10 Fabulous Jasmine Flowers

Elegant and fragrant, Jasmine flowers are one of the garden’s most delightful plants. Also suitable for indoor cultivation these attractive blooms are unsurprisingly popular with gardeners and pollinators alike. But did you know that there is more than one type of flower? These attractive plants actually come in a range of shapes and sizes as

4 Types of Marigolds and Why they Benefit Your Garden

One of the most attractive flowers, the marigold is also pleasingly easy to grow. A good companion plant, bringing a myriad of benefits to the garden or vegetable patch, even the most inexperienced gardeners can have success growing these cheerful little flowers. But did you know that there is more than one type of marigold?

How to Care for Hibiscus Plants

Hibiscus plant is an attractive plant which produces distinctive trumpet-shaped flowers. While tropical hibiscus varieties are best grown undercover, hardy varieties of hibiscus plant can thrive in a garden. The flowers of the hibiscus plant, in shades including red, pink, peach, orange, coral and white, attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden. This guide will

How to Grow Perfect Peonies

Peonies are prized for their large, showy flowers. A popular cut flower, they are also an attractive plant in a sunny flower bed or container garden. While the flowers may be relatively short lived, the foliage lasts throughout the summer months. In a mixed border, this provides an attractive background to showcase your other plants.

20 of the Most Attractive Tropical Flowers

Tropical flowers are a great way to add color to a space. When grown outside or undercover these exotic plants can add drama and interest to any space. This list of tropical flowers is designed to not only highlight some of the more commonly grown tropical flowers, such as orchids and African violets, but also

25 Red Flowers for Your Garden

Red flowers are a great way to add color and interest to a flower bed. Heavily laden with symbolism, red flowers are also used to display love and compassion. When planted in the garden these eye-catching blooms color and warmth to a space. Many red flowers also have other benefits, such as attracting pollinators and

25 Orange Flowers for Your Garden

Orange flowers can be a great way to add color and vibrancy to an outdoor space. Our list of 25 orange flowers is designed to highlight some of the most versatile blooms. Many of our suggestions are suitable for growing in a range of conditions and spaces, from large mixed flower beds to windowsill planters

22 Beautiful Pink Flowers – Annuals and Perennials for Your Garden

The color pink continues to enjoy its rebirth as a multi-tasker with mass appeal, no longer relegated to the nurseries of newborn baby girls or cotton candy. It’s a trendy fashion statement for men and women alike, is synonymous with causes like breast cancer awareness, and tints our gold jewelry and electronics accessories. Not one

25 Yellow Flowers to Grow

Yellow flowers are a great way to brighten up a garden. Any outdoor space can benefit from even the smallest splash of color that these bright blooms are guaranteed to bring. This list of 25 yellow flowers is designed to include as many different types of ornamental plants as possible. Whatever you are looking for,

How to Care for Saffron Flower

The saffron flower is sometimes described as the spice worth more than its weight in gold. While this may seem an expensive luxury, the bulbs and blooms it derives from can be grown at home, by anyone. If you have the space to grow enough bulbs you can even harvest your own supply of fresh,

How to Grow Delphinium

The delphinium is one of the most attractive summer flowers. Its showy, spiky blooms emerge on tall, towering stems. Sadly many gardeners believe the delphinium is difficult to grow and therefore avoid planting it in their garden, instead opting for low maintenance alternatives. However this attractive perennial, which flowers in a range of colorful shades,

How to Grow Crocosmia

Tall and elegant, the crocosmia is a summer flower that brings both height and color to your garden. Similar in appearance to gladioli, the crocosmia is actually a member of the iris family. Popular for their showy blooms that attract hummingbirds and pollinators to your flower beds, they also make great cut flowers. If you

How to Grow and Care for Columbine Flower

Columbine flowers are a beautiful addition to your outdoor garden. These unique flowers come in various shades, from periwinkle to yellow to orange. Columbines are native to woods and slopes of North America. They are hardy wildflowers that can survive harsh conditions in the wild, but they can sometimes feel tricky to get started in

