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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...
Container Gardening with Flowers
Container gardening with flowers is a great way to instantly introduce color, fragrance, and beauty...
Perennial Salvias (also known as “sage”) are mainstays of the midsummer garden border—blooming...
Summer-Flowering Bulbs Chart
Summer bulbs are planted in the spring and then flower in the summer and also fall. Our Spring-...
Plant a Sunflower House
Plant a sunflower house! Having your sunflower tower is great for the birds and also just a fun...
Zinnias are one of the easiest flowers to grow, as they grow quickly and bloom heavily. Zinnia...
The tall, beautiful iris, named after the Greek goddess who rode rainbows, comes in many magical...
A perennial favorite native to North America, bee balm (also called wild bergamot) is beloved in...
Easy Perennial Flowers for Beginners to Plant
Discover easy perennial flowers that are great for beginners, bringing beautiful blooms to your...
Planting and Dividing Perennial Flowers
Perennial flowers return year after year, bringing color to the garden. Once established, they...
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...
Why Peonies Should Be In Your Garden
One of the most magnificent mainstays of the garden is the common herbaceous peony (Paeonia...
The peony is outrageously beautiful in bloom from spring to summer—with lush foliage all summer...
Sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. When do we plant these North American natives? How...
Easiest Roses to Grow for Beginners
Today’s roses are no longer high-maintenance divas!! Discover easy-to-grow rose varieties —from...
Best Flowers for Window Boxes
Looking to spruce up your home’s appearance with a window box? Be sure to choose the right plants...
How to Design a Moon Garden
A moon garden can enjoyed from dusk to dark—by the light of the Moon! We’ll show you how to plan a...
How to Plant Wildflowers for Bees and Butterflies
Butterflies and bees do such incredible work pollinating our crops. So let’s show them some love—by...
How to Grow Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, and Easy Grains
When we think about food gardening, we don’t usually think of seeds and grains—where do they fit in...
Hostas are hardy perennials that are especially perfect for a shady garden. Reliable and very easy...
Spring Ephemerals: The First Wildflowers
Spring ephemerals are the first wildflowers to appear in early spring. If you have a chance for a...
Flower Garden Plans | Flower Bed Designs
Plan a beautiful perennial flower garden! Flowers not only add beauty to our lives and our...
April Birth Flowers
By April, spring’s in full swing, and these birth month flowers are ready to express its happy...
Everyone loves lilies. With large, showy blooms, lilies add striking elegance to the yard and...
Hyacinth and Muscari
Hyacinth bulbs are planted in the fall and bloom beautifully in the spring. Here’s a guide to...
Gladiolus is a classic perennial known for its tall flower spikes and large, colorful blooms. A...
What’s a Spring Tonic? While the vernal equinox may mark the moment of spring, the appearance of...
Coneflowers: 7 Best Echinacea Varieties
Coneflower, or Echinacea, is my favorite native American plant. This rugged pollinator magnet comes...
Why You Should Plant Annual Flowers
Annual flowers are like Rodney Dangerfield: They “don’t get no respect.” However, if you have no...
Growing Hellebores: The Christmas Rose and the Lenten Rose
The earliest plants to blossom in my garden are the snowdrops. While they are a welcome sign of...
Colorful Coleus Plant Varieties for the Garden
As a young girl, one of my first plants was a coleus grown from a cutting my grandmother gave me. I...
The old-fashioned bleeding heart is a favorite perennial of the shady flower garden and was called...
Pansies are the colorful flowers with “faces.” A cool-weather favorite, pansies are great for both...
Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers
What does each flower symbolize? Which flowers represent love, hope, healing, loss, and good luck?...
March Birth Flower
March’s birth flower is the daffodil. It’s no surprise. These cheerful flowers are a harbinger of...
How to Sow and Grow Sweet Peas
Few annual flowers have the lasting appeal and bucolic beauty of sweet peas. Twining lazily around...
With their seductive fragrance, sweet peas make great flowers for gardens and bouquets. These pea-...
African Violet Care: Grow African Violets
African violets are beautiful houseplants which provide a pretty dose of color indoors. Find out...
When it seems like winter will never lose its icy grip, the dainty crocus pushes through the snow...
The bright yellow blooms of daffodils are a wonderful sign of spring—but do you know how and when ...