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Nature-Lovers' Gardening

Flowers are beautiful, foliage is alluring, but there's something special about a garden filled with birds and butterflies. You'll find everything you need to know to transform your garden into a nature-lover's retreat. For starters, shelter is essential: We have shrub and tree recommendations that offer welcome respite for birds. Songbirds in the winter add a spark of life to an otherwise quiet garden. Food is also a must-have, especially in winter. Try a berry-laden tree or shrub (or even a homemade suet cake) to attract winged garden visitors and make it through the coldest months of the year. Butterflies and birds also love water; an easy birdbath project gives them both a place to drink or bathe. You'll be able to evaluate your garden's green factors and its friendliness to nature, especially to charming birds such as hummingbirds. If you plant the right plants, you'll almost guarantee butterflies will visit your yard; uncover their favorite, must-have blooms to include in your garden. If you have a butterfly in your yard but you're not sure what it is, turn to our field guide for some of the most common ones in your garden. If you're unsure what to plant in your landscape, take inspiration from a complete habitat that attracts a delightful array of winged diners.

Flowers That Attract Bees

Bright, showy flowers are magnets for bees. Add plants that bees love, and...

Attract Songbirds to Your Winter Garden

A cold winter day is perfect for curling up by your living room window to watc...

Natives with Year-Round Interest

Cultivate plantings that look lovely through every season. Incorporate...

Garden Plans for Birds & Butterflies

Add life and movement to your yard with these wildlife-friendly landscaping...

6 Ornamental Grasses the Birds Love

Add ornamental grasses to your garden for multiseason color, texture, and food...

Create a Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Birds and butterflies will flock to your yard when their three main needs --...

Bird Feeding

Supply treats for your favorite birds, and some may sing for their supper.

Butterfly Garden Plan

Create a lush island butterfly garden bed of flowers that will bring beautiful...

Butterfly Garden Plants

Butterfly gardens not only attract butterflies, they also offer beautiful...

Turn a Birdbath Into a Planter

How to turn a cracked concrete birdbath into a 'tweet succulent planter.

Make a Birdbath

Give birds a place to drink or bathe in your yard with this easy project.

Birdbath Basics

Keep in mind the following tips when adding a birdbath to your garden.

Plant a Butterfly Garden

It's easy to lure butterflies to your yard by planting a few of their favorite...

Secrets to Bird-Hosting

Six quick and easy ways to create a welcoming space for birds to inhabit.

Suet Cakes

Hang suet (beef fat) from tree branches by packing it into a wire suet basket...

Weekend Project: Decorate a Tree for the Birds

A tree full of treats attracts winged ones and helps them survive winter.

Butterfly Bush and other Top Plants for Your Butterfly Garden

Create a best-on-the-block butterfly garden with these must-have plants,...

Bird-Friendly Garden

Birds will flock to their favorite foods in this garden.

Gardening for Wildlife

Attract birds and butterflies to your yard.

The Best Berry Plants for Birds

Invite flocks to your backyard by planting fruit-bearing trees, shrubs, and...

Get into Birding: 10 Tips for Watching in Wildlife

Join ornithologist Kenn Kaufman as he gives expert advice for watching birds i...

How to Set Up a Beehive

Easily assemble your own beehive in one -- hopefully warm and sunny -- day...

Hummingbird Favorites

Attract beautiful hummingbirds to your yard by growing these beautiful garden...


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