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Flowers: Most Popular Articles

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How to Grow Spider Flowers
Spider flowers don’t emit a noticeable fragrance, but hummingbirds and butterflies didn’t get the memo, because they are drawn to these flowers all summer long.
The 10 Best Flowers for Hanging Flower Baskets
Fill your hanging baskets with flowers, and attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden.
Vanilla Orchid Care, The Vanilla Bean Plant
Grow a vanilla orchid, and harvest vanilla beans for your drinks and desserts.
Verbena Care
Verbena plants are prolific bloomers for your butterfly and container garden.
Gaura, the Wandflower
Gaura is a drought tolerant perennial flower with a long blooming time.
Grow Perennial Aster Flower Plants for Fall...
This flower, in response to the shortening days of fall, gives gardeners a carpet of daisy-like flowers on a compact plant from August through September.
Flowering Ginger Plants
Learn how to grow flowering ginger plants, a tropical flower with edible flower parts.
Hoya Plants, The Wax Flower
Tips on hoya plant care, pictures of hoya plant flowers, and a list of recommended hoya plant varieties
The Perennial Dianthus Flower
Providing dianthus care is easy for gardeners with a sunny, well-draining spot in the flower garden.
Gazania Flowers
Gazania flowers are easy annuals for sunny dry gardens.
Camellia Flowers, A Classic Southern Shrub
Every southern garden should have a flowering camellia for winter interest.
6 Beautiful Hanging Flower Basket Ideas
Add more eye-level blooms to your flower garden by copying one of these seven hanging basket ideas.
Orchid Identification Photos
Identify your orchid by viewing this orchid photo gallery.
5 Daisy Types for the Flower Garden
The fresh allure of daisies fits into any garden design. Learn about five of the most popular daisy types for your landscape.
Cosmos, a Tough Garden Beauty
Cosmos flowers are easy annuals to grow from seed in the garden.
12 Fab Filler Flowers for Wedding Arrangements
Filler flowers for wedding arrangements go beyond baby's breath. Explore the range of colors, texture, and fragrance in these bouquet stretchers.
Growing Portulaca, the Moss Rose Flower
The moss rose is a sun-loving annual flower that tolerates drought.
Begonias - Begonia Flowers for Containers and...
Begonias are easy annual flowers for the shade garden. Look at pictures of wax begonias, tuberous begonias, and angel wing begonias.
What to Do With Dead Leaves in the Garden
Raking in the flower garden yields free soil amendments, like compost, leaf mold, and mulch. Leaf cleanup is easy when gardeners choose the best rakes.
Kangaroo Paw Flowers
The kangaroo paw plant is one of Australia's most beloved exports. Learn how to care for this exotic flower.
Annual Vinca Flowers, the Madagascar Periwinkle
The annual vinca flower is a tough plant for sunny, dry areas in the garden.
Flowering Million Bells Are Low Maintenance...
Would you like an annual flower that blooms nonstop without the need for deadheading? Million bells are prolific bloomers that attract hummingbirds.
Unusual Celosia Flowers Provide Brains and...
Celosia, or cockscomb flower, is a full sun annual for the garden.
Toad Lily - Tricyrtis Flower
Toad lilies are hardy perennial flowers for the shade garden. Place these late summer blooming flowers at the front of the flower border.
Lisianthus Flowers, a Cutting Garden Favorite
Learn how to grow lisianthus flowers in the garden.
Choose the Right Flower Fertilizer: Your 6...
Find the best flower fertilizer for your garden, whether it's organic fertilizer, chemical fertilizer, or a slow release fertilizer.
6 Sweet, Chocolate-Scented Flowers
Grow these six chocolate scented flowers in your fragrant flower garden.
12 Seasonal Summer Wedding Flowers
Look at photos of 12 summer wedding flowers in season.
6 Ways to Get More Blooms From Your Roses
Learn how to get more blooms from your rose bushes in the flower garden.
8 Reasons an Orchid Won't Bloom, Plus Solutions
Learn how to get orchids to bloom, and help lifeless looking orchids rebloom.
Ranunculus Bulbs for the Cutting Garden
Ranunculus bulbs are cool weather annual flowers.
My Flowers Have Garden Caterpillars, Now What?
Flower gardeners must identify caterpillar pests and butterfly caterpillars in the garden.
Pentas Flowers, the Egyptian Star Cluster
Grow the long blooming pentas flowers to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
The 12 Best Flowers for a Spring Wedding
Brides planning a spring wedding can choose from these 12 seasonal wedding flowers for bridal bouquets, centerpieces, and boutonnieres.
Grow the Chocolate Vine, Akebia Quinata
Akebia quinata is called the chocolate vine for its fragrant flowers.
