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Vanilla Orchid Care, The Vanilla Bean Plant
Grow a vanilla orchid, and harvest vanilla beans for your drinks and desserts.
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.
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 10 Best Flowers for Hanging Flower Baskets
Fill your hanging baskets with flowers, and attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden.
Pictures of Christmas Flowers
The Christmas cactus is a low-maintenance flowering houseplant.
Orchid Identification Photos
Identify your orchid by viewing this orchid photo gallery.
Poinsettia Picture Gallery - Displaying and...
Floral dye gives us blue poinsettias and other rainbow hues.
8 Reasons an Orchid Won't Bloom, Plus Solutions
Learn how to get orchids to bloom, and help lifeless looking orchids rebloom.
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.
Flowering Ginger Plants
Learn how to grow flowering ginger plants, a tropical flower with edible flower parts.
Verbena Care
Verbena plants are prolific bloomers for your butterfly and container 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.
Camellia Flowers, A Classic Southern Shrub
Every southern garden should have a flowering camellia for winter interest.
Hoya Plants, The Wax Flower
Tips on hoya plant care, pictures of hoya plant flowers, and a list of recommended hoya plant varieties
6 Beautiful Hanging Flower Basket Ideas
Add more eye-level blooms to your flower garden by copying one of these seven hanging basket ideas.
Flowering Fresh Christmas Centerpieces
Fresh Christmas centerpieces created with seasonal holiday flowers.
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.
6 Ways to Get More Blooms From Your Roses
Learn how to get more blooms from your rose bushes 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.
Cosmos, a Tough Garden Beauty
Cosmos flowers are easy annuals to grow from seed in the garden.
The Perennial Dianthus Flower
Providing dianthus care is easy for gardeners with a sunny, well-draining spot in the flower garden.
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.
White Bridal Bouquets
Use large flowers as a focal point in small wedding bouquets.
12 Seasonal Summer Wedding Flowers
Look at photos of 12 summer wedding flowers in season.
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.
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.
Unusual Celosia Flowers Provide Brains and...
Celosia, or cockscomb flower, is a full sun annual for the garden.
Make Your Own Fairy Garden: 10 Magical Ideas
A wagon is a unique container for a fairy garden.
Annual Vinca Flowers, the Madagascar Periwinkle
The annual vinca flower is a tough plant for sunny, dry areas in the garden.
Why Flowers Die, Plus 5 Ways to Keep Them Alive
Learn the solutions to five common flower garden problems.
Gazania Flowers
Gazania flowers are easy annuals for sunny dry gardens.
Ikebana Arrangements for Christmas
Kenzan keep flowers in their place in ikebana arrangements.
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.
Kangaroo Paw Flowers
The kangaroo paw plant is one of Australia's most beloved exports. Learn how to care for this exotic flower.
Balsam Flowers for the Heirloom Garden
Balsam flowers are as pretty as they are easy to grow in moist garden soil and partial shade.
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.
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.
Pentas Flowers, the Egyptian Star Cluster
Grow the long blooming pentas flowers to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Ranunculus Bulbs for the Cutting Garden
Ranunculus bulbs are cool weather annual flowers.
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.
10 Fun Poinsettia Facts
Learn the fun facts behind your favorite holiday flower, the poinsettia.
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.
Orchid Care Calendar
Following a monthly orchid care calendar will help you achieve reblooming orchids.
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.
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.
6 Sweet, Chocolate-Scented Flowers
Grow these six chocolate scented flowers in your fragrant flower garden.
8 Ways to Make Your Floral Arrangements Last...
Follow these 8 tips to double the life of your floral arrangement.
Nicotiana, the Flowering Tobacco
Nicotiana is an heirloom flowering annual that's easy to grow from seed.
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.
Delphinium Care - Growing the True Blue Larkspur
Delphinium are tall blue flowers that thrive in cool soil and moist conditions.
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.
Protea Flowers - Add Drama to Tropical Flower...
Protea flowers are long lasting flowers for exotic cut flower arrangements.
Vintage Wedding Flowers
Explore vintage wedding flower ideas, including bridal bouquets, wedding cake toppers, and flower centerpieces.
Chenille Plant
The fuzzy red flowers of the chenille plant are so full of personality, you might be tempted to name them.
