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On Gardening: Beebalm species are a magnet for flying creatures

If you are into bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, then by all means put the monarda or beebalm species at the top of your must-plant list. I find it amusing that in more than 20 years of garden writing, I've never touted a beebalm. I've always loved the scarlet beebalm, Monarda didyma, especially when hummingbirds come into feed. When examined close-up, the scarlet beebalm looks like nature's version of spectacular fireworks. The last few years however have been like a life lesson as other species have caught my attention with their ability to attract pollinators.

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Not too square: the Cuboid Doormat from Dwell appears to be 3-D

Doormats aren't the most inspirational of household purchases. Whereas the quest for a great interior rug involves carefully considering several details - size, material, design, durability and so on - shopping for a doormat essentially means asking yourself two questions: Is it not totally hideous? Can I wipe my feet on it?

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Garden products for fall plant ideas outside and inside

Autumn approaches, and whether you're a serious gardener or the putz-around-the-yard-on-weekends variety, it's nice to be able to extend the growing season into fall and beyond through new products. And for those who simply want to get this summer behind them and move on, there are tools to facilitate the process.

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