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This is a page to repotting orchids. Orchids require a lot of care and attention, but the gorgeous blooms are worth the effort. Repotting orchids is a necessary maintenance task to keep those lovely flowers blooming.
Hydrangea Not Blooming
This page is about hydrangea not blooming. Determining why your plant is not blooming can be a mystery.
Growing Hibiscus Plants
Add a touch of the tropics to your garden by planting hibiscus plants in varying colors. This is a page about growing hibiscus plants.
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.
Growing Bleeding Heart
It's easy to see how the bleeding heart plant got its name. This page is about how to care for bleeding heart flowering plants.
Hydrangea Flowers Have No Color
My hydrangea has no color. The flowers are the same as leaves. Why? I have lovely blue flowers all spring then blah!
This page is about growing chrysanthemums. A popular fall garden flower, mums grow well in containers.
Growing Wax Begonias
This is a page about growing wax begonias. Wax begonias are easy to grow as houseplants or in the garden.
Growing Scented Geranium
This is a page about growing scented geranium. These flowers are members of the pelargonium genus which also includes the well known garden geranium. They are prized not for their flowers, but for the delicious aromas of their foliage, including: lemon, mint, rose, and cinnamon to name a few.
Cut Roses Not Opening
I received a dozen red roses and for one week they stayed closed. I thought they would finally open but 8 days later they are showing black edges and don't appear to be opening. Does anyone know why this would occur?
Growing Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia)
This is a page about growing angel trumpet. Angel's trumpet is a member of the genus brugmansia, although it is sometimes linked to datura, a genus in the same family. It is prized for its large fragrant, trumpet shaped, hanging flowers.
Geranium Not Flowering
I have a gigantic geranium, but it isn't flowering. The foliage is huge and healthy, but no flowers. What kind of fertilizer? or does it need it?
Protecting Roses in Winter
Roses are a very hearty flower but might need some protection from harsh winters. This is a page about methods for protecting roses in winter.
How To Keep Your Potted Mums Looking Fresh
Chrysanthemums look best when the old blossoms are deadheaded and pruned away. This page tells you how to keep your potted mums looking fresh.
Plumeria Not Blooming
I have a Plumeria that did not bloom this year, 2008. It is planted in the ground, about 6 ft. tall and has branched into 2 branches. It has lots of leaves but no blooms.
Will Marigolds Re-seed?
Do marigolds die in winter?
This is a page about growing lily-of-the-valley. Lily-of-the-valley can be a great choice to use as a ground cover. These delicate little white flowers also grow quite well in shade gardens and have a lovely fragrance.
This is a page about growing lupine. Lupine produce beautiful flowers on tall spikes making them a good background choice for your flower garden.
This page is about growing bougainvillea. This beautiful, flowering vine is native to South America.
This is a page about growing wisteria. Wisteria with its beautiful, fragrant purple or white clusters of flowers can add a special beauty to your garden.
Getting Rid Of Day Lilies
This is a page about getting rid of day lilies. Day lilies, loved by some gardeners and hated by others, are very effective in spreading in your garden; maybe too good.
Do Morning Glory Blooms Open Multiple Times?
How many times does a morning glory flower bloom? I have one that has just one flower on it, and it opened just once. The next afternoon it fell off. Then I had one open yesterday morning, and now today it's not open. Am I doing something wrong, or does each flower only open once?
This is a page about growing sunflowers. Sunflowers are beautiful, easy to grow, and attract many kinds of birds to the garden.
Use Sprite to Preserve Cut Flowers
Sprite, 7Up, or other citrus based sodas help extend the freshness of cut flowers. The acid from the citrus improves the uptake of water keeping them hydrated and the sugar adds a food source. So use full-on citrus soda, not diet, and enjoy that bouquet longer.
This page contains hollyhock photos. Hollyhocks are a popular garden ornamental with beautiful flowers that grow on a single stalk.
Benefits of Ants on Peony Blossoms
Sugar ants enjoy the sap on the peony flower buds and allow the blooms to open easily. This page is about benefits of ants on peony blossoms.
Geum is a perennial with delicate and airy colorful blooms. This is a page about growing geum.
These pretty flowers are also known by their scientific names: Limnathes douglasii and Limnathes alba. This is a page about growing meadowfoam.
Home Remedies for Moss Control in Flower Beds
Although moss is lovely to look at when you are walking through the woods or visiting an old stone wall or building, it is less desirable in our garden beds. This is a page about home remedies for moss control in flower beds.
Uses for Dog Nail Clippers
One alternate use for dog nail clippers is to trim the stems of fresh flowers when changing the water. This is a page about uses for dog nail clippers.
