Posts By

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.

lilac varieties

Plants

Lilac Varieties: 25 Different Types of Lilac Cultivars

Trying to decide what lilac variety to plant this season, but can't pick without a little help? Lilacs have over 25 species, with thousands of cultivars, so it can be hard to settle in and pick the perfect shrub. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jarosz shares her favorite lilac cultivars you can plant in your garden this season.

grow lilacs

Plants

How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Lilacs in Your Garden

Are you planning on growing lilacs this season, but aren't quite sure where to start? Lilacs are a popular shrub that can survive and thrive in many different hardiness zones. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros walks through how to plant, grow, and care for Lilacs in your garden space.

dahlia diseases

Information

11 Dahlia Diseases: How to Identify, Prevent, and Treat Them

Dahlias can succum to many different diseases. While there are many different types of disease that try to plague these beautiful flowers, the good news is there are ways you can prevent, and treat them. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros examines the most common dahlia diseases. You'll also learn how to identify, treat, and prevent them.

dahlia companion plants

Flowers

17 Dahlia Companion Plants To Grow With Dahilas

Trying to figure out what to plant with your dahlias this season, but can't quite figure out what plants well with these beautiful flowers? There are actually a number of different plant options for dahilas, depending on your garden goals. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros looks at her favorite plants to companion plant with dahlias.

dahlia pests

Information

11 Dahlia Pests: How to Identify, Prevent, and Treat Them

Dahlias are beautiful flowers, but there are many pests that love to try to ruin even the most perfect flower gardens. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros looks at the most common pests your dahilas will encounter this season. She also walks through how to identify, prevent, and treat each one of them.

Dahlia Growing in Container

Flowers

11 Tips For Growing Beautiful Dahlias in Pots or Containers

Thinking of planting some Dahlias in pots or containers, but aren't quite sure where to start? Getting your Dahlias to grow in pots is a bit of an art form. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros takes you through her top tips for beautiful dahila blooms in pots or containers this season!

Dahlia Flower Blooming

Flowers

11 Tips To Keep Your Dahlias Blooming All Season Long

If you've planted dahlias, you likely want them to keep those gorgeous blooms going as long as you possibly can. Dahlias can show off their colorful blooms all season, with a little bit of love and care. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros shares her favorite tips to keep your dahlias bursting with color all season long.

Grown Dahlia in Garden

Flowers

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Dahlias in Your Garden

Thinking of planting dahlias this spring but aren't sure where to start? Maybe you aren't sure if they will grow in your hardiness zone? If so, you've landed in the right place! In this article, gardening expert and Certified Master Gardener Liz Jaros explains how to plant, grow, and care for dahlias in your garden!

Dahlias in Different Colors

Flowers

Dahlia Colors: What Colors Do These Beautiful Flowers Come in?

Are you thinking about adding some dahlias to your garden, but want to make sure that their colors will look great with your other flowers? The good news is that dahlias come in many different colors variations. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros looks at all the different colored dahlia flowers you can add to your garden this season.

Deadhead Dahlias

Flowers

How and When To Deadhead Dahlia Flowers in Your Garden

Should you deadhead your dahlias? And if you do, when is the best time during the season to do it? These are questions many gardeners have as they try to get the most out of their dahlia blooms. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros walks through how to deadhead dahlias, and the best time of season to start doing it.

Plant Dahlias Zone 5

Flowers

When To Plant Dahlias in Zone 5 For The Best Results

If you live in zone 5 and want to plant some dahlias, it can be confusing to understand when to plant them for the best results. Dahlias can be fickle flowers depending on their climate and growing conditions, so planting at the right time will give you the best opportunities for better blooms. In this article, gardening expert Liz Jaros examines the optimal timing to plant your dahlias in zone 5.