsides, and forest edges. Tough, versatile, and productive – what’s not to love?

How to Grow and Care for Spotted Joe-Pye Weed

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Perfect for a rain garden or the back of a border, spotted joe-pye weed is an easy-to-grow native perennial suited to a variety of soils, and its giant clusters of pink flowers attract a myriad of pollinators. Requiring little to no maintenance to thrive, it’s a go-to choice for low impact, eco-friendly gardening.

How to Grow and Care for Rosinweed

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Looking for a hardy, drought-tolerant native flower to brighten up the garden? Look no further. Rosinweeds are easy to grow and their bright yellow flowers are attractive to birds, bees, and butterflies. Requiring little to no maintenance to thrive, this is a go-to choice for low impact, eco-friendly gardening.