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The 10 Best Flowers for Hanging Flower Baskets
Fill your hanging baskets with flowers, and attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your 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 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.
6 Beautiful Hanging Flower Basket Ideas
Add more eye-level blooms to your flower garden by copying one of these seven hanging basket ideas.
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.
8 Flower Boxes That Thrive in the Sun
Weekly grooming will keep your window box blooming all season.
Vanilla Orchid Care, The Vanilla Bean Plant
Grow a vanilla orchid, and harvest vanilla beans for your drinks and desserts.
Make Your Own Fairy Garden: 10 Magical Ideas
A wagon is a unique container for a fairy garden.
8 Reasons an Orchid Won't Bloom, Plus Solutions
Learn how to get orchids to bloom, and help lifeless looking orchids rebloom.
Window Box Flowers for Shade
A window box filled with shade flowers will add a pop of color to your home's facade.
Growing Portulaca, the Moss Rose Flower
The moss rose is a sun-loving annual flower that tolerates drought.
Ranunculus Bulbs for the Cutting Garden
Ranunculus bulbs are cool weather annual flowers.
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.
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.
Pansies, the Face of Springtime
Learn how to grow pansies in the spring flower 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.
Your Best Spring Flower Garden
Get more and earlier flowers in your spring garden with these five planting tips.
Camellia Flowers, A Classic Southern Shrub
Every southern garden should have a flowering camellia for winter interest.
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.
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.
Mailbox Garden Ideas
String or netting help vines climb a mailbox.
Growing Lupine Flowers
The perennial lupine flower is at home in the wildflower garden or the cottage garden.
Flowering Shade Garden Ideas
Fuchsia flowers and New Guinea impatiens
Lisianthus Flowers, a Cutting Garden Favorite
Learn how to grow lisianthus flowers in the garden.
Gazania Flowers
Gazania flowers are easy annuals for sunny dry gardens.
12 Seasonal Summer Wedding Flowers
Look at photos of 12 summer wedding flowers in season.
Orchid Identification Photos
Identify your orchid by viewing this orchid photo gallery.
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.
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.
Fairy Garden Gallery
A tiny trellis suits the fairy garden. Page 2.
6 Ways to Get More Blooms From Your Roses
Learn how to get more blooms from your rose bushes in the flower garden.
Hoya Plants, The Wax Flower
Tips on hoya plant care, pictures of hoya plant flowers, and a list of recommended hoya plant varieties
Cosmos, a Tough Garden Beauty
Cosmos flowers are easy annuals to grow from seed in the garden.
Flowering Ginger Plants
Learn how to grow flowering ginger plants, a tropical flower with edible flower parts.
Grow the Chocolate Vine, Akebia Quinata
Akebia quinata is called the chocolate vine for its fragrant flowers.
Balcony Gardening for Beginners
A flowering balcony garden is your tiny urban oasis.
Growing Sweet Alyssum in the Fragrant Flower...
The sweet alyssum plant is a fragrant annual flower that attracts beneficial insects.
Butterfly Flowers for Shade Gardens
Attract butterflies to shade gardens with nectar rich flowers and shade loving host plants.
Grape Hyacinths - Growing Muscari Bulbs
Grape hyacinths are fragrant spring bulbs for containers, woodland gardens, and rock gardens.
Pentas Flowers, the Egyptian Star Cluster
Grow the long blooming pentas flowers to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Voodoo Lily
What the voodoo lily lacks in pleasing fragrance, it makes up for in its weird and wonderful bloom.
Plant a Flowering Hanging Basket
Plant a flowering hanging basket like the professionals do.
White Bridal Bouquets
An all white bridal bouquet is a classic choice.
Growing Dahlias, From Pompons to Dinner Plates
Grow dahlia tubers as annuals for the summer flower garden.
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.
Pincushion Flower, A Butterfly Magnet
Pincushion flowers are low maintenance perennial plants for butterflies and garden borders.
10 Annual Flowers for a Butterfly Container...
Plant a container garden to attract butterflies to the flower garden.
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.
Bachelor's Buttons - Cornflowers
Bachelor's buttons, or cornflowers, are blue annual flowers easy to grow from seed.
