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You might not think about landscaping in winter, but your yard can be just as beautiful in the...
In some places, gladiolus can be left in the ground all winter. In colder climates, though, they...
Rodent-proof Flower Bulbs
Are you tired of planting tulips and crocus bulbs only to have them disappear because mice and...
Hearty Hibiscus for the Fall
As the gardening season winds down, there is one group of flowers in my garden that is ramping up—...
Asters are daisy-like perennials with starry-shaped flower heads. They bring delightful color to...
Worst and Best Plants for People With Allergies
Got allergies? It helps to know which are the best plants and worst plants for allergies—plus, here...
15 Flower Bulb Growing Tips (to Avoid Bulb Problems)
We adore spring bulbs (which you plant in the fall!). The flowers return year after year,...
Planting Bulbs for Spring Flowers
If you enjoy seeing daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths bloom in the spring, keep in mind that these...
Best Flowers for Drying | How to Dry Flowers
The heat of the season is perfect for air-drying flowers to brighten those gray, frigid days of...
Discover 20 Self-Sowing Flowers!
Many flowers reseed themselves! Here’s a list of over 20 flowers that you plant once and enjoy for...
Painting Pots: The Sponge Technique
Beautifully painting a flower pot might seem like a daunting task, but the easy sponge technique...
How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh
Fresh cut flower arrangements, whether homegrown or purchased, look fabulous in a vase. Here’s how...
A native perennial favorite, bee balm (also called wild bergamot) is beloved in flower beds for its...
Yarrow is a native plant that’s practically care-free, making it perfect for borders, ground covers...
Sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. Heliotropic, they direct their growth in response to...
Morning glories are annual climbers with slender stems, heart-shaped leaves, and trumpet-shaped...
Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers
Do you know the Language of Flowers? Many flowers, herbs, trees, and other plants traditionally...
How do you plant a rose bush? How do you grow roses? Our Rose Plant Guide will get your started—...
The peony is outrageously beautiful in bloom from spring to summer—with lush foliage all summer...
Dahlias are colorful spiky flowers which generally bloom from midsummer to first frost, when many...
How to Prune Roses
Pruning roses is not as complicated as it may seem, though it’s important to follow the right...
Plants That Repel Mosquitoes and Other Insects
Which plants repel mosquitoes and other insects in the backyard and garden? Here’s a list of the...
Ants on Peonies
The peonies in my backyard always have ants crawling on the flower buds. Many people think ants are...
No annual is more cheerful or easier to grow than marigolds. These flowers are the spendthrifts...
Cosmos are annual flowers with colorful daisy-like flowers that sit atop long slender stems....
How to Care for Perennial Flowers
Perennial flowers are the way to go! They return year after year, bringing color to the garden....
With immense flower heads, hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist....
Plants and Flowers That Grow in Shade
Many gardeners complain they can’t grow any plants in the shade other than hostas. And those are...
Growing Flowers for 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...
Gladiolus is a classic perennial known for its tall flower spikes. A great cutting flower, gladioli...
Everyone loves lilies. With large, showy blooms, lilies add striking elegance to the yard and...
April Birth Flowers
By April, spring’s in full swing, and these birth month flowers are ready to express its happy...
Easiest Perennials to Grow
Find out how to have an easy, carefree garden with these beautiful and low-maintenance perennial...
How to Grow a Flower Garden
Interested in planting a flower garden? Here are some planting tips for flower beds—plus, ...
10 Pretty Pansy Varieties
Spring has sprung and Easter is just around the corner. Early flowers are starting to appear for...
Pansies are the colorful flowers with “faces.” A cool-weather favorite, pansies are great for both...
Plant a Sunflower House
Plant a sunflower house! Having your sunflower tower is great for the birds and also just a fun...
Hyacinth and Muscari
Hyacinth bulbs are planted in the fall and bloom in the spring. Here’s a guide to planting and...
Jazz Up the Garden With Sizzling Color
I used to be a snob of sorts when it came to my garden palette, preferring cool blues and purples...
Companion Planting Flowers With Vegetables
Planting flowers in the vegetable garden will deter pests and add beauty. Learn more in this video...
Long live the tulip! This brightly colored jewel announces spring’s arrival, along with the cheery...
March Birth Flowers
March’s birth flower is the daffodil. It’s no surprise. These cheerful flowers are harbinger of...
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