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Flowers: Most Popular Articles

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10 Best Flowers for Hanging 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.
Ranunculus Bulbs for the Cutting Garden
Ranunculus bulbs are cool weather annual flowers.
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.
The Perennial Dianthus Flower
Providing dianthus care is easy for gardeners with a sunny, well-draining spot in the flower garden.
Verbena Care
Verbena plants are prolific bloomers for your butterfly and container 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.
Summer Wedding Flowers in Season
Look at photos of 12 summer wedding flowers in season.
Pansies, the Face of Springtime
Learn how to grow pansies in the spring flower garden.
Cosmos, a Tough Garden Beauty
Cosmos flowers are easy annuals to grow from seed in the garden.
Camellia Flowers, A Classic Southern Shrub
Every southern garden should have a flowering camellia for winter interest.
Kangaroo Paw Flowers
The kangaroo paw plant is one of Australia's most beloved exports. Learn how to care for this exotic flower.
Growing Lupine Flowers
The perennial lupine flower is at home in the wildflower garden or the cottage garden.
Growing the Cleome Flower – Spider...
Cleome flowers are one of the tallest annuals in the summer flower garden.
Grape Hyacinths - Growing Muscari Bulbs
Grape hyacinths are fragrant spring bulbs for containers, woodland gardens, and rock gardens.
Delphinium Care - Growing the True Blue Larkspur
Delphinium are tall blue flowers that thrive in cool soil and moist conditions.
Butterfly Flowers for Shade Gardens
Attract butterflies to shade gardens with nectar rich flowers and shade loving host plants.
Gazania Flowers
Gazania flowers are easy annuals for sunny dry gardens.
Orchid Won’t Bloom?
Learn how to get orchids to bloom, and help lifeless looking orchids rebloom.
Pentas Flowers, the Egyptian Star Cluster
Grow the long blooming pentas flowers to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
6 Ways to Get More Blooms From Your Roses
Learn how to get more blooms from your rose bushes in the flower garden.
12 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.
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.
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.
Prevent and Control Rust Fungus in the Flower...
Control rust fungus by using organic and chemical sprays, and by planting rust resistant flower varieties.
Pincushion Flower, A Butterfly Magnet
Pincushion flowers are low maintenance perennial plants for butterflies and garden borders.
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.
Bachelor's Buttons - Cornflowers
Bachelor's buttons, or cornflowers, are blue annual flowers easy to grow from seed.
Hoya Plants, The Wax Flower
Tips on hoya plant care, pictures of hoya plant flowers, and a list of recommended hoya plant varieties
Orchid Identification Photos
Identify your orchid by viewing this orchid photo gallery.
Balcony Gardening for Beginners
A flowering balcony garden is your tiny urban oasis.
Your Best Spring Flower Garden
Get more and earlier flowers in your spring garden with these five planting tips.
Begonia ‘Ambassador’ Series
Wax begonias are easy for the beginning flower gardener to grow. Page 6.
Choose the Right Flower Fertilizer Type
Find the best flower fertilizer for your garden, whether it's organic fertilizer, chemical fertilizer, or a slow release fertilizer.
Liatris Flowers, Prairie Favorites
Learn how to grow liatris, also known as blazing star, in the flower garden.
Window Box Flowers for Sun
A well-designed window box can be the crowning glory of your full sun garden.
Columbine, a Woodland Garden Favorite
Learn how to grow columbine in the flower garden.
Grow the Chocolate Vine, Akebia Quinata
Akebia quinata is called the chocolate vine for its fragrant flowers.
Window Box Flowers for Shade
A window box filled with shade flowers will add a pop of color to your home's facade.
Flowering Fairy Gardens
Learn how to make your fairy garden shine with blooming flowers.
Flowering Ginger Plants
Learn how to grow flowering ginger plants, a tropical flower with edible flower parts.
Mailbox Garden Ideas
String or netting help vines climb a mailbox. Page 9.
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.
Prom Flower Ideas
The bracelet corsage is a keepsake from your prom that endures after the flowers fade. Page 4.
Penstemon Care, Growing the Beardtongue Flower
Penstemon flowers, also called beardtongue, are easy perennials for the sunny garden.
Flower Garden Care 101
For a healthy flower garden, you must amend the soil, water the plants, fertilize, and control weeds and insect pests.
Plant a Flowering Hanging Basket
Plant a flowering hanging basket like the professionals do.
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.
Growing Sweet Alyssum in the Fragrant Flower...
The sweet alyssum plant is a fragrant annual flower that attracts beneficial insects.
Get More Fragrance in Your Life With the...
The tuberose is a fragrant flower you can grow from a bulb in one season.
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.
Gaura, the Wandflower
Gaura is a drought tolerant perennial flower with a long blooming time.
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.
Nicotiana, the Flowering Tobacco
Nicotiana is an heirloom flowering annual that's easy to grow from seed.