How to Grow and Care for Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks are a staple of the cottage garden and mixed flower bed planting schemes. Usually a biennial plant hollyhocks produce flowers on tall spikes at the height of mid summer, from June until August. While many varieties are biennial, flowering in their second year, some cultivars are similar to perennials. This means that they flower

How to Sow Petunia Seeds

The petunia is a popular member of the summer flower bed. Long lasting and colorful, these attractive flowers are also deer resistant. At their most fragrant in the evening, a bed or pot of these flowers attracts evening and nighttime pollinators such as night-flying moths to your garden. Typically purchased as plug plants ready for

How to Grow and Care for Sedum

Sedum, also commonly known as stonecrop, is a huge plant genus consisting of over 400 species. These succulents vary in leaf shape, color, and even growing habits. Within the family, you can find low-growing ground spread, upright growers, and trailing plants perfect for hanging baskets. If you’re used to caring for succulents, these plants shouldn’t

How to Grow Shasta Daisy

If you want a flower that combines the look of the traditional daisy with evergreen ,year round foliage then look no further than the shasta daisy. This bright summer flower is an easy to grow, low maintenance way to fill flower beds or naturalize bare patches in the garden. An increasingly popular perennial, with both

Agapanthus Growing Guide

Agapanthus are attractive, typically violet flowers that are common in warm climates. Ideal for butterfly gardens, these elegant plants produce long, lance-like leaves. Above the foliage, stems up to 3 ft tall, rise. While in the spring and summer lilac or purple globe shaped flowers emerge. A resilient plant, agapanthus thrives in USDA Zones 6

How to Grow Allium – Flower Care Guide

Want to learn how to grow Allium? This Allium care guide will show you how. Growing Allium is a relatively straightforward process. Once you know a few key things you will be able to fill your garden with these attractive flowers. A long lasting plant, alliums will bring color and definition to a range of

How to Grow Fuchsia Plant: Care, Types, and Growing Tips

The Fuchsia plant is well worth the small amount of effort it takes to grow them. They are a relatively easy plant, and they tolerate drought reasonably well. While you won’t get amazing blooms if you let them dry a little, they will survive. Fuchsia plants do best if you can shade them from the

How to Grow Lisianthus

Lisianthus is an attractive perennial flower. Often grown as a full sun annual plant, it is a staple of many bridal bouquets and flower arrangements. Ideal for the cut flower garden it can also look attractive when included in a mixed flower bed. Originating in North America, lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum) is an attractive but slow

14 Tips for Picking the Best Time to Plant Roses 

Roses are a very popular flower that is often associated with love and romance. But for many gardeners roses don’t always conjure warm feelings of admiration. Some view it as picky or too hard to grow. Even seasoned gardeners find challenges with growing roses. However, roses aren’t always difficult to grow. But they do call

How to Harvest Sunflower Seeds

Tall, bright and elegant, sunflowers are a staple plant in many gardens and allotments. Everyone from young children to experienced gardeners enjoy growing these majestic flowers during the summer months. However, what many people don’t realise is that the attraction need not end as the flowers fade. These tall, graceful flowers add a beautiful pop

How to Plant a Bee Garden – Design, Flowers, and More

With many bee species becoming endangered, more and more gardeners are opting to keep our buzzing friends in mind when planning out their gardens. I know that my concern for the declining bee population has had an impact on my plant choices in the past few years. Bees are so incredibly important to our ecosystems

16 Best Flowers for Pots

To any gardener, all plants are stars. However, the best flowers for pots can shine just a little brighter, especially when you combine several types of flowers in your containers to create a show-stopping arrangement. Maybe you pick out plants that have colorful foliage, beautiful flowers, or graceful trailing stems to them. Or, maybe you’re

