A bee and butterfly on a pink cone flower

Homeowners, Become a Pollinator Pitstop On the Butterfly Highway

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Pollinators play an incredibly important role in our food chain. Every 1 bite of food out of 3 exists due to a pollinator. The most common pollinators are bees, wasps, moths, butterflies, flies, and beetles, but the actions of humans are leading to a decline in their populations. Habitat loss, pollution, and the use of pesticides are large issues, especially …

A Variety of Plants for Color

6 Landscaping Tips to Increase Your Home’s Value

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Want to increase your home’s value before you put it on the market? A study from the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University showed that good landscaping can increase a property’s perceived value by 5% – 11%, and buyers are more likely to choose a home for having good landscaping over poorly landscaped competitors. So, don’t just focus on …

Melanie Cameron at Airlie Gardens

My Favorite Places: Airlie Gardens: Day 29 of 30

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For Day 29 of her 30 favorite places, Realtor Melanie Cameron of The Cameron Team is at Airlie Gardens off Airlie Road in Wilmington, NC. Airlie Gardens is a historic public garden with cultural and environmental programs throughout the year. Some of the highlights include a summer art exhibit, summer concert series, and Enchanted Airlie during the holidays. It was …

Wilmington Community Gardens

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Community gardens are a great way to enjoy the pleasure of communing with nature and growing your own food. They provide people in urban areas with a plot for growing and others, who may be more fortunate in the area of land, to bond with other gardeners. Many of Wilmington’s community gardens exist in the downtown area, where building and …

Easy Gardening with Kids

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Teaching kids to grow things is like eating chocolate cake for dinner. It’s sweet and you want to do it every day of the week. Besides, there is something soul nourishing about growing plants. Maybe it’s just the magic of nature, but something touches my heart whenever I put a seed or a plant in the ground and watch it …