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 to Grow Hollyhocks (Alcea) in Your Flower Garden

Hollyhocks are old-fashioned flowers, typical of the "cottage garden" style. Known for their height, hollyhocks create walls of color.

Grow Mexican Sunflower in Pollinator Gardens

Easy-to grow Mexican sunflower is a pollinator champion. Boost your mood and support bees, butterflies and hummingbirds with colorful blooms.


Cleome (Spider Flower) Care and Growing Tips

Invite hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies to your flower garden by growing cleome: a unique, drought-tolerant annual plant.


Grow Mandevilla (Rocktrumpet) for Easy Summer Color

Big, beautiful mandevilla blooms open their trumpets to hummingbirds and other pollinators, making this flowering vine a summertime favorite.


Potted Roses Made Easy: Best Tips and Varieties

Potted roses are an excellent option for small spaces. Follow these steps to success when planting this classic flower in...

Top 10 New Garden Plants You Should Grow in 2024

Bright and bold colors, bigger blooms, pollinator appeal. Check out some of the best new garden plants to look for...


Grow Disease-Resistant Plants for a Fuss-Free Garden

Stack the odds in your favor by planning ahead and choosing disease-resistant plants. They're as breathtaking as they are tough!


Plant a Rain Garden in Your Yard

Choose a soggy spot in the yard and plant a rain garden. With a little planning, you can make better...


Grow a Drift Rose for Low Upkeep and Big Beauty

Roses used to be known as finicky divas, but a Drift Rose is easy-care, compact, and free-blooming, making it a...


Grow Verbena Bonariensis for Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Get tips for growing pollinator-friendly verbena bonariensis, known as tall verbena. Plus, learn where you shouldn't plant this perennial.


Iris Not Blooming? Here’s What to Do

Irises are lovely when they are in flower, but it is frustrating when your iris is not blooming. Find out...


Blue Beauty: Grow Delphinium in Your Flower Garden

If you're a fan of blue flowers in the garden, you're going to want to start growing delphinium, also known...


Grow Dianthus for Fragrant Flowers and Fancy Foliage

Dianthus has beautiful silvery green foliage topped with delicate fragrant flowers in the spring. Add one or more to your...

Blue Flag Iris Care and Growing Tips

Gardens with wet soil are perfect for blue flag iris. These flowers bloom in the spring and provide thick green...


Plant Hellebore (Lenten Rose) for Early Spring Blooms

Learn to care for Lenten rose, also known as hellebore. These early blooming flowers add beauty to your garden even...


How to Grow and Care for Phalaenopsis Orchids

Ready to give growing orchids a try? Phalaenopsis, also known as moth orchids, are a great place to start for...


Top 10 Colorful Ground Cover Plants for Your Garden

Flowering ground covers can fill large areas with low-maintenance, high impact blooms. Colorful ground cover flowers brighten your garden.


Top 10 Purple Plants to Grow in Your Flower Garden

Add purple plants to your yard and enjoy the bold, colorful blooms all season long. We found purple flowering plants...


Orchid Care 101: Your Guide to Growing Orchids

This beautiful and mysterious species is known for its symmetric and upward-facing flowers, and specific care requirements. Find out how...


How to Dry, Save and Plant Amaryllis Seeds

Did you know that amaryllis flowers produce seeds? Learn how to dry, save and grow amaryllis seeds for more holiday...


6 Fascinating Facts About Poinsettias

Want to look like a botanical genius? Impress the folks around your Christmas dinner table this year when you share...


Top 10 Fragrant Flowers for Floral Scent Lovers

The best blooms are those that fill the air with perfume. Pack your garden with colorful fragrant flowers, including jasmine...

Add Lilac Vine to Backyard Flower Gardens

Create a beautiful backdrop in your backyard flower gardens by planting vines.


Late-Season Stars: Your Complete Aster Flower Guide

Asters glow brightly in your fall garden. Learn all you need to know them, including the best aster flower varieties,...


Grow Tagetes Lemmonii for Winter Flower Color

Tagetes lemmonii, a yellow flowering plant with several common names, will add color to your garden even in winter in...


Best Container Plants: Bacopa Flower

Masses of white flowers cover this beautiful, small groundcover, making bacopa an increasingly popular choice for containers.


These Are Taylor Swift’s Favorite Flowers (and How to Grow Them)

Whether you're a "Swiftie" or just a gardener looking for inspiration, Taylor Swift's favorite flowers will be music to your...


Tomatoes Make Great Sunflower Companion Plants

Tomatoes make ideal sunflower companion plants. The sunflowers attract more pollinators like birds and bees to your tomatoes. Plus find...