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.

Orange Star Flowers

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Orange Star Lifespan: How Long Do Orange Star Plants Live?

Want to know how long Orange Star Plants live? These Southern African natives are popular perennial bulbs with a long lifespan. But to get the most out of them, they need proper care and maintenance. Gardening expert Madison Moulton discusses how long these plants live for and how you can extend their lifespan as long as possible.

Colorful Perennial Flower

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31 Colorful Perennial Flowers For a Burst of Color

Looking for some colorful perennial flowers that will give your garden a burst of bright color this year? Perennial flowers that have some pop can add quite a bit of show to any garden space. In this article, we take a look at our favorite perennial flowers that will give your garden a nice burst of color!

Dahlias in Different Colors

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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

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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

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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.

Flower That Looks Like Petunia

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10 Beautiful Flowers That Look Just Like Petunias

Are you thinking of planting petunias but want a few alternatives for your flower garden? Petunias are beautiful, but there are many reasons gardeners opt for different flowers in their garden. We love petunias (and all flowers) so we've curated the following list of flowers that closely resemble their petunia cousins.

Impatiens Sun or Shade

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Do Impatiens Prefer Full Sun or Partial Shade?

Are you thinking of planting impatiens in your garden this year but aren’t sure if they prefer full sun or partial shade? Is growing them in full shade an option? While it is 100% variety specific, the general answer to these questions is yes! In this article, gardening expert and suburban homesteader, Merideth Cohrs, walks you through whether impatiens need full sun, partial shade, or even full shade to thrive.

Sun Loving Perennial Flower

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31 Full Sun Perennial Flowers That Love Sunlight

Thinking of planting some perennial flowers, but want to make sure that they can tolerate full sun before you do? There are a number of different sun-loving perennials that can brighten up just about any garden space. In this article, we explore our favorite full sun perennials that you can plant in your garden this year!

calla lilies annual or perennial

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Are Calla Lilies Annual, Perennial, or Biennial Plants?

Thinking of planting some calla lillies, but aren't sure if they will come back each year? Calla lilies are beautiful flowers, but it's understandable to want to understand what you are signing up for when you plant them. In this article, we examine if calla lilies are annuals, perennials, or biennials, and the differences between them.

Chrysanthemum Flower in Coral Color

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

Are you thinking of adding some flowers to your garden but aren't sure which ones to add this season? The chrysanthemum is one of the most popular flowers in the entire world. In this article, flower expert and farm owner Taylor Sievers walks through how to get the best results when you plant, grow, and care for chrysanthemums in your garden.

Himalayan Blue Poppy

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21 Blue Perennial Flowers with Names and Pictures

Thinking of adding some perennial flowers to your garden but aren't sure which ones to pick? How about some beautiful blue perennials that will come back year after year, for at least a few seasons. In this article, hobby gardener Jason White looks at 21 different blue perennial flowers and walks through each of them with names and pictures of each!

Flowers to Grow in Georgia

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17 Flowers That Will Thrive in Georgia’s Hot, Humid Climate

Are you struggling to find the perfect flower selection for your Georgia flower garden this season? While there are many flowers that can stand up to the Georgia heat, there are a few that do it just a bit better than others. In this article, we explore our favorite flowers for the hot and moist Georgia climate!

Zinnias Growing in Garden

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Will My Zinnias Reseed Themselves Every Year?

Zinnias are a flowering favorite for many gardeners. But if you are new to zinnias in your garden, you may be wondering if they reseed themselves. In this article, gardening and flower expert Taylor Sievers examines if zinnias drop seeds, or if you'll be replanting them every year on your own.

Grow Chamomile

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

Chamomile can be used in a variety of different ways, most commonly in different types of tea. That makes it a go-to flower for many gardeners who want to grow their own. In this article, organic gardening expert Logan Hailey guides you in exactly how to plant, grow, and care for chamomile plants.

Tall Perennial Flowers

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21 Tall Perennial Flowers For Your Home Garden

Looking to add some height to your garden this season? Adding some tall perennial flowers can be a great addition to your garden when it comes to filling in open space. They also come in a wide variety of different colors to mix in with other garden plants. In this article, we take a deeper look at our favorite tall perennial flowers.

Shade Loving Perennial Flower

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31 Perennial Flowers For Shaded Gardens With Limited Sun

If you have a shaded gardening area, finding the right flowers to plant can be quite a challenge. It's important to have the right balance of sunlight for perennials to come back year after year. In this article, hobby gardener Jason White looks at 31 shade loving perennials that will come back each year if properly cared for.

Orange Perennial Flower

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21 Orange Perennial Flowers With Names and Pictures

Thinking of adding some color to your garden, and have settled on some bright orange? Finding the right balance of colors in any flower garden is critical, especially if you want these flowers to come back each year. In this article, we look at our favorite orange perennial flowers that will help bring a bit of energy to your flower garden this season, and many more after it.

Perennial Flower Blooming in Spring Garden

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21 Early Blooming Spring Perennial Flowers

Looking to add some new perennial flowers to your garden, but want to make sure they bloom as early as possible? There are many early blooming spring perennials that will do the job, and the key is finding the right balance of colors and growth. In this article, we look at our favorite early bloomers that will give your garden some color in the early spring.