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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.
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.
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.
Verbena Care
Verbena plants are prolific bloomers for your butterfly and container garden.
8 Flower Boxes That Thrive in the Sun
Weekly grooming will keep your window box blooming all season.
Window Box Flowers for Shade
A window box filled with shade flowers will add a pop of color to your home's facade.
The Perennial Dianthus Flower
Providing dianthus care is easy for gardeners with a sunny, well-draining spot in the flower garden.
Make Your Own Fairy Garden: 10 Magical Ideas
Learn how to make your fairy garden shine with blooming flowers.
Gaura, the Wandflower
Gaura is a drought tolerant perennial flower with a long blooming time.
6 Beautiful Hanging Flower Basket Ideas
Add more eye-level blooms to your flower garden by copying one of these seven hanging basket ideas.
Gazania Flowers
Gazania flowers are easy annuals for sunny dry gardens.
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.
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.
Growing Portulaca, the Moss Rose Flower
The moss rose is a sun-loving annual flower that tolerates drought.
Fairy Garden Gallery
A tiny trellis suits the fairy garden. Page 2.
Annual Vinca Flowers, the Madagascar Periwinkle
The annual vinca flower is a tough plant for sunny, dry areas in the garden.
Flowering Shade Garden Ideas
Fuchsia flowers and New Guinea impatiens
8 Reasons an Orchid Won't Bloom, Plus Solutions
Learn how to get orchids to bloom, and help lifeless looking orchids rebloom.
Control Ants in the Flower Garden
You can kill or repel ants in the flower garden safely and inexpensively.
Butterfly Flowers for Shade Gardens
Attract butterflies to shade gardens with nectar rich flowers and shade loving host plants.
Vanilla Orchid Care, The Vanilla Bean Plant
Grow a vanilla orchid, and harvest vanilla beans for your drinks and desserts.
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.
10 Annual Flowers for a Butterfly Container...
Plant a container garden to attract butterflies to the flower garden.
6 Ways to Get More Blooms From Your Roses
Learn how to get more blooms from your rose bushes in the flower garden.
Bachelor's Buttons - Cornflowers
Bachelor's buttons, or cornflowers, are blue annual flowers easy to grow from seed.
Chenille Plant
The fuzzy red flowers of the chenille plant are so full of personality, you might be tempted to name them.
Cosmos, a Tough Garden Beauty
Cosmos flowers are easy annuals to grow from seed in the garden.
Lisianthus Flowers, a Cutting Garden Favorite
Learn how to grow lisianthus flowers in the garden.
Penstemon Care, Growing the Beardtongue Flower
Penstemon flowers, also called beardtongue, are easy perennials for the sunny garden.
Why Flowers Die, Plus 5 Ways to Keep Them Alive
Learn the solutions to five common flower garden problems.
Growing Sweet Alyssum in the Fragrant Flower...
The sweet alyssum plant is a fragrant annual flower that attracts beneficial insects.
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.
Pincushion Flower, A Butterfly Magnet
Pincushion flowers are low maintenance perennial plants for butterflies and garden borders.
Pentas Flowers, the Egyptian Star Cluster
Grow the long blooming pentas flowers to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Unusual Celosia Flowers Provide Brains and...
Celosia, or cockscomb flower, is a full sun annual for the garden.
Flowering Ginger Plants
Learn how to grow flowering ginger plants, a tropical flower with edible flower parts.
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.
Mailbox Garden Ideas
String or netting help vines climb a mailbox.
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.
Grow the Chocolate Vine, Akebia Quinata
Akebia quinata is called the chocolate vine for its fragrant flowers.
Grow Delphiniums
Delphinium are tall blue flowers that thrive in cool soil and moist conditions.
Growing Dahlias, From Pompons to Dinner Plates
Grow dahlia tubers as annuals for the summer 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
Plant a Flowering Hanging Basket
Plant a flowering hanging basket like the professionals do.
Balsam Flowers for the Heirloom Garden
Balsam flowers are as pretty as they are easy to grow in moist garden soil and partial shade.
