10 Easy Perennials For Shade
Many gardeners believe that a shady yard is a liability, and it's easy to understand why. The showiest annuals and perennials need full sun to bloom well. But shade-loving perennials offer much more than flowers. They add new dimensions of color, texture and all season beauty.
5-Star Plants For Your Flower Garden: Sarah Bernhardt Peony
‘Sarah Bernhardt’ peonies are loved by gardeners the world over. This variety has won almost every peony award possible, including the coveted Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. Find out what makes this peony so special and why it deserves a place in your flower garden.
Types Of Lilies: Asiatics, Orientals, Trumpets And More!
Can you recognize the differences between an Asiatic lily and an Oriental lily? How about between a trumpet lily and a tiger lily? If not, you and your garden are probably missing out on a lot of summertime beauty. Getting to know the different types of lilies is essential if you want to enjoy the full experience of growing these elegant perennials.
Starting Flowers From Seeds, Bulbs Or Plants
Gardening has few hard and fast rules. Though this ensures things never get boring, it also means there are usually several ways to get to the same result. Learn which plants are best started from seed vs from bulbs or plants.
2021 Color Trends For Your Flower Garden
In December, the color experts at Pantone announced that “Illuminating”, a bright and cheery yellow, was their pick for the 2021 Color of the Year. The more we thought about it, the more we had to agree that yellow is a perfect choice. 2020 was such a dark and difficult year. It’s time for an about-face. Bring on the yellow!
Not Seeing Red: Amaryllis Of A Different Color
No matter what the reason, there’s no question that the color red rules the holiday season. Even flowers toe the line. During November and December, it’s hard to find much of anything other than red poinsettias and red amaryllis. While there’s no denying the beauty of velvety red flowers, amaryllis now offer some truly spectacular alternatives. Here’s a quick look at some of the options for the holiday season and beyond.
Shredded Leaves Are Garden Gold
Raking leaves may not be your favorite thing to do on a beautiful fall day. But rather than thinking of it as a chore, think of it as harvesting! For gardeners, shredded leaves are the season’s most valuable crop. Read on to learn how you can use this free and abundant resource to improve the health and beauty of your garden.
Make Room In Your Garden For Hyacinths
In the 18th and 19th centuries, hyacinths were the world’s most popular spring-blooming flower bulbs. Yet today few people plant them. Learn why these easy, sweet-smelling flowers are finally making a comeback.
Unusual Daffodils For Spring Bouquets
Add unexpected beauty to your spring garden and seasonal bouquets by planting some lesser-known daffodil varieties. There's a surprising range of colors, flower styles and bloom times to choose from.
When To Plant Spring-Blooming Bulbs
Crocus, daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, alliums and other spring-blooming bulbs are planted in the fall. This can happen anytime from late September through December, but it varies by location and the type of bulbs you are growing. Read on to to learn how to adjust planting times so your bulbs get off to the best possible start.
Color Changing Tulips Have A New Look Each Day
Some tulips have special super powers. They open one color and gradually change to another. Others can produce flowers in multiple colors. In this blog post, we show you five of our favorite color-changing tulip varieties: Sundowner, Double Gudoschnik, Artist, Creme Upstar and Apricot Foxx.