Posts by Teresa O Connor

Teresa O'Connor
Teresa O'Connor is an award-winning writer and national speaker on gardening, food and seasonal living. A trained master gardener in California and Idaho, Teresa’s articles have been published in Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Gardening How-To, Coastal Home and other fine magazines. Learn more at her blog, SeasonalWisdom.com.
California poppies are beautiful wildflowers to grow.

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Top 5 Tips for Growing Wildflowers

Wildflowers are easy to love. These native or indigenous plants require little maintenance, and attract birds and beneficial insects. Wildflower meadows also don’t need fertilizers, pesticides or watering to perform well. Inspired to give growing wildflowers a try? Read these tips first!

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Japanese Forest Grasses are plants with fabulous foliage.

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7 Fabulous Foliage Plants for Your Garden

Step aside flowers. Often the most interesting gardens don’t rely on beautiful blossoms to grab our interests. Instead, it is the plant leaves that win the applause. Here are seven plants with fabulous foliage, which delight the senses with their unusual colors, forms and textures. These leaves are so attractive you won’t even miss the flowers.

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gardening with succulents gives you lots of plant options

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Helpful Tips for Growing Succulents

There’s a lot to love about gardening with succulents. These attractive plants are drought-tolerant and low-maintenance, making succulents ideal for busy gardeners of all ages. Under the right growing conditions, these carefree plants rarely suffer from diseases or pests. To get you started, here are several helpful tips for growing succulents.

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Providing food sources for birds and other animals in certified wildlife habitat

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How to Make Your Backyard a Wildlife Habitat

This summer, why not garden with wildlife in mind? May is Garden for Wildlife Month, so the timing couldn’t be better to attract more birds, butterflies, beneficial insects and other critters to your outdoor spaces. Whether you garden on a city balcony or a large suburban yard, here’s advice on how to make a wildlife habitat.

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