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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.


Plant Guide

How to Grow Better Gerbera Daisies

Follow this advice for growing better gerbera daisies. Not only will they look great this season, but you can save their seeds and grow them again next year!


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.

Green Flowers for Your Garden

Green in the garden doesn’t have to mean foliage — here are 10 unique green flowers that can complement and even outshine other flower colors in beds and borders!

Easy-to-Grow Hellebores

Also known as the Lenten or Winter rose, hellebores are some of the first flowers to pop up in spring. Not only is this perennial easy to grow, but they come in a surprising array of new colors!

10 Best Shade Plants

Looking for shade plants that can make your not-so-sunny garden look great? These are some of the best!

Orchid Care Tips

Growing orchids is not as hard as you might think! Check out our tips to help you grow these unique flowers and learn more about the different types.

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.
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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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