Tips on Planting Fall Annuals & Bulbs

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In this video, Teena Spindler discusses how to change flower beds for the fall season. Using these tips will allow any gardener to have a great looking garden in fall and spring seasons. 1. Don’t Remove Everything Some plants you don’t want to remove as they will survive throughout the fall and winter seasons and […]

17 Gorgeous Fall Flowers To Include In Your Garden

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As summer comes to a close, we watch the leaves turn, enjoy baked goods, and partake in fun autumn activities. Unfortunately this time also means that many gardens are losing all of their bright bold colors and preparing to hibernate for the coming winter. This is a sad time for many, but if you planned ahead […]

Butterfly Gardening: Learn Which Perennials and Annuals Attract Butterflies

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Creating a haven for butterflies is as easy as growing some of their favorite plants. In this video you will learn which flowers will draw butterflies to your garden. There are a variety of plants that produce nectar that is appealing to the colorful flyers. You can find out which perennials and annuals attract butterflies. […]

Top Shade Garden Plants: Add Color and Interest to Shaded Spots in your Garden

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In the video below, Better Homes and Gardens offer tips on turning shady areas into colorful garden spaces. Hostas add interest to shade gardens with their wide selection of foliage sizes, shapes, and colors. If you enjoy native wildflowers, consider Virginia bluebells or bleeding hearts. The pinkish-blue bluebells and pink or white bleeding hearts appear […]

(Video) The Perfect Flowers for Your New Perennial Garden

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In this video, Sally from Sugar Creek Nurseries gives a list of the top ten perennials for starting a new perennial garden. The flowers have been selected based on dependability and their ability to flourish in the climate around Kirkwood, Missouri. A perennial is a flowering plant that comes back annually. For those interested in […]

(Video) 6 Green Thumb Tips for Growing Great Flowers

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In this video, courtesy of Planet Natural Garden Supply, you’ll learn 6 useful tips for growing great flowers. Growing flowers is more than just picking a pretty color scheme. It is a step-by-step system, so it is important to carefully plan out your garden and prepare before you plant the first seed. Knowing the sun […]

How To Get Your Hydrangeas To Turn Blue

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Blue is a popular hue for gardeners. The trend to use blue flowers, like hydrangeas, is growing. However, there’s a bit of study and planning before attempting to make hydrangeas turn blue. Aluminum Sulfate and Soil pH – Opt for Balance Soil, as every gardener knows, affects the end result of the appearance of flowers […]

Different Types Of Roses

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Roses are the most popular flower in the United States. In 1986, they were even named as the nation’s official flower! With their widespread familiarity, the casual observer might think that there’s not much about roses that can be learned. The truth is surprisingly complex and nuanced. To start with, there are three major categories of the plant: wild, old garden, […]

How To Care For A Bergenia Plant

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Bergenias are a hardy, semi-evergreen ornamental that originally came from Asia. It is now a favorite in gardens all over the country, and numerous stunning varieties are available. The thick, shiny leaves of the bergenia are typically heart-shaped, and in parts of the country where the weather gets cool, they produce lovely fall colors. The […]

The Different Types of Orchids

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Orchids are delicate, beautiful flowers in vibrant shades that you may have seen for sale in your local supermarket. Although they look delicate and can be somewhat intimidating for a person who can’t seem to keep their houseplants alive, in reality, they can be very easy to take care of and can be enjoyed for […]

The Surprisingly Different Types Of Tulips

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Tulips are an incredibly distinctive breed of flower, instantly identifiable around the world. In the most dry, scientific terms, the tulip is a bulbous flowering perennial plant encompassing around 75 currently accepted wild species belonging to the family Liliaceae. Tulips historically needed a good freeze to bloom, but modern farming techniques have made them generally available year-round. But we’re not […]

The Different Types of Low-Maintenance Geraniums

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If you walk into nearly any greenhouse or garden shop, you’ll probably find at least one or two varieties of Geraniums. In most places, gardeners treat these large, luscious blooms as annuals, since they need to be brought indoors during the winter to keep them from dying, but in the coastal and tropical south, they […]

The Different Types of Lilies

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Big, beautiful lily flowers are some of the most recognizable flowers in the world. The flower is actually so popular that many flowers with “lily” in the name aren’t actually true lilies! Daylilies, calla lilies, water lilies, and lily of the valley are just a few of the dozens of “lilies” you may have heard […]

5 Common Daisy Flowers That Are Perfect for Beginning Gardeners

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Daisies are one of the most recognizable and common flowers. Nearly everyone can recognize the classic shape of a daisy: white petals surrounding a bright yellow center. However, there are thousands of varieties of daisies, ranging in size, shape, and naturally occurring colors. Some daisies you may not even realize are daisies. The popularity of daisies is […]

5 Deadly Plants You Might Have at Home

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As gardeners, we are surrounded by beautiful plants that we grow indoors or outdoors. While some of these plants and flowers are readily edible, and many are, some of the most widely grown ornamental flowers can be fatal. As you look around your garden, you probably aren’t wondering about the toxicity of the plant’s you’ve […]