Category: Flowers

How Much Sun Do Marigolds Need?

Marigolds are one of the most popular types of flowers that gardeners plant for the summer season due to their beauty and ease of growth. They come in beautiful hues of gold and yellow with the occasional white, and they stand out easily due to their popularity. These decorative flowers are even good for helping…

Deadheading Marigolds: When to Do It, and How to Do It Right

Displaying numerous shades of golden yellow, pink and white prolifically through their life cycles, marigolds are one of the most popular choices for summer, because they can keep gardens and planting areas looking beautiful and cheerful all season long. But, just like any other kind of floral blooms, the blossoms will eventually begin to fade…

How to Grow Lavender

Growing lavender is not difficult, but you have to ensure there is sufficient root development before the winter arrives. For this reason, it is preferable to plant lavender in the spring, after the last frost, rather than in the fall. With hybrids, cuttings from the mother plant will produce  an exact replica. If you use…

How to Grow Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile)

The agapanthus bulbs, also known as the Lily of the Nile or African lilies, are herbaceous perennials. Butterflies, birds, and bees like them. Locate the agapanthus plants around pools, decks, and patio edges. The different varieties have varied shades of blue blooms. They make good flower arrangements. Hardiness Grow the agapanthus in containers if you live in zones 1-8,…

How to Grow Zinnias

If you are for garden pollinators, plant zinnias! They are garden flowers well-known for their striking hues: lilac, orange, red, chartreuse, white, yellow, and purple. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds love them! The zinnias are available in different varieties and you can choose the size and colors that will best fit your personality and garden. The miniature ones are…

How to Grow Snapdragons

Snapdragons are self-sowing annuals that have tiny blossoms with dragon-like mouth that the children enjoy to open and close. The dwarf varieties can reach up to ten inches and are good for edgings and borders. The taller ones grow to about two feet and are good for cut flower arrangements and for planting behind flower…

How to Grow Amaryllis Bulbs

Amaryllis bulbs, or Hippeastrum, are magnificent potted plants. They come in shades of salmon, white, pink, red, and orange. Some varieties are bi-colored. Usually, there are two to six flowers for every stalk. Planting the bulbs using two-week intervals will help you toward continuous blooms. You can keep the amaryllis indoors all year long. For…

How to Grow African Violets

If you are having problems on how to grow African violets outdoors, you may find it easier to do it indoors. They are very good candidates both for terrarium and container planting. With their varied hues and beauty, how you use your creativity as you grow African violets will create for you a beautiful corner…

How to Grow Bee Balm

Bee balm, of the genus Monarda, can grow as tall as three feet and has low maintenance needs. Bee balm’s tubular flowers have varied colors. The wild variety has hues ranging from light purple, crimson, pink, lavender, and lilac. The crossbreeds and cultivars, which are diminutive compared to the wild bee balm, have colors of…

How to Grow Calla Lilies

Think of wedding bouquets and flower arrangements, and you will usually see calla lilies. White is the common color. Colored hybrids are available in pink, yellow, orange, green, and purple. There are also dwarf varieties, among them Little Gem and Childsiana. Calla lilies’ need for sun rays varies from full to partial sun, depending on…