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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...
When it seems like winter will never lose its icy grip, the dainty crocus pushes through the snow...
When to Start Seeds: Not Too Early!
The seeds are rolling in, and if you are as eager to get the garden party started as I am, it is...
Hyacinth and Muscari
Hyacinth bulbs are planted in the fall and bloom in the spring. Here’s a guide to planting and...
With their fragile, seductive fragrance, sweet peas make great flowers for gardens and bouquets....
How do you plant a rose bush? How do you grow roses? Our Rose Plant Guide will get your started—...
Birth Month Flowers and Their Meanings
What is your birth month flower? Consult this list of all the monthly birth flowers to find out!...
Planting Tulip Bulbs in Winter
Tulip bulbs are typically planted in the fall, but what happens when you forget to plant them or...
December Birth Flowers
December’s flowers may be very different from each other, one being a bulb and the other an...
How to Prune Roses
Pruning roses is not as complicated as it may seem, though it’s important to follow the right...
Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers
Do you know the Language of Flowers? Many flowers, herbs, trees, and other plants traditionally...
It's Tulip Time: Go "Wild" With Species Varieties
Every day in spring, I search the entrance to my wooded garden, looking for signs that Tulipa tarda...
November Birth Flower
November’s birth flower, the chrysanthemum, recalls the vibrant colors of October’s autumn leaves....
Long live the tulip! This brightly colored jewel announces spring’s arrival, along with the cheery...
How to Press Flowers and Leaves
Pressing flowers is a lovely way to preserve a memory, create a lovely card or framed print, and...
The Best Fall Flowers For Your Garden
Summer may be in the rear-view mirror, but that doesn’t mean that the blooms have to end! Here are...
October Birth Flowers
Both of the October birth flowers are colorful annuals that thrive in full sun. What is the Flower...
Hardy Hibiscus for the Fall
In mid-fall, most plants have stopped flowering. However, if you’d like a fall bloomer, this is the...
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...
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...
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...
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