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You might not think about landscaping in winter, but your yard can be just as beautiful in the...
In some places, gladiolus can be left in the ground all winter. In colder climates, though, they...
Rodent-proof Flower Bulbs
Are you tired of planting tulips and crocus bulbs only to have them disappear because mice and...
How do you plant a rose bush? How do you grow roses? Our Rose Plant Guide will get your started—...
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...
Ants on Peonies
The peonies in my backyard always have ants crawling on the flower buds. Many people think ants are...
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....
How to Care for Perennial Flowers
Perennial flowers are the way to go! They return year after year, bringing color to the garden....
With immense flower heads, hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist....
Planting Bulbs for Spring Flowers
If you enjoy seeing daffodils, tulips, and hyacinth bloom in the spring, keep in mind these bulbs...
Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers
Do you know the Language of Flowers? Many flowers, herbs, trees, and other plants traditionally...
Plants and Flowers That Grow in Shade
Many gardeners complain they can’t grow any plants in the shade other than hostas. And those are...
Growing Flowers for a Cutting Garden
If you’re like me and can never have too many flowers, now is the time to plan a cutting garden so...
Gladiolus is a classic perennial known for its tall flower spikes. A great cutting flower, gladioli...
Everyone loves lilies. With large, showy blooms, lilies add striking elegance to the yard and...
Morning glories are annual climbers with slender stems, heart-shaped leaves, and trumpet-shaped...
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...
How to Grow a Flower Garden
Interested in planting a flower garden? Here are some planting tips for flower beds—plus, ...
10 Pretty Pansy Varieties
Spring has sprung and Easter is just around the corner. Early flowers are starting to appear for...
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...
Hyacinth and Muscari
Hyacinth bulbs are planted in the fall and bloom in the spring. Here’s a guide to planting and...
Jazz Up the Garden With Sizzling Color
I used to be a snob of sorts when it came to my garden palette, preferring cool blues and purples...
Companion Planting Flowers With Vegetables
Planting flowers in the vegetable garden will deter pests and add beauty. Learn more in this video...
Long live the tulip! This brightly colored jewel announces spring’s arrival, along with the cheery...
March Birth Flowers
March’s birth flower is the daffodil. It’s no surprise. These cheerful flowers are harbinger of...
The bright yellow blooms of daffodils are a wonderful sign that spring has arrived. Here’s how to...
Forcing Branches into Bloom Indoors
Instead of buying a flower bouquet to lift the spirits in winter, simply prune a (non-essential)...
Growing Wildflowers: List of Native Plants
Native wildflowers make themselves at home when they’re happily married to the soil and climatic...
With hundreds of combinations of leaf color, shape, size, and texture, there are endless varieties ...
Flowers With Romantic Names
Valentine’s Day is coming up soon and if you’d rather not buy flowers that will wilt and die in a...
The tall, beautiful iris, named after the Greek goddess who rode rainbows, comes in many magical...
When to Start Seeds
The seeds are rolling in, and if you are as eager to get the garden party started as I am, it is...
Why Are Wedding Dresses White?
Why are wedding dresses white? What are the meanings behind wedding dress colors? Learn about the...
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...
A native perennial favorite, bee balm (also called wild bergamot) is beloved in flower beds for its...
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...
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