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10 Drought-Resistant Flowers
Choose flowering plants that can grow without additional irrigation in the xeriscape.
Make Your Own Fairy Garden: 10 Magical Ideas
Learn how to make your fairy garden shine with blooming flowers.
Orchid Identification Photos
Identify your orchid by viewing this orchid photo gallery.
The 10 Best Flowers for Hanging Flower Baskets
Fill your hanging baskets with flowers, and attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden.
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.
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.
Fairy Garden Gallery
Miniature African violets are right at home in the fairy garden.
8 Reasons an Orchid Won't Bloom, Plus Solutions
Learn how to get orchids to bloom, and help lifeless looking orchids rebloom.
Verbena Care
Verbena plants are prolific bloomers for your butterfly and container 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.
Gaura, the Wandflower
Gaura is a drought tolerant perennial flower with a long blooming time.
8 Flower Boxes That Thrive in the Sun
A well-designed window box can be the crowning glory of your full sun 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.
Window Box Flowers for Shade
A window box filled with shade flowers will add a pop of color to your home's facade.
Flowering Shade Garden Ideas
Discover flowers for shade that will brighten up the landscape.
Growing Portulaca, the Moss Rose Flower
The moss rose is a sun-loving annual flower that tolerates drought.
Flower Beds to Inspire Your Yard
Get 10 front yard landscaping ideas for flowerbeds.
Purple Bridal Bouquets
Versatile purple bridal flowers can play a cheerful or a dramatic role in your wedding.
6 Ways to Get More Blooms From Your Roses
Learn how to get more blooms from your rose bushes in the 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.
The Perennial Dianthus Flower
Providing dianthus care is easy for gardeners with a sunny, well-draining spot in the flower garden.
White Bridal Bouquets
An all white bridal bouquet is a classic choice.
Mailbox Garden Ideas
Mailbox gardens increase the curb appeal of your home.
Lisianthus Flowers, a Cutting Garden Favorite
Learn how to grow lisianthus flowers in the garden.
Pink Bridal Bouquets
Pale pink lilies make a pretty springtime bridal bouquet.
Why Flowers Die, Plus 5 Ways to Keep Them Alive
Learn the solutions to five common flower garden problems.
Control Ants in the Flower Garden
You can kill or repel ants in the flower garden safely and inexpensively.
Vanilla Orchid Care, The Vanilla Bean Plant
Grow a vanilla orchid, and harvest vanilla beans for your drinks and desserts.
Growing Lupine Flowers
The perennial lupine flower is at home in the wildflower garden or the cottage garden.
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.
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.
My Flowers Have Garden Caterpillars, Now What?
Flower gardeners must identify caterpillar pests and butterfly caterpillars in the garden.
Flowering Ginger Plants
Learn how to grow flowering ginger plants, a tropical flower with edible flower parts.
Gazania Flowers
Gazania flowers are easy annuals for sunny dry gardens.
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.
Flowers for Fall Gardens
Plant fall garden mums in groups for impact.
Pentas Flowers, the Egyptian Star Cluster
Grow the long blooming pentas flowers to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Easy Colorful Flower Garden Ideas
Whether you're starting with a blank slate, or your existing flower garden is looking a little tired, these colorful ideas can breathe new life into your landscape.
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.
Annual Vinca Flowers, the Madagascar Periwinkle
The annual vinca flower is a tough plant for sunny, dry areas in the 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.
Butterfly Flowers for Shade Gardens
Attract butterflies to shade gardens with nectar rich flowers and shade loving host plants.
12 Top Coneflower Varieties
Discover 12 top performing coneflowers for the sunny perennial flower garden.
Grow Delphiniums
Delphinium are tall blue flowers that thrive in cool soil and moist conditions.
Unusual Celosia Flowers Provide Brains and...
Celosia, or cockscomb flower, is a full sun annual for the garden.
Lace Bug Control
Lace bugs are common flower garden insect pests that cause foliage damage and leaf drop throughout summer.
Penstemon Care, Growing the Beardtongue Flower
Penstemon flowers, also called beardtongue, are easy perennials for the sunny garden.
Grow the Chocolate Vine, Akebia Quinata
Akebia quinata is called the chocolate vine for its fragrant flowers.
Bachelor's Buttons - Cornflowers
Bachelor's buttons, or cornflowers, are blue annual flowers easy to grow from seed.
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.
