Information About General Flower Garden Care

Caring for flowers isn’t difficult when you have the right tools for the job—knowledge. Here you will find plenty of information on how to grow flowers and basic flower garden care. From flower garden planting to handling problems with pests or disease, the following articles will help guide you throughout the entire process. So let’s continue the journey together and find out more about caring for flowers in the garden.

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Fast Growing Flowers – Learn About Flowers That Bloom Quickly

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Plants take time to grow and fill in, so instant gratification is not a hallmark of gardening. However, fast growing flowers can give you that much needed boost of landscaping satisfaction while you wait for other parts of the garden to mature. Learn more here.

Flowers With Height – What Are The Best Tall Flowering Plants

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Flowers that grow high have important roles to play in the garden and in flower beds. Use the tall flowers in spaces where you want to increase vertical features like along fences or as a backdrop for little plants. This article will help get you started.

Plants And Astrology: A Guide To Flowers Of The Zodiac

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Astrology is an ancient practice that has long been used to make predictions about life and aide in decision making. Whether you believe there is truth in the stars or not, choosing plants based on the flowers of the zodiac can be fun to try. For more information, click here.

Planning A New Flower Bed: Creative Ways To Design A Flower Garden

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

One of the more fun aspects of gardening is planning a new flower bed. What better time to get started with flower garden planning than New Year’s Day? This allows plenty of time to tweak our planting scheme and chosen plants. Learn more in this article.

Color In Flowers – Where Does Flower Pigment Come From

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Is there a particular colored flower you prefer for your garden? Have you ever wondered why a flower is the color it is? The variety of color in the garden can be explained with basic science and is quite interesting. Click here to learn how flowers get their color.

Semi-Double Flowering Plants – Learn About Flowers With Semi-Double Blooms

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

What is a semi-double flower? Understanding what growers mean by “single” and “double” blooms is fairly straightforward but the term, “semi-double blooms” can be more complex. To explore and learn a few tips on the concept of these flowers, click here.

What Are Double Blooms: Understanding Flowers With Extra Petals

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Double flowers are showy, textured blooms with multiple layers of petals. Many flower species can produce double blooms. This has to do with a plant’s DNA. To learn more about how this happens and why, click the following article.

Tiny Flowers, Big Interest – Stunning Plants That Have Little Flowers

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Small flowers that make a big impact are not a thing of fiction. They are, in fact, very real. Plants with small flowers are very abundant. Click this article for different ideas and varieties of plants with smaller blooms that you can add to your garden.

Large Flowering Plants – Learn About Plants With Big Flowers

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Some gardeners grow plants for their colorful beauty. Those with the biggest impact are usually those with the biggest blooms. If you’d like to add some colorful giants to your beds, click here for some ideas on using plants with big flowers in the garden.

What Is Deadleafing: How And When To Remove Leaves From Plants

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

While establishing a routine of irrigation and fertilization is important, many gardeners overlook maintenance of plants as the season progresses. Plant care routines such as deadleafing will help keep plants lush and vibrant. Learn more in this article.

How To Use Flowers As Food: Fun Ways To Eat Flowers

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

From floral ice cubes to decadent cakes topped with rose petals, edible flowers are sure to take food to the next level. Incorporating edible blooms into the kitchen can be done even by novice cooks, with a few important aspects taken into consideration. Learn more here.

American Flag Flowers – How To Grow A Red, White And Blue Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

A patriotic flower garden is a fun way to celebrate the Fourth of July or any national holiday. Red, white and blue flowers combine to represent your devotion to the country or you can plant an American flag with your plant selections. Click here to learn more.

What Are Flowering Ephemerals: Tips For Growing Spring Ephemerals

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

That unexpected, but brief burst of blooming color you see as winter ends likely comes, at least in part, from spring ephemerals. Click here to learn how to add this burst of color to your late winter landscape with perennials that bloom in spring.

DIY Ice Cube Flowers – Making Flower Petal Ice Cubes

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Whether you're planning a festive summer party or just looking to get creative on cocktail night, floral ice cubes are sure to impress your guests. Putting flowers in ice is not only easy but a lovely detail that will make your party goers take notice. Learn more in this article.

Perennial Plant Pruning: When Should I Prune My Perennials

By Teo Spengler

Perennial plant pruning is almost always an important part of plant culture. For more about the reasons for pruning perennials, as well as tips on how and when to trim perennials, click on the following article.

