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Echeveria Plant Care Indoors

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It’s hard to resist Echeveria, with their jewel-tone leaves and, if you’re lucky, brilliant flower spikes. They make interesting additions to container plantings and rock gardens, but these frost-tender succulents must be tended as houseplants in cold-winter regions. Here’s how …

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Native Fruits for the Edible Landscape

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While something may be “as American as apple pie,” the apple itself is not a native American fruit. For native fruits, plant these trees, shrubs and vines in your garden. Bonus: most can’t be found in the average supermarket!

Mountain Mint Is for Beauty and Beneficial Insects

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Virtues: Short-toothed mountain mint (Pycnanthemum muticum) is an excellent perennial for drawing butterflies, moths, bees and helpful wasps to the garden. A compact, fragrant and elegantly colored plant, it’s an easy grower in sun or shade.