Spring Garden Tips
Inviting Insects

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Increase your landscape's beauty and garden's productivity by inviting beneficial insects into your yard. Simply plant a few flowers and herbs that attract and feed beneficial insects. The plants add beauty and their visitors help control plant pests. Annuals like sweet alyssum and edginglobelia are easy to tuck into gardens and containers. Perennials like basket of gold alyssum, columbine,penstemon, yarrow, aster, goldenrod,poppy mallow, lavender, sedum, bee balm and goldenrod can extend the bloom season, attract other wildlife and add interest to flower gardens and shrubborders. Include groundcovers like ajuga, creping thyme and the low growing perennial potentillas. Use herbs like dill, fennel, cilantro and chamomile in your vegetable, herb, flower and container gardens.

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