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  • If you have a healthy geranium plant, there's no need to ever buy another. Simply follow these easy steps to grow new geraniums from the cuttings of your original plant.

    How to Grow a Geranium Plant From a Cutting

    How to Grow a Geranium Plant From a Cutting

    by Deborah-Diane57

  • Azaleas are a great addition to any garden. The bright-colored blooms on this easy-to-care-for shrub can serve as a focal point or as a background to other additions in your garden.

    How to Plant and Care for Azaleas

    How to Plant and Care for Azaleas

    by Diane Lockridge0

  • Learn everything you need to know to grow Asiatic lilies. They are some of the most beautiful flowers available.

    How to Grow Asiatic Lilies

    How to Grow Asiatic Lilies

    by Barbara Badder39

  • Learn how to grow hydrangeas, how to plant and care for them. Learn how to change the colors of your hydrangea and what fertilizers to use.

    How to Plant and Care for Hydrangeas

    How to Plant and Care for Hydrangeas

    by Barbara Badder27

  • Many people have wondered what the difference is between Spanish bluebells and English bluebells, especially considering the fact that one is a protected species and one is not. This article examines and analyzes the two flowers.

    The Difference Between Spanish and English Bluebells

    The Difference Between Spanish and English Bluebells

    by GardenExpert99912

  • Originally from the forests of Brazil, Gloxinias, or florist gloxinias (Sinningia speciosa), are extremely popular summer flowering house plants. This article describes its history, care requirements, and needs. The illustrations show how and when to divide tubers, grow from seed and re-pot.

    How to Grow and Care for Gloxinias

    How to Grow and Care for Gloxinias

    by Nemingha14

  • Amaryllis flowers are available as singles and double. They come in reds, pinks, salmon, near-orange, creamy yellow, and white, all with some outrageously beautiful designs. With minimal care, they will come back year after year. This article shows you how to plant them properly outdoors.

    How to Plant and Grow Stunning Amaryllis Flowers Outdoors

    How to Plant and Grow Stunning Amaryllis Flowers Outdoors

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney5

  • Sunflowers produce large, bright flower heads that tower above other flowers. Growing sunflowers is easy and rewarding, especially to those who enjoy the blooms and eating the seeds. Proper soil preparation, watering, sunlight, and fertilization will produce beautiful blooms almost effortlessly.

    How to Grow Sunflowers

    How to Grow Sunflowers

    by Sean Hemmer10

  • Working on a project? Looking for a beautiful and distinctive baby name? This alphabetical list of flower names will make it easy to search for names you know (to check spelling) or to find new ones.

    A List of Flower Names From A to Z

    A List of Flower Names From A to Z

    by Listessa81

  • If you like the idea of a leafy, small-flowering plant, but still want vibrant colors consider adding the Croton plant to your garden or inside your home.

    How to Care for Croton Plants

    How to Care for Croton Plants

    by Diane Lockridge0

  • Blackberry lilies can be a plus in your garden each year, especially if you need to have some taller flowers, as they will grow up to four feet tall. The six-petaled orange flowers have red spots and when they are finished blooming, shiny black seed pods appear that resemble blackberries.

    How to Grow Blackberry Lilies Although They Are Neither a Blackberry or a Lily

    How to Grow Blackberry Lilies Although They Are Neither a Blackberry or a Lily

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney2

  • Learn how to save money by taking root cuttings from existing lilac bushes and creating new bushes in your landscape.

    How to Propagate Lilac Bush

    How to Propagate Lilac Bush

    by Sarah15

  • Whatever the colors of the blooms are—white, yellow, pink, red or blue—I'd say their shape would be the first thing that people notice about them. Now let's see all those flowers with bell-shaped forms!

    All Those Bell-Shaped Flowers

    All Those Bell-Shaped Flowers

    by precy anza9

  • The hyacinth is an unusual flower because of its cluster of flowers and fresh scent. It is most successfully grown in USDA hardiness zones 4 through 8.

