Attract these busy fliers with nectar-packed salvias.
Ask the Experts
Solving hummingbird mysteries, plant problems and much more.
Defending Their Turf
Why hummingbirds guard their territories so fiercely.
Easy Breezy Gardening
Seven tips for a beautiful low-maintenance yard with minimal fuss and effort.
EACH EVENING during our family vacation in Ridgedale, Missouri, a female ruby-throated hummingbird passed through the branches of a tree just off our porch. I brought my camera out one night in anticipation of her arrival and, sure enough, there she was. I hung over the railing to grab a series of images. The light and the lovely bird were amazing and the blooms looked like fireworks. It's a great memory from a wonderful trip with family.
HUMMINGBIRDS HAVE TRAITS THAT MAKE THEM ENTERTAINING, BUT THOSE SAME QUALITIES HELP THEM THRIVE.
perennial nectar favorites
Attract more hummingbirds year after year with flowers that require less time, maintenance and money.
Small and Feisty Fliers
Meet Calliope hummingbirds and attract them with native plants.
Spring, the season of new garden beginnings, is upon us. Here are the crazes that four industry pros forecast for this year.
A Thrill of Color
Buntings always stand out in a crowd-learn where to find them and the field marks that set these birds apart.
Attract rose-breasted grosbeaks with insects, fruits, seeds and plenty of room to perch.
Flights of Fancy
Painted lady butterflies rival monarchs in their migratory journeys.
Readers look back at their spring birding highlights.
New Plants for 2022
Find fresh flower varieties to spruce up your landscape.
Design and create baskets brimming with gorgeous blooms and foliage.
FOR THE LOVE OF Mom
In honor of Mother's Day, readers reflect on plants with special meaning.
Get to know Goldfinches
American goldfinches may be common, but they're full of surprises.
Create a Safe a Bird Haven
"Dish out seeds in a healthy environment."
Hints of Spring
"Readers photograph birds in thawing backyards and parks."
Create a Wildlife Oasis
"10 easy ways to make your yard a better place for birds, bees, butterflies and more."
Along the Water's Edge
"Known for their fondness for life in wet habitats, wading birds can be found near lakes, swamps and more. Dive into these amazing reader photos."
Greet spring with pretty plants that shine all season.
A true blue Trio
Find out which of the three North American bluebirds call your area home, and learn how to win them over with the right food and habitat.
Fuzzy, gentle and efficient, mason bees are champion pollinators. Here's why you want to attract them to your garden.
Eye-catching houseplants that won't harm curious dogs or cats.
Easy as One, Two, Tree!
Seven things to do before adding a new sapling to your property.
Eyes on Irises
There's more to this floral family than can be seen in the backyard.
Perks of Propagating
A step-by-step guide to multiplying your most prized succulents.
Cold Weather Cuisine
Choose high-energy foods to keep backyard birds well fed during winter.
Use firethorn sprigs to welcome guests this holiday season.