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Flowers: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
Verbena Care
Verbena plants are prolific bloomers for your butterfly and container garden.
An Interview with Tom Lawler of Ubiogrow
The founder of Ubiogrow discusses the reason for using soil stimulants in the organic garden, and shares the results gardeners can expect with micronutrient products.
The 10 Best Flowers for Hanging Flower Baskets
Fill your hanging baskets with flowers, and attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden.
Annual Vinca Flowers, the Madagascar Periwinkle
The annual vinca flower is a tough plant for sunny, dry areas in the garden.
Growing Portulaca, the Moss Rose Flower
The moss rose is a sun-loving annual flower that tolerates drought.
Vanilla Orchid Care, The Vanilla Bean Plant
Grow a vanilla orchid, and harvest vanilla beans for your drinks and desserts.
The Perennial Dianthus Flower
Providing dianthus care is easy for gardeners with a sunny, well-draining spot in the flower garden.
Gaura, the Wandflower
Gaura is a drought tolerant perennial flower with a long blooming time.
Lisianthus Flowers, a Cutting Garden Favorite
Learn how to grow lisianthus flowers 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.
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.
Growing Lupine Flowers
The perennial lupine flower is at home in the wildflower garden or the cottage garden.
Hoya Plants, The Wax Flower
Tips on hoya plant care, pictures of hoya plant flowers, and a list of recommended hoya plant varieties
Delphinium Care - Growing the True Blue Larkspur
Delphinium are tall blue flowers that thrive in cool soil and moist conditions.
Gazania Flowers
Gazania flowers are easy annuals for sunny dry gardens.
6 Beautiful Hanging Flower Basket Ideas
Add more eye-level blooms to your flower garden by copying one of these seven hanging basket ideas.
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.
Cosmos, a Tough Garden Beauty
Cosmos flowers are easy annuals to grow from seed in the garden.
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.
Flowering Ginger Plants
Learn how to grow flowering ginger plants, a tropical flower with edible flower parts.
Make Your Own Fairy Garden: 10 Magical Ideas
Learn how to make your fairy garden shine with blooming flowers.
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.
Kangaroo Paw Flowers
The kangaroo paw plant is one of Australia's most beloved exports. Learn how to care for this exotic flower.
Liatris Flowers, Prairie Favorites
Learn how to grow liatris, also known as blazing star, in the flower 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.
Penstemon Care, Growing the Beardtongue Flower
Penstemon flowers, also called beardtongue, are easy perennials for the sunny garden.
Orchid Identification Photos
Identify your orchid by viewing this orchid photo gallery.
Unusual Celosia Flowers Provide Brains and...
Celosia, or cockscomb flower, is a full sun annual for the garden.
Bachelor's Buttons - Cornflowers
Bachelor's buttons, or cornflowers, are blue annual flowers easy to grow from seed.
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.
Balsam Flowers for the Heirloom Garden
Balsam flowers are as pretty as they are easy to grow in moist garden soil and partial shade.
9 Impressive Cottage Gardens
You can design your cottage garden to suit your climate and to reflect your favorite flowering plants.
Lace Bug Control
Lace bugs are common flower garden insect pests that cause foliage damage and leaf drop throughout summer.
Why Flowers Die, Plus 5 Ways to Keep Them Alive
Learn the solutions to five common flower garden problems.
Ranunculus Bulbs for the Cutting Garden
Ranunculus bulbs are cool weather annual flowers.
Butterfly Flowers for Shade Gardens
Attract butterflies to shade gardens with nectar rich flowers and shade loving host plants.
Nicotiana, the Flowering Tobacco
Nicotiana is an heirloom flowering annual that's easy to grow from seed.
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.
5 Easy Flowers You've Never Heard Of
Add these five unusual easy flowers to your seed starting lineup.
Voodoo Lily
What the voodoo lily lacks in pleasing fragrance, it makes up for in its weird and wonderful bloom.
Flowerbed Mulching 101
Learn how, why, and when to mulch your flowerbeds for a healthy garden.
Pincushion Flower, A Butterfly Magnet
Pincushion flowers are low maintenance perennial plants for butterflies and garden borders.
Sidewalk Garden Ideas
Plant a hellstrip garden between the sidewalk and street.
Gladiolus Flowers, Summer Bulbs for the Garden
The spikes of gladioli make a dramatic accent in the garden and the vase.
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.
Camellia Flowers, A Classic Southern Shrub
Every southern garden should have a flowering camellia for winter interest.
Balcony Gardening for Beginners
A flowering balcony garden is your tiny urban oasis.
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.
The Everlasting Strawflower
The everlasting strawflower will brighten your garden and your dried flower crafts.
Grow the Chocolate Vine, Akebia Quinata
Akebia quinata is called the chocolate vine for its fragrant flowers.