Choose an Orchid Growing Media
Choose the best orchid growing media for your healthy tropical plants.
Bells of Ireland Flowers - The Shell Flower
Bells of Ireland are green flowers for the cottage garden and cutting garden.
Voodoo Lily
What the voodoo lily lacks in pleasing fragrance, it makes up for in its weird and wonderful bloom.
My Flowers Have Garden Caterpillars, Now What?
Flower gardeners must identify caterpillar pests and butterfly caterpillars in the garden.
10 Annual Flowers for a Butterfly Container...
Plant a container garden to attract butterflies to the flower garden.
The Drought Tolerant Globe Amaranth - Gomphrena...
Plant globe amaranth in the summer garden for dried flowers and to attract butterflies.
Growing Lupine Flowers
The perennial lupine flower is at home in the wildflower garden or the cottage 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.
Get Rid of Fuzzy Grey Mold on Flowers
Botrytis is a fungal disease of flowers that produces fuzzy mold growth on buds and leaves.
10 Design Elements for Beautiful Flower...
Employ these 10 design elements in your next floral arrangement.
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.
Purple Bridal Bouquets
Springtime wedding bouquet with blue and purple flowers
Essential Orchid Supplies
If you have these 6 essential orchid supplies, your plant will be ready to bloom and thrive.
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.
Growing Sweet Alyssum in the Fragrant Flower...
The sweet alyssum plant is a fragrant annual flower that attracts beneficial insects.
Growing Dahlias, From Pompons to Dinner Plates
Grow dahlia tubers as annuals for the summer flower garden.
Liatris Flowers, Prairie Favorites
Learn how to grow liatris, also known as blazing star, in the flower garden.
Lace Bug Control
Lace bugs are common flower garden insect pests that cause foliage damage and leaf drop throughout summer.
Get More Fragrance in Your Life With the...
The tuberose is a fragrant flower you can grow from a bulb in one season.
Flower Garden Care 101
For a healthy flower garden, you must amend the soil, water the plants, fertilize, and control weeds and insect pests.
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.
10 Essential Florist Tools and Supplies
Use these 10 florist tools to take your flower arrangements from amateurish to professional.
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.
Pink Bridal Bouquets
A fragrant sweet pea bridal bouquet
Growing Orchids on Mounts
Growing mounted orchids is a natural way to care for these epiphytic plants.
Baby's Breath, a Cutting Garden Favorite
Grow baby's breath in the flower garden for bouquet fillers.
Amaranth Adds Drama to the Sunny Flower Garden
Learn how to grow amaranth in the annual flower garden.
Fungus Gnat Control in the Flower Garden
It’s difficult to control fungus gnats when they invade houseplants and greenhouses, but there are effective chemical and organic controls for these pests.
Plant a Flowering Hanging Basket
Plant a flowering hanging basket like the professionals do.
Gladiolus Flowers, Summer Bulbs for the Garden
The spikes of gladioli make a dramatic accent in the garden and the vase.
Grape Hyacinths - Growing Muscari Bulbs
Grape hyacinths are fragrant spring bulbs for containers, woodland gardens, and rock gardens.
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.
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.
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.
10 Best Mediterranean Flowers
Keep your Mediterranean garden in bloom with these 10 flowering plants.
Posy Wedding Bouquet
There are many wedding bouquet styles. Is the posy wedding bouquet right for you?
Begonia ‘Doublet White’
The free flowering White Doublet Begonia has double flowers. Page 8.
Flowering Shade Garden Ideas
Fuchsia flowers and New Guinea impatiens
Christmas Flower Gift Baskets
Send Christmas flower gift baskets to friends, family, and co-workers.
Bog Garden Flowers
Bog garden flowers can light up the soggy part of the landscape.
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.
Flower Beds to Inspire Your Yard
Azaleas and rhododendrons make this front yard come alive in springtime.
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.
Butterfly Flowers for Shade Gardens
Attract butterflies to shade gardens with nectar rich flowers and shade loving host plants.
The Everlasting Strawflower
The everlasting strawflower will brighten your garden and your dried flower crafts.
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.
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.
Coffee Grounds in the Flower Garden
Use leftover coffee grounds in compost, as mulch, and as fertilizer in 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.
