Flowers

Questions frequently asked about planting and growing tulips answered by a gardening expert. Questions frequently asked about planting and growing tulips answered by a gardening expert.

What are the best types of tulips to plant? Many of the hybrid (grown and bred) tulips that came from Holland or from one of the Holland tulip festivals are some of the best. You can plant beauties such as Red Emperor, Florentine, or other varieties of both single and double blooming flowers. For more…

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Growing annuals. Five easy to grow annual flowers to plant in your garden. Growing annuals. Five easy to grow annual flowers to plant in your garden.

Annuals are a great addition to any garden. There are many varieties to choose from and many are easy to grow. Annuals flower all summer long, many until frost. Here are five of the most popular, long blooming annuals. Geraniums Technically a Pelargonium, geraniums are hugely popular in gardens. They are very easy to grow,…

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Geranium care. Tips on planting, growing, and caring for geraniums in pots or containers. Geranium care. Tips on planting, growing, and caring for geraniums in pots or containers.

All over the country, geraniums flaunt their red and scarlet, rose, pink, and white blooms with a gay abandon that few other plants can rival. In boxes on city fire escapes and rooftops, in window boxes on suburban and country houses, in tubs and pots on terraces and patios, and in hanging baskets of the…

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Easy DIY tips for making homemade plant food to fertilize your hanging flower baskets and keep them blooming all summer long. Easy DIY tips for making homemade plant food to fertilize your hanging flower baskets and keep them blooming all summer long.

When you invest a lot of money in hanging flower baskets for your porch or patio, it’s important to know just how to fertilize hanging flower baskets. I love making my own products for taking care of my plants and flower gardens. There are a number of kinds of homemade plant food you can make, most…

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Complete guide to growing Asters. Planting and care of asters, a perennial flower favorite. Complete guide to growing Asters. Planting and care of asters, a perennial flower favorite.

The aster flower is an easily grown sun-loving perennial. It comes in a variety of colors and shapes. If you already have asters then you know that they are easily grown from divisions, this is simply dividing the plants into smaller sizes for replanting. They do extremely well when planted then divided every two or…

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Expert tips for getting your hydrangeas to bloom. Expert tips for getting your hydrangeas to bloom.

Having trouble getting your hydrangea to bloom? You’re not alone! There are three possibilities for lack of flowering among the hydrangea species. Shade vs. Sun Although some hydrangea like shade, too much shade can reduce flowering. This is particularly true of panicle hydrangea, which is the one hydrangea species that grows well in full sun.…

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Harvesting rose hips. Information on growing, harvesting, and cooking with rose hips. Includes a recipe for rose hip marmalade. Harvesting rose hips. Information on growing, harvesting, and cooking with rose hips. Includes a recipe for rose hip marmalade.

Roses can do more than grace our landscapes and floral designs. Like its cousins the apple, pear, peach and cherry, roses produce a fruit. Rose Hips are a valuable source of vitamin C, containing as much as 20 times more vitamin C than oranges. They are also an excellent antioxidant. Growing Roses for Hips When…

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Growing old fashioned roses, information on growing and caring for old-fashioned or old roses in your flower garden. Growing old fashioned roses, information on growing and caring for old-fashioned or old roses in your flower garden.

In the 18th Century, rose bushes were very common in gardens. These roses were mainly “old roses” and often given as a gift during courtship. Since the “old roses” were easy to tend, beautiful to admire and highly fragrant, most of these roses conveyed a symbolic gesture that wasn’t often spoken among 18th Century admirers.…

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