    How to Care for Hyacinths

    How to Care for Hyacinths

    by Diane Lockridge0

  • Not sure what to do with those dead-looking mums in the spring? Once winter's over, you have two choices: Try to revive them for next fall or throw them out. Here's some advice to help you decide.

    What to Do With Mums in the Spring

    What to Do With Mums in the Spring

    by Susan Deppner31

  • Learn about how to plant and care for rose bushes. Where should a rose bush be planted? What soil is best for growing healthy roses? And how much water and plant food does a rose bush need?

    How to Plant and Care for Rose Bushes

    How to Plant and Care for Rose Bushes

    by Sharlee19

  • Detailed instructions on how to "clone" your favorite geranium plant from a cutting. It's easy to do, and each new plant has the same characteristics of the first so there will be no surprises!

    How to Propagate Geraniums From Cuttings

    How to Propagate Geraniums From Cuttings

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney26

  • Learn how to grow and care for an interesting addition to your garden or home, the fuchsia plant. Enjoy the beauty this romantic, perennial plant offers by following these growing tips.

    Fuchsia Plant Care Guide

    Fuchsia Plant Care Guide

    by Cynthia Davis152

  • Tiger lilies are distinct from other lilies because of their bright color and speckled spots. If you are looking for a low-maintenance flower with a big impact, consider adding the tiger lily to your home garden.

    How to Care for Tiger Lilies

    How to Care for Tiger Lilies

    by Diane Lockridge0

  • Hydrangeas are hardy shrubs that produce some wonderful clusters of flowers. This informative guide will show you how to easily grow this beautiful ornamental plant.

    How to Grow Hydrangeas

    How to Grow Hydrangeas

    by David Lieu2

  • Love your Knockout roses and want to learn how to keep them blooming as long as possible? This guide will provide you with basic information about these roses, along with tips on how to care for them and help them keep blooming well into fall.

    How to Keep Knockout Roses Blooming Through Fall

    How to Keep Knockout Roses Blooming Through Fall

    by Angela Harris13

  • Pretty in a border, beautiful in a bouquet, purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is a hardy, low-maintenance perennial that's easy to grow by division or from seed.

    How to Grow Purple Coneflower

    How to Grow Purple Coneflower

    by Jill Spencer22

  • Learn how to plant and grow beautiful asters. Most varieties bloom in the late summer and fall when other flowers are finished for the season. The blooms come in many colors.

    How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Hardy Asters

    How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Hardy Asters

    by Barbara Badder12

  • Learn how to plan and shape a perennial flower garden that has blooms all season. Choose the right colors of flowers, plant a theme garden, and more.

    How to Plan a Perennial Flower Garden

    How to Plan a Perennial Flower Garden

    by Barbara Badder52

  • This is a guide to 10 of the easiest perennial plants to grow from seed. Perhaps you are looking at packets of perennial flower seeds and are wondering which ones are the best and the easiest to grow. Hopefully something here will be of help.

    Top 10 Easy Perennial Plants to Grow From Seed

    Top 10 Easy Perennial Plants to Grow From Seed

    by GardenExpert99918

  • Bat flowers look exotic, but they are relatively easy to grow. Just mimic their native tropical forests, giving them heat, humidity and shade.

    How to Grow Bat Flowers

    How to Grow Bat Flowers

    by Caren White6

  • Valerian officinalis (common Valerian) is really easy to grow and care for once it has become established in your garden. Read here for some hints and tips to successfully grow sweetly scented, perennial Valerian plants.

    How to Grow Common Valerian (Valeriana Officinalis)

    How to Grow Common Valerian (Valeriana Officinalis)

    by GardenExpert9996

  • Roses are the new workhorses of the garden. Many gardeners are hesitant to add roses to their garden lineup for fear of blackspot or worse. They are the divas of the garden and demand a lot, but take a look at what is available now. It's a brave new world for rose lovers.

    Rose Types for Your Perennial Garden

    Rose Types for Your Perennial Garden

    by Claudia Smaletz3

  • Do you want beautiful, healthy black-eyed Susan to flourish the organic way? Try these garden management techniques that help prevent the rust, gray mold, and mildew that often plague Rudbeckia hirta.

