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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.

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.

Your flower garden can play an important role in providing food for honeybees, bumblebees and native bees. Find out how to attract these pollinators and support their well-being.

5 Tips For A More Bee-Friendly Flower Garden

Your flower garden can play an important role in providing food for honeybees, bumblebees and native bees. Find out how to attract these pollinators and support their well-being.

‘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. Peonies, Garden, Flowers, Plants, Garten, Florals, Gardens, Planters, Flower

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.

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. Lee Garden, Garden Art, Sun Plants, Garden Plants, Different Types Of Lilies, Growing Lilies, Trumpet Lily, Oriental Lily, Asiatic Lilies
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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.

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. Starting Flowers From Seeds, Buy Seeds, Bulbs, Gardens, Plants, Lightbulbs, Planters, Tuin, Plant

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.

We all deserve some treats for surviving 2020. Why not reward yourself with some new plants? This year's selection of new perennials is sure to inspire you. Enjoy! Outside Plants, Outdoor Plants, Outdoor Gardens, Growing Flowers, Growing Plants, Planting Flowers, Bucket Gardening, Container Gardening, Lush Garden
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New Perennials For Your Flower Garden

We all deserve some treats for surviving 2020. Why not reward yourself with some new plants? This year's selection of new perennials is sure to inspire you. Enjoy!

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! Orange Flowers, Cut Flowers, Colorful Flowers, Dahlia Flower, Flower Show, Flower Colouring In, Most Popular Flowers, Flower Farmer, Mary Mary
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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!

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New Flirty Fleurs Dahlia Collections For 2021

Will you be planting dahlias this spring? We are offering four new dahlia collections, composed by floral-designer Alicia Schwede of FlirtyFleurs.com

It’s December. Have you ordered your dahlias yet? Planting season is still 4 months away, so it may seem early. But dahlia lovers know that the best varieties sell fast. Summer Flowers, Colorful Flowers, Flower Colors, Diy Lace Ribbon Flowers, Morning Glory Flowers, Flower Farmer, Anemone Flower, Garden Care, Types Of Flowers
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14 New Dahlias For Your Summer Flower Garden

It’s December. Have you ordered your dahlias yet? Planting season is still 4 months away, so it may seem early. But dahlia lovers know that the best varieties sell fast.

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. Strange Flowers, Unusual Flowers, Rare Flowers, Beautiful Flowers, Indoor Gardening, Container Gardening, Indoor Plants, Gardening Tips, Amaryllis Plant
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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.

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. Autumn Day, Fall, Organic Mulch, Composting, Garden Tips, Houseplants, Health And Beauty, Things To Do, Gardens
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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.

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. Low Maintenance Landscaping, Low Maintenance Garden, Rock Flowers, Types Of Flowers, Container Gardening, Gardening Tips, Lawn And Garden, Spring Garden, Smelling Flowers

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.

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. Different Flowers, Large Flowers, Spring Bouquet, Spring Flowers, Flowering Plants, Planting Flowers, Dragon Garden, Beautiful Flowers, Beautiful Places
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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.

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. Planting Bulbs In Spring, Spring Flowering Bulbs, Garden Bulbs, Spring Bulbs, Garden Plants, Planting Flowers, Daffodil Bulbs, Bulb Flowers, Daffodils
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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.

Wish you had room for a spring cutting garden? Find out how two Seattle-area gardeners and floral designers are using corrugated steel agricultural troughs (also called a stock tanks) to grow a bountiful supply of tulips.

Growing Tulips In Agricultural Troughs

Wish you had room for a spring cutting garden? Find out how two Seattle-area gardeners and floral designers are using corrugated steel agricultural troughs (also called a stock tanks) to grow a bountiful supply of tulips.

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.

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.