Flowers Articles

If you garden in an area not affected by drought, you may wonder why I’m obsessing.  #1: High... read more
Wild violets (genus Viola, many species; probably escaped from cultivation) pop up everywhere and... read more
A trio of perennial plant “stars” are lighting up my drought-stricken garden this summer.  Two... read more
Pressed flowers make lovely cards, pictures, pretty boxes, and much more. Here's instructions on... read more
Looking for great garden plants? Here are plants lists and advice for different types of gardens.... read more
Holiday plants are traditional gifts that can be enjoyed long after the Christmas season is over.... read more
Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) are native to North America and one of the most popular... read more
Where to buy morning glory seeds: Burpee Gardening  Morning glories are annual climbers with... read more
When it seems like winter will never lose its icy grip, the dainty goblet-shaped crocus pushes... read more
Petunias are one of the most popular flowers, often grown as annuals. They are tender perennials in... read more
Nasturtium is an easy-to-grow annual whose leaves and flowers are edible. These plants with their... read more
Impatiens is a beautiful annual that makes an excellent houseplant or summer bedding plant. It is... read more
Veronica , also called Speedwell, is a carefree and easy-to-grow perennial with long spikes of... read more
Sedum is a perennial with thick, succulent leaves, fleshy stems, and clusters of star-shaped... read more
Astilbe is a perennial with beautiful, showy flowers atop glossy, fern–like foliage. Its flower... read more
Asters are daisy-like perennials with starry-shaped flower heads. They bring delightful color to... read more
Yarrow is a hardy perennial with showy flower heads composed of many tiny, tightly-packed flowers.... read more
Gladiolus is a perennial favored for its beautiful, showy flowers. Its flowers grow on tall spikes... read more
Coneflowers are bright perennials, some of which are used in herbal remedies. These flowers are... read more
Sweet peas enchant us with their fragile, seductive fragrance and make great bouquets. These pea-... read more
Cosmos are annuals, grown for their showy flowers. The flowerheads may be bowl– or open cup–shaped... read more
Lily flowers are valued for their large, very showy, often fragrant flowers. The 6 plain or... read more
Where to buy marigold seeds and plants: Burpee Gardening No annual is more cheerful or easier to... read more
The cheerful shasta daisy is a classic perennial. It looks similar to the familiar roadside daisy... read more
Get a zing from zinnias! Zinnias are one of the easiest annuals to grow, grow quickly, and bloom... read more
Where to buy tulip bulbs: Burpee Gardening Long live the tulip! We can buy tulip bulbs in virtually... read more
Where to buy daffodil bulbs: Burpee Gardening Sunny, yellow daffodils are a wonderful sign that... read more
Where to buy dahlia seeds and bulbs: Burpee Gardening In cold climates of North America, dahlias... read more
The tall, beautiful iris, named after the Greek goddess who rode rainbows, comes in many magical ... read more
For a winter bouquet, here is a list of spring-blooming shrubs and trees that can be forced to... read more
Do you know the language of flowers? As our list below shows, each flower has its own meaning.... read more
Wildflowers make themselves at home when they're happily married to the soil and climatic... read more
The smiling faces of sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) growing in your yard are sure to brighten up... read more
Below is a list of annuals and perennials that can be started indoors by seed.  Note: not all... read more
Here are some tips on how to take care of your perennial garden. Loose, well-drained, loamy soil to... read more
Growing roses can be difficult; in fact, a truly “easy” rose doesn’t really exist outside our... read more
Roses, besides being magnificent flowers, have a long history.  Roses’ links to antiquity are... read more
Lily flowers are magnificent plants that command attention wherever they are planted. Add some... read more
Here are quick tips on how to keep flowers looking fresh and at their best—whether you have cut... read more
When planning on how to design a garden, think about how to keep the flowers blooming all summer... read more

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