Flower Gardening

  • Beekeeping: A Hobby With Sweet Rewards
    Beekeeping and gardening go naturally together. Here are some things prospective beekeepers should consider.
  • Growing Blue Hydrangeas
    You may have heard that you can change the color of a hydrangea's flowers by adjusting soil pH. But there's a little more to it than that.
  • Watch: Snip-n-Drip Overview
    Apply water just where you want it -- and not where you don't. With the Snip-n-Drip Soaker System you can easily create a customized watering drip system.
  • Soak, Drip or Spray: Which is right for you?
    Should you soak, drip or spray? Here's how to choose the best way to water each of your gardens.
  • Meet One of Our South African Amaryllis Growers
    Charles Barnhoorn oversees amaryllis production for one of the world's largest amaryllis growers, in South Africa -- a farm started by his grandfather.
  • Social Media's Most-Watched Garden Personality
    In the three years since she and her videographer/husband Aaron started making Garden Answer advice videos, Laura has collected a social media following of more than 6 million people.
  • Bamboo Structures for the Garden
    Using bamboo for attractive and functional structures in your garden.
  • Weed Control
    Techniques for keeping weeds at bay.
  • Navigating the Midsummer Garden Doldrums
    If you and your garden have entered the midsummer doldrums, here are a few tricks to perk you both up.
  • Feed Your Soul: Plant a Cutting Garden
    Plant a garden with bouquets in mind. By choosing carefully, you can have a steady supply of blooms -- from the first daffodils of April to the last mums of November.
  • Success With Spring Bulbs
    No matter how large or small your garden, almost everyone has room for a few spring bulbs.
  • Techniques for Dried Flowers
    How to preserve summer beauty by drying treasured blooms.
  • Growing Perennials
    The basics of garden design, plant selection and care.
  • How to Keep Holiday Evergreens Fresh
    Tips for making fresh-cut evergreen boughs and wreaths last longer.
  • How Plants Climb
    Climbing plants climb in particular ways: some wrap, some adhere, and some curl. Learn to recognize which plants do what, so you can choose the right kind of trellis or support.
  • How Water-Wise Techniques Transformed a Half-Acre Desert into a Lush Garden
    How water-wise techniques transformed a half-acre desert into a lush garden.
  • Growing Annual Flowers from Seed
    Some annuals are especially easy to grow. Learn how.
  • Don't Forget to Feed Your Plants
    There's no easier way to improve plant health, pest and disease resistance, flower and fruit production and overall beauty.
  • How to Build a Rain Garden
    Learn how to build a "rain garden," a special type of planting that's designed to capture storm runoff in a creative, beautiful way.
  • Divide and Conquer: The Secret to a Great-Looking Perennial Garden
    If you have an established perennial garden that's more than two or three years old, chances are good that you have some plants out there (probably quite a few) that need your attention.
  • Propagating Succulents
    Propagating succulents is simple, once you understand the technique. Erin Kirkpatrick with a succulent rosette.
  • Seed Ball Tips
    Instructions for using Seed Balls
  • Composing a Spring Bulb Garden
    How to compose a springtime garden that features wave after wave of blooms.
  • How to Grow Cannas
    Learn how to grow the canna lily, a tropical beauty that provides plenty of color in summer.
  • Grow Perennials from Seed
    A list of 10 easy-to-grow perennials that usually bloom in their first growing season. Complete how-to, plus seedstarting tips.
  • How to Grow Nasturtiums from Seed
    Nasturtiums are among the easiest flowers to grow from seed. The seeds are fairly large and they can be planted right in the garden.
  • Instructions for the Mason Bee House
    Orchard mason bees are small bees native to North America and are very good pollinators for flowers and fruit trees. They visit as many a 1,000 blooms per day.
  • Peony Care
    How to plant and grow peonies, one of the most carefree of all perennials
  • Invest in Daffodils
    Daffodils deliver -- by far -- more flowers for a longer time with less care than any other bulbs you can plant. They'll thrive just about anywhere, and come back year after year in ever greater numbers.
  • How and Why to Harden Off Plants
    Time to get the seedlings in the garden, right? No!
  • 7 Ways Every Gardener Can Combat Climate Change
    As a gardener, you can take a few simple steps—some of which, you’re likely already doing—to help the planet.
  • How to Measure Hand Size for Garden Gloves
    Confused about sizing for garden gloves? It's usually based on a hand measurement that is actually pretty simple.
