With more than 4,000 bee species native to North America, plus imported species such as the honey bee, these colorful insects are one of the easiest types of wildlife to attract to your garden. You might have more bees in your garden than you think—there are more black, blue, and metallic green species than the […]
Sometimes the best time to sit down and enjoy the garden is at the end of the day. Flowers and foliage take on a magical quality at twilight, but once the sun sets, the garden quickly disappears behind a curtain of darkness. That’s when an illuminated garden becomes most appealing. Here’s how to light an […]
The fate if your garden depends on ants. That might sound like an overstatement, but these insects—which most people think of as pests—play several important roles in your yard’s ecosystem. Ants are movers and shakers. Many ant species are predators of other insects. Without the millions of ants in your garden, more caterpillars, beetles, and grasshoppers […]
As a gardener, you work hard to create a beautiful landscape. So it only seems natural to carve out a few areas where you can pull up a chair and admire your achievements. You might be surprised to find that you can use your gardening skills to create outdoor living areas that rival the best […]
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