15 Beautiful Trees With Pink Flowers

According to color psychology, pink is a color that inspires hope, calms emotions like anger and aggression, and fosters feelings that everything is going to be OK.  Maybe this rings true for you, and your goal is to surround yourself with things that create this feeling of calm. Or maybe you just like the color

18 Beautiful Plants for Your Hanging Flower Basket

Do you have a favorite perennial or annual flower that always seems to droop into the dirt, especially after you have a bout of heavy rain? If so, these flowers might be the perfect choice for a hanging flower basket. A lot of the flowers that work perfectly in hanging flower baskets are top heavy,

How to Grow and Care for Beautiful Love in a Mist

Love-in-a-Mist is a charming cottage garden flower that is incredibly easy and rewarding to grow. It’s one of only a few flowers that bloom with a true blue color and brightens up both the garden and flower arrangements. With just a packet of seeds, you can easily grow Love in a Mist in your own

How to Grow Osteospermum

Osteospermum is a colorful, long-lasting flower. In the right conditions they can flower from early summer until the fall. Native to South Africa, these attractive blooms are also known as the Cape or African daisy. A popular bedding plant, these colorful flowers look great in mixed borders. They are also good pot plants, ideal for

25 Flowers that Attract Bees

Flowers are a fabulous way to introduce color and fragrance to a garden or vegetable patch. They also play a vital part in a healthy ecosystem, attracting beneficial insects and deterring others. Flowers that attract bees and other pollinators are particularly useful. Pollinators, as the name suggests, spread pollen around flowers and from plant to

How to Grow Cleome

Cleome is one of the most distinctive members of the flower garden. Its spider-like blooms provide color and interest to any outdoor space. An excellent cut flower, these blooms come in a variety of colors. Also known as spider flower, spider plant or grandfather’s whiskers, this gorgeous annual plant adds contrast to mixed flower beds.

How to Grow the Sweet Pea Flower

The sweet pea flower is a popular annual plant. Grown for their delicate, aromatic blooms the sweet pea flower (Lathyrus odoratus) is a common inclusion in flower beds and cottage garden planting schemes. A colorful plant with a relaxed climbing habit, these classic plants thrive in pots and containers. Many people also like to grow

How to Create Your Own Cut Flower Garden

Have you ever dreamed of filling up vases with freshly cut flowers or making your own floral arrangements? Either of these is the perfect reason to grow your own cut flower garden. Buying flowers at the store is nice for special occasions, but it’s a lot more expensive than picking flowers fresh from right outside

29 Creative Flower Bed Ideas – Create Your Own Flower Beds

If you’re planning a landscape design and you want to decorate your backyard or front yard with a garden, tossing in a few flower bed ideas can be one great way to boost your home’s curb appeal and make your yard stand out. Flowers have long symbolized beauty, and there are few things more rewarding

21 Small Flowering Shrubs to Brighten up Your Landscape

Small flowering shrubs like lilacs can be a welcome addition to a well-designed residential landscape project. They offer texture and shape to your space with their branches and leaves, and small flowering shrubs produce a spray of spring or summer color that can attract pollinators like bees and butterflies. Where you have flowers, you also

How to Grow Nasturtium

Colorful and versatile, it is easy to see why the nasturtium is such a popular addition to the garden. Not only does its bright, bold flowers attract scores of pollinators to the garden, the nasturtium is also a useful trap or companion plant. This means that, when planted in close proximity, it lures destructive pests

How to Grow Freesia Flowers 

Bright and colorful the freesia is a fragrant flower that is a delight in any garden. Producing trumpet shaped, upward facing blooms on leafless stems these unusual flowers are ideal for cut displays. Their sweet-spicy flowers also add interest and fragrance to mixed flower beds and containers. Looking their best in mass plantings the bulbs

