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 Roses: What You Need to Know

It can be intimidating if you don't know how to grow roses. These rose growing basics will start your rose...


Do Peonies Need Ants to Bloom?

What's the deal with ants on peonies? Do they help or hurt the flowers? Our garden expert clarifies a common...


African Violet Care 101: Expert Growing Tips

It's a popular houseplant, but can sometimes be tricky to grow. Try these watering, repotting and fertilizer tips for African...


10 Little-Known Peony Plant Facts

Timeless and lovely, a peony plant is beloved for a reason. Discover what makes peonies such popular flowers for gardeners.


Why Is This Spring-Blooming Plant Called Pigsqueak?

On a list of weird plant names, Miss Piggy pigsqueak ranks near the top! Here's why the plant has its...


What Does Your Favorite Flower Color Say About You?

Do you have a favorite flower color in the garden? Learn the secrets of flower color meanings and which hues...


Hibiscus Flower Care 101: Outdoors and Indoors

The flowers of a tropical hibiscus shrub are showstoppers. Get expert tips for hibiscus care, both outdoors and as houseplants.


Top 10 Flowers for Harvesting Seeds

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

Are Brugmansia Flowers Right for Your Yard?

Brugmansia—also known as angel's trumpet—makes a gorgeous addition to your garden. Here's what to know about these pollinator favorites.


Top 10 Old Fashioned Flowers for Your Garden

Looking for old fashioned flowers like your grandmother used to grow? Try these lovely old standards!


Design a Gorgeous Garden With Colorful Flowers

Pairing colorful flowers for great contrast works well in the garden. Plant the right hues to create a warm and...


How to Treat Black Spot and Rose Rosette Disease

Are your roses looking a little sick? Get expert advice on how to handle rose rosette disease, black spot on...


Chinese Snowball Bush Vs Hydrangea: What’s the Difference?

These puffy plants look almost the same! Learn the differences between snowball bush vs hydrangea, including their growing zones and...


Crocus Flower Growing Tips You Need to Know

A crocus flower poking out of the snow is a welcome early sign of spring for gardeners. Learn when to...


4 Types of Flower Bulbs That Gardeners Should Grow

A bulb isn't always just a bulb. Learn about the plants that grow from the types of flower bulbs, including...


Triple Threat: Pollinator Plants for Bees, Birds and Butterflies

If you want to grow plants for pollinators, start here. These pollinator plants are beloved by bees, butterflies, and your...


Top 10 Viva Magenta Flowers and Plants to Grow

Using Pantone's 2023 Color of the Year, Viva Magenta, in the garden with 10 examples of beautiful magenta flowers and...

Top 10 Edible Flowering Plants for Home Cooks to Grow

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


How to Grow Canterbury Bells Flowers

Learn why you should add canterbury bells flowers to your garden beds and get expert tips on how to grow...


Top 10 Seed Bearing Plants Your Birds Will Love

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


Top 10 Tropical Fruit Trees to Grow

With a sunny window and a little patience, you can grow tropical fruit trees in your home. It’s easier than...


19 Pretty Flowers for a Cutting Garden

Do you have indoor bouquets in mind? Here are our top picks for cut garden flowers, including roses, dahlias, zinnias...


How to Prepare and Prune Roses for Winter

Get your rose garden ready for the cold season! Learn how to prune roses for winter with our easy-to-follow expert...

A Beginner’s Guide to Growing a Camellia Bush

Camellia flowers are beloved in the south. Evergreen leaves and fall-to-spring blooms make them favorites. Learn how to grow a...


Top 10 Blooming Winter Flowers for Your Garden

A dusting of snow doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to your garden! Add color to your winter landscape...


How to Grow and Care for Amaryllis (and Make the Bulbs Rebloom!)

If your green thumb is itching to dig in the dirt this winter, grow amaryllis! Learn how to care for...


Are Poinsettias Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Make sure the holidays are magical for everyone—including your four-legged friends. If you decorate with poinsettias, here's what to know.


How to Care for Poinsettias Now and After the Holidays

Learn how to care for poinsettias even after Christmas, including how often to water poinsettias and how to get poinsettias...


How to Grow a Carnivorous Pitcher Plant

Carnivorous plants aren't for everyone, but if you can provide the right growing conditions, pitcher plants are fascinating and fun.