Flowers Articles

In some places, gladiolas can be left in the ground all winter. In colder climates, though, they... read more
Are you tired of planting tulips and crocus bulbs only to have them disappear because mice and... read more
(Though roses are shrubs, we have categorized them with flowers since most people tend to look for... read more
Bees and butterflies have been experiencing drastic declines in the past few years. Many believe... read more
My yard is abuzz with bees from early Spring until late October.  Sometimes, I have to swat them... read more
Like you, I’m harvesting vegetables and fruits from my garden and preparing them for storage.  I... read more
All the historical, antique, or heirloom plants in my gardens put on spectacular shows.  I’ve... read more
Are you having trouble finding impatiens in garden centers this spring?  Did the ones you planted... read more
I thought I’d seen all the new stuff for 2013.  Wrong!  Two veteran seed companies have sprung a... read more
Every seed you plant is a GMO (genetically modified organism), including heirloom and organic seeds... read more
So many gorgeous flowers and too little space!  That’s my dilemma as I pore over the seed catalogs... read more
My son asked me Thanksgiving night what I wanted for Christmas.  Like he had to ask?  We gardeners... read more
Outdoor gardening has ended for most of us north of an imaginary line drawn from Los Angeles... read more
Yes, I sleep with bananas all winter long.  A ‘Super Dwarf Cavendish’ banana plant, that is.  It’s... read more
I love sunflowers. They are so bright, beautiful, colorful and practical. I admire that, until the... read more
As I begin autumn cleanup, it’s productive to observe what grew the best, bloomed the most... read more
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
Home gardening supplies and gifts for all your gardening needs at! Everyone knows about... 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
Welcome to our Growing Guides for flowers. On this page, we cover popular annuals, perennials,... 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
Hyacinth bulbs are planted in the fall and borne in spring. The Victorians revered hyacinths for... read more
Petunias are one of the most popular flowers, often grown as annuals. They are tender perennials in... read more
Pansies are hardy annuals whose flowers have “faces.” These plants offer colorful flowers for any... 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
Delphiniums are perennials grown for their showy spikes of colorful summer flowers in gorgeous... 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
Cannas are among the most colorful summer bulbs—as flamboyant as their tropical American ancestry—... read more
Gladiolus is a perennial favored for its beautiful, showy flowers. Its flowers grow on tall spikes... read more