Flower Gardening

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

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.


Plant a Healing Garden for Health and Wellness

Healing happens outside too, and therapy gardens are becoming more popular. Learn how to choose therapeutic healing garden plants.


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.


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.


Colorful Cannas Flowers Add Beauty to Any Garden

Cannas flowers, sometimes called canna lilies, are semi-tropical plants that grow from rhizomes. They are native to warmer regions of...


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...


Favorite Summer Blooming Flowers: Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks are easily grown from seed. These summer blooming flowers attract birds, butterflies and bees.


Confederate Jasmine for Outside and In

This time of year, one wall of my house is responsible for perfuming the entire neighborhood. My Confederate Jasmine is


Calibrachoa for Baskets, Borders, and Butterflies

When I saw my first Million Bells plant in a local plant nursery a few years ago, I immediately fell


Sweet Alyssum in Spring Combinations

Allow me to introduce you to one of my favorite cool-season annuals: Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima). This low-growing beauty is

Nasturtiums or ‘Nose-Twisters’?

Have you ever heard of ‘nose-twisters’?  Well if you haven’t – let me tell you that if you have a


Using Vines as Groundcover

Most of us are familiar with seeing vines growing up on a wall or fence. But, have you ever thought


The Story of an Old, Neglected, Nameless Rose

This is a story about an old, overgrown, nameless rose bush.  This poor rose hadn’t been cared for or pruned


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Planting Bare Root Roses

Do you love roses?  I certainly do.  At one point, I had over 40 different rose bushes growing in my


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How to Select Bare Root Roses

It’s hard to believe that there is anything to do in the garden in January, but in zones 8 –


Focus on Natives: Carolina Aster

Late-blooming asters are a favorite of many gardeners. One native aster is perfectly suited for the wildlife garden: Carolina aster.

Bougainvillea Adds Bright Colors to Your Yard

If you're looking for a beautiful blooming shrub, try bougainvillea! Discover the range of bougainvillea colors and find out the...