    Preventing Black-Eyed Susan Rust and Fungus Naturally

    Preventing Black-Eyed Susan Rust and Fungus Naturally

    by Jill Spencer20

  • Perennial plants for sun with summer flowers are the backbone of the garden. This is an illustrated guide to 22 great perennials that need little care, divide easily, and last for many years.

    22 Best Plants for Sun With Summer Flowers

    22 Best Plants for Sun With Summer Flowers

    by Janis Goad6

  • Dahlias are not only a gardener's delight but also a photographer's. These amazing flowers are easy to grow and care for. This guide will provide you with some tips and tricks for growing these wonderful plants.

    How to Grow and Care for Dahlias

    How to Grow and Care for Dahlias

    by Sophie85

  • Learn all the information you will need to grow beautiful, hardy perennial geraniums. Included is a guide to choosing the right variety and zones for hardiness, how and where to plant, and how to deal with diseases and pests.

    How to Plant and Grow Hardy Perennial Geraniums

    How to Plant and Grow Hardy Perennial Geraniums

    by Barbara Badder19

  • There are a variety of jasmine garden species (around 200) to choose from, and not all jasmine is scented. Some are chosen simply for their star-shaped, showy flowers and cascading branches. But if you are looking for the most fragrant of all jasmine species, try the common white jasmine.

    Looking for Fragrant Flowers? Try Planting Scented Jasmine

    Looking for Fragrant Flowers? Try Planting Scented Jasmine

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney0

  • Green leaves in the garden are so boring. Consider elevating the drama in your garden palette with punches of color such as bright pinks, purples, reds, yellows, and (of course) greens, with the coleus plant.

    How to Care for the Coleus Plant

    How to Care for the Coleus Plant

    by Diane Lockridge2

  • Teacup orchids and orchids in general are not as difficult as you think to grow. Learn some tips and ideas to grow and collect orchids for your home.

    How to Care for Mini Teacup Orchids

    How to Care for Mini Teacup Orchids

    by Linda F Correa17

  • Hydrangeas are one of the quintessential flowers of the South; they evoke a sense of charm and hospitality. Fortunately, they can effectively bloom in a variety of climates and locales.

    How to Plant Hydrangeas

    How to Plant Hydrangeas

    by Diane Lockridge0

  • Petunias are a very hardy annual. They don't require a lot of attention, and they provide reliable and beautiful blooms.

    Types of Petunias

    Types of Petunias

    by Sharon Bellissimo4

  • Dolichos lablab or Lablab purpureus, commonly called hyacinth bean, is a fast-growing tropical vine with large leaves, purple flowers, and seed pods that are safe to eat in small amounts when immature.

    Hyacinth Bean Vines Grow Like Magic!

    Hyacinth Bean Vines Grow Like Magic!

    by Jill Spencer24

  • If you want to add a splash of color and fragrance to your garden while attracting beneficial insects like bees and butterflies, consider planting lavender.

    How to Care for and Harvest Lavender Plants

    How to Care for and Harvest Lavender Plants

    by Diane Lockridge0

  • The Begonia plant is quite versatile. It is available in a variety of colors and sizes and can be grown indoors, outdoors in window boxes, in garden beds, or in hanging baskets. Varieties grown outdoors can grow between six inches to three feet tall.

    How to Care for Tuberous Begonias

    How to Care for Tuberous Begonias

    by Diane Lockridge0

  • Many plants grow in shade. If you know which plants are shade-loving, you can plant them in the right place so they are more likely to thrive. In this article, I will discuss ten of my favorite plants you can grow in the shade.

    Plants That Will Grow in the Shade

    Plants That Will Grow in the Shade

    by Diana Grant29

  • Wisteria is a magnificent vining plant that boasts beautiful cascades of lavender, pink, or white flowers each spring. Find out how to successfully grow and care for a wisteria vine.

    Wisteria Vine: Types, Care, and Propagation

    Wisteria Vine: Types, Care, and Propagation

    by Megan Machucho2

  • Heliconias are the showcase of a tropical garden. They add colour and drama to the garden and supply masses of cut flowers for inside the home. They're also easy to grow for a maximum "wow" factor in return.