Moisture Loving Wildflowers: Choosing Wildflowers For Wet Climates

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Growing wildflowers in your yard or garden is an easy way to add color and beauty, and to develop a native ecosystem right in the backyard. If you have a wet or marshy area that you want to beautify, you can find several moisture loving wildflowers. Here are some suggestions.

Easter Flower Ideas: Growing Flowers For Easter Décor

By Mary Ellen Ellis

As the cold temperatures and gray days of winter start to wear you down, why not look forward to spring? Now is a great time to start planning your garden but also spring decorations and flowers. Growing flowers for Easter is one idea. Learn more here.

Making Floral Passover Decorations: Best Flowers For Passover Seder Arrangements

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Although using flowers for Passover seder is not a traditional requirement or an original aspect of the celebration, since it falls in spring many people like to decorate the table and room with seasonal blooms. Learn about using Passover flowers in this article.

Long Lasting Perennials: Choosing Perennial Plants For Summer Gardens

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Balancing flowering perennials in the garden can be tricky. You want to have blooms that go all summer and into the fall. Another strategy is to choose perennials that bloom all summer. This article can help get you started with that.

Cutting Garden Plants – Choosing Plants For A Cut Flower Garden

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

With proper planning, you can harvest flowers from your cut garden almost year round to decorate your home. So what are good flowers for a cutting garden? Click this article to find out more about suitable plants for a cutting garden.

Companion Planting With Flowers: Which Flowers Grow Well Together

By Liz Baessler

Companion planting is a great way to give your vegetable garden a completely organic boost. Companion planting with flowers is another great method, though often the reasons are more aesthetic. Learn more about using flowers for companion plants here.

Septic Field Plant Choices – Suitable Plants For Septic Systems

By Liz Baessler

Septic drain fields pose a difficult landscaping question. It may be the only space available but not just anything is safe to grow on a septic drain field. Learn more about picking suitable plants for septic systems in this article.

Cold Hardy Annuals – Choosing Annual Plants For Cold Climates

By Liz Baessler

Cold hardy annuals are a great way to extend the color in your garden into the cool months of spring and fall. In warmer climates, they?ll even last through winter. Click the following article to learn more about good annual plants for cold climates.

Self-Seeding Perennials For The Garden – Growing Perennials That Self Seed

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

What are self-seeding perennials and how are they used in the landscape? Perennials that self-seed not only regrow from the roots every year, but they also spread new plants by dropping seeds on the ground at the end of the growing season. Learn more here.

Types Of Plant Support: How To Choose Flower Supports

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

One of the most frustrating things as a gardener is when strong winds or heavy rains wreak havoc on our gardens. Many times, after the damage is done, there is no fixing it, and you're left kicking yourself for not supporting the plants earlier. Click here to learn more.

Lime Green Perennials and Annuals: Lime Green Flowers For The Garden

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Gardeners tend to get a little nervous about lime green perennials, which have a reputation for being difficult and clashing with other colors. Don?t be afraid of experimenting with chartreuse perennials for gardens. This article can help.

Planting Flowers To Deter Weeds: Using Flowers To Keep Weeds Away

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Unfortunately, many times when we till the ground for new planting beds, we are also stirring up weed seeds that quickly germinate in regularly watered soil that is exposed to the sun. Use this article to learn how to stop weeds using flowers.

What Are Reblooming Flowers: What Are Flowers That Bloom Again

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

It?s frustrating when your favorite flowers are here today gone tomorrow but thanks to the hard work of plant breeders, many short blooming flower favorites now have reblooming varieties. With little effort, you can have flowers that bloom again. Learn more here.

Fragrant Garden Plants – Best Smelling Plants For Gardens

By Liz Baessler

Putting fragrant plants in your garden and around your house can be incredibly rewarding. Of course, some plants smell better than others. Learn more about the best smelling plants for gardens using the information from this article.

Pruning In The Garden – Do You Have To Prune Garden Plants

By Jackie Carroll

Are your trees and shrubs starting to look a little neglected? Have your flowers quit blooming? Maybe it?s time for a little tidying up. Find out when to trim garden plants in this article. Click here for more information.

