Grow these cool-season vegetables and herbs to extend your garden's harvests in spring and fall. This list of vegetables includes seasonal vegetables, green vegetables, non-starchy vegetables, winter vegetables, green leafy vegetables, fall vegetables and more.View Slideshow
Transforming an unsightly slope or mound in your backyard into a colorful rock garden is easy when you chose the right plants. These amazing, low-maintenance ground huggers don't mind poor soil but do need good drainage to survive. Here's a list of our top plants for rock gardens.View Slideshow
Attract birds and butterflies to your yard.
With its lilac-like flowers in shades of red, yellow, white, and purple, the butterfly bush brings beauty to your yard in late summer, and it's a magnet for butterflies.
Dense, thorny shrubs like barberry give birds and small animals a safe place to rest. If these shrubs also provide food, in this case small berries, all the better.
Birds that prefer to build their own nests often take up residence in shade trees like this 'Crimson Queen' Norway maple. Squirrels and a variety of other wildlife thrive in and around many popular shade trees.
Dense ground covers, like this creeping juniper, provide protective cover for small birds and animals.
The purple martins attracted by this "condo-style" birdhouse will entertain you with their graceful flight as they devour annoying insects.
To attract the largest variety of wildlife to your yard, plan on providing different types of foods in several locations. For example, some birds prefer ground-level feeding locations; others would rather be several feet off the ground.
Purple coneflower, a prairie native, is a favorite of butterflies and birds. In general, plants that are native to your area are a good bet for your wildlife garden. Often, they provide food or shelter for animals, and require little or no maintenance.