How to Grow the Evening Primrose Plant

The delicate evening primrose plant is an attractive, ornamental flower that suits a range of planting schemes. Unusually it is a nocturnal plant meaning that its usually yellow flowers remain closed during the day before opening  in the evening, attracting moths and other late night pollinators to your garden. Also known as the fever plant,

How to Grow Mexican Petunia 

The Mexican Petunia (Ruellia brittoniana) is one of the flower gardens’ most attractive members. A member of the Acanthaceae family, these evergreen shrubs are commonly grown for their violet blooms, hence one of their alternative names, Purple Showers. Also known as Mexican Bluebells, some cultivars produce the papery, trumpet shaped flowers in shades of white

How to Grow Sunflowers 

Tall and bright, sunflowers are one of the summer’s most popular plants. Not only are sunflowers incredibly easy to grow they are also quick to flower. Most varieties flower within 95 days of germination. As well as being quick to flower sunflowers are also heat tolerant and pest resistant. While the tallest varieties can reach

How to Grow and Care for Gaillardia

Gaillardia is a cheerful flower that brightens up the garden all summer long. It’s easy to grow and will thrive in hot, dry areas of your landscape where other plants might struggle. The other name for Gaillardia is ‘blanket flower,’ which is thought to be a reference to the colorfully patterned Native American blankets the

Growing Anemone Flower: Complete Planting and Care Guide

Anemones make show-stopping cut flowers and also put on a beautiful display in the garden almost all season. They are easy to grow and very hardy plants- perfect for beginner gardeners and loved by many who have been growing them for years. You have a wide choice of height, color, and bloom time when it

How to Grow Penta Flower

Penta flower is a reliable, cost effective way to bring year round color and texture to your garden. Classified as a warm region, tropical flowering plant, the penta flower is so called because the petals have 5 points. Available in a range of rich jewel tones, these attractive ornamental plants will attract scores of butterflies

How to Grow Heliotrope

Colorful and aromatic, the heliotrope has long been a staple of the ornamental flower garden. Also known as White Queen, Cherry Pie and Mary Fox, Heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens) is currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity. An old fashioned favorite, heliotrope is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Originating in Peru, the name heliotrope is derived from

How to Grow and Care for Marigolds

Bright, colorful and easy to care for marigolds are one of the garden’s most popular flowers. An ideal gift, marigolds are also excellent companion plants, meaning that even the most committed vegetable growers enjoy the benefits of a marigold. Suitable for cultivation in all USDA Zones, their red, orange and yellow blooms bring bright color

How to Grow a Forget Me Not Flower 

The forget me not flower is a beautiful, dainty floret that is roughly half an inch in diameter. Its five petals blossom at the end of its stem. This ornamental cutie is mainly found in a delicate shade of blue but can also be produced to display white or pink blooms with the help of

Growing Celosia Plant- Complete Planting and Care Guide

It would be difficult to find a flower with a more interesting shape and structure than celosia. Some look like fluffy flames blooming in your garden, while others have a definite Dr. Seuss-like appearance. All types of celosia have bright, vibrant colors and really make a statement in your landscape. They can also be used

How to Care for the Aster Flower

The aster flower is an attractive daisy like perennial. Coming in a range of colors, from white to purple, its star shaped blooms bring late summer and early fall color and interest to a garden. The aster flower is also known as the Michaelmas daisy because it often blooms around Michaelmas, the 29th of September.

How to Grow Snapdragon Flower

The snapdragon flower (Antirrhinum majus) is a standout addition to any flowerbed. A great way to introduce spring color to your garden, this attractive, mid sized plant can add height, texture, fragrance and color to a space. Old fashioned and attractive, snapdragons are so called because the flower is thought to resemble the jaws of

How to Grow Calibrachoa

Calibrachoa, or million bells as it is commonly known, is a popular member of the ornamental flower garden. The plant’s small flowers, which resemble petunias, are a great addition to the edge of raised beds or containers, where they can spill over the sides creating an eye catching floral waterfall effect. Calibrachoa’s trailing habit also