How to Prevent and Control Rust Fungus in Your...
Control rust fungus by using organic and chemical sprays, and by planting rust resistant flower varieties.
Voodoo Lily
What the voodoo lily lacks in pleasing fragrance, it makes up for in its weird and wonderful bloom.
Balsam Flowers for the Heirloom Garden
Balsam flowers are as pretty as they are easy to grow in moist garden soil and partial shade.
12 Flowers in Season for Your Winter Wedding
If you’re getting married anytime between November and March, chances are you will have one or more of these 12 flowers in your floral arrangements.
Autumn Floral Ideas to Copy Now
8 fall flower decoration ideas to inspire your decor, from classic to funky.
Grape Hyacinths - Growing Muscari Bulbs
Grape hyacinths are fragrant spring bulbs for containers, woodland gardens, and rock gardens.
7 Ways to Enjoy Amaryllis Flowers and Bulbs
Learn how to grow amaryllis in containers and outdoors. Explore amaryllis bulb gift ideas and propagation techniques.
Make Your Own Fairy Garden: 10 Magical Ideas
Learn how to make your fairy garden shine with blooming flowers.
Chenille Plant
The fuzzy red flowers of the chenille plant are so full of personality, you might be tempted to name them.
9 Impressive Cottage Gardens
Small flower gardens can have a great impact.
Pansies, the Face of Springtime
Learn how to grow pansies in the spring flower garden.
Lace Bug Control
Lace bugs are common flower garden insect pests that cause foliage damage and leaf drop throughout summer.
Delphinium Care - Growing the True Blue Larkspur
Delphinium are tall blue flowers that thrive in cool soil and moist conditions.
Vintage Wedding Flowers
Explore vintage wedding flower ideas, including bridal bouquets, wedding cake toppers, and flower centerpieces.
Bachelor's Buttons - Cornflowers
Bachelor's buttons, or cornflowers, are blue annual flowers easy to grow from seed.
Flowerbed Mulching 101
Learn how, why, and when to mulch your flowerbeds for a healthy garden.
Bells of Ireland Flowers - The Shell Flower
Bells of Ireland are green flowers for the cottage garden and cutting garden.
10 Easy Annual Flowers to Start from Seed
Growing flowers from seeds can give you an instant garden if you start with the right varieties. These annual flowers are easy to plant and grow in any garden.
White Bridal Bouquets
An all white bridal bouquet is a classic choice.
Growing Lupine Flowers
The perennial lupine flower is at home in the wildflower garden or the cottage garden.
Amaranth Adds Drama to the Sunny Flower Garden
Learn how to grow amaranth in the annual flower garden.
Nicotiana, the Flowering Tobacco
Nicotiana is an heirloom flowering annual that's easy to grow from seed.
Bleeding Heart Vine, Glory Bower Profile
Bleeding heart vine is a tender tropical plant that resembles the herbaceous perennial bleeding heart in appearance, not hardiness.
Growing Dahlias, From Pompons to Dinner Plates
Grow dahlia tubers as annuals for the summer flower garden.
Balcony Gardening for Beginners
A flowering balcony garden is your tiny urban oasis.
Purple Bridal Bouquets
A cascading bridal bouquet with white roses and purple liatris.
Baby's Breath, a Cutting Garden Favorite
Grow baby's breath in the flower garden for bouquet fillers.
Penstemon Care, Growing the Beardtongue Flower
Penstemon flowers, also called beardtongue, are easy perennials for the sunny garden.
Stephanotis Flowers, The Madagascar Jasmine
Fragrance and tradition make the stephanotis vine a valuable addition to your tropical flowering container garden.
Pincushion Flower, A Butterfly Magnet
Pincushion flowers are low maintenance perennial plants for butterflies and garden borders.
8 Ways to Make Your Floral Arrangements Last...
Follow these 8 tips to double the life of your floral arrangement.
Flower Garden Care 101
For a healthy flower garden, you must amend the soil, water the plants, fertilize, and control weeds and insect pests.
Top Picks for Fall Floral Arrangements
Find the best fall floral arrangements for a Thanksgiving centerpiece, Halloween gift, or autumn decor.
Get Rid of Fuzzy Grey Mold on Flowers
Botrytis is a fungal disease of flowers that produces fuzzy mold growth on buds and leaves.
Why Flowers Die, Plus 5 Ways to Keep Them Alive
Learn the solutions to five common flower garden problems.
Begonia ‘Ambassador’ Series
Wax begonias are easy for the beginning flower gardener to grow. Page 6.
The Everlasting Strawflower
The everlasting strawflower will brighten your garden and your dried flower crafts.