Balsam Flowers for the Heirloom Garden
Balsam flowers are as pretty as they are easy to grow in moist garden soil and partial shade.
Delphinium Care - Growing the True Blue Larkspur
Delphinium are tall blue flowers that thrive in cool soil and moist conditions.
Purple Bridal Bouquets
Versatile purple bridal flowers can play a cheerful or a dramatic role in your wedding.
Gladiolus Flowers, Summer Bulbs for the Garden
The spikes of gladioli make a dramatic accent in the garden and the vase.
Why Flowers Die, Plus 5 Ways to Keep Them Alive
Learn the solutions to five common flower garden problems.
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.
Pink Bridal Bouquets
Pale pink lilies make a pretty springtime bridal bouquet.
Begonia ‘Ambassador’ Series
Wax begonias are easy for the beginning flower gardener to grow. Page 6.
Coffee Grounds in the Flower Garden
Use leftover coffee grounds in compost, as mulch, and as fertilizer in the flower garden.
Control Ants in the Flower Garden
You can kill or repel ants in the flower garden safely and inexpensively.
Christmas Fairy Gardens
Bring your holidays to life with a miniature Christmas fairy garden.
Begonia ‘Nonstop Rose’
The blooms of nonstop begonias are fully double and resemble roses. Page 5.
Unusual Celosia Flowers Provide Brains and...
Celosia, or cockscomb flower, is a full sun annual for the garden.
Growing Anemone Flowers
The anemone flower is popular in wedding bouquets, but an easy garden flower for the landscape as well.
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.
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.
Penstemon Care, Growing the Beardtongue Flower
Penstemon flowers, also called beardtongue, are easy perennials for the sunny garden.
Chenille Plant
The fuzzy red flowers of the chenille plant are so full of personality, you might be tempted to name them.
Lace Bug Control
Lace bugs are common flower garden insect pests that cause foliage damage and leaf drop throughout summer.
Flower Garden Care 101
For a healthy flower garden, you must amend the soil, water the plants, fertilize, and control weeds and insect pests.
Begonia ‘Cocktail’ Series
The bronze leaf begonia can have white, red, or pink flowers. Page 7.
Begonia ‘Torch Pink’
Torch Pink is an Angel Wing Begonia variety. Page 9.
Begonia ‘Nonstop Mocca Yellow’
Mocca yellow is an unusual hue in the nonstop flowering begonia series. Page 4.
6 Sweet, Chocolate-Scented Flowers
Grow these six chocolate scented flowers in your fragrant flower garden.
Begonia ‘Doublet White’
The free flowering White Doublet Begonia has double flowers. Page 8.
Liatris Flowers, Prairie Favorites
Learn how to grow liatris, also known as blazing star, in the flower garden.
Prom Flower Ideas
The bracelet corsage is a keepsake from your prom that endures after the flowers fade.
Sidewalk Garden Ideas
Plant a hellstrip garden between the sidewalk and street.
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.
Flower Seeds Won't Sprout?
Don't let the promise of a packet of flower seeds fall short. Learn eight tricks to germinate stubborn seeds.
Stephanotis Flowers, The Madagascar Jasmine
Fragrance and tradition make the stephanotis vine a valuable addition to your tropical flowering container 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.
Nicotiana, the Flowering Tobacco
Nicotiana is an heirloom flowering annual that's easy to grow from seed.
Evening Scented Stock
Scented stock is an annual flower that emits fragrance in the evening.
Vintage Wedding Flowers
Explore vintage wedding flower ideas, including bridal bouquets, wedding cake toppers, and flower centerpieces.
The Everlasting Strawflower
The everlasting strawflower will brighten your garden and your dried flower crafts.
Get More Fragrance in Your Life With the...
The tuberose is a fragrant flower you can grow from a bulb in one season.
Bells of Ireland Flowers - The Shell Flower
Bells of Ireland are green flowers for the cottage garden and cutting garden.
10 Flowers to Grow in a Xeriscape
African iris is a tender perennial for the xeriscape.
Baby's Breath, a Cutting Garden Favorite
Grow baby's breath in the flower garden for bouquet fillers.
Columbine, a Woodland Garden Favorite
Learn how to grow columbine in the flower garden.
11 Top Petunia Varieties
Modern hybrids have made the old-fashioned petunia a flower garden must. Here are 11 top picks.
