Flower Gardening

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

Gardening Basics to Keep Plants Healthy

Stack the odds in your favor by learning the gardening basics of these disease-resistant plants. They're as breathtaking as they...


Black-Eyed Susan Vine in the Flower Garden

Looking for a fast-growing vine to hide a fence or adorn a trellis? Try Black-Eyed Susan Vine and enjoy the...


Viola Variety in the Flower Garden

Be sure to include colorful violas in your cool season flower garden plans. The variety available will astound you!


Top 10 Winter Bloomers For Your Flower Garden

Snow, sleet and high winds make it hard for gardeners to get outside in winter. Add color to your frost-covered...


Drought Tolerant Gardening With Plumeria

This tropical beauty is a great for drought tolerant gardening. Get tips for growing plumeria, also known as frangipani.


Flower Garden: Little Known Facts About Peonies

How much do you know about peonies? Learn some little-known facts behind these beautiful, fragrant, old-fashioned plants and why they...


Container Ideas: Perennials in Pots

From the bucks you’ll save to the boundless array of container ideas you can choose from, benefits abound when you...


Top 10 Best Roses

There’s a longtime love affair between gardeners and roses. Find your new favorite tried-and-true rose on our list of the...

Best Container Plants: Bacopa

Masses of white flowers cover this beautiful, small ground cover, making bacopa an increasingly popular choice for those who are...


Top 10 Year-Round Perennials

Want a garden that’s beautiful all year long? It’s possible with these backyard gardening picks for year-round perennials.


Blue Flag Iris for Wet Flower Gardens

Flower gardens with wet soils are perfect for blue flag iris.


Gardening Made Easy: 60+ Tough Plants

Take the guesswork out of your garden and put these tough plants to the test in your backyard.


Top 10 New Plants for 2014

It’s time to celebrate! The garden world is abuzz over this year’s arrivals, and we're sharing our list of top...


Favorite Vines for Backyard Flower Gardens

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


Top 10 Plants for Sandy Soil

Since water runs right through sandy soil, the growing conditions are rather dry, even if the area gets a lot...


Top 10 Plants for Clay Soil

Slow-draining clay soil makes life difficult for many plants. Not to worry: these 10 plants for clay soil thrive in...

Fast Growing Vines and Climbing Flowers

Add beauty to your flower garden with our recommendations for prized backyard vines. From fast growing vines to climbing flowers,...


Winter Gardening: Striking Plant Ideas

Just because temperatures drop off late in the year doesn’t mean winter gardening has to follow suit. With some gardening...


Birds and Blooms Logo

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 Propagate That Grow From 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 Flowers for Your Garden

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


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.


Plant a Rain Garden

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