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In some places, gladiolus can be left in the ground all winter. In colder climates, however, they...
You might not think about landscaping in winter, but your yard can be just as beautiful in the...
Rodent-proof Flower Bulbs
Are you tired of planting tulips and crocus bulbs only to have them disappear because mice and...
How to Grow Wildflowers and Help Pollinators
Growing wildflowers in your own garden benefits pollinators, lifts your spirits, and boost harvests...
Cannas are among the most colorful summer bulbs—as flamboyant as their tropical American ancestry—...
The Chelsea Chop: Cutting Back Perennials for Better Blooms
What is the Chelsea Chop? A new hairdo or a fancy cut of meat? Nope, it’s just a pruning technique...
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...
How to Grow Peonies: Peony Care Tips
One of the most magnificent mainstays of the garden is the common herbaceous peony (Paeonia...
How to Plant Wildflowers for Bees and Butterflies
We’ll show you how to include more wildflowers in your own garden to benefit pollinators, lift your...
The cheerful Shasta daisy is a classic perennial. It looks similar to the familiar roadside daisy...
Delphiniums are perennials grown for their showy spikes of colorful summer flowers in gorgeous...
Impatiens is a beautiful annual that makes an excellent houseplant or summer bedding and container...
The perennial columbine (Aquilegia) blooms from mid-spring to early summer. Here’s how to plant and...
No annual is more cheerful or easier to grow than the marigold. These flowers are the spendthrifts...
Ants on Peonies
The peonies in my backyard always have ants crawling on the flower buds. Many people think ants are...
The tall, beautiful iris, named after the Greek goddess who rode rainbows, comes in many magical...
Zinnias are one of the easiest flowers to grow, as they grow quickly and bloom heavily. Zinnia...
Making a Beautiful Bouquet of Flowers
Here’s a foolproof approach to making a flower bouquet—whether you grow your own flowers or are...
Three Great Flowering Trees and Shrubs for Your Garden
If you are searching for the right flowering tree or shrub to add pizzazz to your landscape, check...
Ready to plant and grow roses in your garden? Our Growing Guide for Roses will get you started—with...
Flowers You Can Eat!
Yes, there are many flowers that you can eat! Edible flowers are good for healing, too. While there...
Easiest Perennials to Grow
Find out how to have an easy, carefree garden with these beautiful and low-maintenance perennial...
Phlox are perennials and a favorite choice when it comes to wildflowers. These plants sport many...
Best Flowers for Window Boxes
What are the best flowers for window boxes? It mainly depends on your sun exposure. See our list of...
The peony is outrageously beautiful in bloom from spring to summer—with lush foliage all summer...
Growing Wildflowers: List of Native Plants
Native wildflowers make themselves at home when they’re happily married to the soil and climatic...
Morning glories are annual climbers with slender stems, heart-shaped leaves, and trumpet-shaped...
2019 is the Year of the Dahlia! These colorful, spiky, daisy-like flowers bloom from midsummer...
Pansies are the colorful flowers with “faces.” A cool-weather favorite, pansies are great for both...
Hostas are hardy perennials that are especially perfect for a shady garden. Reliable and very easy...
Birth Month Flowers and Their Meanings
What is your birth month flower? Consult this list of all the monthly birth flowers to find out!...
April Birth Flowers
By April, spring’s in full swing, and these birth month flowers are ready to express its happy...
A perennial favorite native to North America, bee balm (also called wild bergamot) is beloved in...
How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh
Fresh cut flower arrangements, whether homegrown or purchased, look fabulous in a vase. Here’s how...
Forcing Branches into Bloom Indoors
Generations of gardeners have “forced branches” in winter, bringing the beauty of forsythia, pussy...
Growing Allium: The Ornamental Onion
Eye-catching and easy to grow, ornamental onions, of the genus Allium, deserve a place in every...
Growing Calendula: How to Grow Pot Marigold
No other flower in the cutting garden glows with cheerfulness quite like calendula, commonly called...
With their seductive fragrance, sweet peas make great flowers for gardens and bouquets. These pea-...
With immense flower heads, hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist....
Sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. Native to North America, sunflowers are heat-tolerant...
March Birth Flower
March’s birth flower is the daffodil. It’s no surprise. These cheerful flowers are harbinger of...
Growing Flowers for a Cutting Garden
If you’re like me and can never have too many flowers, now is the time to create a cutting garden ...
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