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5 Tips for Attracting Bees, Butterflies, and Other Pollinators to Your Garden

Pollinators such as birds, bees, and butterflies are not only fun and beautiful to look at, they are an essential part of the ecosystem. Using plants that naturally attract these desirable creatures and complementing them with feeders will bring many pollinators to your yard. Here are five ways that will help you create a beautiful garden that welcomes these critical creatures.

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  • How can my outdoor living space help the natural environment and assist in healing and relaxation?

    Gardens are a great option for creating an area that is both soothing and good for the environment. When landscaping, you need to consider your personal preference and the effect the plants you choose will have on the environment.

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  • 5 Super Easy Ways to Create Privacy in Your Backyard

    Entering your yard should feel like coming home to your own little sanctuary from the world. How can you do this naturally? A fence may seem like an easy solution, but there are other ways to give your backyard some seclusion that will be efficient and better looking than iron or wooden planks.

    Fences can feel cold and impersonal. In crowded, suburban and urban areas, sound and light is still carried over them. They’ll also interrupt the expansive, picturesque views that you want to enjoy.

    Instead of a fence, here are five simple and natural ways to help you create privacy, diminish light and sound pollution, and give your yard a warm and welcoming feel:

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  • Beautiful Shrubs for Late Summer Bloom in Massachusetts

    Are you looking to add more late summer blooms in your garden? You can attract butterflies AND add color for the end of the summer and early fall with the butterfly bush shrub. This shrub has all the fragrance and butterfly appeal of traditional butterfly bushes, but in as a small, easy to maintain plant. In most climates, Blue Chip stays under three feet tall without any pruning, and blooms continuously from mid-summer to mid-fall. We love to use these shrubs for borders and perennial beds. It is a great shrub to have in the yard for children to enjoy the butterflies.

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  • Attract Birds with Berries this Winter

    Feeding birds comes naturally when you grow trees and shrubs with bright and delicious berries. The following two plants are a couple of our favorites and they do double duty. They attract birds and create a beautiful display with their flowers, fall colors, and fruits to your landscape.

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  • How to attract hummingbirds to your garden?

    Instead of just hanging red bird feeders to attract hummingbirds, try adding a few native plants around your yard! A great plant to add is the Goldflame Honeysuckle (Lonicera x heckrottii 'Goldflame'), a vine with fragrant and showy red flowers.

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  • Want to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden?

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