Flowers

Flowers are not only beautiful, but help pollinators and beneficial bugs in the garden. Learn how to grow them with our guides.

Several stunning Dutch irises blooming gracefully; their majestic petals standing tall amidst a sea of slender green leaves. The flowers reveal their captivating tubular shape, painted in a deep purple, accented by vibrant, sunny yellow centers.

Flowers

Are Irises Annual, Biennial, or Perennial plants?

If I plant irises in my yard this season, will they survive winter and flower again next year? How do I know if I’m planting an annual, biennial, or perennial iris? Determining whether or not your dramatic, ruffly iris blooms are a one-time thing or a regular occurrence can be a little tricky. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros helps clear the air so you’ll know what to expect from this beloved garden staple in the seasons to come.

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3 Simple Methods For Easily Propagating Orchids

Orchids are beloved around the world for their unique growth patterns and stunning flowers. Whether you’re growing a Cattleya or a Cymbidium, this guide will cover a few of the most common propagation methods to grow your collection.

flowers for sandy soil

Flowers

35 Flowers That Will Thrive in Sandy Soil

Is your garden full of sandy soil? It can be tricky to find plants that will grow well in looser, sandy soil. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago lists 35 flowers that will beautify your sandy gardens this season!

Orange Iris growing in Garden with bright orange petals opened for the sunlight.

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11 Different Types of Orange Iris Varieties For Your Flowerbeds

Looking for an orange iris variety to zest up the yard? Hoping to install a few garden stars that’ll set a sunny tone? With 300 species and thousands of cultivars, there are plenty of orange iris varieties to choose from. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros profiles 11 of her favorites, offering growing tips and maintenance requirements for each.

A small pod adorned with a mesmerizing waterfall, creating a tranquil oasis in nature. The gentle cascade flows into a serene pond, surrounded by a delightful assortment of plants and blooming flowers, adding a burst of colors to the landscape.

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35 Flowers For a Lush, Tropical Garden

Are you building a tropical oasis or looking for the perfect tropical flowering houseplant to add to your collection? Here, gardening expert Melissa Strauss shares her favorite tropical flowering plants, perfect for the home or garden.

bicolor iris

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9 Reasons to Plant Bicolor Irises This Season

Interested in growing some bicolor iris this year but not sure if it’s the right plant for you? Wondering what kind of iris you can grow in your southern garden? In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros offers 9 reasons why you might want to give this lesser-known, warm-climate iris a closer look.

sea holly

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How to Plant, Grow and Care For Sea Holly

Thinking about adding sea holly to your gardens this year? These sun-loving perennials produce stunning purplish-blue flowers that can fill your most hard-to-plant areas. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago shares all you need to know about growing and caring for sea holly.

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17 Fast Growing Roses to Plant This Season

Do you want the look of a mature rose garden, fast? Some robust rose varieties take less time to reach full size, giving you nearly instant garden gratification. In this article, gardening expert and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood shares 17 fast-growing roses to transform your garden.

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17 Roses So Tough That They Are Almost Impossible to Kill

Do you need a bullet-proof rose? Feared for their finicky reputation, how roses actually perform in your garden is impacted by where you live and the variety you choose. In this article, gardening expert and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood lists 17 tough roses known to thrive and look good in a variety of climates, no green thumb required!

wild roses

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15 Wild Roses For a Woodland Garden

Do you want a garden that’s both ornamental and eco-friendly? Wild roses are beautiful and provide essential habitat and food sources for wildlife. In this article, gardening expert and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood shares 15 wild roses and the perks they offer your garden!