How to Grow Flamingo Flower

Flamingo flower is a particularly attractive houseplant. Also known as Anthurium (Greek for tail flower) or ‘Painter’s Palette’, it is grown for its usually red flowers which sit above glossy green leaves. As the name ‘Painters Palette’ suggests the waxy red flower, really a leaf, can resemble the shape of an artist’s palette. For other

How to Grow and Care for Red Hot Poker

Red hot poker is a stately plant that adds drama to flower beds and borders. Belonging to the Kniphofia genus they are also known as torch lilies. Dwarf varieties of red hot poker can also be grown in container gardens. The bright, nectar filled flowers of red hot poker plants are popular with butterflies, bees

How to Store Dahlia Bulbs

Here’s exactly how to store dahlia bulbs for winter and tips for replanting them in spring. Dahlias are some of the most striking flowers you can grow in your garden and landscape. They come in so many different sizes and colors that there’s sure to be an option for every gardener. Dahlias shine equally well

How to Care for Cyclamen Plants

Despite their diminutive size the cyclamen (cyclamen persicum) is a popular and reliable way of adding color to winter and early spring gardens. Tiny plants, often reaching no more than 8 inches high, hardy cyclamens are distinctive woodland perennials. They do best growing in shady areas or forest style planting schemes. There are also tropical

How to Grow Lantana Plant – Growing Lantana Plants

Lantana Camara may be a showy plant but it is pleasingly easy to grow and care for. Drought tolerant, this summer flower is also pleasingly robust. Depending on the USDA zone you are growing in, lantanas can be grown as either an annual or perennial in zones 9-11. Its colorful verbena-like flowers are a magnet

Growing Rosemary Plant – How to Grow Rosemary and Propagate at Home

Rosemary plant is a popular member of the herb garden. It is also a reliable addition to container gardens and vegetable patches. As well as its culinary uses, this Mediterranean herb retains its interest all year round. Growing rosemary is not difficult and this detailed plant guide will teach you everything you need to know

How to Care for Bleeding Heart Plant and Grow Bleeding Heart Flower

Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis) is an eye-catching addition to any garden. Flowering in early spring the plants heart-shaped flowers sit on arching blue-green foliage. Popular with pollinators, the flowers of bleeding hearts can be in shades of red, pink or white. A herbaceous perennial, bleeding heart plant is ideal in a woodland or forest garden

How to Plant Asiatic Lily

The Asiatic lily (Lilum asiatica) is the earliest flowering variety of lily. Alongside Oriental varieties, the Asiatic lily is one of the most popular garden varieties. An unfussy, stately plant, Asiatic Lilies reward your attention with colorful, long-lasting showy flowers that return year after year. Varieties of Asiatic Lily The Asiatic lily is hardy in

How to Grow Geranium Plants – Geranium Care Guide

The geranium is one of the most recognizable garden flowers. Geraniums are a popular choice amongst gardeners, filling containers, beds, and hanging baskets with attractive foliage and floral color. An easy to care for plant, geraniums are very popular. Growing geranium plants is a rewarding process. Here is everything you need to know to grow

How to Grow Primrose Flower

The primrose flower is a member of the primula family. Happiest growing in shady locations and on the edge of beds, or as part of a forest planting scheme, primrose flowers come in a spectrum of attractive colors. The primrose flower sits on short stems above rich, green foliage. A popular way to add color

How to Grow Gerbera Daisy

The Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii) is a popular garden flower that originates in South Africa. The cheerful daisy-like flowers of Gerbera Daisies come in a range of jewel tones including salmon, pink, orange, yellow and white. Depending on the variety the flowers can range in size from 2 to 5 inches. These impressive blooms sit

How to Grow Impatiens / Busy Lizzies

Bright and cheerful, Impatiens are a popular annual bedding plant. Impatiens plants can grow even in shady areas of the garden and this has only helped their popularity. Also known as Busy Lizzies, Impatiens plants can also be grown in containers or as a houseplant. Impatiens is latin for impatient. The Impatiens plants were given

Daffodil Care – How to Plant Daffodil Bulbs and More

In this Daffodil care guide we teach you how to plant daffodil bulbs and care for these beautiful plants. Bright and colorful, planting daffodils is a great way to add early season interest to your garden. They are also a popular early season / early spring flower for visiting pollinators. Daffodils may look delicate but

How to Grow and Care for Knockout Roses

Knockout roses are among the most eye catching flowers available. As the name suggests the knockout roses have an abundant flowering habit – colorful blooms and the distinctive fragrance make it a knockout addition to any garden. The hardy nature of the knock out rose, meaning that it will grow in many different situations such

Rooting Roses in Potatoes: A Complete Guide

Rooting roses in potatoes may sound a strange idea but, if done correctly, rotting the rose in potato is actually a reliable method of propagation. If you are unaware propagation is a great way of doubling the number of plants you have without spending money. Propagation usually requires placing a plant cutting in soil or

How to Grow Pot Marigold

The bright yellow and orange flowers of the pot marigold. A stand out plant in any garden decorating flower beds with bright, daisy-like flowers. Different from the similarly named marigold, pot marigold (Calendula officinalis) is also known as Calendula, common marigold or Scotch marigold. Part of the Asteraceae family along with daisies and chrysanthemums it

35 Shade Flowers that are Low Maintenance

In this guide we share 35 best shade flowers that are low maintenance. Flowers might not be the first thing you think about when considering a forest garden. But they are an important part. Some may be edible themselves, and add to the bounty of the low maintenance ecosystem. But others may benefit the system