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This Royal Red Butterfly Bush and Monarch butterfly are the perfect summertime diversion. Add a glass if suntea made with Kentucky Colonel mint and you have one lazy afternoon.

This Royal Red Butterfly Bush and Monarch butterfly are the perfect summertime diversion. Add a glass if suntea made with Kentucky Colonel mint and you have one lazy afternoon.

Poison oak, poison ivy and poison sumac are the obvious culprits, but there are a whole host of dangerous plants out there.

Poisonous Plants

Poison oak, poison ivy and poison sumac are the obvious culprits, but there are a whole host of dangerous plants out there.

From sweet pea to larkspur to roses, plant these classic, color flowers to create a charming cottage garden.

Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)Plant wildflowers in winter per David salman: “Before sowing, I like to mix my seeds with sand in a bucket to help more evenly distribute the seeds. I also mix a handful of mycorrhizal spore granules into the seed and sand mix.”  He suggests using a mycorrhizal product to improve germination and seedling survival. - See more at: http://www.hgtvgardens.com/wildflowers/why-you-should-sow-wildflower-seeds-this-winter?soc=pinterest#sthash.ZvKvUJPa.dpuf

Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)Plant wildflowers in winter per David salman: “Before sowing, I like to mix my seeds with sand in a bucket to help more evenly distribute the seeds. I also mix a handful of mycorrhizal spore granules into the seed and sand mix.” He suggests using a mycorrhizal product to improve germination and seedling survival. - See more at: http://www.hgtvgardens.com/wildflowers/why-you-should-sow-wildflower-seeds-this-winter?soc=pinterest#sthash.ZvKvUJPa.dpuf

Coreopsis, one of the longest garden bloomers for the Midwest. More easy-care Midwest plants: http://www.midwestliving.com/garden/ideas/25-top-easy-care-plants-for-midwest-gardens/page/18/0

25 Top Easy-Care Plants for Midwest Gardens

Coreopsis, one of the longest garden bloomers for the Midwest. More easy-care Midwest plants: http://www.midwestliving.com/garden/ideas/25-top-easy-care-plants-for-midwest-gardens/page/18/0

Grab one of these cool kits and start growing some thyme, basil, parsley and sage (to name a few) so you can snip some herbs right when you need them!

Indoor Herb Garden - Kits to Grow Herbs Indoors

Grab one of these cool kits and start growing some thyme, basil, parsley and sage (to name a few) so you can snip some herbs right when you need them!

Forcing Bulbs:  A How-to Guide:  StillRoom Adventures:  Bulbs that you force into bloom starting at this time of the year keep summer around a little longer and excite our souls with the promise of the upcoming spring.  Forcing bulbs indoors in the winter months is very simple and always worth the tiny amount of prep time they require.  Click through to find out how!

Forcing Bulbs: A How-to Guide: StillRoom Adventures: Bulbs that you force into bloom starting at this time of the year keep summer around a little longer and excite our souls with the promise of the upcoming spring. Forcing bulbs indoors in the winter months is very simple and always worth the tiny amount of prep time they require. Click through to find out how!

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