From hardening off your plants to staking them early, here are my five foolproof steps to planting out dahlias.
From overwatering to "winter zap," here are seven different reasons you might be struggling to get your hydrangeas to bloom and what you can do to change that!
Learn how to lift, divide and replant primroses and polyanthuses and enjoy beautiful, colorful flowers in your garden.
These plants look good in winter and also in other seasons. Seasonal plants are useful for making your garden look attractive throughout the year so that, as one plant fades, another takes its place.
Learn how and when to prune your bigleaf and panicle hydrangeas and what to do after a late frost.
It's all about the soothing, calming blue color! These five tropical vines with spectacular blue flowers will transform your garden into a relaxing tropical sanctuary.
Add color to your fall garden and brighten your day with perennial late-blooming plants that return each fall.
Endangered native wildflowers are good for the environment and good for gardeners. They are also very easy to grow. These plants will make your garden better than the flowers often sold in garden stores.
The yellow wildflowers listed here—including coreopsis, yellow violet, St. John's wort and others—might best be described as garden ambassadors. They give gardeners a great introduction to the concept of growing native plants.
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is a native wildflower that is easy to grow in the home garden.
Whether a true native plant or a garden center cultivar, bee balm is a garden favorite.
Agapanthus can lend a tropical touch to your landscape. In colder climates, it can be grown indoors as a houseplant.
Not until its flowers bloom does the meaning of its name become clear, as the flower of the starburst bush resembles a shooting star. The pretty, bunchy flowers make it appealing to folks searching for unique ornamental flowers.
You can make your garden better by planting flowers in the winter. Hardy perennial flowers will germinate on their own and grow nicely from December through April. All it takes is knowledge of some basic principles.
Coreopsis is the name for a varied group of perennial wildflowers that can bring many assets to any home flower garden. These native plants need very little water, bloom repeatedly with deadheading, and make strong healthy foliage that stays green well past the first frost.
Canterbury bells are a wonderful addition to your cottage garden. They bloom in the late spring and will readily self-sow.
Purple coneflowers are a drought tolerant native that are a must in every garden. Not just beautiful, they also attract bees, butterflies and birds.
The colorful leaves of coral bells are great way to add color to your shade garden.