Vintage Wedding Flowers
Explore vintage wedding flower ideas, including bridal bouquets, wedding cake toppers, and flower centerpieces.
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.
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.
Control Ants in the Flower Garden
You can kill or repel ants in the flower garden safely and inexpensively.
Growing Dahlias, From Pompons to Dinner Plates
Grow dahlia tubers as annuals for the summer flower garden.
Baby's Breath, a Cutting Garden Favorite
Grow baby's breath in the flower garden for bouquet fillers.
Evening Scented Stock
Scented stock is an annual flower that emits fragrance in the evening.
Actaea, or Cimicifuga, an Old Favorite With a...
Gardeners looking for cimicifuga plants can now find them listed as actaea plants.
Chenille Plant
The fuzzy red flowers of the chenille plant are so full of personality, you might be tempted to name them.
Get More Fragrance in Your Life With the...
The tuberose is a fragrant flower you can grow from a bulb in one season.
8 Reasons an Orchid Won't Bloom, Plus Solutions
Learn how to get orchids to bloom, and help lifeless looking orchids rebloom.
Flower Garden Care 101
For a healthy flower garden, you must amend the soil, water the plants, fertilize, and control weeds and insect pests.
Get Rid of Fuzzy Grey Mold on Flowers
Botrytis is a fungal disease of flowers that produces fuzzy mold growth on buds and leaves.
Use Compost in the Flower Garden
Use compost in the flower garden to start seeds and improve soil health.
Eryngium, the Sea Holly
Sea holly flowers provide a lot of blue oomph in the garden, asking for very little maintenance in return.
Bells of Ireland Flowers - The Shell Flower
Bells of Ireland are green flowers for the cottage garden and cutting garden.
Plant Fall-Blooming Spider Lilies, the Lycoris...
The spider lily, genus lycoris, is a fall blooming perennial.
Chelone Plants, the Turtlehead Flower
Turtlehead flowers can grow in sun or shade gardens, but they always need moisture.
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.
The Drought Tolerant Globe Amaranth - Gomphrena...
Plant globe amaranth in the summer garden for dried flowers and to attract butterflies.
Stephanotis Flowers, The Madagascar Jasmine
Fragrance and tradition make the stephanotis vine a valuable addition to your tropical flowering container garden.
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.
10 Annual Flowers for a Butterfly Container...
Plant a container garden to attract butterflies to the flower garden.
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.
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.
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.
Kill Grass in Flowerbeds
Kill grassy weeds in flowerbeds with chemical and physical controls.
Mulch Types for Flowerbeds
Explore the range of mulch types for your healthy flower garden.
Lavender Cotton
Lavender cotton is a versatile flowering herb at home in your dry, sunny landscape.
Fairy Garden Gallery
Miniature African violets are right at home in the fairy garden.
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.
Rain Lilies
Easy to grow rain lilies will multiply in your flower garden readily, springing up after a summer shower.
Great Blue Lobelia and Cardinal Flower
Great blue lobelia and cardinal flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden.
The Deer Repellent Flower Garden
Good deer control methods start with prevention. Stop deer damage in your flower garden by growing plants that deer rarely browse.
Mailbox Garden Ideas
Mailbox gardens increase the curb appeal of your home.
Columbine, a Woodland Garden Favorite
Learn how to grow columbine in the flower garden.
12 Top Coneflower Varieties
Discover 12 top performing coneflowers for the sunny perennial flower garden.
White Bridal Bouquets
An all white bridal bouquet is a classic choice.
6 Sweet, Chocolate-Scented Flowers
Grow these six chocolate scented flowers in your fragrant flower garden.
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.
Growing Anemone Flowers
The anemone flower is popular in wedding bouquets, but an easy garden flower for the landscape as well.
Orchid Care Calendar
Following a monthly orchid care calendar will help you achieve reblooming orchids.
Amaranth Adds Drama to the Sunny Flower Garden
Learn how to grow amaranth in the annual flower garden.
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.
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.
Rabbit Control in the Flower Garden
Grazing rabbits cause damage to tender shoots in the spring garden, and they damage tree bark and shrubs in the winter. Control rabbits without toxic chemicals.
4 Ways to Get Cheap or Free Flower Gardening...
Find free mulch, compost, seeds, and find cheap flower garden supplies.
Front Yard Flower Beds
Get 10 front yard landscaping ideas for flowerbeds.
8 Flower Boxes That Thrive in the Sun
A well-designed window box can be the crowning glory of your full sun garden.
What to Do With a Tree Stump in the Flower Garden
Deal with a tree stump in the flower garden, whether it’s an ugly nuisance or a piece of art waiting to happen.
Plant a Flowering Hanging Basket
Plant a flowering hanging basket like the professionals do.
