Flower Gardening

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

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Tagetes lemmonii For Winter Color in Mild Climates

I almost never begin a post here on Birds & Blooms by giving the botanical name of a plant instead


Holiday Plants: Caring for Poinsettias, Christmas Cactus, and More

Plants are popular gifts, but novice and experienced gardeners alike can use some tips on how to care for them


Top 10 Plants to Grow From Plant Cuttings

Are friends always admiring your gorgeous flowers? Spread the splendor of your garden with these beautiful plants, perfect for starting...


Build a Rock Garden

You don’t need a lot of space to start a rock garden. Find a corner of your yard or garden...


Making the Most of Gardening Zones

Gardening zones define where you live - but not necessarily what you can grow.


Top 10 Colorful Ground Cover Plants for Your Garden

These easy-to-grow ground cover plants are perennials that will brighten your yard and garden for years to come.


Top 10 New Plants for 2013

These new plants made the top of our list in 2013. Check the list and add a few to your...


Top 10 Tulip Favorites

Our top tulips were chosen for their wide variety of color, size, and bloom time.

How to Safely Transplant Perennials

Break free of tradition — most perennials are fine for transplanting almost any time of the year. Here's how to...


Plant a Rain Garden

Plant a rain garden to make better use of the water nature provides.


Plant a Healing Garden

Healing happens outside too. Learn how to plant a healing garden for outdoor therapy anytime.


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Plant Bulbs in Fall for a Beautiful Spring Display

Pink Hyacinth A beautiful spring display of spring-blooming bulbs begins the previous fall. Yellow Tulips With the approaching holidays and


Top 10 Plants You Can’t Kill

Tough as nails, but they're pretty, too. Turn your black thumb into a green thumb with our picks for the...


Top 10 Flowers for Harvesting Seeds

Stick to your plant budget by harvesting seeds from these 10 flowers. They'll reward you with blooms in growing seasons...


Top 10 Seed-Bearing Plants

Keep these seed-bearing plants in your garden all winter long, and the birds will thank you for the extra food...


Top 10 Tropical Plants

With a sunny window and a little patience, you can grow tropical plants for your home.

Top 10 Edible Flowering Plants

Add gusto to your garden with these flavorful, edible flowering plants that you can harvest for culinary purposes.


Top 10 Flowers for a Cutting Garden

Indoor bouquets in mind? Here are our top 10 picks for flowers for a cutting garden.


Top 10 Black Plants

The new black is just black when it comes to the world of horticulture. Check out some of our favorite...


Fall in Love with Jacqueline Peach Fusion Mums

This gorgeous flowering plant will take your breath away, even if you don't love most fall mums.


Attracting Butterflies With Fuzzy Flowers

Fuzzy flower heads contain hundreds of tiny nectar-filled florets, attracting butterflies from near and far.

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Add Dramatic Flair With Black Flowers and Foliage

In recent visits to the nursery, I have noticed plants with an unusual color that is not often seen in


Learn Why Sunflowers and Tomatoes Make Great Companion Plants

Plant sunflowers to attract more pollinators like birds and bees to your garden for the best tomato crop ever.


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Colorful Cannas for Any Garden

When we bought our home in Florida several years ago, we found several treasures in the otherwise bland backyard. As


Opposites Attract: Using Color in the Flower Garden

The color theory of pairing colors together from opposite sides of the color wheel for great contrast works well in...


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A Simple Midwest Lakeside Garden

During a trip to Ohio a few months back, I came across this simple flower garden at the edge of


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Favorite Summer Flowers: Hollyhock

Whenever I am asked what my favorite summer flowers are, Hollyhocks are always in my “Top 5”. When spring arrives