  • Learn what the map tells you, and what it doesn't
    Hardiness ratings are handy guidelines that can help you select perennials plants, trees and shrubs.
  • Late-Summer Flowers
    In the garden, perennials reign from May to mid-July, but annuals are the key to ensuring late-season color.
  • How to Plant and Maintain a Wildflower Meadow
    Wildflower meadows offer a very attractive alternative to traditional lawns and gardens. They only need mowing once or twice a year, and they don't require watering or fertilizing.
  • Building Healthy Soil
    How to build fertile, healthy garden soil.
  • Taming the Unruly Perennial Garden
    Techniques for creating a garden that looks great all summer -- without a lot of maintenance.
  • Garden Design
    How to design your dream garden.
  • When Lilacs Won't Bloom
    How to get your lilac to bloom profusely.
  • Urban Renewal Winner, Bill Dawson
    Meet Bill Dawson of Columbus, Ohio
  • Planter Idea Book
    To create beautiful flowering planters, it helps to pick the right plants. Browse our gallery of flowering pots, planters, hanging baskets, windowboxes and more.
  • Meet One of Our Dutch Amaryllis Growers
    Westland, in The Netherlands, is ideally situated for growing premium-quality amaryllis bulbs. Ben has been working at the company his father started in 1957 since he was 17.
  • Clematis in Containers
    Bring the "queen of climbers" up close by growing compact varieties in planters on your patio or deck.
  • Small Gardens with BIG Attitudes
    With smart plant picks you can create a masterpiece worthy of a garden magazine's cover shot.
  • Soil Regeneration
    At Gardener's Supply, we believe that healthy soils are the foundation for healthy gardens, healthy people, and a healthy planet.
  • Garden Design Techniques that will Transform Your Landscape
    These tips and techniques from professional garden designer Kerry Ann Mendez will help you transform your landscape and create stunning, easy-care gardens.
  • Color Schemes for Flower Gardens
    Color is usually the first thing people notice when they see a flower garden, and choosing plants in pleasing color combinations can be daunting to a new gardener.
  • Backyard Makeover! Creating a Shady Zen Oasis
    Our team had the pleasure of helping our friend Kevin Espiritu, founder and personality behind Epic Gardening, transform his dreary backyard into a shady oasis.
  • How to Use the Terracotta Microwave Flower Press
    Microwave flower pressing forces moisture from the plant material through the absorbent pads and out of the terracotta tiles.
  • Plant Terminology: Hybrids, Heirlooms, and More
    Fire Island is a patented variety of bleeding heart. All photos by Suzanne DeJohn.
  • Saving Seeds
    This year's seed holds next year's harvest. When else in life can you get something for nothing?
  • Heirlooms to Grow
    By planting heirloom varieties, you can start a tradition of seed-saving in your garden. Start with a few selections from one of the founders of the Seed Savers Exchange.
  • How to Grow Dahlias
    Because there are so many varieties, choosing dahlias is much more difficult than growing them. With a little effort, you can save the tubers for another year.
  • How to Grow Gladiolus
    Today's gardeners can choose from a wide range of flower forms, colors and heights, so there's certainly a gladiolus for everyone's taste.
  • Be Bold With Tulips
    When it comes to tulips, plant generously. Trench-planting method makes it easy.
  • All About Heat Zones
    Cold hardiness is not the only factor that determines whether a plant will survive in your garden or not. Too much heat can be just as damaging to a plant as too much cold.
  • Early Season Pruning
    Pruning is a perfect chore for late-winter and early spring because most trees and shrubs are dormant. What's more, it's the time of year when there are few gardening tasks on your list.
  • How to Make a Hypertufa Planter
    In a few hours, you can create a planter made with hypertufa, a material that has an ancient, hand-hewn quality. Hypertufa containers are perfect for alpines, succulents, mosses and even tiny evergreens.
  • Planting My Bountiful, Beautiful Backyard
    Flower gardener and outdoor living expert Debra Prinzing says, "It seems like backyard gardeners are rediscovering cutting gardens. Thank goodness!"
  • How to Grow Daylilies
    If there's a "sure bet" perennial, it must be the daylily. They thrive from Minnesota to Florida (zones 3 to 9), tolerate a wide variety of soil conditions, are not troubled by diseases or pests, and bloom faithfully for years with virtually no attention.
  • How to Grow Clematis
    Every flower gardener should enjoy the pleasure of growing clematis. If you already have a plant or two in your garden, you’re probably scheming about how to squeeze in another one!