Easy Care Plants For Landscaping: Choosing Low Maintenance Plants For Gardens

By Liz Baessler

Just because you can?t devote a lot of effort doesn?t mean you can?t have a beautiful garden. In fact, if you just plant smart, you can save yourself a lot of extra work. This article will help with plants and flowers that require little maintenance.

What Are Bicolor Plants: Tips On Using Flower Color Combinations

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

If you?re overwhelmed by the abundance of flower color combinations, narrowing the field to two colors may simplify the process. Learn about two-color gardens and bicolor garden schemes in the following article. Click here for more info.

Using Plants For Color: Ideas For Garden Color Schemes

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Adding color in the garden is more than simply picking a bunch of colorful garden plants. There are a few things that need to be taken into consideration first. Click here to find out what these are and get additional tips to help make this endeavor an easier one.

Are Early Flowering Plants Safe – What To Do About Plants Flowering Early

By Karen Boness, Owner of Wild Willow Landscape Design

Bulbs sprouting in winter isn?t normal in the cold winter climates. Are early flowering plants safe? What happens when it freezes again? Will the plants be permanently damaged? Will they bloom? This article aims to help answer these questions.

What Is The Chelsea Chop: When To Chelsea Chop Prune

By Teo Spengler

The Chelsea chop pruning method is a way to extend your perennial plants? flower production and keep them looking neater to boot. Use this article for more information on Chelsea chop pruning and when it?s done.

Winter Sowing Guide – Tips On Winter Sowing Flower Seeds

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Winter-sown plants tend to be stronger and more resilient than indoor-sown seeds. This winter sowing guide will help get you started. Click this article for more information on how to winter sow flowers.

Fall Flowering Plants: Common Plants That Bloom In Fall

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

In the mood for a few autumn blooming plants to liven up your garden when summer flowers are winding down for the season? For a helpful list of fall flowering plants to inspire you, click on the following article.

Harvesting Edible Flowers: How And When To Pick Edible Flowers

By Amy Grant

Many of us grow flowers for their pleasant aroma, beautiful shapes and colors but did you know that many of them are edible? It?s time to move flower picking from solely olfactory and visual to picking flowers to eat, but how? Find out here.

Gesneriad Culture – Tips For Growing Gesneriad Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

The only place you cannot find Gesneriads growing is Antarctica. The group of flora encompasses over 3,000 species. What are gesneriads? That is a hard question to answer because the group is so diverse and unique. Click here for more info.

Flower Food Recipes: What’s The Best Flower Food For Cut Flowers

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Oftentimes bouquets come with flower food, but in the event you run out, you can make your own formula to extend the life of the blooms. The flower food recipes in this article will help get you started so you can keep them fresher longer.

Gardening Around Tree Roots: How To Plant Flowers In Soil With Tree Roots

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Planting under and around trees is a dicey bit of business. This is because of the shallow feeder roots of trees and their high moisture and nutrient needs. This article provides information for those intent on planting under trees.

Creepy Plants For The Garden – Growing Scary Looking Plants

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Why not take advantage of all the scary looking plants and creepy plants by creating a garden themed around the exciting Halloween holiday. If it?s too late now in your region, there?s always next year, so now is the time for planning. This article will help.

What Are Mesophytes: Information And Types Of Mesophytic Plants

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

What are mesophytes? Unlike hydrophytic plants that grow in saturated soil or water, or xerophytic plants that grow in extremely dry soil, mesophytes are ordinary plants that exist between the two extremes. Click her for more info.

Self-Seeding Garden Plants: How To Use Self Sowers To Fill Gardens

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

The best things in life really are free and a great example of that are self-sowing plants. Learn more about growing plants that self-seed in this article. Click here for additional information.

Smelly Plants In Gardens: Learn About Common Plants That Stink

By Kristi Waterworth

When most people think of plants, they imagine a field full of sweetly scented flowers or a garden made of savory herbs. But what about the others - the stinky plants? Read here for more info.

Container Grown Wildflowers: Tips On Caring For Potted Wildflower Plants

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Container gardening is the perfect option for people who want a splash of color but are lacking in space. Wildflowers in containers is a fantastic way to garden without fuss. Read here to learn more.

Hardy Perennial Plants: Best Plants For Cold Regions

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Cold climate gardening can be challenging, with gardeners facing short growing seasons and the possibility of frosts occurring late in spring or early in late summer or fall. Get tips on cold climate gardening here.

