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You — yes, you! — can help the planet. Start in your backyard.
This column will give you some tools to help mitigate the damage we’re causing to the planet. But, first, let’s look at why you — yes, you — should pay attention to this.
How to Get Your Yard Wildlife Habitat-Certified
If you enjoy gardening to bring beauty to your landscape, you can up your game by consciously making it a welcoming home for butterflies, birds, bees and other beneficial wildlife. Read on to learn how to get your yard certified as a Wildlife Habitat.
Why You Should Care That the Monarch Butterfly Population Is Dwindling
With such a beautiful and beneficial species to our ecosystem now endangered, discover what you can do to help monarch butterflies thrive.
Monarch butterflies are in danger
Mary Phillips, head of Garden for Wildlife with the National Wildlife Federation, talks about monarch butterflies being in danger.
Monarch Butterflies Are Close to Extinction — Here's How You Can Help
On July 21, 2022, the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announced that the migratory monarch was added to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and marked as endangered.
The secret to a thriving and sustainable garden? Native plants
Native plants are usually defined as plants recorded as growing wild in an area at the time that scientific collection began in that area. Other plants are considered introduced.
Nature Lovers Rejoice: Texas Bill Aims To Help Save the State's Bees
Shubber Ali is the CEO ofGarden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation. He told theObserverabout the importance of native plants, explaining that while flora found at big box stores may be pretty, they're also “commercially grown plants that are primarily species from other parts of the world.”
The 7 Best Composters of 2023
“By harnessing the nutritional value of food scraps and discarded kitchen waste, then re-introducing them to the earth, you’re creating safe, effective, and free fertilizers,” says Mary Phillips, Head of the Garden for Wildlife™ habitat program at the National Wildlife Federation.
Welcome Mat: African-inspired art, CB2 opens in Birmingham and more
Native plants are the secret to a thriving and sustainable garden, according to the national Garden for Wildlife. “These amazing specimens are adapted to your local environment, and form symbiotic relationships with the wildlife that inhabits that area,”
Q&A with Shubber Ali
Shubber Ali is the CEO of Garden for Wildlife Inc., and his goal is to get more native plants and education about native plants into the hands of homeowners and gardeners all over the country.
Homeowner’s Guide To No Mow May
“This time of year, when plants are starting to emerge, we need more habitat and food for our pollinators,” says Shubber Ali, CEO ofGarden for Wildlife. “So if you’re looking for a simple and impactful way to support the environment, consider leaving the lawn mower in storage a little longer and participating inNo Mow Maythis year!”
The Ultimate Gardening Gift Guide for Moms in 2023: Flowers Galore
Make this year and every year special for Mom by giving her the best she deserves. Imagine the smile on her face when she receives a beautiful gardening gift that will make her home and garden blossom for months and even years to come.
Neonicotinoids on My Seeds and Plants: How Dangerous Are They?
The flowers you plant could be doing more harm than good to pollinators. Here how to keep neonicotinoids out of your garden.
Which Native Bees Live in Texas, and How Can We Save Them? Creating a Habitat Garden for Bees
North America is home to over 4,000 bees, with at least 800 residing in Texas. These include various species such as plasterer bees, bumble bees, oil-collector bees, leaf-cutter bees, mason bees, and others.
A Traditional (ish) Mother's Day Gift Guide for Mom & Grandma
For the mom who loves getting out in her garden, she will love anything from the Garden for Wildlife™ Native Plant Collection. When you purchase your gift from the National Wildlife Federation, you’re not just helping wildlife and the planet; you’re also supporting the hard-working small businesses in your region who they’ve partnered with to grow their native plants.
7 Things To Consider Before Planting a Wildflower Meadow
Wildflower meadows are a great option for pollinators and nature-loving gardeners. Here's what to know before turning your yard into one.
How and Why To Grow a Native Plant Garden
Native plants are beneficial for wildlife and make your gardening life easier. Here's how easy it is to start a native plant garden.
Small Changes Help Small Creatures In a Changing World
Here Are Some Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day
Garden for Wildlife Announces New One-for-One Native Plant Donation Program to Further Conservation Efforts
Garden for Wildlife, Inc., a leading conservation organization and native plant purveyor, has announced the launch of a new one-for-one program. As part of this program, for every purchase of a native plant from GardenforWildlife.com, another plant will be reserved to help create public habitat gardens in marginalized communities.
Use Native Plant Solidago to Attract Pollinators
To choose a pollinator for your garden is not always an easy thing to do.
Well, we have help from the Garden for Wildlife.