9 Impressive Cottage Gardens
You can design your cottage garden to suit your climate and to reflect your favorite flowering plants.
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.
Liatris Flowers, Prairie Favorites
Learn how to grow liatris, also known as blazing star, in the flower garden.
Growing Dahlias, From Pompons to Dinner Plates
Grow dahlia tubers as annuals for the summer flower garden.
Pincushion Flower, A Butterfly Magnet
Pincushion flowers are low maintenance perennial plants for butterflies and garden borders.
Get Poison Ivy Out of the Flower Garden
Flower gardeners can kill poison ivy and poison oak plants without chemicals. Learn how to identify poison ivy and use natural poison ivy remedies.
12 Seasonal Summer Wedding Flowers
Look at photos of 12 summer wedding flowers in season.
Kangaroo Paw Flowers
The kangaroo paw plant is one of Australia's most beloved exports. Learn how to care for this exotic flower.
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.
Camellia Flowers, A Classic Southern Shrub
Every southern garden should have a flowering camellia for winter interest.
Blue Bridal Bouquets
Blue bridal bouquets range from natural sky blue hues to vibrant dyed petals.
Chenille Plant
The fuzzy red flowers of the chenille plant are so full of personality, you might be tempted to name them.
Flower Garden Care 101
For a healthy flower garden, you must amend the soil, water the plants, fertilize, and control weeds and insect pests.
Eryngium, the Sea Holly
Sea holly flowers provide a lot of blue oomph in the garden, asking for very little maintenance in return.
Sidewalk Garden Ideas
Plant a hellstrip garden between the sidewalk and street.
Rudbeckia Varieties for the Flower Garden
Discover seven vibrant rudbeckia cultivars for your cottage garden or flowering containers.
Boat Gardens
Plant flowers in a boat for an unusual container garden.
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.
Nicotiana, the Flowering Tobacco
Nicotiana is an heirloom flowering annual that's easy to grow from seed.
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.
How to Grow Snapdragons
Old-fashioned but never out of style, snapdragons lift the spirits in early spring.
Christmas Fairy Gardens
Bring your holidays to life with a miniature Christmas fairy garden.
Balcony Gardening for Beginners
A flowering balcony garden is your tiny urban oasis.
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.
Outdoor Wedding Flower Ideas
Choose sturdy flowers for a beach wedding ceremony.
10 Annual Flowers for a Butterfly Container...
Plant a container garden to attract butterflies to the 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.
10 Design Elements for Beautiful Flower...
Employ these 10 design elements in your next floral arrangement.
11 Top Petunia Varieties
Modern hybrids have made the old-fashioned petunia a flower garden must. Here are 11 top picks.
Essential Orchid Supplies
If you have these 6 essential orchid supplies, your plant will be ready to bloom and thrive.
The Everlasting Strawflower
The everlasting strawflower will brighten your garden and your dried flower crafts.
Vintage Wedding Flowers
Explore vintage wedding flower ideas, including bridal bouquets, wedding cake toppers, and flower centerpieces.
Gladiolus Flowers, Summer Bulbs for the Garden
The spikes of gladioli make a dramatic accent in the garden and the vase.
Columbine, a Woodland Garden Favorite
Learn how to grow columbine in the flower garden.
Great Blue Lobelia and Cardinal Flower
Great blue lobelia and cardinal flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden.
Begonia ‘Torch Pink’
Torch Pink is an Angel Wing Begonia variety. Page 9.
Bells of Ireland Flowers - The Shell Flower
Bells of Ireland are green flowers for the cottage garden and cutting garden.
11 Shade Tolerant Roses
Discover 11 shade tolerant roses for your partially sunny flower garden.
10 Best Mediterranean Flowers
Keep your Mediterranean garden in bloom with these 10 flowering plants.
Plant a Flowering Hanging Basket
Plant a flowering hanging basket like the professionals do.
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.
Mole Control in the Flower Garden
Moles infuriate gardeners, but sometimes they take the blame for damage they didn't inflict. Learn how to control and when to tolerate these pests.
Growing Sweet Alyssum in the Fragrant Flower...
The sweet alyssum plant is a fragrant annual flower that attracts beneficial insects.
Wedding Roses
Wedding roses remain the most popular flower for bridal bouquets, centerpieces, and other wedding flower arrangements.
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.
Cottage Garden Design
Incorporate these cottage garden flowers and design elements into your landscape.
