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Coneflowers are bright perennials, some of which are used in herbal remedies. These flowers are...
No annual is more cheerful or easier to grow than marigolds. These flowers are the spendthrifts...
Birth Month Flowers and...
What are the birth month flowers for your loved ones? Listed below, we have birth flowers by month...
Peonies are outrageously beautiful in bloom in springtime, with lush foliage all summer long. Peony...
Cannas are among the most colorful summer bulbs—as flamboyant as their tropical American ancestry—...
Sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. American natives, sunflowers are grow for beauty as...
Morning Glory Vines:...
Most of my favorite flowering vines are in the plant family Ipomoea. The most common member of this...
Wild About Wildflowers
Wildflowers make themselves at home when they’re happily married to the soil and climatic...
Design a Garden for...
When planning on how to design a garden, think about how to keep the flowers blooming all summer...
Growing Guide: Spring-...
See how to grow spring-planted bulbs. Our handy chart takes the guesswork out of planting bulbs....
Container gardening with flowers is a great way to instantly introduce color, fragrance, and beauty...
Painting Pots: The...
Beautifully painting a flower pot might seem like a daunting task, but the easy sponge technique...
How to Make a Hollyhock...
Learn how to make old-fashioned hollyhock doll out of flowers, a delightful children’s craft for...
Plant a Cutting Garden...
If you’re like me and can never have too many flowers, now is the time to plan a cutting garden so...
Hyacinth bulbs are planted in the fall and borne in spring. The Victorians revered hyacinths for...
Gardeners curse the ubiquitous dandelion and its pervasive nature. They pop up everywhere in spring...
A Spring Tonic, using the early greens of spring, may be just the thing you need to get through...
December Birth Flowers
December’s flowers may be very different from each other, one being a bulb and the other an...
November Birth Flower
November’s birth flower recalls the vibrant colors of October’s autumn leaves. What is the Flower...
October Birth Flowers
Both of October’s flowers are colorful annuals that thrive in full sun. What is the Flower for the...
April Birth Flowers
By April, spring’s in full swing, and these birth month flowers are ready to express its happy...
March Birth Flowers
When the flowers begin to emerge in March, it seems that these cheery yellow blooms are among the...
Growing the Siberian...
When you hear the word “iris,” do you see a big bearded beauty rising up above swordlike leaves?...
Plant Guides: Flowers,...
Our Growing Guides for flowers cover popular annuals, perennials, bulbs, roses, and shrubs—as well...
Ready for a tropical interlude? Luckily, I only had to go as far as our state’s Orchid Society’s...
Sedum is a perennial with thick, succulent leaves, fleshy stems, and clusters of star-shaped...
African Violet Care:...
African violets are a beautiful indoor plant, so find out how to grow and care for African violets...
Helping the Bees and...
Bees and butterflies have been experiencing drastic declines in the past few years. Many believe...
Bee Buzz & Blue...
My yard is abuzz with bees from early Spring until late October. Sometimes, I have to swat them...
Fall Tasks: Harvest,...
Like you, I’m harvesting vegetables and fruits from my garden and preparing them for storage. I...
Antiquity Blooms in My...
All the historical, antique, or heirloom plants in my gardens put on spectacular shows. I’ve...
Impatient for Impatiens?
Are you having trouble finding impatiens in garden centers this spring? Did the ones you planted...
March is Jam-Packed...
I thought I’d seen all the new stuff for 2013. Wrong! Two veteran seed companies have sprung a...
Seeds and Bees
Every seed you plant is a GMO (genetically modified organism), including heirloom and organic seeds...
Invasion of the Garden...
So many gorgeous flowers and too little space! That’s my dilemma as I pore over the seed catalogs...
Great Gifts for...
My son asked me Thanksgiving night what I wanted for Christmas. Like he had to ask? We gardeners...
Tips and Treats
Outdoor gardening has ended for most of us north of an imaginary line drawn from Los Angeles...
Sleeping with Bananas...
Yes, I sleep with bananas all winter long. A ‘Super Dwarf Cavendish’ banana plant, that is. It’s...
I love sunflowers. They are so bright, beautiful, colorful and practical. I admire that, until the...
Potpourri: from the...
As I begin autumn cleanup, it’s productive to observe what grew the best, bloomed the most...
More Winding Down a...
If you garden in an area not affected by drought, you may wonder why I’m obsessing. #1: High...
Don’t Shrink from...
Wild violets (genus Viola, many species; probably escaped from cultivation) pop up everywhere and...
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