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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.

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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.

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.

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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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.

Spring-Flowering Bulbs

Check out 12 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.

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.
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