  • Fairy Gardens Make Miniature Magic
    Do you believe in magic? Miniature gardens welcome wee folk to your back yard.
  • Create a Garden That Glows at Night
    Learn how to turn your garden into a more compelling destination in the evening hours.
  • Grow Geraniums from Seed
    "There is no trick to growing geraniums from seed," says Valerie Ryan, who grows dozens of seedlings each year. "Patience and care is all that is needed."
  • Super-Powered Soils
    We've harnessed the power of mycorrhizae in our new and improved potting mixes. For gardeners, this translates to healthier plants with up 35% higher yields compared to soil mixes without mycorrhizae.
  • How to Choose Flower Supports
    The key tools are support grids, rings, metal linking stakes, bamboo stakes and poles. If you have a few of each kind on hand, you'll be ready for the season's challenges.
  • Flowers You Can Eat
    Edible flowers are a fun and easy way to add color and flavor to all sorts of dishes--especially when you can pick them right from your own garden.
  • Are You Ready for Roses?
    To help ensure your success with roses, we've gathered some rose care products to help you get the most from your roses.
  • Grow Lavender Anywhere
    In areas where rainfall is abundant, gardeners often struggle to grow lavender and other Mediterranean natives that require well-drained soils. The perfect solution: Create a “dry garden” in a raised bed.
  • Watch: Viva Planter Idea Book
    Slideshow features our self-watering Viva planters, a line that features bold color and a high-gloss finish, Photos include "recipes" for inspiring plant combinations.
  • Plans for Cutting Gardens
    Details for two gardens that ensure bouquets from summer to fall.
  • Care of the Lavender Plant
    Six tips for growing lavender indoors.
  • When to Prune Hydrangeas
    Like many things in the garden, it depends. To get the timing right, you need to identify what type of hydrangea you have.
  • Give Old Potting Soil New Life
    Yes, you can re-use the old soil in your pots, planters and raised beds. Just start the season with a special boost of fertilizer and nutrients to ensure good results.
  • Flowering Bulbs
    How to grow bulbs, from daffodils to dahlias.
  • Success with Roses
    How to grow, select and care for roses.
  • Container Gardening
    How to successfully grow plants in containers -- indoors and out.
  • Greenhouse Gardening
    How to choose the type and size of greenhouse for your backyard.
  • How to Plant and Grow Lilacs
    How to plant and grow lilacs.
  • No-Fuss Perennials
    A list of 18 dependable, long-lived perennials
  • How to Grow Lilies
    How to plant and grow Asiatic Lilies, Oriental Lilies and more.
  • Drought-Tolerant Perennials
    Here are some of our favorite perennials that tolerate dry conditions. Drought-tolerance varies from one region to the other, so be sure to get advice from good gardeners in your area.
  • Garden Tours
    If there's anything more enjoyable than spending time in my garden, it's spending time visiting someone else's.
  • Essential Tools for Gardeners
    New to gardening? Here's our list of essential tools every gardener should have in their collection.
  • How to Care for Your Indoor Florist Azalea
    You can grow azalea indoors much like any other houseplant, but there are a few tricks you need to know about the care of indoor azalea if you want to keep them blooming year after year.
  • Plant Terminology: Annuals, Biennials, Perennials
    Sunflowers are annual plants loved by people — and pollinators! All photos by Suzanne DeJohn.
  • How to Grow Irises
    By combining different types of irises, you can have them in bloom from early spring right into the summer.
  • Gather Gifts from the Garden
    Giving a gift you've made yourself sends a message of caring to the recipient, and using homegrown materials makes it even more special. Summer is the time to gather and prepare flowers and herbs so you'll have plenty of gift-making materials.
  • Filling Flower-Garden Gaps
    If you want to keep your perennial borders looking great from May through September, you need to be prepared to fill a few holes.
  • Growing Brugmansias
    For drama in the garden, there's nothing like a brugmansia. Known as the angel's trumpet, this showstopper has 6-10" fragrant blooms.
  • Eco-Friendly Flower-Arranging Techniques
    Discover earth-friendly flower-arranging techniques -- ditch the traditional florist foam.
  • Growing Older, Growing Smarter
    Gardening gets more difficult as we age. However, by using the right tools and techniques, gardening remains in reach at any age.
