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This page contains photos, tips, and advice about growing flowers.
Cut Flower Preservative Recipes
This is a guide about cut flower preservation recipes. When you buy cut flowers they often come with a packet of preserver to add to the water. If displaying flowers from your garden you can make your own, using products found in your home.
Hand Fertilizing Caracalla
ThriftyFun's slogan is 'ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom! My tip: Share that wisdom (and/or knowledge). I am trying to hand fertilize my caracalla flowers and don't know if I am anywhere near to doing it correctly.
Sugar Ants Beneficial for Peony Blossoms
Here is my peony covered with sugar ants feasting. Although I don't like these guys crawling around my kitchen, their symbiotic relationship with peonies is well known. The peonies secrete a sweet nectar which you can see it in the picture. The little ants collect all the nectar, allowing the blossom to open easily.
How To Keep Your Potted Mums Looking Fresh
Chrysanthemums look best when the old blossoms are deadheaded and pruned away. This guide tells you how to keep your potted mums looking fresh.
Slug Heaven (Pansies)
I've posted pictures of this tree trunk several times. One good thing about small beds devoted to annuals; you can have different flowers and different color schemes every year, or every season, if you like.
Growing Morning Glory
This guide is about growing morning glory. Morning glory is the name applied to many species of flowering plants that are suitable for different garden applications.
Conditioning Cut Flowers for Lasting Arrangements
Cut flower arrangements will not last forever, but there are steps you can take to increase their longevity. This is a guide about conditioning cut flowers for lasting arrangements.
Clematis is a beautiful vine flower the comes in a variety of colors. This is a guide about clematis photos.
Cheap Hanging Basket Ideas
This is a guide about cheap hanging basket ideas. Creating a beautiful hanging basket of flowers does not have to be expensive.
When Should I Prune My Mums?
Mums are a perennial favorite in many flower gardens, having blooms late into the fall and even winter. Regular pruning ensures seasons of beauty. If you are wondering when you should prune your chrysanthemums, this is the guide for you.
Amaryllis Journey to Blossom
I received this amaryllis for Christmas this year and watched the transformation from the bulb to the green leaves. Now I am waiting to see the transformation of this bulb into stunning petals of beauty.
Protecting Roses in Winter
Roses are a very hearty flower but might need some protection from harsh winters. This is a guide about methods for protecting roses in winter.
Keeping a Hydrangea Flower Blue
Is it true you can add cold coffee to a hydrangea bush to keep it blue? How much do I use?
I have entered a competition to grow the tallest sunflower. At the moment it is three feet, but has started to come into flower. Will this stop the plant from growing taller?
Can violas be out in 57 degrees at night or should I bring them indoors?
I need help on planting and growing. I live in zone 8.
Identifying a Flower
I just saw your photo of a flower you posted called innocence. I was wondering if it has a botanical name and would you know where I can get some?
Identifying Cut Flowers in a Bouquet
I bought this interesting bunch from a flower market last weekend, and I'm sure the sign next to it said "we don't need any water" but I want to confirm that and can't remember the name! Please help :)
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Home Remedies for Moss Control in Flower Beds
Hydrangea Not Blooming
Changing the Color of Hydrangeas
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Growing Sweet William
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Making Your Cut Flowers Last Longer
Cut Roses Not Opening
Growing Bleeding Heart
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Getting Rid Of Day Lilies
Hydrangea Flowers Have No Color
Geranium Not Flowering
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Flowers That Bloom in October
Growing Edible Flowers
Making a Flower Bed
Growing Balloon Flowers (Chinese Bellflower)
Plumeria Not Blooming
Growing Lisianthus (Eustoma)
3 Tier Flower Planter
Planting Morning Glory in Pots
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Planting Flowers in the Shape of Letters
Propagating Black Eyed Susan
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Making Recycled Jar Garden Vases
Photos of Flowers Exhibiting Fasciation
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Tips for Cost Efficient Flower Gardening
The Bellflower (Campanula Portenschlagiana)
Purple Flower Photos
Deadheading a Flower Basket
Growing a Strawberry Bush (Euonymus...
Pink Flower Photos
Caring for an Orchid
Clivias in Abundance (South Africa)
Growing Butterfly Weed (Asclepias Tuberose)
Creating a Bed for Cut Flowers
Growing Scented Geranium
Growing Snowflake (Leucojum)
Growing California Poppies
Growing Oriental Poppies
Growing Iceland Poppies (Papaver Nudicaule)
Making Cut Flowers Last Longer
Growing Coneflowers (Echinacea)
Planting a Flower Garden
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