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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...
Lupines, with their colorful spikes, are some of the most popular garden perennials of them!...
Planting Fall Bulbs for Spring Flowers
If you still have unplanted spring bulbs, it’s better to get them in the ground. Some bulbs, such...
Planting Tulip Bulbs in Winter
Tulip bulbs are typically planted in the fall, but what happens when you forget to plant them or...
Birth Month Flowers and Their Meanings
Do you know your birth flower? Consult this list of all the monthly birth flowers to find yours and...
The tall, beautiful iris, named after the Greek goddess who rode rainbows, comes in many magical...
Holiday Plant Care: Poinsettia, Christmas Cactus, and Amaryllis
How do you keep your holiday plants alive in the new year? Three longtime favorites—the poinsettia...
December Birth Flowers
December’s flowers may be very different from each other—one being a bulb and the other an...
With immense flower heads, hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist....
Chrysanthemums or “mums” are associated with autumn, appearing in jewel colors in garden centers in...
How to Bring Outdoor Plants Indoors
When frost threatens, it’s time to move many of your outside plants indoors. Many tender bulbs,...
How to Care for Lavender in Winter
Every spring, I try very hard to resist the siren call of the half-hardy lavenders. I curse the...
2019 is the Year of the Dahlia. These flamboyant, colorful plants yield gorgeous blooms from...
Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers
Before you select a bouquet, check out the flower meanings from The Old Farmer’s Almanac! While...
Long live the tulip! Plant this brightly colored jewel now for a lovely display in early spring. We...
Snake plants, also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue and Sansevieria, are one of the easiest house...
The bright yellow blooms of daffodils are a wonderful sign of spring—but do you know how and when ...
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...
The hardy perennial hibiscus, also called rose mallow or swamp rose, adds the beauty of a tropical...
Growing Wildflowers | Selecting Wildflowers
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...
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...
Coneflowers, also known as Echinacea, are tough little native flowers that draw butterflies, bees,...
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...