  • How to Create a No-Dig Garden
    .video-wrapper { position:relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; } .video-wrapper iframe { position:absolute; width:100%; height: 100%; top:0; left:0; border:none; } Putting in a garden doesn't necessarily require weeks of back-breaking work digging and tilling the ground. In fact, to create healthy, fertile garden beds you don't have to do any digging at all!
  • How to assemble the 2x4 Elevated Cedar Planter Box
    Watch how to assembly one of our most popular elevated planters.
  • Fertilizer FAQs
    There are seemingly endless fertilizer options — and it can be very confusing to make the right choice. This FAQ helps sort it all out.
  • Controlling Japanese Beetles and Grubs
    If they're already in your garden, Japanese beetles can be controlled in several ways. How do you prevent future Japanese beetle damage?
  • Getting Amaryllis to Bloom Again
    Many people wonder if you can get amaryllis bulbs to rebloom. Yes!
  • Growing Succulents in Containers
    For a great new look in container gardens, think succulents! These fleshy-leaved plants thrive in the simplest of pots and their distinctive shapes and colors provide endless opportunities for creativity.
  • Pollinator Protection
    It's impossible to overestimate the importance of pollinators — to plants, animals, people, ecosystems — to the survival of the planet as we know it. Many pollinators are small insects, easily overlooked in our day-to-day lives.
  • Jazz Up Your Garden with Spring-Planted Bulbs
    Dahlias, gladiolus and other spring-planted bulbs add hot color and fragrance to any garden.
  • Growing Tuberous Begonias
    With up to 8-inch, showy flowers that bloom from summer to fall, tuberous begonias provide all-season color when planted in containers and beds.
  • Heuchera
    Plant breeders have had a field day with the genus heuchera. There seems to be no end to the variations in leaf color.
  • Beyond Hostas
    It's hard to beat hostas for shade. But, there are plenty of rugged, carefree, shade-tolerant perennials.
  • When to Water
    Does my houseplant need water? When is it time to water the vegetable garden?
  • Easy, Homemade Spa Gifts
    Shower friends and family with garden-inspired bath and body treats using fragrant essential oils
  • Rejuvenate Your Flower Garden in Fall
    Fall is a great time to freshen up your garden with new plants. You can rejuvenate a spring-planted container with new colors for the season.
  • How to Grow Coleus
    Though it has fallen in and out of favor over the past couple of centuries, coleus is popular again, and the selection is better than ever.
  • Watch: Landscape Snip-n-Drip Soaker System
    Apply water just where you want it -- and not where you don't. With the Snip-n-Drip Landscape Soaker System you can easily create a convenient watering system for hedges, trees, shrubs and other landscape plantings.
  • Alliums for the Flower Garden
    Try a few alliums in your flower gardens this season and discover the grace and good manners of these under-appreciated perennials.
  • Overwintering Tender Plants
    If you have some fancy tropical plants in your garden this year and want to try your hand at overwintering them, you have a few options.
  • How to Grow Annual Flowers
    How to grow and wide variety of annuals.
  • Gardening with Wildflowers and Native Plants
    How to incorporate wildflowers and native plants into your landscape.
  • Fertilizer Basics
    Well-fed plants are healthier, more productive and more beautiful. This article covers the basics of why and how to fertilize your garden.
  • Be a Grower, Not a Mower
    With some thoughtful plant selection and placement, you can reduce the amount of lawn that you maintain by at least 25 percent, and enjoy a lower maintenance yard that still looks neat and well cared for.
  • When to Start Your Seeds
    Learn how to create a seedstarting schedule. By starting seeds at the proper time, you'll have strong, well-rooted transplants when spring arrives.
  • 5 Easy Ways to Hurry Spring
    This guide offers six ways you can make spring come earlier than ever in your garden.
  • How to Create Sensational Pots and Planters
    Beautiful planters and flower pots depend on good soil, fertilizer and careful watering. Start with this simple rule: choose plants with three different habits.
  • Caring for Spring Bulbs After Flowering
    Follow these steps for healthy bulbs next year.
  • Overwintering Hardy Water Lilies and Lotuses
    Techniques for water plants grown in tubs or pools.
  • How to Choose Trellises and Supports for Climbing Plants
    Make the most of climbing plants by providing the right kind of support.
  • Meet a Gardener
    Learn about some of the members of our gardening community, including Gardener's Supply employee-owners, customers, and garden testers.
  • Amaryllis FAQs
    Find answers to commonly asked questions about how to plant and maintain amaryllis, as well as how to get them to rebloom.