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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
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Sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. Native to North America, sunflowers are heat-tolerant...
October Birth Flowers
Both of the October birth flowers—marigolds and cosmos—are colorful annuals that thrive in full sun...
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Interested in growing wildflowers? Spring or fall are great times to plant a new wildflower meadow...
When it seems like winter will never lose its icy grip, the dainty crocus pushes through the snow...
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...
Birth Month Flowers and Their Meanings
What is your birth month flower? Consult this list of all the monthly birth flowers to find out!...
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-...
Salvia (also known as sage) flower for a long time; grow well in hot, dry conditions; and they...
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...
Gladiolus is a classic perennial known for its tall flower spikes. A great cutting flower, gladioli...
Discover 20 Self-Sowing Flowers!
Many flowers reseed themselves! Here’s a list of over 20 annual and perennial flowers that you can...
Sedum is a perennial plant with thick, succulent leaves, fleshy stems, and clusters of star-shaped...
Zinnias are one of the easiest flowers to grow, as they grow quickly and bloom heavily. Zinnia...
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The tall, beautiful iris, named after the Greek goddess who rode rainbows, comes in many magical...
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a native North American plant that’s popular with pollinators and...
Cannas are among the most colorful summer bulbs—as flamboyant as their tropical American ancestry—...
How to Grow Wildflowers and Help Pollinators
Growing wildflowers in your own garden benefits pollinators, lifts your spirits, and boost harvests...
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...
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...
Making a Beautiful Bouquet of Flowers
Here’s a foolproof approach to making a flower bouquet—whether you grow your own flowers or are...
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—from ground cover blooming in early spring to the tall...
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...
2019 is the Year of the Dahlia! These colorful, spiky, daisy-like flowers bloom from midsummer...