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ENQUIRING MINDS WANT TO PLANT!

Knowledge and resources about plants and planting are so vast they can be overwhelming. The best approach is to take advantage of information based on your areas of interest and then seek the guidance of a plant professional. Your local nursery or garden center has inspired people ready to offer advice.

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Trees and Shrubs that Attract Birds

Trees and shrubs that attract birds

It takes more than a feeder and a birdbath to make your yard truly bird friendly. Birds need a complete habitat that provides food, shelter, nesting areas, and singing posts from which to defend their territories.

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Front Yard Tree Options

10 Front Yard Tree Options

These trees offer beauty and interest all while providing shade, screening or shelter. Front yard trees are where you find hummingbirds getting their first spring treat on bright blossoms and where you find kids jumping in crisp autumn leaves. Front yard trees are what make a house a home.

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Invasive Species

Invasive trees and plants

Invasive plants have a tendency to spread and disrupt ecosystems in natural areas such as state and national parks and forest preserves. They can out-compete native plants, upsetting the balance of the ecosystem. They can make the habitat less suitable for native plants and animals. Invasive plant species are a significant and ongoing land management concern.

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Plants Not Favored by Deer

Plants Not Favored By Deer

Deer should be discouraged immediately when they first appear. Young trees and shrubs can suffer permanent damage from deer browsing. Deer damage is usually identified by the torn or jagged appearance of branches or twigs compared to the clean-cut feeding damage caused by rabbits and squirrels.

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12 Underutilized Landscape Plants

Many gardeners, including me, love to have flower beds bursting with color all season long. As you might guess, there are thousands of annuals, perennials, and shrubs available to plant in your garden.

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