Collecting Flower Seeds: How And When To Harvest Garden Seeds

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Growing plants from seed is not only easy but also economical. Once you have the method down you will have a cost efficient way of ensuring a garden full of beautiful blooms year after year. This article will help.

Flower Groupings: Plants For Mass Planting In The Garden

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Mass planting is essentially a method of filling in garden or landscape areas with flower groupings of one or more kinds of plants. Get tips and mass planting ideas for flowers in this article.

Planting Wildflowers – How To Care For A Wildflower Garden

By Stan V. Griep, American Rose Society Consulting Master Rosarian – Rocky Mountain District

Planting wildflowers is easy and learning how to care for a wildflower garden is enjoyable. Our wildflower garden is in a raised bed, but you can also plant directly in the ground. Find out more in this article.

Autumn Gardens – Plants And Flowers For Fall Gardening

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Gardens aren?t just for spring and summer. Did you know that numerous plants bloom throughout fall as well? Fall flower gardens provide additional color and interest. Learn more in this article.

Types Of Early Spring Blooming Flowers

By Heather Rhoades

Early spring flowers can bring the color and warmth of spring to your garden weeks ahead of schedule. Learn when and how to plant early spring flowers in the garden by reading this article.

Full Sun Plants – Plants And Flowers That Do Well In Direct Sun

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Growing plants in full sun, especially within containers, can be challenging unless you choose varieties that are tolerant of these conditions. Find out what plants enjoy full sun in this article.

How To Keep Flowers Fresh After Cutting

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Keeping cut flowers fresh doesn't have to be difficult. By following some simple guidelines, from this article, you can easily extend the life of those beautiful bouquets. Click here for more info.

Flowering Plant Cycle: What Is A Flowering Flush?

By Heather Rhoades

Occasionally, the horticultural industry uses industry terms on instructions that can confuse the average gardener. Flowering flush is one of those terms. Learn about flushing of flowers in this article.

Edible Flower Gardens: Eye-Catching Edible Flowers That You Can Eat Too

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Have you ever wanted to get more out of your garden? Then why not enhance the flower garden with edible flowers. Read this article to learn what flowers are edible and how to grow them.

Fall-Flowering Gardens: Creating Color And Interest With Fall Garden Plants

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Flower gardens need not be restricted to spring and summer enjoyment. There are many plants that bloom throughout the fall season as well. Get design ideas and plants for fall gardens here.

Pulling Dead And Faded Flowers Off Plants

By Heather Rhoades

No matter how well you take care of your plant's blossoms, the course of nature demands that those blossoms will die. Read this article in order to get information on removing faded flowers.

Using Flowers To Create Borders

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

In order to complement the surrounding landscape, make sure that the flower border is large enough to create a pleasing visual effect but keep it small enough to maintain easily. Get more tips in this article.

Native Plant Landscape: Using Wildflowers In The Garden

By Heather Rhoades

Growing wildflowers and other native plants can offer your landscape unlimited beauty throughout the seasons. Learn how to use wildflowers and native plants in this article.

Deadheading Flowers: Encouraging A Second Bloom In The Garden

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Most annuals and many perennials will continue to bloom throughout the growing season if deadheaded. Deadheading is an important task to keep up with in the garden. Learn more in this article.

Mood Altering Plants: Creating A Fragrant Garden Plan

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Within a fragrant mood garden, each plant has its own unique smell. Scents can alter your mood in a variety of ways, so when you plan your garden, let your nose decide the arrangements. Get tips here.

Ten Beautiful Reasons I Love Flower Gardens

By Arista Hageman

There are hundreds of reasons to plant a flower garden next season, but you can find my top ten choices in the article that follows. Give them a try in your garden for long-lasting appeal.

Gardening with Perennials – How To Design A Perennial Garden

By Arista Hageman

Perennials offer long lasting appeal and return each and every year. Read the following article to get tips for growing perennial gardens so you can enjoy all your favorite plants again and again.

Annual Garden Design: Creating A Garden Masterpiece With Annual Plants

By Arista Hageman

There isn't one gardener I know who doesn't appreciate the versatility and spirit of annuals. Learn more about choosing and growing annual flowers for the garden in this article.

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