BUTTERFLY GARDENING

Whether you started your garden as a personal hobby, or you just wanted to beautify your yard, you aren’t the only one to benefit from it. Your hard work provides a warm welcome to pollinators like monarch butterflies who can take on some heavy lifting of their own. You can take no greater pleasure than seeing these beauties fluttering around your garden and taking some of the work off your shoulders.

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PLANTS THAT REPEL MOSQUITOES

Summer is just around the corner, and you know what that means — long days, warm nights, and cold beers around the campfire. Just some of the many reasons why we love Indiana. But we’re not the only ones who enjoy the beauty of twilight on a summer night. When the sun goes down, the mosquitoes come out. The overwhelming buzzing and nipping of mosquitoes is enough to drive anyone inside! Luckily, there are plenty of plants that naturally repel these annoying critters.

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HARDY NATIVE PLANTS FOR INDIANA

Life can get a little hectic. Some days we don’t feel like we can put in our all, so we let a couple things slide. Your garden should be able to withstand those days, and if you incorporate some of the hardier Midwestern plants, you won’t have to worry so much about keeping them fed and maintained. These plants can handle themselves.

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HOW TO KEEP RABBITS OUT OF YOUR GARDEN

Although they’re cute and furry, it’s hard to enjoy the company of rabbits after they’ve taken it upon themselves to snack on your beloved crops. There’s a time and place for them, but that place is definitely not your garden. The good news is there are plenty of safe and humane methods of protecting your garden from hungry rabbits, without compromising the adorability of these little critters.

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GROUND COVER PLANTS

Whenever you’re designing the style and look of your landscape, curating an assortment of plants to provide variety in color, texture, and height is a surefire way to create a look that is fashionable in a way that endures. While tall and brightly colored flowers are a vivid statement piece, they look their best complemented with other more subtle, low-lying blooms. The stars of the show might shine and catch your attention in the summer, but their subtle backup dancers do a lot of the heavy lifting to compliment them and fill in the look.

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