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Hearty Hibiscus for the Fall
As the gardening season winds down, there is one group of flowers in my garden that is ramping up—...
Asters are daisy-like perennials with starry-shaped flower heads. They bring delightful color to...
Yarrow is a native plant that’s practically care-free, making it perfect for borders, ground covers...
How do you plant a rose bush? How do you grow roses? Our Rose Plant Guide will get your started—...
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...
Ants on Peonies
The peonies in my backyard always have ants crawling on the flower buds. Many people think ants are...
How to Care for Perennial Flowers
Perennial flowers are the way to go! They return year after year, bringing color to the garden....
Everyone loves lilies. With large, showy blooms, lilies add striking elegance to the yard and...
April Birth Flowers
By April, spring’s in full swing, and these birth month flowers are ready to express its happy...
Easiest Perennials to Grow
Find out how to have an easy, carefree garden with these beautiful and low-maintenance perennial...
Long live the tulip! This brightly colored jewel announces spring’s arrival, along with the cheery...
The bright yellow blooms of daffodils are a wonderful sign that spring has arrived. Here’s how to...
The tall, beautiful iris, named after the Greek goddess who rode rainbows, comes in many magical...
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...
How to Grow Peonies: Peony Care Tips
One of the most magnificent mainstays of the garden is the common herbaceous peony (Paeonia...
Veronica, also called Speedwell, is a carefree and easy-to-grow perennial with long spikes of small...
Sedum is a perennial plant with thick, succulent leaves, fleshy stems, and clusters of star-shaped...
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...
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...
Phlox are perennials and a favorite choice among wildflowers. These plants sport many star-shaped,...
Cannas are among the most colorful summer bulbs—as flamboyant as their tropical American ancestry—...
Coneflowers: 7 Best Echinacea Varieties
I have been under the weather lately, and one of the only things that seems to quiet my cough is...
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...
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