A few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to witness the migration of painted lady butterflies as swarms flew by right outside our office windows. It was a beautiful display, but also a gentle reminder that we need to do everything we can to make sure these beneficial insects have what they need to survive. With Earth Day right around the corner, we thought this would be the perfect time to give you some ideas for ways you can help support pollinators and other wildlife that play an important role in our world.
Learn how you can play a supporting role in reviving the pollinator population. Discover 10 perennials that attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. You’ll also find 5 great tips on how to start a pollinator garden. Even if it’s just one container — every flower counts!
At Home in the Garden
Find garden inspiration at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, April 25–28th, for the 30th Annual Southern California Spring Garden Show, At Home in the Garden. Enjoy 50 unique plant and garden vendors, 10 inspiring display gardens, shop over 25 home stores, learn with 60 interactive seminars and hands-on classes by industry professionals, plus children’s activities.
Being eco-friendly also means recycling, reusing, and repurposing items. Here are 11 ideas for bringing new life to old items by turning them into unique garden elements.
Outdoor Showers and Sunflowers
If you’re looking for summer garden inspiration you can take with you to the beach or on a plane, look no further than our Summer 2018 magazine—which is still available to purchase. Inside this classic issue you’ll see 15 gardens that double as vacation getaways, sunflowers, daylilies, summer combos, and more. Tip: Free shipping within the U.S.! Photos by Ryann Ford and Graham Strong.