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Geranium Hanging Baskets (Care Guide, PICTURES and More)

Geraniums in hanging baskets are often seen attached to upper supports of porches or hanging on a stake in the garden. The flowers and leaves flow over the side, giving the plant the appearance of draping towards the ground instead of standing upright. History of the Geranium A geranium (or pelargonium) is an “herbaceous plant” …

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How to Grow a Bowl of Beauty Peony (Step-by-Step Guide & PHOTOS)

The Bowl of Beauty peony has been cultivated for over 2000 years. They bloom from late spring to early summer, acting as a gorgeous seasonal transition. Its name comes from the outer fuchsia petals that create a “bowl” around the pale yellow center of each flower. They’re fragrant, resting on strong stems above the leaves, …

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19 Annuals For Afternoon Sun [Tips and PICTURES Included]

Annuals are the showmen of the flower garden, providing cascades of vibrant color all season long. The heat of the afternoon sun in mid-summer can be unforgiving for some types of plants, though. Thankfully, we have searched out the best annuals that can not just take the heat, but will thrive in it. 1. Marigold …

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Where to Buy Peony Plants or Bulbs Online (Top 50 Stores)

Peonies are gorgeous and well-known plants that produce beautiful, fragrant blooms. Many people want to add them to their gardens, but who has the time to hit up every garden store in town to find just the right variety? Here are the 50 top sites to check out for your perfect peony! 1. Amazon Amazon …

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When Do Peonies Bloom (And For How Long)?

When you’re planning a flower garden, it’s important to know when your flowers will bloom, especially if you want to make sure that you have a continuous show of color in your garden beds. We’ve researched the subject of peonies and found out some interesting things about their bloom time to share in this post. …

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Do Deer Eat Peonies? [And 5 Ways to Prevent That]

Peonies are one of the most lovely flowers that you can add to your garden, however, you may wonder if the deer in your area will be just as attracted to them as you are. Will the deer in your neighborhood eat your peonies and destroy the beautiful garden you created? We have done the …

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Why Are Sunflowers Yellow? (And What Other Colors Can They Be)

Sunflowers, with their blazing yellow petals and deep dark centers, are one of the most unique flowers in the world. Considering the stunning resemblance they have to our life-giving sun, it’s no wonder that they’re named in its likeness. But most people don’t stop to think about why sunflowers are yellow. If you’re one of …

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21 Gorgeous Shade Perennials For Zone 3

Zone 3 is one of the most difficult gardening zones, with a short growing season and the potential for frost even during the summer months. This means that plants that are perennials in most other zones have to be treated like annuals in this northern growing zone. However, there are some perennials that are hardy …

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White Geraniums Guide: Care Tips, Pictures and Shopping Links

Geraniums are a low maintenance gardener’s best friend and a favorite flower for using in the garden, in a hanging basket, or indoors due to its generally unfussy nature. The versatile plants are available in a variety of colors, with variations of white being one of the most popular. We have rounded up a comprehensive …

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Top 40 Online Stores for Buying Geranium Plants and Seeds

Brightly colored geraniums are lovely additions to the old-fashioned flower garden, hanging baskets and are a favorite for houseplants. They are available in a wide variety of colors and plant types and fortunately, there are lots of different online retailers where you can find geraniums. Below we have found the top 40 online stores to …

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When and How to Use Fertilizer for Peonies

You are probably here wondering what fertilizer if any, you should use to grow your garden’s peonies. The use of fertilizer is recommended when it comes to growing these beautiful flowers. When growing peonies, it is essential to select the fertilizer with the correct type of nutrients, as well as the correct amount. This article …

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Do Deer Eat Geraniums? (And How to Prevent Them from Doing That)

After lovingly and carefully cultivating a garden with geraniums, the last thing you want to deal with is a deer invasion undoing all of your work. Deer are opportunistic mammals that will munch on grass, shrubs and nearly any type of flora that they come across. If you’re worried about deer encroaching on your flower …

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Which Drought-Tolerant Perennials Bloom All Summer?

While water is crucial for growing a lot of plants, many perennial plants can withstand droughts and dryness. Knowing before-hand what plants will thrive in areas prone to droughts, will save you much misery when there’s lack of rainfall. Prepare yourself in advance for when the summer heat kicks in. With these 15 drought-tolerant perennials, …

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White Peonies (Pictures, Care Tips, and Shopping Links)

White peonies (Paeonia in Latin) have been in cultivation for more than 2000 years. Their striking features include a delightful fragrance, dazzling splash of white, and durability against the elements. These outrageously beautiful plants have an interesting history and superstition, including a popular myth that claimed how woodpeckers would peck one’s eyes out if they …

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Yellow Petunias [Images, Care Tips and Shopping Links]

Petunias tend to be low growing and bushy tender perennials that are usually grown as annuals. Their petals come in a few different styles: trumpet-shaped, doubled, ruffled and fringed. Their colors range from light pink through dark red, and pale blue through deep purple. They can also be found in white, cream, and even a …

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Variegated & Striped Tulips Guide (Pictures & Care Tips)

Tulips come in a variety of colors but how about patterns? Why stick to a solid color – as beautiful as it may be – when you can have stripes of different shades adorning your blooms? In this post, we’ll take a close look at striped and variegated tulips (tulipa), get to know some popular …

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Black Tulips (Pictures, Gardening Tips, and Shopping Links)

Black tulips are widely known throughout the world, though their name is a bit misleading. Black tulips are never actually black, but more of a wine red or a deep purple. In this post, we’ll be looking at the black tulip, discuss the popular types, and look through a beautiful photo gallery of black tulips. …

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Black Petunias (Facts, Care Tips, and Pictures!)

Black petunias are more visually appealing than other foliage because of their dramatic color. They are relatively easy to grow, and they last longer than other flowers. Like other petunias, black petunias grow well in most climates including the colder ones. Very few nurseries grow black petunias, and this means that growing them from seed …

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17 Best Flowers For Your Vertical Garden

Flowers are the easiest, most direct way to add color and visual interest to your garden. If you browse your local garden center, or plant websites, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer variety of plants available. How can you narrow down all these options to choose the best flowers for your vertical …

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The 15 Best Perennials For A Vertical Garden

Installing a beautiful vertical garden can create a beautiful a focal point for your garden. But what if you don’t want to have to replant every year? Perennials can be the solution to your gardening challenge! I have been gardening for years and am happy to share my knowledge with you of the best perennials …

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