How To Certify Your Yard as a Wildlife Refuge
Here's how to transform your yard into a wildlife sanctuary, and score a nifty plaque to keep your neighbors from grumbling.
How to Find Best Native Plants to Attract Birds No Matter Where You Live
Meet the National Wildlife Federation
Hosts Fran Chismar and Tom Knezick sit down with Mary Phillips (Head of Garden for Wildlife / Certified Wildlife Habitat) from The National Wildlife Federation to talk about the multitude of programs offered by the NWF that support native plants, wildlife, and healthy ecosystems.
6 Best Plants to Attract Birds to Your Yard
According to Shubber Ali, CEO ofGarden for Wildlife, it is important for everyone to prioritize the protection of wildlife and biodiversity. He believes that by saving birds, we will also be able to preserve many other species that coexist with us on the earth.
5 Ways You Can Help Monarch Butterflies This Migration Season
Endangered migratory monarch butterflies travel from the northern U.S. and Canada to Mexico each year—here’s how you can help them on their journey.
2023 Garden Trends Report: I Believe In Me
The 2023 report features what we believe to be the moment’s two most significant driving forces, individuality, and accessibility.
National Wildlife Federation launches Garden for Wildlife, Inc.
The National Wildlife Federation announced the launch of its Garden for Wildlife, Inc. enterprise led by CEO Shubber Ali. As CEO, Ali will drive the company's mission to empower individuals and businesses to create a more sustainable world and help wildlife, starting in their own yards.
Ditching grass could help your backyard thrive
Lawns are ecological ‘dead space.’ Experts explain how to design a more eco-friendly yard.
Garden for Wildlife: Accessing the Right Native Plants, with the NWF
Native plants are all the rage right now — or all the buzz, considering how much pollinators love native flowers.
How to Create a Much-Needed ‘Nectar Corridor’
Recently, I asked head of Garden for Wildlife™, Mary Phillips, from the National Wildlife Federation, to help us better understand the term as well as offer some top tips on how to create your own nectar corridor.
Are Monarch Butterflies Endangered?
Monarchs are among the most recognizable and best loved butterflies in North America. But you may have noticed fewer of them traveling through your garden over the last few years.
Saving the Monarch Butterfly with Mary Phillips
Landscape designers Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw are joined by Mary Phillips, Head of Garden for Wildlife™ at the National Wildlife Federation. Mary discusses the Federation's wonderful initiatives and shares how we can play a part in growing a bright future for the monarch butterfly and many other iconic native wildlife species.
Green & Growing: Pollinator protection is buzzing
It was 2019 when Guilford resident Heather Bradley accidentally killed a frog with her lawnmower. It wasn't a good day for the frog but a turning point for Bradley.
A Bad Day For A Frog Becomes A Good Day For the Environment
The goal of a pollinator pathway is to assure that native plants are available to bees and other pollinators at distances no more than one-half mile apart.
You can help revive the North American Monarch Butterfly
Take a moment and think about it when was the last time you saw a Monarch Butterfly flitting around your home or yard?
How to Transform Your Yard Into a Wildlife Sanctuary
Transform your yard into a wildlife sanctuary with these five changes, plus get a nifty plaque to show off to your neighbors.
Monarch butterflies are in trouble; Here’s how you can help
The migrating monarch butterfly was added last week to the “red list” of threatened species and categorized as “endangered” for the first time by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
Plant With Purpose: Benefit Wildlife, the Planet, & You!
Now is the time to make your yard or garden wildlife-friendly. Whether you’re a gardening novice with a small balcony or a gardening pro with a few acres, you can provide for local wildlife by planting with purpose.
Ready-to-plant, custom-designed wildlife gardens
Starting a wildlife garden from scratch can be a daunting task. There is the challenge of selecting appropriate plants native to your region and adapted to your garden conditions, and then you have to locate a source from which to purchase them.
Making It Easier For Us To Make A Home For Birds And Pollinators
A lot of people want to help pollinators, birds, and other wildlife. But if the first task we face is finding the right native plants, it is not always easy to do.
Everything You Need to Know About Virginia Creeper
Love it or hate it, it's important to know how to manage this woody vine.
Spreading Cheer This Holiday Season
On a daily basis we don’t stop to think about how critical pollinators, (bees, butterflies, and birds) are to ecosystems and wine regions throughout the globe. But we should. And here’s how we can.
S2 Ep175: Monarch Butterflies and Feral Cats
Garden expert Teresa Watkins is saddened at the news that the Monarch Butterfly species has been put on the Endangered Species list but Garden for Wildlife Senior Director, Mary Phillips explains the designation and how planting the right native plants will help protect Monarch butterflies.
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