Winter Wedding Flowers in Season
Discover 12 winter wedding flowers to use in your bridal bouquet, wedding ceremony flowers, and wedding reception flowers.
Evening Scented Stock
Scented stock is an annual flower that emits fragrance in the evening.
Mulch Types for Flowerbeds
Explore the range of mulch types for your healthy flower garden.
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 ‘Cocktail’ Series
The bronze leaf begonia can have white, red, or pink flowers. Page 7.
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.
Mulch Problems
Learn how to keep mold, rodents, and other mulch problems out of your flower garden mulch.
Lisianthus Flowers, a Cutting Garden Favorite
Learn how to grow lisianthus flowers in the garden.
Unusual Celosia Flowers Provide Brains and...
Celosia, or cockscomb flower, is a full sun annual for the garden.
The Drought Tolerant Globe Amaranth - Gomphrena...
Plant globe amaranth in the summer garden for dried flowers and to attract butterflies.
Easter Flower Arrangements
Choose blooms for your Easter brunch table, or send an Easter flowering gift basket to friends and relatives.
10 Annual Flowers for a Butterfly Container...
Plant a container garden to attract butterflies to the flower garden.
Growing Dahlias, From Pompons to Dinner Plates
Grow dahlia tubers as annuals for the summer flower garden.
Stephanotis Flowers, The Madagascar Jasmine
Fragrance and tradition make the stephanotis vine a valuable addition to your tropical flowering container garden.
My Flowers Have Garden Caterpillars, Now What?
Flower gardeners must identify caterpillar pests and butterfly caterpillars in the garden.
11 Top Petunia Varieties
Modern hybrids have made the old-fashioned petunia a flower garden must. Here are 11 top picks.
Kill Grass in Flowerbeds
Kill grassy weeds in flowerbeds with chemical and physical controls.
Gladiolus Flowers, Summer Bulbs for the Garden
The spikes of gladioli make a dramatic accent in the garden and the vase.
Vintage-Inspired Floral Arrangements for Your...
Explore vintage wedding flower ideas, including bridal bouquets, wedding cake toppers, and flower centerpieces.
Flowering Hanging Basket Idea Gallery
Add more eye-level blooms to your flower garden by copying one of these seven hanging basket ideas.
Why Flowers Die, Plus 5 Ways to Keep Them Alive
Learn the solutions to five common flower garden problems.
Lace Bug Control – How to Control Lace...
Lace bugs are common flower garden insect pests that cause foliage damage and leaf drop throughout summer.
Spring Wedding Flowers in Season
Brides planning a spring wedding can choose from these 12 seasonal wedding flowers for bridal bouquets, centerpieces, and boutonnieres.
Grow Tulips That Come Back Every Year
Turn your tulip bulbs into reliable perennial flowers with these growing tips.
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.
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.
Begonia ‘Solenia Rose’
The tuberous begonia flowers in partial shade. Page 2.
Orchid Care Calendar
Following a monthly orchid care calendar will help you achieve reblooming orchids.
Flowering Shade Garden Ideas
Hydrangeas and impatiens make a vivid combination planting in the shade garden. Page 2.
Bells of Ireland Flowers - The Shell Flower
Bells of Ireland are green flowers for the cottage garden and cutting garden.
Growing Anemone Flowers
The anemone flower is popular in wedding bouquets, but an easy garden flower for the landscape as well.
Choose an Orchid Growing Media
Choose the best orchid growing media for your healthy tropical plants.
The Everlasting Strawflower
The everlasting strawflower will brighten your garden and your dried flower crafts.
White Bridal Bouquets
An all white bridal bouquet is a classic choice.
Organic Gardening Care for Azaleas
Learn how to care for azalea bushes in the organic flower garden.
Use Compost in the Flower Garden
Use compost in the flower garden to start seeds and improve soil health.
Baby's Breath, a Cutting Garden Favorite
Grow baby's breath in the flower garden for bouquet fillers.
Protea Flowers - Add Drama to Tropical Flower...
Protea flowers are long lasting flowers for exotic cut flower arrangements.
Flowerbed Mulching 101
Learn how, why, and when to mulch your flowerbeds for a healthy 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 Ways to Get Cheap or Free Flower Gardening...
Find free mulch, compost, seeds, and find cheap flower garden supplies.
Use Manure in the Flower Garden
Use composted livestock manure safely in the flower garden to fertilize plants with a natural source of nitrogen.
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.
Front Yard Flower Beds
Get 10 front yard landscaping ideas for flowerbeds.
Chelone Plants, the Turtlehead Flower
Turtlehead flowers can grow in sun or shade gardens, but they always need moisture.
Purple Bridal Bouquets
A mixed purple and white spring bridal bouquet, with roses and irises.
Amaranth Adds Drama to the Sunny Flower Garden
Learn how to grow amaranth in the annual flower garden.
Freesia Flowers
Grow freesia flowers, and brighten your winter windowsill with their exotic perfume.
