How to Make a Hand-Tied Flower Arrangement in 5 Easy Steps

How to Make a Hand-Tied Flower Arrangement in 5 Easy Steps

One of the best things about having a flower garden is being able to share the riches. Everyone loves getting flowers, and it’s extra special when they come from yourRead More

Fragrant Lilies for Your Summer Garden

Fragrant Lilies for Your Summer Garden

Summer is filled with so many good smells: suntan lotion, burgers on the grill, rain at the end of a hot day, and my personal favorite… lilies! From mid-July toRead More

Growing Dahlias: How and Why to Pinch Your Plants

Growing Dahlias: How and Why to Pinch Your Plants

To pinch or not to pinch? If that is your question, we say pinch! Though dahlias will grow just fine on their own, one little pinch will give you aRead More

Which Flowers Do Hummingbirds Like Best?

Which Flowers Do Hummingbirds Like Best?

Hummingbirds are fun to watch and easy to attract. Though their diet typically includes more insects than nectar, they spend a lot of time visiting flowers. Planting the types flowersRead More

5 Tips for Long-Lasting Flower Bouquets

5 Tips for Long-Lasting Flower Bouquets

I love making bouquets from the flowers in my garden and wish I did it more often. Cutting flowers forces me to slow down and admire what’s in bloom. With clippersRead More

Want More Bees in Your Garden? Plant More Flowers!

Want More Bees in Your Garden? Plant More Flowers!

Next week is National Pollinator Week, so it’s a great time to think about making your garden more bee-friendly. What’s the single best thing you can do? Plant more flowers!Read More

How to Stretch the Peony Season

How to Stretch the Peony Season

Late Season Peony Sarah Bernhardt Peonies are one of America’s best-loved perennials. They’re also one of the easiest to grow! They can be planted almost anywhere, aren’t troubled by deerRead More

Planting Your Vegetable Garden? Make Room for Flower Bulbs!

Planting Your Vegetable Garden? Make Room for Flower Bulbs!

Vegetable gardens are prettier and a lot more fun when they contain flowers as well as vegetables. Tulips and dahlias are perfect for vegetable gardens. They fill a gap inRead More

Favorite Flowers for a Fragrant Garden

Favorite Flowers for a Fragrant Garden

I like having my flower garden smell as good as it looks. So during the summer, I surround myself with as many wonderful fragrances as possible.

How to Extend the Peony Season

How to Extend the Peony Season

There’s so much to love about peonies. The flowers are big and fragrant, and they come in beautiful colors. The plants are sturdy, attractive and live for generations. You don’tRead More