Begonia ‘Ambassador’ Series
Wax begonias are easy for the beginning flower gardener to grow. Page 6.
Prom Flower Ideas
The bracelet corsage is a keepsake from your prom that endures after the flowers fade.
Flower Girl Ideas
Make the youngest member of the bridal party feel special with these flower girl ideas.
Begonia ‘Torch Pink’
Torch Pink is an Angel Wing Begonia variety. Page 9.
Wedding Roses
Wedding roses remain the most popular flower for bridal bouquets, centerpieces, and other wedding flower arrangements.
Pincushion Flower, A Butterfly Magnet
Pincushion flowers are low maintenance perennial plants for butterflies and garden borders.
Eryngium, the Sea Holly
Sea holly flowers provide a lot of blue oomph in the garden, asking for very little maintenance in return.
Begonia ‘Solenia Rose’
The tuberous begonia flowers in partial shade. Page 2.
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.
Begonia ‘Cocktail’ Series
The bronze leaf begonia can have white, red, or pink flowers. Page 7.
Blue Bridal Bouquets
A casual hand tied bridal bouquet in mixed shades of blue.
Plant Fall-Blooming Spider Lilies, the Lycoris...
The spider lily, genus lycoris, is a fall blooming perennial.
Use Compost in the Flower Garden
Use compost in the flower garden to start seeds and improve soil health.
Control Ants in the Flower Garden
You can kill or repel ants in the flower garden safely and inexpensively.
4 Ways to Get Cheap or Free Flower Gardening...
Find free mulch, compost, seeds, and find cheap flower garden supplies.
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.
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.
9 Impressive Cottage Gardens
You can grow cottage gardens in dry climates by choosing drought tolerant flowers.
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 Ticks, Naturally
If ticks are preventing you from enjoying your flower garden, you can kill or control these pests without using harmful chemicals.
The World's Top Flower Shows
Get ideas you can use in your landscape from experts at the world's top flower shows.
Fairy Garden Gallery
Miniature African violets are right at home in the fairy garden.
Top Picks for Fall Floral Arrangements
Find the best fall floral arrangements for a Thanksgiving centerpiece, Halloween gift, or autumn decor.
Halloween Flower Gifts
Halloween flowers and Halloween gift baskets make a sweet alternative to candy.
Begonia ‘Nonstop Mocca Yellow’
Mocca yellow is an unusual hue in the nonstop flowering begonia series. Page 4.
Begonia ‘Nonstop Rose’
The blooms of nonstop begonias are fully double and resemble roses. Page 5.
Use Manure in the Flower Garden
Use composted livestock manure safely in the flower garden to fertilize plants with a natural source of nitrogen.
Keep the Greenhouse Clean
Stop greenhouse diseases by applying the four tenets of garden hygiene.
Medinilla, a Showy Tropical Flower
The medinilla tropical flower can be grown as a houseplant or patio plant.
Penstemon Care, Growing the Beardtongue Flower
Penstemon flowers, also called beardtongue, are easy perennials for the sunny garden.
Rain Lilies
Easy to grow rain lilies will multiply in your flower garden readily, springing up after a summer shower.
Unusual Flowers for the Garden
Gardeners tired of the same bedding plants can grow these unusual flowers as a conversation piece.
Outdoor Wedding Flower Ideas
Fresh cut wildflowers are a cheap wedding flower option.
10 Flowers to Grow in a Xeriscape
You can buy yarrow as a wildflower or as a cultivated nursery perennial.
Flower Gardening in Acid Soil
Sour soil can mean sweet blooms for flower gardeners.
8 Favorite Flower Garden Ornaments
Any one of these eight classic garden ornaments can make a striking statement in your landscape.
Grevillea Flowers for Mediterranean Gardens
Attract hummingbirds and admiring stares with this striking Mediterranean flower.
Begonia ‘Richmondensis’
Begonia richmondensis has attractive foliage as well as blossoms. Page 3.
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.
Flower Garden Composting FAQs
Put compost to work in your flowerbeds with getting the answers to these 10 frequently asked compost questions.
Columbine, a Woodland Garden Favorite
Learn how to grow columbine in the flower garden.
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