3 Best Garden Foliage Plants for Full Sun

From purple to succulent green to silver, these foliage plants add year-round interest to any garden.


How to Grow and Maintain Korean Lilac

Korean lilac is a compact shrub with fragrant purple flowers that makes a perfect hedge, background for shorter plants, or border plant.


Verbena Types, Care, and Propagation

Verbena is a perennial low-lying flowering plant with a trailing habit. It makes a great ground cover addition to any garden and can grow in most places in the U.S.


How to Plant Out Dahlias in Your Garden (5 Easy Steps)

From hardening off your plants to staking them early, here are my five foolproof steps to planting out dahlias.


How to Repot an Indoor Begonia

Learn how to repot indoor begonias with this step-by-step guide.


Daylilies: The Perfect Perennials

Easy to grow, versatile, and long-lasting, daylilies are the perfect perennials.


3 Best Flowering Plants to Grow in Shady Areas

From the vibrant 'Golden Queen' to the honey-scented false Solomon's seal, here are three gorgeous flowering plants that thrive in the shade.


Why Aren't My Hydrangeas Blooming? (7 Reasons and Solutions)

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!


How to Grow and Successfully Reflower Clivia

With proper care—such as careful attention to temperature and pot size—you can enjoy gorgeous Clivia blooms every spring.


How to Plant Peonies: A Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to plant peonies the right way, so you get big beautiful blooms every time.


Peonies: An All-Time Favorite

A brief description of the needs of peonies and the care required for successfully growing them.


3 Flowering Perennials for Early Summer

Camassia, bergenia and euphorbia 'fireglow' are three beautiful early-summer flowers that even the beginning gardener can grow.


How to Lift, Divide and Replant Primroses and Polyanthuses

Learn how to lift, divide and replant primroses and polyanthuses and enjoy beautiful, colorful flowers in your garden.


How to Start Dahlias in Pots

Learn how to start dahlias in pots and enjoy beautiful flowers come summer.


3 Easy Ways to Propagate Begonias

Learn three easy ways to propagate begonias using leaf- and stem-cutting techniques.


5 Flowers and Plants for Winter Interest in the 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.


How to Sow and Grow Poppies From Seed

Learn how to sow and grow beautiful annual poppies in your garden from seed.


How and When to Prune Hydrangeas (Bigleaf and Panicle)

Learn how and when to prune your bigleaf and panicle hydrangeas and what to do after a late frost.


6 Plants That Look Good in Winter

This article will provide ideas for growing plants which flower or have attractive leaves in winter and early spring. Plan ahead to give them time to get established before the cold weather.


5 Easy-to-Grow Tropical Vines With Dazzling Blue Flowers

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.


How to Grow Calla Lilies Indoors or Outdoors

Calla lilies add tropical flare inside your home or out in your garden.


How to Grow and Care for New York Asters

Do you like gardening flowers? If yes, then you will surely love to know about New York asters, how these beauties get their name, and the process of planting seeds with care instructions.


19 Wildflowers for Gardens in Cold Climates

These North American native wildflowers will make your garden better in very cold climates. They will do extremely well in extended cold winter conditions, blooming nicely in the warmer months and surviving harsh winters.with ease.


How to Grow Caladiums Indoors or Outdoors

Caladiums are shade plants with large, colorful leaves. They can be grown in your shade garden or indoors as a houseplant.


6 Perennial Late-Blooming Plants to Add Color to Your Fall Garden

Add color to your fall garden and brighten your day with perennial late-blooming plants that return each fall.


5 Endangered Native Wildflowers You Can Plant in Your Own Garden

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.


How to Grow Madonna Lily, an Ancient Plant

Madonna lilies have graced our gardens for 3,000 years. In addition to history, they will lend your garden height and fragrance in the spring.


8 Yellow Wildflowers That Will Make Your Garden Better

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.


How to Grow Hyacinths for Spring Color

Hyacinths are colorful spring bulbs that are also very fragrant.


How to Grow Red Spider Lily

Red spider lilies are a great way to add color to your garden in the late summer and early fall. The intensely red flowers look like spiders with their long stamens.


Purple Coneflower: An Easy, Classic Native Plant for Your Garden

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is a native wildflower that is easy to grow in the home garden.


Bee Balm: Monarda Plants Are Great for Your Garden!

Whether a true native plant or a garden center cultivar, bee balm is a garden favorite.


How to Grow Obedient Plant, a Native Plant

Obedient plants are a native plant that looks like a snapdragon. It is an aggressive spreader so it can take over your garden if you are not careful.


7 Great Reasons for Growing Milkweed Plants

Growing milkweed will make your garden better by attracting monarchs, adapting to many conditions, and providing a wide range of other benefits. Once considered an annoying weed, milkweed is now a desirable garden plant.


How to Grow Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile) Indoors or Outdoors

Agapanthus can lend a tropical touch to your landscape. In colder climates, it can be grown indoors as a houseplant.


The Starburst Bush: Colors, Care, and Characteristics

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.


Plant Flowers in Winter: Ideas for Wintertime Sowing

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.


How to Grow Pineapple Lilies

Pineapple lilies are easy to grow summer flowering bulbs with flowers that look just like pineapples.


4 Reasons Why Coreopsis Is a Great Garden Asset

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.


How to Grow Nasturtium, an Edible Flower

Nasturtiums are easy to grow, edible and valuable companion plants in your vegetable garden.


How to Grow Shade-Loving Tuberous Begonias

Tuberous begonias' brightly colored flowers add a pop of color to a shady corner in your yard or patio.


How to Grow Canterbury Bells, a Cottage Garden Favorite

Canterbury bells are a wonderful addition to your cottage garden. They bloom in the late spring and will readily self-sow.


How to Grow Purple Coneflower (Echinacea), a Native Plant

Purple coneflowers are a drought tolerant native that are a must in every garden. Not just beautiful, they also attract bees, butterflies and birds.


How to Grow Astilbe in a Shade Garden

Astilbe will light up your shade garden with its colorful plumes of flowers.


How to Grow Coral Bells (Heuchera), a Native Plant for Shade

The colorful leaves of coral bells are great way to add color to your shade garden.


How to Grow Lady’s Slippers, a Native Plant

Lady's Slippers are native orchids that are hardy in most of the US. Grow them in a shady corner or under a tree.


How to Grow Turtlehead (Chelone), a Native Plant

Turtlehead flowers look like turtles with their mouths open. They are a woodland plant that needs wet soils.


How to Grow Solomon's Seal, a Native Plant

Solomon's Seal is a native woodland plant that is superbly adapted to grow in your shady garden. Its berries are an important food source for the birds in your backyard.


How to Grow Toad Lilies for Fall Color

Toad lilies are a good solution for that soggy corner in your landscape. They thrive in wet soil and shade.


How to Grow Bugleweed, an Attractive Groundcover

Bugleweed is a groundcover that can planted in full sun or partial shade. Its colorful foliage and unusual flowers add color to a semi-shady corner of your yard.