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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...
A native perennial favorite, bee balm (also called wild bergamot) is beloved in flower beds for its...
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...
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...
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....
Pansies are the colorful flowers with “faces.” A cool-weather favorite, pansies are great for both...
Plant a Sunflower House
Plant a sunflower house! Having your sunflower tower is great for the birds and also just a fun...
With hundreds of combinations of leaf color, shape, size, and texture, there are endless varieties ...
The perennial columbine, also known as Granny’s Bonnet, blooms from mid-spring to early summer....
Salvias (also known as sages) flower for a long time; grow well in hot, dry conditions; and they...
Snake plants, also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, are one of the easiest house plants to take...
The hardy perennial hibiscus, also called rose mallow or swamp rose, adds the beauty of a tropical...
Marjoram is a low-growing herb, perfect as a garden edging or planted in a container or window box...
Originally from East Asia, edamame is relatively new to North America—especially to home gardeners...
Lavender is a bushy, strong-scented perennial plant from the Mediterranean. In most regions, its...
With their fragile, seductive fragrance, sweet peas make great flowers for gardens and bouquets....
Impatiens is a beautiful annual that makes an excellent houseplant or summer bedding plant....
Nasturtium is an easy-to-grow annual whose leaves and flowers are edible. Here’s how to grow your...
Zinnias are one of the easiest plants to grow, as they grow quickly and bloom heavily. Zinnia...
Often grown as annuals, Petunias are one of the most popular flowers. They are tender perennials in...
Bee Buzz & Blue Berries
My yard is abuzz with bees from early Spring until late October. Sometimes, I have to swat them...
Impatient for Impatiens?
Are you having trouble finding impatiens in garden centers this spring? Did the ones you planted...
March is Jam-Packed with New Plants and Ideas
I thought I’d seen all the new stuff for 2013. Wrong! Two veteran seed companies have sprung a...
Invasion of the Garden Catalogs--Part 2
So many gorgeous flowers and too little space! That’s my dilemma as I pore over the seed catalogs...
Tips and Treats
Outdoor gardening has ended for most of us north of an imaginary line drawn from Los Angeles...
I love sunflowers. They are so bright, beautiful, colorful and practical. I admire that, until the...
Potpourri: from the best annuals to giant cabbages
As I begin autumn cleanup, it’s productive to observe what grew the best, bloomed the most...
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