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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

Winter Flowers for Every Region

Didn't think you could get anything to bloom during your winter? Check out some of our favorite winter-booming shrub for each region. You might be surprised!


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.

Bearded Iris Growing Guide

Keep spring colorful from start to finish with bearded iris. Learn about different varieties, how to plant, divide and more in this growing guide.

Zinnia Flower Growing Guide

Zinnias are the most cheerful flowers you can plant — plus they're fast-growing, easy-care and add lots of color to the garden.

Fall Garden Show-Offs

Autumn isn't just for trees — here are 10 spectacular plants that highlight your fall garden.

Best Perennials for New Gardeners

Ready to start a new garden? Here are 15 of the best perennials that are perfect for new gardeners and will give you a lot of impact with little effort.

Cosmos Flower Growing Tips

Looking for a flower that’s easy to grow and looks great? Give cosmos a try — it flowers from late spring to frost and won’t disappoint.
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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.

Pollinator Garden Plant Pairings

Plant a pollinator garden that supports bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects with these pairings that will provide nectar from spring through fall.

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.

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.

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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