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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

Save Your Peony Blooms For Later

This simple trick for saving peony blooms for later means you get weeks of fresh peony bouquets for even longer than the typical blooming period!


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.

Growing Peonies

Growing peonies is simple. Just follow these tips and you'll have loads of lush, fragrant blooms every spring.

Your Guide to Spirea

Long-lasting flowers, clean foliage and good fall color are just some of the reasons to grow a spirea in your garden!

Butterfly Bush Basics

With colorful, fragrant flowers, butterfly bush delights gardeners & pollinators! Learn more about this flowering shrub.

How to Grow Lisianthus

Learn how to grow lisianthus in the garden, how to start it from seed and how to use lisianthus as a cut flower.

How to Grow Mandevilla

Looking for an easy vine to grow? We’ll show you how to grow beautiful mandevilla vines on a trellis, in patio pots, plus how to overwinter it inside.

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.

Winter garden ideas

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

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.

Colorful Shade Garden Combos

Does your shade garden need a pick-me-up? Check out these two combos that will liven up any shady border with color and texture from spring to fall.

Designing With

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

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!

Black flowers & foliage

Looking to add depth to your garden’s color palette? These plants with black flowers and foliage are sure to add drama.

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.

How to identify common butterflies

Learn how to identify five common North American butterflies and see which plants you should grow to bring even more of them into your garden.