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Growing a Garden

Flowers & Plants

Everything you want to know about how to grow your favorite flowers and other plants. Meet plants for sun and shade, learn how to grow annuals, perennials, bulbs, trees and shrubs and see our recommendations for which plants will work best in your garden.


Bird- & Butterfly-Friendly

Best Plants with Berries For Birds

Provide protection and a food source for birds when you add a few of these beautiful plants with berries to your gardenscape.


Plant Guide

Learn how to grow the best plants. Browse our growing tips for annuals, perennials, bulbs, shrubs and more. We'll show you the best plants for shade gardens, sun gardens and everything in between.

Edible Flowers

Edible flowers are a fun and easy way to add color and flavor to all sorts of dishes — especially when you pick them right from your own garden.

Beautiful Winter Plants

The weather may be cold and uninviting but these tough winter plants can still bring color and beauty to your garden.

Spring-Flowering Bulbs

Check out 10 of our favorite spring-flowering bulbs that will bring loads of color to your spring garden.

Best Places to Buy Garden Seeds

Wondering where to get the best seeds for growing tasty vegetables or beautiful flowers? Check out some of our favorite mail-order seed sources.

Deer-Resistant Shrubs

If you're tired of deer making a snack out of your landscape, try adding a few of these deer-resistant shrubs to your garden.

Live Christmas Tree Care Tips

If you enjoy a live Christmas tree during the holidays, then check out these helpful tips for keeping your tree looking its best. You can even plant it outside after the season is over!
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Combos

One plant is nice. More is better! Learn which plants grow best together here. You'll find sun plants, shade plants, plants for spring, summer, fall and winter gardens, and plants that thrive in all sorts of different conditions in your garden.

Drought-Tolerant Sedum Combo

This group of drought-tolerant plants features beautiful sedum, one of the most low-maintenance plants you can grow!

Winter Garden Ideas

Check out these winter garden ideas to keep your garden looking beautiful even when days are snow-covered and gray.

Cool-Season Plant Combinations

Cool temps and short days don’t mean your garden has to be dull. Try these pretty cool-season plant combinations in your spring or fall garden.

Plants to Pair with Ornamental Grasses

With interesting texture and warm color, no fall scene is complete without ornamental grasses. Learn which plants pair best with ornamental grasses for a stunning fall garden.

Jewel-Toned Fall Garden Ideas

Plant jewel-toned flowers in your fall garden to make it sparkle. We’ll show you three of our favorite fall garden plant combinations, complete with shopping lists.

Designing With

Put your favorite plants to work—creative design solutions, beautiful combinations and more!

Tips for Decorating with Houseplants

We asked a pro to share her favorite tips for decorating with houseplants. Folia Collective’s Denae Horst shares the best ways to display plants and which houseplants work best in every room of the house.

How to design with goldenrod

Goldenrod is a prolific native that will add life to your landscape. Design with goldenrod and make your garden explode with fall beauty.

Find the Right Bulb for Your Garden

Find the right bulb and the right spot in your garden to plant it with tips and recommendations from Judy Glattstein, author of Bulbs for Garden Habitats.

Five flowering vines for your arbor

There’s nothing sweeter than strolling under a flower-filled arbor, so don’t let your arbor stand bare. Plant one of these five flowering vines for your arbor!

Bird- & Butterfly-Friendly

Design a butterfly and bird garden. Learn which plants attract butterflies and birds. Choose the best feeders. Learn to identify butterflies. It's all here!

4 types of hummingbirds

Different hummingbirds live in different regions of the United States. Learn about 4 types of hummingbirds and find out which of these flying jewels is visiting your garden.

6 Fall Perennials Butterflies Love

Don’t forget to provide butterflies with nectar-rich flowers in the fall, too. Help out by growing one of these 6 fall perennials butterflies love.

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