Begonia ‘Torch Pink’
Torch Pink is an Angel Wing Begonia variety. Page 9.
Orchid Identification Photos
Identify your orchid by viewing this orchid photo gallery.
Begonia ‘Cocktail’ Series
The bronze leaf begonia can have white, red, or pink flowers. Page 7.
Begonia ‘Ambassador’ Series
Wax begonias are easy for the beginning flower gardener to grow. Page 6.
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.
My Flowers Have Garden Caterpillars, Now What?
Flower gardeners must identify caterpillar pests and butterfly caterpillars in the garden.
Begonia ‘Nonstop Mocca Yellow’
Mocca yellow is an unusual hue in the nonstop flowering begonia series. Page 4.
Ranunculus Bulbs for the Cutting Garden
Ranunculus bulbs are cool weather annual flowers.
Camellia Flowers, A Classic Southern Shrub
Every southern garden should have a flowering camellia for winter interest.
Begonia ‘Nonstop Rose’
The blooms of nonstop begonias are fully double and resemble roses. Page 5.
Kangaroo Paw Flowers
The kangaroo paw plant is one of Australia's most beloved exports. Learn how to care for this exotic flower.
Flower Beds to Inspire Your Yard
Get 10 front yard landscaping ideas for flowerbeds.
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.
Nicotiana, the Flowering Tobacco
Nicotiana is an heirloom flowering annual that's easy to grow from seed.
12 Seasonal Summer Wedding Flowers
Look at photos of 12 summer wedding flowers in season.
Voodoo Lily
What the voodoo lily lacks in pleasing fragrance, it makes up for in its weird and wonderful bloom.
Begonia ‘Doublet White’
The free flowering White Doublet Begonia has double flowers. Page 8.
Columbine, a Woodland Garden Favorite
Learn how to grow columbine in the flower garden.
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.
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.
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.
Begonia ‘Solenia Rose’
The tuberous begonia flowers in partial shade. Page 2.
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.
Evening Scented Stock
Scented stock is an annual flower that emits fragrance in the evening.
Growing Anemone Flowers
The anemone flower is popular in wedding bouquets, but an easy garden flower for the landscape as well.
Lace Bug Control
Lace bugs are common flower garden insect pests that cause foliage damage and leaf drop throughout summer.
Begonia ‘Charm’
Wax begonias are a staple for the annual flower garden, and some have variegated leaves.
The Everlasting Strawflower
The everlasting strawflower will brighten your garden and your dried flower crafts.
Begonia ‘Richmondensis’
Begonia richmondensis has attractive foliage as well as blossoms. Page 3.
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.
Actaea, or Cimicifuga, an Old Favorite With a...
Gardeners looking for cimicifuga plants can now find them listed as actaea plants.
Coffee Grounds in the Flower Garden
Use leftover coffee grounds in compost, as mulch, and as fertilizer in the flower garden.
Grape Hyacinths - Growing Muscari Bulbs
Grape hyacinths are fragrant spring bulbs for containers, woodland gardens, and rock gardens.
Liatris Flowers, Prairie Favorites
Learn how to grow liatris, also known as blazing star, in the flower garden.
Sidewalk Garden Ideas
A summer front yard garden in bloom.
Flower Garden Care 101
For a healthy flower garden, you must amend the soil, water the plants, fertilize, and control weeds and insect pests.
11 Top Petunia Varieties
Modern hybrids have made the old-fashioned petunia a flower garden must. Here are 11 top picks.
Gladiolus Flowers, Summer Bulbs for the Garden
The spikes of gladioli make a dramatic accent in the garden and the vase.
Eryngium, the Sea Holly
Sea holly flowers provide a lot of blue oomph in the garden, asking for very little maintenance in return.
White Bridal Bouquets
An all white bridal bouquet is a classic choice.
Kill Grass in Flowerbeds
Kill grassy weeds in flowerbeds with chemical and physical controls.
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.
Indian Pink - A Wildflower for the Hummingbird...
The Indian Pink wildflower attracts hummingbirds and thrives in the shady garden.
Pansies, the Face of Springtime
Learn how to grow pansies in the spring flower garden.
