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Nature Lover’s Perennial Border

Transform your backyard into a haven for hummingbirds and butterflies by planting a variety of colorful, nectar-rich, easy-care perennial flowers. It is easy, too! Just follow our simple garden plan and before you know it you will be enjoying beautiful flowers and a host of delightful avian wonders.

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A. Lamb's Ear

Stachys spp.

The soft, gray-green foliage of lamb's ears or stachys, makes it a must-have plant for flower borders or containers. This low-maintenance sun worshipper grows only 12 to 15 inches tall, and works perfectly along border edges or as a fast-growing...

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B. Sedum

Sedum

Plant them and forget them! That basically sums up why you should include a variety of sedum in your garden and landscape. Available in a seemingly endless selection of sizes, colors, and shapes, sedum vary from 3-inch-tall ground huggers to 3-foot-t...

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C. Catmint

Nepeta

If you want to enjoy a steady supply of blue flowers in your garden you can't go wrong with catmint. This amazing plant pops into bloom in the early spring and stays blooming on and off throughout most of the summer (it helps to shear back each wave ...

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D. Bee Balm

Monarda didyma

Roll out the welcome mat for hungry bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds by including a generous helping of monarda, commonly called bee balm, in your garden. Its nectar-rich blooms come in a variety of colors and appear on the plants from midsummer...

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E. Butterfly Bush

Buddleia davidii

As fragrant as it is beautiful, buddleia, commonly called butterfly bush, is must-have plant for your garden. Available in standard varieties that grow 6 feet tall and dwarfs that top out at 18 inches, you'll find a butterfly bush that's perfect for ...

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F. Phlox, Garden

Phlox paniculata

Add height, color, and fragrance to your summer borders with garden phlox. This easy-care perennial will reward you with tall wands of pink, red, purple, blue, white, or bi-colored blooms from midsummer through fall. Growing 3 to 6 feet tall, garden ...

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G. Black-Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia spp.

Rudbeckia, commonly called Black-eyed Susan, is a classic perennial flower that shows off bright yellow, gold, or bronze flowers with striking dark brown centers. Black-eyed Susan is an easy-to-grow North American wildflower that's excellent for...

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H. Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa

Pincushion flower or scabiosa gets its name from the beautiful pincushion-like flowers that cover the plant all summer long. Growing 8 to 12 inches tall, pincushion flower is one of the best plants you can grow if you want to attract butterflies to...

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I. Coneflower

Echinacea

One of the best flowering perennials for sunny sites, echinacea, commonly called coneflower, is a snap to grow. These heat- and drought-resistant beauties develop wave after wave of blooms all summer long. Plus, coneflowers, are a top menu item for...

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J. Sedum

Sedum

Plant them and forget them! That basically sums up why you should include a variety of sedum in your garden and landscape. Available in a seemingly endless selection of sizes, colors, and shapes, sedum vary from 3-inch-tall ground huggers to 3-foot-t...

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K. Russian Sage

Perovskia

You can't go wrong with Russian sage. This easy-care shrub-like perennial is smothered in small lavender-colored blooms from midsummer through early fall. And even when not in bloom, Russian sage's pretty blue-green foliage is a lovely addition to...

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Leaves with a Silver Lining

Leaves with a Silver Lining

Houseplants with silvery sheen and veins add glow and flash to your foliage collection.

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How to Grow Succulents Indoors

How to Grow Succulents Indoors

Succulents are one of the most popular plants around. And you can successfully grow these sun worshippers indoors. Discover the secrets.

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