Mulch Problems
Learn how to keep mold, rodents, and other mulch problems out of your flower garden mulch.
Top Picks for Fall Floral Arrangements
Find the best fall floral arrangements for a Thanksgiving centerpiece, Halloween gift, or autumn decor.
Propagate Perennial Flowers
Gardeners can propagate perennial flowers by dividing plants, layering plants, and rooting stem cuttings.
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.
Window Box Flowers for Shade
A window box filled with shade flowers will add a pop of color to your home's facade.
8 Ways to Make Your Floral Arrangements Last...
Follow these 8 tips to double the life of your floral arrangement.
Flowering Shade Garden Ideas
Pulmonaria plants, also called lungwort, feature beautiful foliage as well as flowers.
Choose an Orchid Growing Media
Choose the best orchid growing media for your healthy tropical plants.
Growing Sweet Alyssum in the Fragrant Flower...
The sweet alyssum plant is a fragrant annual flower that attracts beneficial insects.
10 Low-Maintenance Flowers for Busy Gardeners
Think you don't have time for a flower garden? Base your flowerbeds on these easy choices, and sip a cold drink while your garden thrives without you.
Foxtail Lilies
Foxtail lilies brighten up the spring garden with towering flower spikes.
Coffee Grounds in the Flower Garden
Use leftover coffee grounds in compost, as mulch, and as fertilizer in the flower garden.
Helenium Flowers Add Cheer to the Late Summer...
Helenium flowers bloom in the late summer and fall garden.
Flowers for Fall Gardens
Plant fall garden mums in groups for impact.
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.
Flowering Host Plants for Butterflies
Host plants for butterflies can provide ornamental value in the flower garden.
Fall Wedding Flowers in Season
Look at photos of 12 popular fall wedding flowers in season.
10 Best Mediterranean Flowers
Keep your Mediterranean garden in bloom with these 10 flowering plants.
Grape Hyacinths - Growing Muscari Bulbs
Grape hyacinths are fragrant spring bulbs for containers, woodland gardens, and rock gardens.
Indian Pink - A Wildflower for the Hummingbird...
The Indian Pink wildflower attracts hummingbirds and thrives in the shady garden.
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.
Protea Flowers - Add Drama to Tropical Flower...
Protea flowers are long lasting flowers for exotic cut flower arrangements.
Hydrangea Wedding Flowers
Hydrangeas quickly build up the volume of wedding flower arrangements.
Purple Bridal Bouquets
A mixed purple and white spring bridal bouquet, with roses and irises.
Pansies, the Face of Springtime
Learn how to grow pansies in the spring flower garden.
Boat Gardens
Plant flowers in a boat for an unusual container garden.
Freesia Flowers
Grow freesia flowers, and brighten your winter windowsill with their exotic perfume.
Carolina Allspice, An Old-Fashioned Fragrant...
The Carolina allspice is a hardy native shrub with fragrant flowers.
Flowers for Moth Gardens
Plant garden flowers to attract large moths like the hummingbird moth.
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.
Unusual Flowers for the Garden
Gardeners tired of the same bedding plants can grow these unusual flowers as a conversation piece.
Grow Tulips That Come Back Every Year
Turn your tulip bulbs into reliable perennial flowers with these growing tips.
Daisy Fleabane
Daisy fleabane will grace your flower garden with a cloud of blossoms each summer.
The Chocolate Daisy
The chocolate daisy is an easy to grow wildflower for the perennial garden.
Christmas Fairy Gardens
Bring your holidays to life with a miniature Christmas fairy garden.
How to Grow Snapdragons
Old-fashioned but never out of style, snapdragons lift the spirits in early spring.
Bog Garden Flowers
Bog garden flowers can light up the soggy part of the landscape.
Blue Bridal Bouquets
A blue bridal bouquet featuring irises and calla lilies.
Rudbeckia Varieties for the Flower Garden
Discover seven vibrant rudbeckia cultivars for your cottage garden or flowering containers.
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.
Essential Orchid Supplies
If you have these 6 essential orchid supplies, your plant will be ready to bloom and thrive.
7 Bright Flower Colors to Wake Up the Garden
These seven color families will make your flowerbeds turn heads.
How to Use Floral Foam
Floral foam looks easier to use than it is. Learn how to manipulate this highly effective florist tool to your advantage.
Outdoor Wedding Flower Ideas
Choose sturdy flowers for a beach wedding ceremony.
How to Get More Butterflies in the Flower Garden
Butterfly garden not attracting butterflies? Learn more about what these insects look for in your landscape.
Control Mildew in the Organic Flower Garden
Powdery mildew and downy mildew damage plants with white or gray patches on leaves, stems, and flowers. Use cultural methods or organic sprays to control these diseases.
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