Lavender Cotton
Lavender cotton is a versatile flowering herb at home in your dry, sunny landscape.
Coffee Grounds in the Flower Garden
Use leftover coffee grounds in compost, as mulch, and as fertilizer in the flower garden.
Get Rid of Fuzzy Grey Mold on Flowers
Botrytis is a fungal disease of flowers that produces fuzzy mold growth on buds and leaves.
Voodoo Lily
What the voodoo lily lacks in pleasing fragrance, it makes up for in its weird and wonderful bloom.
Begonia ‘Nonstop Rose’
The blooms of nonstop begonias are fully double and resemble roses. Page 5.
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.
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.
Carolina Allspice, An Old-Fashioned Fragrant...
The Carolina allspice is a hardy native shrub with fragrant flowers.
Begonia ‘Charm’
Wax begonias are a staple for the annual flower garden, and some have variegated leaves.
Blue Bridal Bouquets
A blue bridal bouquet featuring irises and calla lilies.
Chenille Plant
The fuzzy red flowers of the chenille plant are so full of personality, you might be tempted to name them.
Plant Fall-Blooming Spider Lilies, the Lycoris...
The spider lily, genus lycoris, is a fall blooming perennial.
Begonia ‘Richmondensis’
Begonia richmondensis has attractive foliage as well as blossoms. Page 3.
Foxtail Lilies
Foxtail lilies brighten up the spring garden with towering flower spikes.
Grow Flowers With Garden Seed Mats
Flower gardeners can use seed tape or a seed mat as an easy way to plant and space flowers from seed.
Propagate Perennial Flowers
Gardeners can propagate perennial flowers by dividing plants, layering plants, and rooting stem cuttings.
Control Ants in the Flower Garden
You can kill or repel ants in the flower garden safely and inexpensively.
Begonia ‘Doublet White’
The free flowering White Doublet Begonia has double flowers. Page 8.
Great Blue Lobelia and Cardinal Flower
Great blue lobelia and cardinal flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden.
Indian Pink - A Wildflower for the Hummingbird...
The Indian Pink wildflower attracts hummingbirds and thrives in the shady garden.
8 Tips for Beautiful, Long Lasting Floral...
Follow these 8 tips to double the life of your floral arrangement.
Begonia ‘Torch Pink’
Torch Pink is an Angel Wing Begonia variety. Page 9.
2014 Top Flower Shows
Get ideas you can use in your landscape from experts at the world's top flower shows.
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.
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.
Begonia ‘Nonstop Mocca Yellow’
Mocca yellow is an unusual hue in the nonstop flowering begonia series. Page 4.
Chocolate Scented Fragrant Flowers
Grow these six chocolate scented flowers in your fragrant flower garden.
Top New Flower Varieties for 2014
Horticulturists and breeders unveil the top new flower varieties for 2014.
The Chocolate Daisy
The chocolate daisy is an easy to grow wildflower for the perennial garden.
Sidewalk Garden Ideas
Plant a hellstrip garden between the sidewalk and street.
Unusual Flowers for the Garden
Gardeners tired of the same bedding plants can grow these unusual flowers as a conversation piece.
Flower Garden Color Combinations
Unify your flower garden with five winning color schemes from spring through first frost.
Use a Compost Starter for Composting Leaves...
Choose a compost accelerator to make a hot compost pile, even in winter. Gardeners can use a homemade compost activator, or can buy a compost starter.
Actaea, or Cimicifuga, an Old Favorite With a...
Gardeners looking for cimicifuga plants can now find them listed as actaea plants.
Moon Phase Gardening
Flower gardeners who practice moon gardening can schedule their planting and maintenance according to the waxing and waning moon.
10 Flowers to Grow in a Xeriscape
African iris is a tender perennial for the xeriscape. Page 2.
10 Best Mediterranean Flowers
Keep your Mediterranean garden in bloom with these 10 flowering plants.
Growing Orchids on Mounts
Growing mounted orchids is a natural way to care for these epiphytic plants.
Essential Orchid Supplies
If you have these 6 essential orchid supplies, your plant will be ready to bloom and thrive.
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.
Wedding Flower Shapes
Know what flower shapes you want in your wedding flower arrangements to suit your style.
Boat Gardens
Plant flowers in a boat for an unusual container garden.
Eryngium, the Sea Holly
Sea holly flowers provide a lot of blue oomph in the garden, asking for very little maintenance in return.
Bog Garden Flowers
Bog garden flowers can light up the soggy part of the landscape.
Start a Worm Bin for the Organic Flower Garden
Starting a worm bin makes homemade compost possible even for apartment dwellers.
9 Impressive Cottage Gardens
You can grow cottage gardens in dry climates by choosing drought tolerant flowers. Page 4.
Flowering Host Plants for Butterflies
Host plants for butterflies can provide ornamental value in the flower garden.

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