Flower Gardening

Freshen up your flower garden with these expert recommendations, tips and ideas that can make any yard look like a million bucks.

How and When to Plant Tulip Bulbs for Spring Flowers

Tulips bring joy in spring. Use expert-approved tips to know exactly how to store tulip bulbs and and when to plant the bulbs in your yard.

Top 10 Daylily Delights for Butterflies and Hummingbirds

New daylily hybrids are better than ever, with bold colors, sturdy stems and bountiful blooms. Plus pollinators will love them!

Garden Mum vs Florist Mum: What’s the Difference?

Garden centers are filled with gorgeous chrysanthemum plants in fall. But should you choose a garden mum or a florist...

Crinum Lily Care and Growing Tips

Learn what makes a crinum lily a staple in Southern gardens, and find out which pollinators and backyard visitors are...

7 Surprising Fall Flower Facts and Folklore Stories

There's more to fall flowers than you know. Uncover the surprising stories and flower facts behind your favorite seasonal blooms.

The Ultimate Guide to Peony Flower Care

Peonies are low-maintenance perennials with beautiful blooms. Follow this peony care guide for tips on when and where to plant...

14 Daffodil Facts You Need to Know

Find out how long daffodils bloom, how deep to plant daffodil bulbs, where to see a daffodil festival, and more...

Does Milkweed Need Full Sun or Shade to Grow Best?

Wondering if milkweed needs full sun, or if it can take a little shade? Here's the answer.

How to Grow and Care for Heath Aster Plants

Garden expert Melinda Myers explains how to grow and care for a heath aster plant, and why it's an excellent...

10 Things You Need to Know About Chrysanthemums

Learn more about the chrysanthemum, a popular autumn plant. This guide explains everything you need to know about chrysanthemums.

New England Aster Care and Growing Tips

Bring in beautiful butterflies and buzzing bees with New England aster. Learn how to add this pretty flower to your...

Pentas: A Perfect Plant for Butterfly Gardens

Learn how to grow pentas, also known as starflower. This colorful, easy-to-grow annual is a swallowtail butterfly and hummingbird favorite.

12 Pretty Pictures of Milkweed Flowers in Bloom

Milkweed is a beautiful plant—both for helping butterflies and for the gorgeous flowers it grows. Find awe in milkweed's lovely...

Top 10 Dazzling Types of Daisies You Should Grow

Add pops of color and classic shapes that steal the show in your backyard. Grow the most beautiful types of...

8 Interesting Daisy Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

There's a lot to learn (and love) about this huge family of flowers. Explore the world of daisy facts, including...

How to Grow Poke Milkweed for Pollinators

Discover a unique, uncommon milkweed for the shady areas of your yard! Here's how to grow poke milkweed, and how...

Grow Aster Flowers to Attract Butterflies in Fall

Late-blooming aster flower varieties will attract butterflies and bees to your garden throughout the end of summer and into fall.

Coneflower 101: Care Tips, New Varieties and More

A coneflower is easy to care for and comes in a rainbow of varieties, including the classic purple coneflower. Plus,...

Favorite Fall Flowering Plant: Autumn Sage

Autumn sage produces tube-shaped flowers that last from fall to spring. The colorful blooms are irresistible to butterflies and hummingbirds.

The Ultimate Milkweed Plant Growing Guide

A milkweed expert answers questions, including why monarchs need milkweed, when to plant milkweed, and how to grow a milkweed...

Dwarf Coneflower Varieties for Small Spaces

If you don't have much space, you can still grow coneflowers! Find the perfect dwarf coneflower for your garden, in...

Grow Passionvine as a Host Plant for Butterflies

Passionvine is a host plant for several caterpillars. But there's one non-native variety that wildlife gardeners should probably avoid planting.

Keep Your Perennial Coneflowers Coming Back Year After Year

Tantalizing perennial coneflowers boast dramatic flowers all summer—here's what you need to know to ensure they overwinter.

Cutleaf Coneflower Care and Growing Tips

Cutleaf coneflower is the ideal option for gardeners who want a low-maintenance perennial that supports backyard birds and bees all...

How to Grow Coneflowers From Seeds

Plant coneflower seeds now for lots of wildlife benefits in the future!

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The 11 Best Coneflower Plants to Grow

With dozens of new coneflower plants on the market and at garden centers, learn how to pick the best ones...

Plant Autumn Crocus for Late-Season Blooms

Keep your garden growing into fall with autumn crocus, a late-season bloom with plenty of interest. Here's how to add...

Birds and Butterflies Love Black-Eyed Susan Flowers

Make the pollinators in your backyard happy by adding black-eyed Susan flowers to your garden! Here's how to grow them.

Ask the Experts: Deutzia Shrub Care

If you're thinking pink when adding a shrub to your yard, look no further than deutzia! Here's why this long-lived...

Plant a Gorgeous Gladiolus Flower Garden

Easy to grow and guaranteed to add bursts of showy blossoms to any garden, gladiolus flowers, classic summer

Growing Tips to Revive Your Potted Plants

It’s summer and your container garden might be looking, well, not great. An expert reveals how to refresh (and keep...