Gladiolus Flowers, Summer Bulbs for the Garden
The spikes of gladioli make a dramatic accent in the garden and the vase.
Begonia ‘Nonstop Rose’
The blooms of nonstop begonias are fully double and resemble roses. Page 5.
Grow Tulips That Come Back Every Year
Turn your tulip bulbs into reliable perennial flowers with these growing tips.
Butterfly Flowers for Shade Gardens
Attract butterflies to shade gardens with nectar rich flowers and shade loving host plants.
Chelone Plants, the Turtlehead Flower
Turtlehead flowers can grow in sun or shade gardens, but they always need moisture.
Get More Fragrance in Your Life With the...
The tuberose is a fragrant flower you can grow from a bulb in one season.
What Is Ikebana?
Learn all about Japanese ikebana, including ikebana containers, the history of the art, and the right supplies to tackle a project yourself.
Halloween Flower Gifts
Halloween flowers and Halloween gift baskets make a sweet alternative to candy.
Protea Flowers - Add Drama to Tropical Flower...
Protea flowers are long lasting flowers for exotic cut flower arrangements.
6 Ways to Improve Clay Soil in the Flower Garden
Clay soil presents drainage and landscaping challenges in the garden, but you can choose flowering plants and gardening methods to improve clay.
Before You Choose Wedding Flowers
Before you choose wedding flowers, consider how your wedding colors and theme will affect your selections of the bridal bouquet, wedding ceremony flowers, groom’s boutonniere, bridesmaid bouquets, wedding corsages, flower girl basket, and wedding reception flowers.
Flowering Shade Garden Ideas
Fuchsia flowers and New Guinea impatiens
The Drought Tolerant Globe Amaranth - Gomphrena...
Plant globe amaranth in the summer garden for dried flowers and to attract butterflies.
Unusual Flowers for the Garden
Gardeners tired of the same bedding plants can grow these unusual flowers as a conversation piece.
Kill Aphids in the Organic Flower Garden
Aphids appear to come from nowhere in the spring, sucking the life from your flowers. Control aphids without chemical pesticides.
4 Alternatives to Peat Moss in the Flower Garden
Peat moss is not a sustainable soil amendment, but there are alternatives to building great garden soil.
How to Increase the Earthworm Population in the...
Earthworms improve drainage, soil structure, and overall garden productivity. Encourage the earthworm population in the flower garden, and reap the benefits of earthworm castings.
Begonia ‘Solenia Rose’
The tuberous begonia flowers in partial shade. Page 2.
Christmas Fairy Gardens
Bring your holidays to life with a miniature Christmas fairy garden.
Begonia ‘Cocktail’ Series
The bronze leaf begonia can have white, red, or pink flowers. Page 7.
Begonia ‘Nonstop Mocca Yellow’
Mocca yellow is an unusual hue in the nonstop flowering begonia series. Page 4.
Liatris Flowers, Prairie Favorites
Learn how to grow liatris, also known as blazing star, in the flower garden.
Begonia ‘Doublet White’
The free flowering White Doublet Begonia has double flowers. Page 8.
Pink Bridal Bouquets
An oriental lily bridal bouquet. Flowers.
Orchid Care Calendar
Following a monthly orchid care calendar will help you achieve reblooming orchids.
Actaea, or Cimicifuga, an Old Favorite With a...
Gardeners looking for cimicifuga plants can now find them listed as actaea plants.
Begonia ‘Richmondensis’
Begonia richmondensis has attractive foliage as well as blossoms. Page 3.
Choose an Orchid Growing Media
Choose the best orchid growing media for your healthy tropical plants.
Growing Anemone Flowers
The anemone flower is popular in wedding bouquets, but an easy garden flower for the landscape as well.
10 Design Elements for Beautiful Flower...
Employ these 10 design elements in your next floral arrangement.
Growing Orchids on Mounts
Growing mounted orchids is a natural way to care for these epiphytic plants.
Mulch Types for Flowerbeds
Explore the range of mulch types for your healthy flower garden.
Growing Sweet Alyssum in the Fragrant Flower...
The sweet alyssum plant is a fragrant annual flower that attracts beneficial insects.
Plant Fall-Blooming Spider Lilies, the Lycoris...
The spider lily, genus lycoris, is a fall blooming perennial.
Bye Bye Bugs
Plant it, and they will come: insects have an uncanny way of finding their favorite flowers in your garden. Learn how to stop them in their tracks.
Pictures of Christmas Flowers
The Christmas cactus is a low-maintenance flowering houseplant.
Flowers for Fall Gardens
Garden mums and asters look similar, but asters are more hardy than mums.
