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North American Natives

Massachusetts Meadow

Today we’re visiting Heidi Dollard’s garden. I have been gardening for 35 years in western Massachusetts. My gardens were always in the shade until four years ago, when we moved into a new house. The new house is on a slope and has dramatic…

Washington State Pollinator Garden

Today’s photos are from James Mahar. We own 21.5 acres in Washington State dedicated to wildlife, including a 20,000-square-foot spot specifically for pollinators. Here are a few photos. This area is packed with flowers that pollinators…

Naturalizing an Urban Garden

Today we’re visiting Karyn Koski’s garden in Toronto. I would really like to share my garden adventure. I’m a Canadian environmental leader in Toronto who embarked on a mission to naturalize my city yard. I don’t have all native plants, but…

Staten Island Blooms

Today we’re off to New York City with Virginia Sherry, a plant lover and founder of the nonprofit Native Plant Society of Staten Island. Good morning! The native and nonnative plants in my garden are starting to bloom, and the bees are…

Alex’s New Garden

We’re visiting Alex’s garden today. I am an IT project manager and avid fiber artist who lives in central Delaware. Gardening for me started in childhood with weed-pulling responsibilities in a Massachusetts suburban setting. I’ve…

A Small-Space Butterfly Garden

My name is Mayurika. The pandemic has taken a lot out of us, but I like to think in a positive way. This time has also allowed my 10-year-old daughter Trinolka and me to build a butterfly garden. We researched butterflies native to Maryland…

Native to Know: Indian Pink

Calling all hummingbirds! Indian pink (Spigelia marilandica, Zones 5–9), also called pinkroot, blooms all across the Southern Plains in late spring and early summer. Perhaps one of our showiest native perennials, Indian pink produces scores…

A Native-Focused Garden

My name is James Hughes, and I garden in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. My focus tends to be on using coastal natives in creative (hopefully) ways. Bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica, Zones 3–7), beach plum (Prunus maritima, Zones 3–8),…