Kill Grass in Flowerbeds
Kill grassy weeds in flowerbeds with chemical and physical controls.
Spider Mite Control
Spider mites infest stressed garden plants and houseplants, especially in summer months. Control spider mites with good cultural control, organic sprays, and chemical treatments.
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.
Get Rid of Fuzzy Grey Mold on Flowers
Botrytis is a fungal disease of flowers that produces fuzzy mold growth on buds and leaves.
Pruning Flowers for Healthy Plants
Proper pruning methods can increase flower production, and discourage diseases by increasing air circulation and allowing light to reach the plant.
Mulch Problems
Learn how to keep mold, rodents, and other mulch problems out of your flower garden mulch.
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.
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.
Begonia ‘Nonstop Mocca Yellow’
Mocca yellow is an unusual hue in the nonstop flowering begonia series. Page 4.
Lavender Cotton
Lavender cotton is a versatile flowering herb at home in your dry, sunny landscape.
Poinsettia Picture Gallery - Displaying and...
Making a poinsettia tree is easy with a display stand.
6 Sweet, Chocolate-Scented Flowers
Grow these six chocolate scented flowers in your fragrant 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.
Begonia ‘Ambassador’ Series
Wax begonias are easy for the beginning flower gardener to grow. Page 6.
Growing Anemone Flowers
The anemone flower is popular in wedding bouquets, but an easy garden flower for the landscape as well.
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.
Baby's Breath, a Cutting Garden Favorite
Grow baby's breath in the flower garden for bouquet fillers.
Coffee Grounds in the Flower Garden
Use leftover coffee grounds in compost, as mulch, and as fertilizer in the 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.
Ranunculus Bulbs for the Cutting Garden
Ranunculus bulbs are cool weather annual flowers.
Peony Pictures
Look at peony pictures and learn about how to care for peony plants.
Pansies, the Face of Springtime
Learn how to grow pansies in the spring flower garden.
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.
The Drought Tolerant Globe Amaranth - Gomphrena...
Plant globe amaranth in the summer garden for dried flowers and to attract butterflies.
Hydrangea Wedding Flowers
Hydrangeas quickly build up the volume of wedding flower arrangements.
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.
8 Ways to Use Newspaper in the Flower Garden
The newspaper many gardeners recycle at the curb or throw away can function as frost protection, weed killer, compost ingredient, and more.
Stephanotis Flowers, The Madagascar Jasmine
Fragrance and tradition make the stephanotis vine a valuable addition to your tropical flowering container garden.
Begonia ‘Cocktail’ Series
The bronze leaf begonia can have white, red, or pink flowers. Page 7.
8 Ways to Make Your Floral Arrangements Last...
Follow these 8 tips to double the life of your floral arrangement.
Plant Fall-Blooming Spider Lilies, the Lycoris...
The spider lily, genus lycoris, is a fall blooming perennial.
Begonia ‘Charm’
Wax begonias are a staple for the annual flower garden, and some have variegated leaves.
Begonia ‘Solenia Rose’
The tuberous begonia flowers in partial shade. Page 2.
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.
The Chocolate Daisy
The chocolate daisy is an easy to grow wildflower for the perennial garden.
Use Compost in the Flower Garden
Use compost in the flower garden to start seeds and improve soil health.
Rain Lilies
Easy to grow rain lilies will multiply in your flower garden readily, springing up after a summer shower.
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 ‘Doublet White’
The free flowering White Doublet Begonia has double flowers. Page 8.
Evening Scented Stock
Scented stock is an annual flower that emits fragrance in the evening.
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.
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.
Growing Orchids on Mounts
Growing mounted orchids is a natural way to care for these epiphytic plants.
Organic Controls for Armyworm Caterpillars in...
Armyworms damage many plants in the flower garden, but you can control these caterpillar pests without chemicals.
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.
Begonia ‘Richmondensis’
Begonia richmondensis has attractive foliage as well as blossoms. Page 3.
Chelone Plants, the Turtlehead Flower
Turtlehead flowers can grow in sun or shade gardens, but they always need moisture.
Propagate Perennial Flowers
Gardeners can propagate perennial flowers by dividing plants, layering plants, and rooting stem cuttings.
Begonia ‘Nonstop Rose’
The blooms of nonstop begonias are fully double and resemble roses. Page 5.
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.

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