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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...
Easy Perennial Plants for a Low-Maintenance Garden
Find out how to create an easy, carefree garden with beautiful and low-maintenance perennial plants...
Coneflowers: 7 Best Echinacea Varieties
Coneflower, or Echinacea, is my favorite native American plant. This rugged pollinator magnet comes...
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...
The old-fashioned bleeding heart is a favorite perennial of the shady flower garden and was called...
The peony is outrageously beautiful in bloom from spring to summer—with lush foliage all summer...
The bright yellow blooms of daffodils are a wonderful sign of spring—but do you know how and when ...
Grow dahlias for gorgeous, colorful flowers that bloom from midsummer through autumn, when many...
Long live the tulip! This brightly colored jewel brightens our days in early spring. We truly look...
Foxglove is a stunning flower with tubular blossoms that have speckled throats. The plant creates a...
Lupines, with their colorful spikes, are some of the most popular garden perennials of them!...
The tall, beautiful iris, named after the Greek goddess who rode rainbows, comes in many magical...
The hardy perennial hibiscus, also called rose mallow or swamp rose, adds the beauty of a tropical...
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-...
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...
Sedum is a perennial plant with thick, succulent leaves, fleshy stems, and clusters of star-shaped...
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 Peonies: Peony Care Tips
One of the most magnificent mainstays of the garden is the common herbaceous peony (Paeonia...
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...
Ants on Peonies
The peonies in my backyard always have ants crawling on the flower buds. Many people think ants are...
Ready to plant and grow roses in your garden? Our Growing Guide for Roses will get you started—with...
Phlox are perennials and a favorite choice—from ground cover blooming in early spring to the tall...
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...
How to Care for Perennial Flowers
Perennial flowers are the way to go! They return year after year, bringing color to the garden....
Get Your Perennials Ready for Winter
Prepare your perennials for winter! Most perennials can be cut down after the first killing frost;...
How to Overwinter Your Plants and Garden
Learn how to properly overwinter your garden plants to keep them protected from snow, wind, and...
Flower Garden Designs: Three-Season Flower Bed
Imagine a gorgeous flower garden drenched with color from early spring to the first frost of autumn...
The Good Side of Goldenrod
If you are sneezing up a storm right now please don’t blame the goldenrod! Most allergies are...
Growing Japanese Iris
If you love Siberian and bearded irises, you have to give their Japanese cousin a try. They bloom...
Veronica, also called Speedwell, is a carefree and easy-to-grow perennial with long spikes of small...
Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) are native to North America and one of the most popular...
Astilbe is a perennial with beautiful, showy flowers atop glossy, fern-like foliage. Here’s how to...
Asters: Stars of the Fall Garden
Summer is winding down but the asters are just getting started, adding splashes of lavender, purple...
Growing the Siberian Iris
When you hear the word “iris,” do you see a big bearded beauty rising up above swordlike leaves?...
Plant Guides: Flowers, Bulbs, Roses, Shrubs, Houseplants
Our Growing Guides for flowers cover popular annuals, perennials, bulbs, roses, and shrubs—as well...
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...
New Plants and a Blueberry Recall
A trio of perennial plant “stars” are lighting up my drought-stricken garden this summer. Two...