    How to Grow Heliconias

    How to Grow Heliconias

    by AJ10

  • The Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) is a popular flowering shrub that grows hardy in zones 5-9. There are over 200 species of flowers in the hibiscus genus and the Hibiscus syriacus is just one of those.

    Differentiating and Caring for the Rose of Sharon Hibiscus

    Differentiating and Caring for the Rose of Sharon Hibiscus

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney0

  • If you love a burst of color in an unexpected time of the year and are looking for a substantial plant that requires little to no maintenance, camellias may be the perfect solution for your garden.

    How to Plant Camellias in the Garden

    How to Plant Camellias in the Garden

    by Diane Lockridge0

  • Amur maple (Acer ginnala) is a small, deciduous shrub that can be grown as an ornamental tree, a hedge or a bonsai. They are quite versatile and easy to look after.

    How to Grow Amur Maple (Acer Ginnala)

    How to Grow Amur Maple (Acer Ginnala)

    by livingsta16

  • From hardy perennial pansies to pansy hybrids, there are so many "flavors" to choose from that growing pansies year round is a snap in Zones 2–10. Here's an overview of some of the best, including cold-tolerant beauties and heat-resistant heavy bloomers.

    Year-Round Pansies

    Year-Round Pansies

    by Jill Spencer19

  • Lantana flowers are some of my very favorites to grow for a couple of reasons. They are bright and cheerful, but the butterflies also love them! Once established, they thrive in summer heat.

    Facts About the Lantana Flower

    Facts About the Lantana Flower

    by Paula35

  • If you like bright pops of color in your yard or garden, consider planting the Gerbera daisy, a bloom famous for its distinctive circular shape and long stem.

    How to Care for the Gerbera Daisy

    How to Care for the Gerbera Daisy

    by Diane Lockridge4

  • Flowering impatiens grow in a variety of bright and pastel hues; they are a great choice for Ohio’s shaded or partially sunlit yards, gardens, and landscapes.

    Growing Impatiens in Ohio

    Growing Impatiens in Ohio

    by Teri Silver0

  • Solomon's Seal is a hardy perennial that can bring grace to your garden, especially the shaded areas where beautiful plants are often hard to find. With its beautiful foliage, graceful spread and exquisite flowers, this plant is a valuable addition to your garden.

    How to Grow and Use Solomon's Seal

    How to Grow and Use Solomon's Seal

    by Mary Norton68

  • The kalanchoe plant is beloved by florists and plant-lovers for its upright-growing, tight-clustered blooms. A fairly low-maintenance plant, the kalanchoe blooms in response to the amount of sunlight (or lack thereof), so you can force it to bloom almost any time of year.

    How to Care for a Kalanchoe Plant

    How to Care for a Kalanchoe Plant

    by Diane Lockridge0

  • Flower plants need good care so that they can grow properly and beautify a home or business premise. Learn how to take care of flower plants in your garden, vases, or pots with these important tips.

    How to Take Care of Flower Plants in Your Garden

    How to Take Care of Flower Plants in Your Garden

    by Januaris Saint Fores7

  • Sedum 'Autumn Joy,' colloquially known as "Live Forever," is no garden diva. It isn't fussy. It isn't showy. It has character—and a subtle beauty every season of the year.

    Getting To Know Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

    Getting To Know Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

    by Jill Spencer17

  • Morning glory vines are easy to grow. Their cheerful flowers greet the sun (and you) each morning and then close in the afternoon.

    How to Grow Morning Glories

    How to Grow Morning Glories

    by Caren White10

  • The edible Queen Anne's lace (wild carrot) should be properly identified to avoid confusion with the deadly hemlock plant. Knowing the differences between these two plants could literally save your life!

    How to Identify Queen Anne's Lace (Wild Carrot)

    How to Identify Queen Anne's Lace (Wild Carrot)

    by Leah Lefler24

  • This article outlines the 10 most fragrant flowers from around the world. Many exotic flowers not only add color and life to your garden, but they also emit a lovely scent.

