As the saying goes, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” That adage also applies to the entrances of your home and garden. Thresholds set up a feeling of anticipation and give hints of what guests can expect as they move into your private realm. Here’s how to make sure your […]
Spark up your late-summer garden with plants that add colour and interest even as fall’s cooler temperatures arrive. By choosing plants that offer features such as colourful foliage, attractive seed pods, and interesting textures, you can create a “second spring” in your garden. Here’s how to choose plants that will keep your garden looking its […]
With their bright orange and black wings, monarchs are one of the most easily recognisable butterflies. They are found coast to coast in the United Kingdom, and they’re one of the species most likely to show up in a butterfly garden. But there’s more to the story. The monarch in your garden is like a […]
Wildlife gardens should include more than just the furred and the feathered. For your next garden project, consider the slithery and the slimy, too. Before you think “Ick!” and flip the page, consider this: Reptiles and amphibians—including salamanders, toads, snakes, turtles, frogs, and lizards—are some of the most important pest predators. Mosquito larvae, adult mosquitoes, […]
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