7 Flower Garden Pests to Never Ignore
Some flower garden insect pests do more than just munch on plants. They can carry viruses and other plant diseases.
Lady's Tresses - A Hardy Orchid for the Bog...
Lady's tresses is a hardy perennial orchid for the shade garden.
10 Best Mediterranean Flowers
Keep your Mediterranean garden in bloom with these 10 flowering plants.
Grow Statice Flowers for Crafts and Bouquets
As fresh cut flowers or dried craft flowers, statice looks as beautiful in your home as in the landscape.
Grow Daylilies
Some say the daylily is the perfect perennial. Try one of the hundreds of varieties of this low care flower, and get hooked on the rainbow of colors you'll discover in this popular genus.
Great Blue Lobelia and Cardinal Flower
Great blue lobelia and cardinal flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden.
Use Manure in the Flower Garden
Use composted livestock manure safely in the flower garden to fertilize plants with a natural source of nitrogen.
Bog Garden Flowers
Bog garden flowers can light up the soggy part of the landscape.
Blue Bridal Bouquets
A casual hand tied bridal bouquet in mixed shades of blue.
How to Grow Snapdragons
Old-fashioned but never out of style, snapdragons lift the spirits in early spring.
Wedding Roses
Rose color meanings may influence your wedding flower choices.
Fall Wedding Flowers in Season
Look at photos of 12 popular fall wedding flowers in season.
10 Annual Flowers for a Butterfly Container...
Plant a container garden to attract butterflies to the flower garden.
Control Ants in the Flower Garden
You can kill or repel ants in the flower garden safely and inexpensively.
Homemade Flower Garden Pesticide
Natural pesticides are cheap and easy to make for the flower garden. Supplement your gardening supplies with these homemade pest controls.
Ikebana Arrangements for Christmas
The star of Bethlehem is a popular seasonal winter flower.
Fairy Garden Gallery
Garden discards find new life in the fairy garden. Page 3.
Carolina Allspice, An Old-Fashioned Fragrant...
The Carolina allspice is a hardy native shrub with fragrant flowers.
Coffee Grounds in the Flower Garden
Use leftover coffee grounds in compost, as mulch, and as fertilizer in the flower garden.
Begonia ‘Charm’
Wax begonias are a staple for the annual flower garden, and some have variegated leaves.
10 Ways to Keep Kitty Out of Your Flowers
Is your cat battling your green thumb with his black paws? Target his unwanted behaviors with these deterrents.
Use Compost in the Flower Garden
Use compost in the flower garden to start seeds and improve soil health.
Grevillea Flowers for Mediterranean Gardens
Attract hummingbirds and admiring stares with this striking Mediterranean flower.
Mailbox Garden Ideas
Shade loving flowers in a mailbox garden.
Eryngium, the Sea Holly
Sea holly flowers provide a lot of blue oomph in the garden, asking for very little maintenance in return.
Why Choose Organic Flower Bulbs?
The founder of EcoTulips discusses the reasons for buying organic flower bulbs instead of conventional bulbs, and shares the best tulip varieties for gardeners.
Lavender Cotton
Lavender cotton is a versatile flowering herb at home in your dry, sunny landscape.
Evening Scented Stock
Scented stock is an annual flower that emits fragrance in the evening.
Flower Beds to Inspire Your Yard
Azaleas and rhododendrons make this front yard come alive in springtime.
Indian Pink - A Wildflower for the Hummingbird...
The Indian Pink wildflower attracts hummingbirds and thrives in the shady garden.
Foxtail Lilies
Foxtail lilies brighten up the spring garden with towering flower spikes.
Organic Mealybug Control in the Flower Garden
Mealybugs damage leaves and shoots of many garden plants in the landscape. Kill mealybugs on flowers without using chemical pesticides.
Essential Orchid Supplies
If you have these 6 essential orchid supplies, your plant will be ready to bloom and thrive.
Columbine, a Woodland Garden Favorite
Learn how to grow columbine in the flower garden.
Rain Lilies
Easy to grow rain lilies will multiply in your flower garden readily, springing up after a summer shower.
The Chocolate Daisy
The chocolate daisy is an easy to grow wildflower for the perennial garden.
Begonia ‘Torch Pink’
Torch Pink is an Angel Wing Begonia variety. Page 9.
Prom Flower Ideas
The bracelet corsage is a keepsake from your prom that endures after the flowers fade.
Cottage Garden Design
Incorporate these cottage garden flowers and design elements into your landscape.
Flowering Fresh Christmas Centerpieces
Fresh Christmas centerpieces created with seasonal holiday flowers.
2014 Top Flower Shows
Get ideas you can use in your landscape from experts at the world's top flower shows.
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