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If you have hostas in your garden that need relocating or want to divide and spread them, spring is an excellent time to transplant them. Transplanting hostas in the spring gives them a full growing season to establish their roots in their new location. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to transplant hostas to ensure …

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Creating a butterfly puddling station is a wonderful way to provide them with essential nutrients and minerals. We raise butterflies all summer long in Missouri, so I’m always looking for ways to enhance our butterfly garden and make it more pollinator-friendly. In addition to host plants like milkweed and nectar plants, things like butterfly puddling …

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Missouri, known for its diverse landscapes and rich biodiversity, serves as a haven for various plant and animal species. Among its treasures are the native milkweed plants, essential for the survival of the iconic monarch butterflies. Milkweed is a favorite nectar plant for all sorts of pollinators, and the only host plant for the monarch …

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Milkweed is not just another plant in the garden; it’s a lifeline for the iconic monarch butterfly and other pollinators.  As the primary food source for monarch caterpillars, milkweed plays a crucial role in supporting the delicate balance of ecosystems. However, due to various factors, such as habitat loss and pesticide use, milkweed populations have …

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In the realm of backyard beauty, few things rival the timeless allure of a well-curated rose garden.  Roses, with their beautiful blooms and captivating fragrances, have a way of transforming any outdoor space into a haven of elegance and romance.  These rose garden ideas for backyard charm will help you create a backyard sanctuary. Planning …

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In a world dominated by concrete jungles, the allure of bringing nature indoors has never been stronger.  Indoor plants enhance your home decor, improve air quality, and provide a sense of peace in your home.  Indoor gardening serves as a therapeutic escape, allowing us to nurture and witness the beauty of plants within the confines …

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Winter may seem like an unlikely time to start your gardening endeavors, but for those interested in propagating native plants, it’s the perfect opportunity to embrace the practice of winter sowing. Winter sowing is a simple, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly method of growing native plants. In this blog post, we’ll explore the concept of winter …

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Creating a butterfly garden isn’t just about adding vibrant colors; it’s about creating a space that supports the entire life cycle of butterflies and other pollinators. One of the key elements in attracting and sustaining butterflies is providing a diverse array of nectar-rich plants. In this guide, we’ll explore 50 native nectar plants to add …

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Want to build a lifelong love of nature in your young children? As parents and educators, there’s no better way to cultivate these little green thumbs than by introducing preschoolers to the world of gardening through books. These 10 gardening books for preschoolers will help children ages 3-6 learn about plants, animals, and the life …

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Creating a butterfly garden is a great way to invite nature into your backyard. While nectar plants and showy flowers are often the stars of butterfly gardens, herbs play a crucial role in attracting and nourishing butterflies and other pollinators. Learn how herbs can be a beneficial addition to your butterfly garden. Butterflies and Their …

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