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Liz Jaros

Liz Jaros is a professional writer and gardener who calls the Midwest home. She divides her time between running a small landscape design business, writing garden content and volunteering as a Certified Master Gardener. Formally educated in both horticulture and journalism, Liz is either working with plants or writing about them. She specializes in urban yard restoration and small property landscaping for metro area homeowners.

Iris flowers growing after being planted in the spring

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When to Plant Iris Flowers by Hardiness Zone

Trying to figure out when to plant your iris flowers this season? This will largely depend on the hardiness zone you live in and the type of iris you plan on growing this season. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros looks at when to put Irises in the ground based upon the hardiness zone you live in.

Peach and purple iris flower growing in garden

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How to Plant, Grow and Care For Iris Flowers

Are you thinking of growing Iris flowers this season, but aren't quite sure where to start? Whether it's Bearded Iris, or other types of Iris, these beautiful flowers can offer plenty of visual interest to just about any garden space. In this article, gardening expert Liz Jaros takes you through everything you need to know about growing Irises as well as their mainteance and care.

Red lily blooming in the garden with yellow stamens

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17 Types of Red Lily Varieties For Your Flowerbeds

Are you looking for some red lilies to line your flowerbeds this season? From bright red to deep maroon, there are a number of different lilies that blossom with stunning red blooms. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros looks at her favorite red lilies, with names and pictures of each!

Pink lily with purple center growing in garden

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17 Different Types of Pink Lily Cultivars

Are you thinking of adding some pink liles to your garden, but aren't quite sure where to start? There are a number of different lilies that bloom in various shades of pink. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros examines her favorite pink lilies that bloom anywhere from light pink to vibrant fuschia.

Blue Tulip Flowers growing in garden with other flowering blooms in the background

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Blue Tulips: Do They Exist Naturally?

Are you thinking of planting some blue tulips this season, but want to know if they exist naturally or if they are dyed? The answer to this question is fairly simple, but can depend on your view of color. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros examines if Blue Tulips exist in nature, or dyed.

purple lilies

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12 Different Types of Purple Lily Cultivars For Your Flowerbeds

Are you looking for some purple lilies to add to your flowerbeds this season? Lilies can bloom in many different shades of purple, from light lavender, to deep purple hues. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros looks at some of her favorite purple lilies you can grow in your garden.

Lily growing in garden with red tipped flower petals

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How to Plant, Grow and Care For Lilies

Thinking of adding some lilies to your garden this season, but aren't sure where to start? Lilies are a garden favorite. With their beautiful blooms, and fragrant scents, it's not hard to understand why. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros takes you through all you need to know about growing lilies in your garden, including their maintenance and care needs.

orange lilies

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16 Types of Orange Lilies For Bright Garden Color

Looking for some orange lilies to brighten your garden this season? Lilies bloom in many different colors, but their bright orange blooms are favorites of many gardeners. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros lists her favorite lilies with orange blooms, including names and pictures of each!

tulip colors

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Tulip Colors: What Colors Do Tulip Flowers Bloom?

Are you thinking of planting some tulips in your garden this season, but aren't sure what colors their flowers bloom? Tulips come in a wide variety of different shapes and colors to pick from, so picking just one can be a difficult task. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros looks at all the different colors tulips bloom in.

purple tulips

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15 Purple Tulip Varieties For Your Flowerbeds

Looking to add some purple tulips to your garden, but aren't sure where to start? There are many different varieties you can grow in different hues of purple. Each variety has different bloom sizes, and colors. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros looks at some of the most popular purple tulips you can add to your flowerbeds!

orange tulips

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15 Orange Tulip Varieties For Vibrant Garden Color

Thinking about planting some orange tulips in your garden, but aren't quite sure where to start? There are many different orange tulip varieties to choose from, depending on your hardiness zone. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros examines her favorite tulips that bloom in vibrant shades of orange.

red tulips

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27 Red Tulip Varieties That Will Brighten Your Flowerbeds

Thinking of adding some bold color to your garden by planting some red tulips this season? There are many different varieites of red tulips, so picking just one can be a bit tough! In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros looks at all the different red tulips you can grow, with names and pictures of each!

overwinter dahlias

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How to Overwinter Dahlias in 12 Easy Steps

Dahlias are summer and fall blooming flowers, but in colder climates, their tubers will need to be pulled to overwinter where the freezing temps can't kill them off. Overwintering isn't necessarily hard, but it takes some planning. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros outlines the proper steps to overwinter your dahlias this season if you live in a cooler climate.

A picture of several different tulip varieties all blooming at the same time. There are flowers in pink, red, and yellow all vibrantly blooming in the spring.

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47 Different Types of Tulip Varieties For Your Flowerbeds

Thinking of adding some tulips to your flowerbeds this season? There are many different types of tulips to choose from, so picking just one or two can be a bit of a challenge! In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros looks at her favorite types of tulips to add to your flowerbeds this season!

fall tulips

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7 Tips For Planting Your Tulip Bulbs in the Fall

Are you planting tulips this fall? There are a few things you can do to ensure you have tulip beds full of beautiful tulips this spring! In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros shares her top tips for planting tulip bulbs successfully this fall.

Colorful tulips growing in a container that's on the side of a wall. The container is terra cotta, and the blooms are yellow. There are a couple pink blooms in the mix. Behind the pot is a lattice that's on the wall.

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11 Tips For Growing Tulips in Pots or Containers

Are you looking for a little advice on growing tulips in containers this spring? Tulips are well-known garden flowers, as well as great border plants. But they are also fantastic container flowers in just about any location. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros provides her top tips for growing beautiful tulips in pots or containers.