    10 Most Fragrant Flowers

    10 Most Fragrant Flowers

    by VioletteRose16

  • Save on Easter Lilies! When Easter has passed, the potted flowers that many churches use to adorn the front are available to be taken home. They can be recycled for garden planting.

    How to Plant, Transplant, and Grow Easter Lilies

    How to Plant, Transplant, and Grow Easter Lilies

    by Howard S.21

  • How do you prune crepe myrtle trees and when do you prune them? These are just two of the questions answered in this article about this ornamental tree—a Southern favorite.

    Proper Pruning of Crepe Myrtles

    Proper Pruning of Crepe Myrtles

    by MariaMontgomery28

  • Clematis is one of the hardiest, most disease-free plants around, and there are over 300 species from which to choose. So what's not to love about this noble plant, which produces the most colorful and climbing vines and aids in producing jaw-dropping container displays?

    How to Grow Healthy, Abundantly Blooming Clematis Flowers

    How to Grow Healthy, Abundantly Blooming Clematis Flowers

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney0

  • Phalaenopsis orchids (or moth orchids) are not as difficult as people believe they are. The trick is to understand how they want to grow and what they need for long-term survival.

    How to Care for a Phalaenopsis Orchid

    How to Care for a Phalaenopsis Orchid

    by Amber Joy11

  • Amaryllis flowers are a welcome sight during the winter with their large, showy blooms and vivid colors. Here are some tips for getting the bulbs to bloom for you.

    How to Grow Amaryllis Bulbs

    How to Grow Amaryllis Bulbs

    by Karen26

  • Here is a complete guide of everything you need to know how and when to prune rose bushes, as well as brief overview of the pros and cons of most popular rose species.

    How to Prune a Rose Bush

    How to Prune a Rose Bush

    by Angela Michelle Schultz9

  • Yellow Alyssum is but one name for this delightful plant, which is also known as Basket-of-Gold. Learn more about the plant, how to grow it, and why it's a good choice for gardeners seeking a worry-free perennial.

    Yellow Alyssum Is an Easy-to-Grow Perennial

    Yellow Alyssum Is an Easy-to-Grow Perennial

    by Audrey Kirchner11

  • If you love the classic spring tulip flower, you’ll be sure to love the tulip tree for its grande stature, fanciful bloom, and brightly colored leaves.

    How to Care for Tulip Trees

    How to Care for Tulip Trees

    by Diane Lockridge7

  • Goldenrod should be one of the classic flowers of fall but gets a bad rap instead because it blooms at the same time that hayfever sufferers begin sneezing.

    How to Grow Goldenrod for Fall Color

    How to Grow Goldenrod for Fall Color

    by Caren White14

  • You can easily learn how to plant, grow and care for clematis vines. These are easy to grow if you know what you are doing. You'll get a flush of blooms in the spring.

    How to Plant and Grow Clematis Vines

    How to Plant and Grow Clematis Vines

    by Barbara Badder58

  • New York ironweed is a native plant that we have welcomed into our gardens. It's height make it an attractive back of the border plant while its flowers are magnets for butterflies.

    How to Grow New York Ironweed, a Native Plant

    How to Grow New York Ironweed, a Native Plant

    by Caren White2

  • It's often hard to know what to grow in a shady area. This article will provide a list of wonderful, shade-tolerant plants, including: astilbe, hostas, anemone, aquilegia, epimedium, and trillium.

    10 Plants That Grow Well in the Shade

    10 Plants That Grow Well in the Shade

    by Diana Grant30

  • Whether you call them harebells, wood bells, auld man's bells or calverkeys, the bluebell flower is a favorite perennial worldwide—and in spring, they spread their magic in enchanting bluebell woods.

    Bluebell Flowers: Beautiful and Whimsical Perennials

    Bluebell Flowers: Beautiful and Whimsical Perennials

    by Athlyn Green17

  • Your favorite Easter bloom may not be a real flower after all! The colorful bloom of the calla lily isn’t really a flower; it is actually a modified leaf called a spathe.

