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Five Ways of Making Your Lawn Better

8/31/2015 // By David Mizejewski

Fall is a great time to get your yard ready¬†for the next growing season. The cooling temperatures often make working outside less taxing, and some of the late-blooming plants in your yard provide a great opportunity to get a close …

Tiger lily and tiger swallowtail in California

9 Wildflowers Pretty Enough to Sing About

5/21/2015 // By Dani Tinker

Walking down a nearby trail this weekend, I passed a patch of golden buttercups. A few minutes later I found myself singing “Build Me Up, Buttercup” as I bobbed down the trail. It got me thinking about other captivating flowers …

Wildflowers along Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, Washington. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Amanda Frick.

How to Create a Wildflower Meadow

1/22/2014 // By Cierra Hunziker

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I was spoiled by the vast exposure I had to the wildly diverse attributes of this region. Summers, an especially wondrous time in my childhood, were spent horseback riding through mountain terrain in the …

Celebrate July 4th with a Charming Weekend Getaway

7/3/2012 // By Jaime Matyas

I am a fan of the long weekend. So much is possible when the weekend consists of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I recently escaped the bustle, humidity and partisanship in Washington, D.C. and drove north beyond Philadelphia to the neighboring …