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Featured Article

Drinking Water Keep Cool in the Heat

It’s getting hot(ter) out there. You and your garden need to play it safe. If you have to go outside, be careful and stay cool!

Featured Project

Tomato and Garlic Cool Meals for Hot Days

Who wants to cook over a hot stove in summer? Try these easy recipes that turn up the flavor without turning up the heat.

Featured Plant

Vinca ‘Cooler Rose’

This popular bedding plant is heat- and drought-tolerant, but when grown in sunny beds, borders or containers it’s just cool.
Eventful Activities for a Fun Summer
Smelling flower Teaching in Your Backyard Classroom

School’s out for summer, but there’s an amazing classroom just outside your door! Help your children grow a love for gardening and nature by working together outside. (They might even gain a new appreciation for art and science!) Learn how to transform your garden into a terrific teaching tool.
Roller Coaster Fun Times at the Fair

Have a blue-ribbon kind of day! State and county fairs promise fun-filled times for all ages. With tasty treats, winning produce, plants, animals, entertainment and more, there’s truly something there for everyone. Make a day of it, and you and your family will have more than just a “fair” time!
Regional Gardening Tips

Plant Hotspot

Check out what plants our Learn2Grow members are learning more about today:

  • Tall verbena is an easy-care, short-lived perennial that blooms all summer and takes the heat.
  • Date palm bears feathery fronds all year and offers dangling clusters of sweet, delicious dates in summer.
  • Polka dot plant is a tender perennial that’s used as an annual and features brightly-dotted leaves.

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Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Garden Basics

Once you understand butterflies’ taste for color, lighting and scent, you can lure them in for a season of enjoyment.
SkipperOnAster Butterfly Garden Design

Invite some gentle, winged creatures into your growing space with this inspiring and colorful butterfly garden!
American Lady Butterfly Native Garden Attraction

Plant a native garden border for late season beauty. (The birds, butterflies and environment will thank you for it!)
Red Spotted Purple More Attraction Tips

Create a space for butterflies, hummingbirds and bees to go, and bring environmentally sound beauty to your garden.