10 Design Elements for Beautiful Flower...
Employ these 10 design elements in your next floral arrangement.
Eryngium, the Sea Holly
Sea holly flowers provide a lot of blue oomph in the garden, asking for very little maintenance in return.
Azalea Varieties for the Flower Garden
'Fashion' azalea attracts hummingbirds.
Organic Gardening Care for Azaleas
Learn how to care for azalea bushes in the organic flower garden.
Flowerbed Mulching 101
Learn how, why, and when to mulch your flowerbeds for a healthy garden.
Flower Beds to Inspire Your Yard
Azaleas and rhododendrons make this front yard come alive in springtime.
Grow Tulips That Come Back Every Year
Turn your tulip bulbs into reliable perennial flowers with these growing tips.
8 Ways to Make Your Floral Arrangements Last...
Follow these 8 tips to double the life of your floral arrangement.
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.
Use Manure in the Flower Garden
Use composted livestock manure safely in the flower garden to fertilize plants with a natural source of nitrogen.
My Flowers Have Garden Caterpillars, Now What?
Flower gardeners must identify caterpillar pests and butterfly caterpillars in the garden.
Begonia ‘Richmondensis’
Begonia richmondensis has attractive foliage as well as blossoms. Page 3.
The Drought Tolerant Globe Amaranth - Gomphrena...
Plant globe amaranth in the summer garden for dried flowers and to attract butterflies.
Begonia ‘Solenia Rose’
The tuberous begonia flowers in partial shade. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
4 Ways to Get Cheap or Free Flower Gardening...
Find free mulch, compost, seeds, and find cheap flower garden supplies.
Kill Grass in Flowerbeds
Kill grassy weeds in flowerbeds with chemical and physical controls.
Great Blue Lobelia and Cardinal Flower
Great blue lobelia and cardinal flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden.
Essential Orchid Supplies
If you have these 6 essential orchid supplies, your plant will be ready to bloom and thrive.
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.
Plant Fall-Blooming Spider Lilies, the Lycoris...
The spider lily, genus lycoris, is a fall blooming perennial.
10 Best Mediterranean Flowers
Keep your Mediterranean garden in bloom with these 10 flowering plants.
How to Grow Snapdragons
Old-fashioned but never out of style, snapdragons lift the spirits in early spring.
Rain Lilies
Easy to grow rain lilies will multiply in your flower garden readily, springing up after a summer shower.
Poinsettia Picture Gallery - Displaying and...
Gardeners in tropical climates can grow poinsettias outside.
Growing Orchids on Mounts
Growing mounted orchids is a natural way to care for these epiphytic plants.
9 Impressive Cottage Gardens
You can design your cottage garden to suit your climate and to reflect your favorite flowering plants.
Wedding Cake Flowers Gallery - Floral Wedding...
Fresh flowers make great wedding cake toppers. Look at wedding cake photos to get ideas for wedding cake designs.
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.
Use Rain Barrels in the Flower Garden
Flower gardeners can use rainwater barrels to collect and store chemical-free water to irrigate the landscape.
Get Rid of Fuzzy Grey Mold on Flowers
Botrytis is a fungal disease of flowers that produces fuzzy mold growth on buds and leaves.
Freesia Flowers
Grow freesia flowers, and brighten your winter windowsill with their exotic perfume.
Mulch Types for Flowerbeds
Explore the range of mulch types for your healthy flower garden.
Outdoor Wedding Flower Ideas
Choose sturdy flowers for a beach wedding ceremony.
Choose an Orchid Growing Media
Choose the best orchid growing media for your healthy tropical plants.
Carolina Allspice, An Old-Fashioned Fragrant...
The Carolina allspice is a hardy native shrub with fragrant flowers.
Blue Bridal Bouquets
A casual hand tied bridal bouquet in mixed shades of blue.
Orchid Care Calendar
Following a monthly orchid care calendar will help you achieve reblooming orchids.
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.
Propagate Perennial Flowers
Gardeners can propagate perennial flowers by dividing plants, layering plants, and rooting stem cuttings.
Use Compost in the Flower Garden
Use compost in the flower garden to start seeds and improve soil health.
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.
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.

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