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Echinacea purpurea ‘Double Decker’ is a cultivar selected because of its novel, short petals on the top of the cone.

What Is a Native Plant?

5/10/2012 // By Guest Author

What is a native plant? That may sound like an easy question but it isn’t. There are almost as many different definitions as people you ask. Our environment is an extremely elaborate system, with endless inner connections between its parts and that makes it impossible to speak in generalizations. Definitions will always vary depending on the way people or groups of people want to interact with nature. Read more >

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Wildlife Gardening on Today Show

4/28/2012 // By David Mizejewski

Garden for Wildlife Month kicks off on May 1st so I themed my most recent appearance on the Today Show around “backyard wildlife,” native plants, and simple tips on how to make your garden a place for the local critters […] Read more >

Native plants are fantastic at attracting songbirds and pollinators. (Photo donated by Jacqueline Tiles)

Slacker’s Guide to Gardening for Wildlife

4/1/2012 // By Anne Senft

Even lazy gardeners can help wildlife in their neighborhood by following these five simple guidelines. Read more >

Make Your Deck Into A Wildlife Oasis: Three Simple Steps.

5/20/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

Do you live in an urban area or apartment complex? Is there a limit to how much green space there is at your home? No worries. With a little confidence and a few simple steps, you can make your own […] Read more >

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My Messy Garden: Part 2 – Going to the Nursery

5/9/2011 // By Anne Senft

The search for native plants proves challenging. Read more >

Plants were allowed to grow wildly throughout the backyard.

Help! My Garden is a Mess!

5/2/2011 // By Anne Senft

Inspired by Garden for Wildlife Month, we’re committed to whipping our garden into shape. Read more >

Certified Wildlife Habitat gift certificate

Habitat Certification and Other Gifts for Gardeners

12/6/2010 // By Kelly Senser

Because my mom delights in welcoming birds, butterflies and other critters to her garden, I recently surprised her with a Certified Wildlife Habitat® gift certification. It required knowing how she provided wildlife with food, water, shelter and places to raise […] Read more >

Help Protect Wildlife Threatened by Alien Invasion

4/20/2009 // By Shreema Mehta

For centuries, America’s wildlife and wild places have been under threat from the ongoing introduction of non-native plant and animal species into our country’s ecosystems. As one example, back in 1869 the European Gypsy Moth was brought into the US. […] Read more >

Seven Tips for Bird Feeding on a Budget

6/11/2008 // By David Mizejewski

It’s no secret that the economy has slowed down in recently months.  Gas and grocery prices are up, and we’re all looking for ways to save a buck. So what’s a backyard bird watcher to do when it’s time to […] Read more >

Create a Bird-Friendly Habitat

2/11/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

Here are a few tips for attracting birds to your garden: Provide water year-round – A simple birdbath is a great start. Change water every 2-3 days in summer and use a heater in the winter. Place the water container […] Read more >