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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...
Discover 20 Self-Sowing Flowers!
Choose plants that reseed themselves for years of bloom. Here’s our list of 20 annual and perennial...
How to Dry Flowers from the Garden
The heat of the summer season is perfect for air-drying flowers to brighten those gray days of fall...
How to Harvest Sunflower Seeds
Ever harvested sunflower seeds? My sunflowers are usually ready to be harvested beginning in mid-...
When to Plant Flowers
When do you plant flowers in the garden? It depends! Is it a perennial flower, annual flower, or...
Growing Wildflowers | Selecting Wildflowers
Interested in growing wildflowers? Fall and spring are great times to plant a new wildflower meadow...
How to Make a Hollyhock Flower Doll
See how to make hollyhock dolls out of flowers in 5 steps! This is an old-fashioned craft that’s...
Sedum is a perennial plant with thick, succulent leaves, fleshy stems, and clusters of star-shaped...
Asters are daisy-like perennials with starry-shaped flower heads that range in color from white to...
Daylilies produce large, colorful flowers that will return year after year with minimal care—even...
How to Divide Bearded Irises—With Pictures
The blooming of the bearded irises is something I eagerly await each spring. This year, I made a...
Lavender is a bushy, strong-scented perennial plant from the Mediterranean. In warmer regions, its...
The gardenia is a tender evergreen shrub with amazingly fragrant flowers and shiny, dark-green...
Hardy perennial hibiscus add the beauty of tropical hibiscus to the garden, but can withstand cold...
Easy Perennial Flowers for Beginners to Plant
Fall is a great time to plant perennials. See our list of easy, no-fuss perennials that are...
Bulbs to Plant in Fall
Fall is bulb-planting time! It’s so easy to stick bulbs in the ground—and so magical to see their...
Crazy for Daisies: Types of Colorful Daisies
Daisy-shaped flowers are the cheerful workhorse of the flower garden. Daisies remind of the sun and...
With bright blooms that go from mid-summer to early fall, sunflowers say “summer” like no other...
How do you plant and care for morning glories? These strong climbers have beautifully-shaped blooms...
Hostas are hardy perennials that are especially perfect for a garden that doesn’t get too much sun...
Caring for Perennial Flowers
Perennial flowers return year after year, forming the backbone of your flower garden. Once...
The Best Fall Flowers for Your Garden
Summer’s end does not mean the flower blooms have to end! Here are some of our favorite fall-...
Snake plants, also known as “Mother-in-Law’s Tongue” and Sansevieria, are one of the easiest...
The cheerful Shasta daisy is a classic perennial. It looks similar to the familiar roadside daisy,...
Growing Allium: The Ornamental Onions
Ornamental alliums are great for cutting and bees adore them, too! Planted in the fall for spring...
How to Press Flowers and Leaves
Not only is pressing flowers a fun activity, but also pressed flowers make beautiful works of art....
Predicting the Weather With Plants
Wondering what the weather will be today? Look no further than your garden! These weather-...
Coneflowers, also known as Echinacea, are tough little native flowers that draw butterflies, bees,...
With immense flower heads, hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm in summertime that’s hard to...
How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh
See 10 tips on how to cut flowers for a vase—whether you have your own cutting garden or picked up...
No annual is more cheerful or easier to grow than the marigold. These flowers are the spendthrifts...
Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) are native to North America and one of the most popular...
Nasturtium is a cheerful, easy, quick-growing annual flower! They’re colorful, edible flowers, and...
Rose of Sharon and Hardy Hibiscus for the Fall
In mid-fall, most plants have stopped flowering. However, if you’d like an autumn bloomer, fall is...
Often grown as annuals, petunias are one of the most popular flowers because of their long...
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...
Having a Vine Time with Perennial Vines
A few years ago we built a pergola. Nothing fancy, just a rugged 10x10 foot cedar frame outside the...
Four Good Reasons to Deadhead Flowers
Summer is here, and with it come more flowers to enjoy. Of course, they don’t grow themselves, and...
Painting Pots: The Sponge Technique
Sponge painting (yes, you just use a sponge) allows any gardener to transform simple orange terra-...
Summer-Flowering Bulbs Chart
Summer bulbs are planted in the spring and then flower in the summer and also fall. Our Spring-...