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.

Many different colored astilbe varieties blooming in the garden

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19 Different Types of Beautiful Astilbe Varieties

Thinking of growing some Astilbe in your garden this season? There are many different types of astilbe that bloom in a variety of different flower colors. In this article, certified master gardener Laura Elsner takes you through her favorite varieties of astilbe to try this season.

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.

Flower blooming in the winter in a garden

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25 Beautiful Flowering Plants That Bloom in Winter

Are you looking for some flowers that will bloom in the winter? Believe it or not, there are actually a number of plants that bloom during the colder months, rather than in the spring. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss creates a list of her favorites, with names and pictures of each!

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.

Gardener misting indoor orchids that are sitting on a wooden countertop

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Should You Regularly Mist Your Indoor Orchids?

Are you thinking of misting your orchids as the sole source of providing them enough water for their growth? Orchid watering is sometimes considered more art, than science. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss examines if misting alone is enough water to keep your indoor orchids healthy, and thriving.

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.

Orchid planted in pot with orchid bark soil

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Should You Use Orchid Bark When Potting Indoor Orchids?

Trying to find the perfect potting medium for your indoor orchids? Not sure if you should use orchid bark, or something else entirely? In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss walks through the benefits of orchid bark, and if it's the right potting medium you should be using with your species of orchid.

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.

Orchid flowers being watered with ice cubes in a giant container

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Should You Water Orchids with Ice Cubes?

Have you heard that you can water an orchid with just ice cubes? Perhaps you've even considered trying it out? Many gardeners tend to have mixed feelings on this topic. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss examines if watering orchids with ice cubes is just another gardening fad, or something you should put into practice with your plants.

Amaryllis growing in container with white flowers that has red stripes

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How to Plant, Grow and Care For Flowering Amaryllis Plants

Thinking of adding some Amaryllis to your garden but aren't sure where to start? These popular plants can bring some extra color into your indoor or outdoor garden. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen examines all you need to know about Amaryllis and their care.

Ornamental Allium growing in garden with purple spike like flowers

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How to Plant, Grow and Care For Ornamental Allium

Thinking of adding Allium to your garden this season, but aren't sure where to start? Allium can act as a lovely ornamental, but also a wonderful companion plant. In this article, certified master gardener Laura Elsner walks through everything you need to know about Allium, including tips for maintenance and care.

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!

purple hollyhock

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10 Purple Hollyhock Varieties With Names and Pictures

Looking for a purple hollyhock to add to your garden this season? Hollyhocks can have purple blooms, ranging from deep purple to light lavender. In this article, gardening expert Paige Foley lists her favorite purple hollyhocks, with names and pictures of each!

Perennial orchid growing in garden with light orange flowers

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Are Orchids Considered Annual, Biennial, or Perennial Flowers?

Are you thinking of welcoming an Orchid into your indoor or outdoor garden space? Curious to know if it will come back each season or if you'll have to replant it every year? In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss walks through if Orchids are considered annual, biennial, or perennial plants.

pink hollyhocks

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11 Pink Hollyhock Varieties With Names and Pictures

Are you looking to add a little pink to your garden this season? Why not add some pink hollyhocks? These beautiful biennials can quickly brighten up your garden space. In this article, gardening expert Paige Foley examines her favorite pink hollyhock varieties, with names and pictures of each!

Gardener watering orchid with golden metal container

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How to Correctly Water Orchids For Beautiful Blooms

Are you looking for a little guidance on properly watering your orchids? Whether grown indoors or outdoors, these picky plants can be tough to manage. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss takes you through all the important factors for correctly watering your orchids.

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Do Coneflowers Need Full Sun, Partial Shade, or Full Shade?

Are you unsure of what type of sunlight your coneflowers need? Understanding their sunlight requirements may help determine where you plant them. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago walks through how much sunlight coneflowers actually need for recurring blooms all season long.

Bright yellow roses blooming in a garden with green foliage around the base of the plant.

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17 Yellow Rose Varieties to Brighten Your Garden

Love a cheerful pop of yellow in your garden, but aren’t sure which yellow rose is right for you? Roses come in an array of yellow shades, from deep gold to bright sunny lemon. In this article, we share our favorite yellow roses to add bright color to your garden, with names and pictures of each!