Category: Flowers

How to Grow Poinsettias

Shopping for poinsettias is best during the Thanksgiving season, when selection is ample. To ensure that the plants are fresh, check the flower clusters in the middle of the bracts. If you see some yellow pollen, you do not want that plant. Have it properly wrapped so that it does not get exposed to low…

How to Grow Clematis

With proper clematis care, you can have beautiful, vigorous climbing vines with exquisite flowers. There are several hybrids that produce large colorful flowers. When purchasing clematis, choose healthy vines that are at least one foot tall with multiple vigorous stems. To enjoy continuous blooms from late spring through autumn, plant a combination of early, mid-season,…

How to Grow Tulips in Containers

Planting tulips in containers allow you to grow them all year round. You may also find it easier than sowing them the regular way. So go ahead and choose a decorative flowerpot to complement your personality, get some dormant bulbs and potting soil, and start planting! Procedure for Planting Tulips in Containers When selecting your tulip bulbs…

How to Grow Oriental Poppies

The herbaceous perennial Oriental poppy has silk-like dainty blooms that are assorted in colors. You can think deep maroon, pink, salmon, peach, red, orange, and white. Combine them with evergreens and shrubs and other plants of contrasting hues, and you can create a stunning display of color. Bees, butterflies, and birds love the Oriental poppy.…

How to Grow Nasturtiums

Nasturtiums, considered as an annual plant, are decorative, colorful, and delicious! They are such a dream plant for experienced and beginning gardeners alike. Once the nasturtiums have become established plants, they are almost carefree! As Kitchen Herb The nasturtiums are edible. They can be used as garnish, chopped or whole, and have a tangy, sweet…

How to Grow Dahlia Bulbs

Dahlias bulbs have a root system of smaller tubers growing underground. The tubers deliver nutrients to the dahlia plants above ground. The blooms make excellent cut flowers. If you are in Zone 8 or higher, dahlias can be left in the garden all year round. You can treat them as perennials. For colder climates, however, the roots…

How to Grow Dianthus

Propagating dianthus, a flowering plant of approximately 300 species, is not difficult. The species can be annual, biennial, or perennial. The dianthus is also a breeze to grow. Irrigate when dry – about once or twice a week, and fertilize once monthly. Cut the stems down to ground level when the blooms are spent. Pests and diseases are infrequent…

How to Grow Daylilies

Daylilies are perennial flowers. Originally, they were dormant throughout the winter months. Nowadays, however, there are cultivars that are evergreen and semi-evergreen. Some species are edible and are used in Chinese cuisine. Daylilies are easy to grow, hardy, have strong resistance to pest and diseases, and have different colors and shapes. They can be used for cut flower…

How to Grow Kaffir Lily

The Kaffir lily or Clivia, with dense bulbous roots, is an evergreen plant that belongs to the Amaryllis family. There are various beautiful Kaffir lily hybrids. With easy care attributes, it is a much sought-after plant. Its colors are mostly red, salmon, or orange. You can grow it year round if you live in zones 9 to…

How to Grow Echinacea

The echinacea plant is low maintenance, long-lived, pest resistant, deer resistant, and drought tolerant. The same echinacea plant is widely reported as effective for both external and internal therapeutic applications. Likewise, it is the subject of varying reports on whether or not it aids people’s health. You, as the consumers, should decide for yourselves. Err on the side of caution. Background…