Author Archives: Meghan Shinn

Help Bumblebees with Your Garden

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On September 30, 2016 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognized 10 more animal species as Endangered Species, giving them protections under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. These 10 species include 7 species of bee.

This Fall-blooming Shrub Brings a Splash of Red

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Virtues:  We love October Magic Ruby camellia for its lovely red flowers that appear in the fall. It’s a compact shrub that can play several roles in the garden: focal point, hedge, foundation or large container.

Deer-proof Bulbs for the Shade Garden

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Virtues:  We love this mix of five spring-flowering bulbs from Colorblends. The Woodland Blend combines five different early-blooming, mostly deer-proof bulbs that stand up to squirrels and rabbits, too. They also survive shade, provided they receive sun in early spring. …

Fall Flowers and Plants That Aren’t Mums

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In many areas, mums are the go-to for fall color in the garden and containers. For something a little less expected, try these annuals that stand up to cool temperatures and come in colors suited for autumn.