Flower Guides

Looking for some guidance on which flowers to plant in your garden this season? In this section, we cover all things flowers. We take a deeper look at every flower you can think of, from Dahlias, to Asters, and Zinnias. You'll find our "how to plant, grow, and care" guides, as well as lists and names of many different flowers that will provide color and life to your garden.

Purple vanda orchid blooming indoors after watering

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How to Plant, Grow and Care For Vanda Orchids

Thinking of growing vanda orchids but aren't quite sure where to start? These popular flowers can be a bit picky about their growing environment. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss walks through all you need to know about growing vanda orchids, including their maintenance and care.

Vibrant Orchids Blooming Outdoors

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11 Tips For Post Blooming Orchid Care

Not sure how to care for your orchid after it blooms? These sensitive flowers are notoriously picky about their maintenance routine, especially after they've bloomed. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss shares her top tips for post-blooming orchid care.

Bright orange epidendrum orchid growing outdoors in the garden sunlight

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How to Plant, Grow and Care For Epidendrum Orchids

Thinking of growing epidendrum orchids but aren't quite sure where to start? These beautiful flowers have lovely blooms and are a favorite for many gardeners. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss takes you through all you need to know about growing epidendrum orchids and their maintenance needs.

Astilbe flower blooming in a green garden in the spring

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How to Plant, Grow and Care For Astilbe

Thinking of growing some Astilbe in your garden this season? This shade garden favorite has beautiful blooms in many different colors. In this article, certified master gardener Laura Elsner takes you through every aspect of growing astilbes in your garden, including maintenance and care.

Vanilla orchid growing on tree in nature

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How to Plant, Grow and Care For Vanilla Orchids

Thinking of adding a new orchid to your garden, but aren't sure what to pick? A vanilla orchid might be exactly what you are looking for! In this article, gardening expert and orchid enthusiast Melissa Strauss takes you everything you need to know about vanilla orchids and their care.

Spathoglottis Orchid blooming in garden with bright pink flowers

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Spathoglottis Orchids

Thinking of growing a Spathoglottis Orchid, but aren't sure where to start? These popular flowers are beautiful, but can be a bit tricky to grow. In this article, gardening expert and Orchid enthusiast Melissa Strauss examines all you need to know about Spathoglottis Orchids and their care.

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.

Orchid flower growing in the ground

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15 Hardy Orchids That Can Be Grown in the Ground

Are you looking for some orchids that can be grown in the ground, rather than in a pot or indoors? There are a number of different hardy orchids that aren't epiphyptic. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss looks at her favorite types of orchids that can be grown in-ground.

Cold hardy red rose growing in garden sun

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17 Different Varieties of Winter Hardy Roses For Cold Climates

Have you always wanted roses, but feared losing them to harsh winters? If you thought you couldn’t grow roses due to your winter climate, this article is for you! Even gardeners with extreme winter temperatures can plant and enjoy roses. In this article, gardening expert and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood lists her favorite cold-hardy rose varieties, with names and pictures of each!

Orchid Plant sitting next to epsom salt on counter

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Is Epsom Salt Good or Bad For Orchids?

Thinking of using Epsom salt in your orchid care routine? In this article, gardening expert and orchid enthusiast Melissa Strauss examines if it's safe to use epsom salts when caring for orchids, or if it's just another orchid maintenance myth you should ignore when caring for your plants.

Pink Orchid Growing Indoors on Windowsill

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25 Different Orchids That Thrive as Indoor Houseplants

Are you looking for some orchids to add to your houseplant collection? There are plenty of different orchids that can thrive indoors if they are provided the proper care. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss takes you through her favorite orchids to grow as indoor houseplants.

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.

Pink Peony blooming in the garden with bright pink petals

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37 Different Pink Peonies to Grow This Season

Are you looking for some pink peonies to add to your flower garden this season, but aren't quite sure where to start? These popular flowers can be intimidating due to the sheer amount you have to choose from. In this article, certified master gardener Laura Elsner looks at her favorite varieties of Pink Peonies, with names and pictures of each.

petunia companions

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21 Companion Plants to Grow With Petunias This Season

Are you looking for some companion plants to grow alongside your garden petunias this season? There are many different petunia companions to choose from, depending on your hardiness zone. In this article, gardening expert Paige Foley looks at her favirote plants to pair with petunias.

Orchid plant sitting in a tray next to coffee grounds in a glass cup

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Are Coffee Grounds Good or Bad for Orchids?

Thinking of throwing some coffee grounds into your orchid potting mix? While coffee grounds can be used successfully as compost material, what about as a soil additive? In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss examines if it's a good idea to use coffee grounds with your orchids, or if it's just another gardening tip you should skip.

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!

white roses

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21 Beautiful White Rose Varieties to Grow This Season

Are you looking for the perfect white rose, but not sure which to choose? White roses add a fresh and timeless look to your garden. Ranging in shades from clear, frosty white to rich cream, there’s sure to be a white rose that calls to you! In this article, we look at our favorite white rose varieties, with names and pictures of each.