How to Grow and Care for Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan is one of the most cheerful summer flowers you can plant. This perennial plant is practically care-free once established and puts on a joyful display for weeks. Also called Rudbeckia, black-eyed Susans are very versatile plants. They come in a range of sizes including very compact varieties that are perfect for small

How to Care for Verbena

Verbena is known for its long lasting flowers which thrive during the hottest days of summer. A magnet for butterflies and pollinators, verbena is also a great way to add color and structure to your garden. The plants are also pleasingly easy to grow. In ancient times verbena was popular for its supposed healing properties.

How to Grow Salvia Plant

Salvias are some of the most versatile and low-maintenance plants you can grow. With over 900 different species of salvia to choose from, there’s sure to be a favorite for your garden. Though they have a reputation for being tough and durable plants, salvias also look beautiful. Plants bloom with tubular flowers in shades of

How to Grow and Care for Camellia Flower

Camellias are beautiful evergreen shrubs that bloom with large, exquisite flowers in many different shades and colors. Although originally from Asia, camellias are beloved plants in the southern U.S., even becoming the official state flower of Alabama. If you’ve ever seen their romantic and showy blooms, you might be wondering how to add these shrubs

How to Grow Foxglove 

The foxglove, or digitalis, is a quintessential English country cottage garden flower. Thriving in cottage garden and woodland planting schemes, foxgloves are also a great way to add height and structure to a mixed flower border. Flowering during the height of midsummer these stately plants, often called Fairy fingers and Goblins gloves, come in shades

How to Grow Campanula

Campanula is an attractive ornamental garden flower. Often coming in blue and purple shades, as well as occasional white varieties, the plant’s pleasing bell shaped flowers have inspired its informal name of bellflower. Campanula has an abundant flowering habit. The plants can happily flower all summer long. This longevity has helped to make the plant

How to Grow and Care for Morning Glory

Morning glories are beautiful, old-fashioned flowers. Their climbing vines can quickly fill in empty spaces in your gardens, and their huge blooms have a romantic air about them. Perfect for cottage gardens, you can plant morning glory as a ground cover, trailing plant, or to cover arbors and trellises. This plant is not, however, for

The Complete Guide to Growing Dianthus

Dianthus are attractive cottage garden flowers belonging to the same family as carnations. Also known as Pinks or Sweet Williams the flowers are known for their colorful appearance and spicy cinnamon-like fragrance. Pinks grow in clumps or mounds that can reach up to 10 inches in height. From here attractive flowers emerge, happily reaching up

How to Grow and Care for Zinnias

If you’re looking for an annual flower that’s easy to grow and will add a stunning burst of color to your garden, look no further than zinnias. Zinnias are a staple at garden centers and also incredibly easy to grow from seed. They make beautiful cut flowers and bloom prolifically. And there’s a huge range

How to Grow Gardenias Indoors

Many people enjoy growing gardenia shrubs outdoors. Sadly, few people realise that it is also possible to grow gardenias indoors. This is a great option if you have little or no outdoor space. Growing gardenias indoors is a great way to enjoy the plants showy foliage and attractive, scented flowers. The gardenia is a member

How to Grow and Care for Purple Coneflower

Purple coneflower is a dream perennial to grow in your garden. It provides lovely color, needs little maintenance, and attracts lots of pollinators, hummingbirds, and songbirds. Drought tolerant and deer-resistant, not much bothers coneflower, and it will happily grow in a wide range of soils and conditions. It’s one of the best perennials for beginner

A Guide to Growing Miniature Roses Indoors

Miniature roses are a popular gift, especially around holidays such as Valentines Day. A more sustainable gift than the traditional bunch of cut red roses. With the right care and attention miniature roses can be kept indoors, or outside for an extended period. Coming in a rage of colors, shapes and aromas growing roses indoors

How to Grow and Care for Butterfly Weed

Butterfly weed is a bright and beautiful perennial that will add a lot to your garden. True to its name, this plant attracts butterflies, including the endangered monarch butterfly. It also fills your garden with warm color and once established will return to bloom year after year. Butterfly weed is a very easy plant to

Ultimate Guide to Growing Jasmine Indoors

If you want a fragrant, delicate plant to bring a touch of exotic interest to your home then the vining jasmine plant is for you. There is a misconception that growing jasmine indoors is difficult. This could not be further from the truth. With a little patience and extra care even an inexperienced gardener can

How to Press Flowers

Want to learn how to press flowers? Pressing flowers is an easy way to preserve the beautiful blooms from your garden. You can use pressed flowers to add a floral handmade touch to cards and gifts or frame them in a design. Flower pressing is simple but you will need some supplies like newspaper, cardboard,

How to Grow Guzmania

Guzmania is a fascinating plant. A tropical plant, guzmania is part of the Bromeliaceae family. Its colorful and distinctive flower bracts are a popular way to bring life and interest to homes and offices. Guzmania is also known as Scarlet Star. This name is a reference to how the foliage emerges from the center of

Orchids 101: Guide to Orchid Care

The world of orchid care can be intimidating for a newbie. Maybe you’ve heard of people complaining that they can never get their orchids to grow. Perhaps you want to grow orchids but you have no idea where to start or how hard it will be, yet rest assured that it’s not as tough as

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