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.
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.
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.
Great Blue Lobelia and Cardinal Flower
Great blue lobelia and cardinal flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden.
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.
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.
Flowerbed Mulching 101
Learn how, why, and when to mulch your flowerbeds for a healthy garden.
10 Best Mediterranean Flowers
Keep your Mediterranean garden in bloom with these 10 flowering plants.
9 Impressive Cottage Gardens
You can grow cottage gardens in dry climates by choosing drought tolerant flowers.
Purple Bridal Bouquets
Springtime wedding bouquet with blue and purple flowers
12 Top Coneflower Varieties
Discover 12 top performing coneflowers for the sunny perennial flower garden.
The Drought Tolerant Globe Amaranth - Gomphrena...
Plant globe amaranth in the summer garden for dried flowers and to attract butterflies.
Baby's Breath, a Cutting Garden Favorite
Grow baby's breath in the flower garden for bouquet fillers.
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.
Use Manure in the Flower Garden
Use composted livestock manure safely in the flower garden to fertilize plants with a natural source of nitrogen.
Mulch Types for Flowerbeds
Explore the range of mulch types for your healthy flower garden.
6 Sweet, Chocolate-Scented Flowers
Grow these six chocolate scented flowers in your fragrant flower garden.
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.
Grow Tulips That Come Back Every Year
Turn your tulip bulbs into reliable perennial flowers with these growing tips.
Pink Bridal Bouquets
Pale pink lilies make a pretty springtime bridal bouquet.
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 Flowers to Grow in a Xeriscape
Lantana attracts butterflies to the xeriscape 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.
Get Rid of Fuzzy Grey Mold on Flowers
Botrytis is a fungal disease of flowers that produces fuzzy mold growth on buds and leaves.
How to Grow Snapdragons
Old-fashioned but never out of style, snapdragons lift the spirits in early spring.
Cottage Garden Design
Incorporate these cottage garden flowers and design elements into your landscape.
Unusual Flowers for the Garden
Gardeners tired of the same bedding plants can grow these unusual flowers as a conversation piece.
4 Ways to Get Cheap or Free Flower Gardening...
Find free mulch, compost, seeds, and find cheap flower garden supplies.
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.
Your Best Spring Flower Garden
Get more and earlier flowers in your spring garden with these five planting tips.
Lavender Cotton
Lavender cotton is a versatile flowering herb at home in your dry, sunny landscape.
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.
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.
Propagate Perennial Flowers
Gardeners can propagate perennial flowers by dividing plants, layering plants, and rooting stem cuttings.
Bells of Ireland Flowers - The Shell Flower
Bells of Ireland are green flowers for the cottage garden and cutting garden.
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.
Organic Gardening Care for Azaleas
Learn how to care for azalea bushes in the organic 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.
Stephanotis Flowers, The Madagascar Jasmine
Fragrance and tradition make the stephanotis vine a valuable addition to your tropical flowering container garden.
Prom Flower Ideas
Orange prom flowers complement vintage gowns.
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.
10 Design Elements for Beautiful Flower...
Employ these 10 design elements in your next floral arrangement.
Use Compost in the Flower Garden
Use compost in the flower garden to start seeds and improve soil health.
Use Burlap in the Flower Garden
Natural burlap cloth is a cheap and environmentally friendly product with many uses in the flower garden. Use burlap for garden protection and planting.
Essential Orchid Supplies
If you have these 6 essential orchid supplies, your plant will be ready to bloom and thrive.
Lady's Tresses - A Hardy Orchid for the Bog...
Lady's tresses is a hardy perennial orchid for the shade garden.
The Chocolate Daisy
The chocolate daisy is an easy to grow wildflower for the perennial garden.
Vintage Wedding Flowers
Explore vintage wedding flower ideas, including bridal bouquets, wedding cake toppers, and flower centerpieces.
Orchid Care Calendar
Following a monthly orchid care calendar will help you achieve reblooming orchids.
Flowering Host Plants for Butterflies
Host plants for butterflies can provide ornamental value in the flower garden.

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