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Flower Gardening: Growing, Selecting & Using Flowers in Garden Design

How to select, grow and use all types of flowers - perennials, annuals, tropicals - in your garden designs and containers.
  1. Annual Flowers (56)
  2. Books on Flower Gardening (6)
  3. Cutting Gardens (5)
  4. Flowering Bulbs (48)
  5. Ornamental Grasses (6)
  6. Perennials (108)
  7. Rock Gardens & Alpines (5)
  8. Roses (36)
  9. Sonia's Garden (9)
  10. Water Gardening (6)
  11. Wildflower Gardens (8)

What is a Perennial Plant?
Perennials are considered to be ornamental plants that do not die after one season of growth. But, not all plants with the ability to be perennial are hardy in all areas.

What is an Annual Flower or Plant?
Garden plants are usually categorized as annuals, biennials and perennials. But then there are gray areas like hardy annuals and tender perennials. What does 'annual' actually mean?

USDA Hardiness Zones
Why are plants labeled by hardiness zone and what does it mean for your garden?

Selecting Healthy Plants
Get your garden off to a good start by choosing problem free plants. Take some time at the nursery to inspect your choices,

How to Grow Flowers from Seed
The easiest way to fill your garden with flowers is to start them yourself, from seed. Luckily it's easy to do and here's some help to get your garden underway.

Five Reasons Your Flowers aren't Blooming
Is there anything more frustrating than flowers that don't bloom. Probably, but it's right up there on the list. Here are the top reasons for no flowers and what to do about them.

Choosing Plants for a Small Garden
Tips for choosing plants you love AND plants that will fit in your garden.

Fragrant Flowers and Plants
Fragrant plants enhance any garden. Plant some of these scented flowers to perfume your whole yard.

Grow Award Winning Plants
Growing new varieties of plants is the best way to learn what grows well for you. Some plant growers organizations give out annual Plant of the Year awards to point gardeners toward excellent choices for their own gardens.

Tips for Keeping Your Garden in Color All Season
Tricks for getting more blooms out of your plants and adding more color to your gardens.

Plants that Thrive on Neglect
Some plants seem to thrive on neglect. Even if you love gardening, it's nice to have a few plants that can take care of themselves. Take a look at these undemanding plants

Plants for Feeding Birds
It's nice to put out bird feeders with seed and suet to attract birds to your yard and garden. But birds still like to forage and find their own food and it's especially important to have food for them to find, when the feeders are empty. There are many wonderful trees and shrubs with fruits and berries in the fall and wint

Edible Flowers - Growing Flowers that are Beautiful, As Well As Delicious
Edible flowers are equally at home in the flower or vegetable garden and they make a welcome surprise on the plate.

Over-Wintering Plants
If you're not ready to see your tender plants turned to mush, you'll need to decide on how to give them some winter TLC. These techniques will help get several types of plants through the worst winter.

How Do You Use Vines in Your Garden?
Suggestions for how to incorporate and use vines and climbing plants in gardens.

What's Your Favorite Fragrant Flower
What's Your Favorite Fragrant Flower

Attracting Hummingbirds
Tips for attracting hummingbirds to your garden and keeping them coming back.

Hummingbird Plants
Hummingbird plants are nectar rich and tubular. To attract more hummingbirds to your garden and keep them coming back, plant some of the hummingbird plants listed here.

Top 7 Garden Blunders
Admit it, not everything you've tried in your garden has worked out. We've all been there. These are my top 7 flower gardening blunders for novice gardeners to avoid.

Garden Design Basics
We all have our own personal ideal of a flower garden, but there are certain concepts that help pull any design together. Here are the key concepts. Once you've got a handle of them, you can do whatever you want.

The Royal Wedding Flowers of Price William and Kate Middleton
The flowers used for the British Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton were filled with meaning for all members of the wedding party. Their stories and how it came together are told here.

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