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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 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.


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.

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.

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!
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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.

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.

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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