    How to Plant and Care for Calla Lilies

    How to Plant and Care for Calla Lilies

    by Diane Lockridge0

  • Your reward when you grow California Poppies properly is a garden filled with long-lasting, bright colors of orange, red, and yellow. This article will present you with ways to plant them and keep them looking spectacular!

    How, When and  Where to Grow Spectacular California Poppies

    How, When and Where to Grow Spectacular California Poppies

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney2

  • When summer ends, you don't have to wait until spring to see flowers in your yard. If you are yearning for some brightly-colored flowers during the colder months of winter, you might want to consider winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum), a deciduous mounding or vining shrub.

    How to Plant and Care for Winter Jasmine

    How to Plant and Care for Winter Jasmine

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney2

  • Having trouble finding the perfect plant for shady spaces? This list of shade-loving plants will help you with your garden if you're in partial sun or full shade.

    10 Shade-Loving Plants for Your Garden

    10 Shade-Loving Plants for Your Garden

    by Melanie8

  • If you want to have a tree in your garden that looks like a tropical palm tree but isn't, have a look at the cordyline australis, the cabbage palm tree. Suitable for cooler climates, this tree will make a wonderful addition to your garden.

    Cordyline Australis: A Tropical Palm Tree for a Cooler Climate

    Cordyline Australis: A Tropical Palm Tree for a Cooler Climate

    by GardenExpert9993

  • A great healing herb, soil-improver, and very pretty to boot, yarrow should have a place in everyone's garden. Learn more about it and how it can improve your health and garden's health today.

    Why Every Serious Gardener Needs to Plant Yarrow

    Why Every Serious Gardener Needs to Plant Yarrow

    by Fiona6

  • Snowdrops sometimes appear before the snow has melted. They are easy to grow and multiply every year.

    How to Grow Snowdrops

    How to Grow Snowdrops

    by Caren White2

  • Desert globemallow plants are seen all over the desert Southwest where their orange/apricot flowers are appreciated. They are useful plants for landscapes and soil-erosion prevention. This article will show you what is needed to get one planted in your own backyard.

    How to Grow a Drought-Resistant Desert Globemallow Plant

    How to Grow a Drought-Resistant Desert Globemallow Plant

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney4

  • Planting hydrangeas is not as hard as moving their location. Knowing when, why, and how to relocate these plants is crucial to avoid dealing with transplant shock.

    When, Why, and How to Transplant Hydrangeas

    When, Why, and How to Transplant Hydrangeas

    by Sofia Hann1

  • Knock Out® roses are the most popular roses sold in the United States. Learn how to care for them so they reach their full potential.

    Growing and Caring for Knock Out Roses

    Growing and Caring for Knock Out Roses

    by Megan Machucho2

  • Hydrangeas are big, bold, colorful, and very popular with gardeners. You can actually change the color of bigleaf hydrangeas by adjusting the pH of the soil in which they are planted. There are hundreds of cultivars of the bigleaf hydrangeas from which to choose.

    How to Plant and Care for Colorful Bigleaf Hydrangeas

    How to Plant and Care for Colorful Bigleaf Hydrangeas

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney4

  • How to grow orchids for beginners. Easy care orchid types, orchid growing tips, how to keep your orchids happy and much more! Don't be intimidated...give these beautiful and exotic flowers a try.

    Growing Orchids 101

    Growing Orchids 101

    by Jim and Laura7

  • Learn how to care for your plumbago auriculata plant if you are lucky enough to have one. These beautiful plants grow well in subtropical climates around the world and will reward you every spring, summer, and early autumn with gorgeous powder blue flowers.

    How to Care for Your Plumbago Auriculata

    How to Care for Your Plumbago Auriculata

    by IzzyM16

  • Japanese Anemones are wonderful perennials that bloom in the late summer until the fall filling in the gap between your summer perennials and fall perennials.

    How to Grow Japanese Anemones (Windflowers)

    How to Grow Japanese Anemones (Windflowers)

    by Caren White1

  • Carnations are known as a traditional flower, often used in Victorian decorating or as a gift on Mother's Day. Learning to grow carnations from seed or cutting and maintaining them is simple.

