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

Close-up of a gardener's gloved hand holding a rusty nail next to blooming blue hydrangeas in a sunny garden.


Myth or Fact: Can You Turn Hydrangeas Blue With a Rusty Nail?

Using rusty nails in your garden to get blue hydrangea flowers is a common gardening tale you may have seen floating around the internet. However, science does not necessarily back these claims. Gardening expert Jill Drago discusses whether rusty nails will help to turn your hydrangea blossoms blue.

Close-up of a flowering Russian Sage bush in the garden. Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) is a striking perennial known for its ethereal and feathery appearance. The plant features silvery-gray foliage that is deeply cut and slender, upright stems with numerous tiny, tubular lavender-blue flowers that form long, spiky clusters.


How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Russian Sage

While you might look at photos of Russian sage and think, wait a second, isn’t that lavender? Join organic farmer Jenna Rich as she explains how to plant, grow, and care for this slightly confusing but amazingly beautiful perennial shrub.

A cluster of orange calla lilies gracefully reaching towards the sky. Each flower exhibits a unique curve and contour, showcasing the intricacy of its petals as they unfold, creating a mesmerizing dance of color and form.


How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Calla Lilies

Have you ever seen a beautiful bouquet of calla lilies and thought they must be time-consuming or difficult to grow? Well, they are very easy to care for. Gardening expert Kelli Klein walks you through how to plant, grow, and care for this flowering perennial. Even if you live in a growing zone where the ground freezes, you can still grow calla lilies!

View of a flowerbed with blooming multi-colored gladioli in a sunny garden. The Gladiolus plant is characterized by its tall, erect stem that bears long, sword-shaped leaves arranged in a fan-like fashion. Rising from the stem, the striking, funnel-shaped flowers bloom along the upper portion in a spike-like formation. These flowers come in a diverse array of colors, including shades of red, pink, purple, orange, yellow, and white.


How to Grow, Plant, and Care For Gladiolus

With massive flower spikes and bright, cheerful flowers, it’s hard not to love the stunning gladiolus. Gardening expert Madison Moulton explains why you need these plants in your garden and how to take care of them.

A close-up of vibrant Bird-of-Paradise flowers with bold orange and blue petals. The distinct shape resembles a bird in flight. The blurred background showcases lush green leaves, providing a stunning contrast to the vivid blooms.


How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Bird of Paradise Plants

If you’re looking for an exotic and flamboyant plant with a distinctive tropical appearance, the Bird-of-Paradise makes an excellent garden and house plant. Here, gardening expert Melissa Strauss shares all you need to know to grow one of these exciting plants.

Close-up of Poinsettias plants in bloom in a sunny garden. The plant boasts dark green, ovate leaves that serve as a backdrop to its distinctive feature—the bracts. The bracts are modified leaves that come in vibrant pink. These bracts surround clusters of small, inconspicuous yellow flowers at the center.


Can Poinsettias Grow Outdoors?

Have you ever wondered if planting your poinsettias in the ground is a good idea? In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss discusses the best way to grow poinsettias outdoors in different climates.

Close-up of a Poinsettia in a white pot on a windowsill with colorful lights. Poinsettia leaves are dark green, lance-shaped, and have a smooth texture. The distinctive feature of poinsettias is their red bracts, which are modified leaves surrounding the small, inconspicuous flowers.


Can you Keep Poinsettias Year-Round?

After the holidays comes the question of what to do with those poinsettias. Don’t toss them just yet, because you might be able to keep those pretty plants going all year. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss tells you how.

Close-up of a small Chihuahua puppy near a potted Poinsettia plant against a blurred background of a light room. The puppy sits in a small white bed with a white blanket. The Poinsettia plant produces deep green, oblong, lance-shaped leaves with pointed tips. The most distinctive feature is the vibrant bracts, which are modified leaves that come in red color.


Are Poinsettias Toxic For Pets?

Poinsettias are festive and beautiful plants that evoke the holiday spirit, but are they poisonous for your pets? Read on to learn more about these pretty plants and how they may affect your fur babies.

'Christmas Beauty Princess' poinsettia bracts dazzle with raspberry edges and pale pink variegation.


How and When to Fertilize Poinsettias

Poinsettias are a wonderful harbinger of holiday cheer and make excellent houseplants year-round. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss will tell you how to fertilize your poinsettias to make them bloom again next year.

A close-up of Cyclamen blooms features its reddish-pink petals. The flowers are characterized with a picotee or a thin white edge on the petals. Other Cyclamen blooms are blurred in the background.


Why Isn’t My Cyclamen Blooming?

You may know cyclamen as a “one-hit wonder” houseplant you throw out after blooming, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Gardening expert Kaleigh Brillon explains why your cyclamen isn’t blooming so you can help it flower again.