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 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 it benefits butterflies.

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!

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...

Begonia Care: What You Need to Know

Begonia care is easier than you think. The glamorous flowers of double begonias make a real splash in a flower...

Award-Winning Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower Dazzles

Looking to add lots of color to your garden? Look no further than easy-to-grow Cheyenne Spirit coneflower, a pollinator favorite.

12 Colorful Pictures of Coneflowers in Bloom

These vibrant flowers are a staple in many gardens! Appreciate their beauty with a healthy garden of lovely pictures of...

Add Plants With People’s Names to Your Garden

Plenty of people are named after flowers. But did you know that some plants have people's names, too! Grow a...

Add Native Climbing Aster to Your Pollinator Garden

One native, late-blooming aster is perfectly suited for southern marshes and wetlands: climbing aster, also known as Carolina aster.

30 Sunflower Pictures That Radiate Beauty

Sunny sunflowers are a favorite sign of summer. These spectacular sunflower pictures from readers will surely brighten your day.

Top 10 Fragrant Roses to Perfume Your Garden

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but some are sweeter than others. Try these top-notch fragrant...

Prairie Coneflower Thrives in Hot, Sunny Spots

If your garden is dry, sunny and hot, try prairie coneflower! These colorful native wildflowers will delight birds and pollinators.

Floribunda Rose vs Grandiflora Rose: What’s the Difference?

These two rose subtypes are immensely popular, but which is right for you? Learn the differences between a floribunda and...

Why Do Roses Have Thorns (and Hips)?

If you've ever pricked your finger while gardening, you've probably wondered why roses have thorns. Also find out what rose...

Grow a Drift Rose as a Fabulous Flowering Groundcover

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

Do Roses Need Full Sun or Shade to Grow Best?

Gardeners often wonder "Do roses need full sun?" While many varieties do, some roses can survive and thrive in other...