    How to Care for Carnations

    How to Care for Carnations

    by Diane Lockridge0

  • As the name implies, the Easter Cactus typically blooms around the Easter season. Although traditional cacti have rigid spines, an Easter Cactus bears softer pointed nodes.

    How to Care for Easter Cactus

    How to Care for Easter Cactus

    by Diane Lockridge7

  • Moonflowers are related to Morning Glories, but bloom in the evening. Their white flowers glow in the moonlight.

    How to Grow Moonflowers

    How to Grow Moonflowers

    by Caren White0

  • Here we are discussing Marigold Tagetes, or the African Marigold, not the Calendula. Although both have their uses and benefits, the former is better at keeping gardens healthy and pest free.

    The Benefits of Marigolds Tagetes in your Garden

    The Benefits of Marigolds Tagetes in your Garden

    by Fiona17

  • Portulaca, also known as moss rose, is a colorful annual that is drought tolerant, salt tolerant and be used in many ways in your garden or in containers.

    How to Grow Portulaca (Moss Rose)

    How to Grow Portulaca (Moss Rose)

    by Caren White6

  • Green flowers are unusual in the garden but there are some available that are easy to grow. Many green blooms seen in florist designs have been dyed. Others are rare or hard to grow.

    Green Flowers for Gardens and Arrangements

    Green Flowers for Gardens and Arrangements

    by Dolores Monet0

  • Siberian iris are smaller, more delicate versions of the stately bearded iris. They are easy to grow, relatively disease free, and don’t mind moist areas.

    How to Grow Siberian Iris

    How to Grow Siberian Iris

    by Caren White2

  • Taking care of an orchid plant is a natural process, and there is nothing to fear. It's a rewarding experience, as long as you follow these general care tips.

    Introducing Orchid Care for Beginners

    Introducing Orchid Care for Beginners

    by Kenna McHugh5

  • There are many colors and forms to choose from when you are buying primrose plants. They bloom in early spring and can be used as borders, planted in containers, or grown at the focal point of your entire garden. This article will explain how some are able to grow them as perennials.

    How to Plant and Care for Primroses as Annuals or Perennials

    How to Plant and Care for Primroses as Annuals or Perennials

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney2

  • This guide gives you some ideas about colorful and easy to grow perennial and annual flowers for planters and flower beds in your garden. None of the plants are particularly fussy and many can be grown easily from seed

    20 Easy-to-Grow Flowers for Garden Colour

    20 Easy-to-Grow Flowers for Garden Colour

    by Eugene Brennan12

  • Here are some ideas to help you create an area in your garden where you grow just purple and mauve flowers to make a spectacular swathe of toning colors, or mix them with other contrasting plants for an effective floral display

    10 Mauve and Purple Flowers for Your Garden

    10 Mauve and Purple Flowers for Your Garden

    by Diana Grant13

  • Bring Forsythia branches indoors to force the flowers to bloom, even in the middle of winter! Bright yellow flowers are a welcome ray of sunshine during dreary winter months. Forcing forsythia branches is extremely easy to do!

    How to Force Forsythia Branches to  Bloom Indoors

    How to Force Forsythia Branches to Bloom Indoors

    by Leah Lefler12

  • Lavender needs bright sunlight, dry soil, great drainage, and alkaline soil. But with a bit of thought and special care, you can still grow lavender in these conditions.

    Grow Lavender in Acid or Clay Soil

    Grow Lavender in Acid or Clay Soil

    by Dolores Monet6

  • This article will provide you with all the information you need to know to dig up your tuberous begonias and store their roots over the winter. It will also describe how to restart your plant from tubers in the spring, as well as provide additional information about tuberous begonias in general.

    How to Store Tuberous Begonias for Winter and Restart Them in Spring

    How to Store Tuberous Begonias for Winter and Restart Them in Spring

    by Sandi10

  • Bearded irises are an old-time favorite still popular today. Learn how to plant them, grow them, and divide them.

    How to Raise and Divide Irises

    How to Raise and Divide Irises

    by MariaMontgomery35

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