Giant Rose Bush Has Fallen
Rose bushes and trees should be pruned annually to maintain their shape and generate new blooms for the next year. However, too many heavy blooms can cause them to list or even fall over. If your giant rose bush has fallen you may need to prop it up until it is time to prune it back.
This page contains photos of daffodils. Although we may be most familiar with the bright, sunny daffodil variety there are many lovely sizes and colors of this easy to grow bulb.
Chrysanthemums Turning Brown
This is a page about chrysanthemums turning brown. Mums are beautiful annuals that many people enjoy to plant in both containers and in the ground. Here are some tips about caring for them and keeping them looking their best.
My Canna Lily Did Not Bloom This Year
Make sure that your canna lilies get enough sun, the right amount of water, and the right kind of fertilizer to produce blooms. This is a page helps solve why canna lilies are not blooming.
What Is This Houseplant? Sansevieria Cylindrica
Africa spear (Sansevieria cylindrica) is a succulent from Angola with smooth round leaves that are grey green in color. If grown in a location with enough light they can produce a three foot spikelike raceme with white flowers. This is a page about identifying Sansevieria cylindrica.
10 Perennials for a Variety of Uses
Perennials can be used in numerous ways to keep your yard colorful throughout the year. This is a page about 10 perennials for a variety of uses.
Hibiscus Losing Leaves
If your hibiscus is losing leaves, it may be stressed from disease or parasites. This is a page about hibiscus losing leaves.
Getting Rid Of Trumpet Vines
Trumpet vines can spread quickly in your yard. Pulling up new shoots early in the spring is the best way to keep them in check. This is a page about getting rid of trumpet vines.
Angel's Trumpet Photos
These pendulous fragrant flowers make an interesting addition to a garden. This is a page about angel's trumpet photos.
Growing Snow Trillium (Wake-Robin)
Snow trillium can be a fragile plant to get started, but if you can give it a good foothold it will be a lovely flower to enjoy in your yard for years to come. This is a page about growing snow trillium (Wake-Robin).
Using Marigolds to Control Bugs on Your Tomato Plants
Marigold flowers have many effective natural pesticides that can be beneficial around your garden. This is a page about using marigolds to control bugs on your tomato plants.
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 page about conditioning cut flowers for lasting arrangements.
Clematis is a beautiful vine flower the comes in a variety of colors. This page contains clematis photos.
What is This Plant? Strawflower
The strawflower is a drought tolerant, sun loving plant with long-lasting flowers in an array of colors including red, orange, pink, purple yellow, and white. This is a page about, "What is this plant?" (Strawflower)
Cheap Hanging Basket Ideas
This is a page about cheap hanging basket ideas. Creating a beautiful hanging basket of flowers does not have to be expensive.
Growing Baby's Breath
This is a page about growing baby's breath. Baby's breath is a good flower to grow that will add simple beauty to your bouquets.
Cut Flower Preservative Recipes
This is a page 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.
Making Recycled Jar Garden Vases
This is a page about recycled jar garden vases. Save and use recycled jars as vases for your flower garden.
Photos of Flowers Exhibiting Fasciation
This is a page about photos of flowers exhibiting fasciation. These unusual double flowers are rare and probably will grow normally the next year.
This is a page about growing cineraria. Cineraria is a genus of flowering plants many of which are native to south Africa. There are a number of plants in the genus, some perennials and others best grown as annuals.
Growing Cochliasanthus caracalla (Corkscrew...
This is a page about growing Cochliasanthus caracalla (corkscrew vine). This beautiful flowering vine originates from Central and South America. The distinctive flowers have a fragrance similar to a hyacinth.
Tips for Cost Efficient Flower Gardening
This is a page about tips for cost efficient flower gardening. Having a beautiful flower garden doesn't have to be too expensive.
The Bellflower (Campanula Portenschlagiana)
I admit; I am a stickler for proper flower names. For everyday conversation, the common name is fine. But, when you plan to buy a plant or seed, usually the common name is not enough. A good example is the pictured flower. Its common name is 'bellflower'.
This is a page about lunaria photos. This plant native to central and southern Europe is also known as honesty, dollar plant, and money plant. Its pretty purple flowers are followed by distinctive flat white seed pods.
Purple Flower Photos
This is a page about purple flower photos. For the purple lover in you, nature has provided an array of lovely purple flowers found both in the wild and your garden.
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.
Deadheading a Flower Basket
This is a page about deadheading a flower basket. Deadheading is a gardening practice that encourages your flowering plants to put their energy into flowering again.
Growing a Strawberry Bush (Euonymus...
This is a page about growing a strawberry bush (euonymus americana). The strawberry bush has lovely bursting heart shaped flowers, but don't eat the seeds!
This is a page about growing wildflowers. Growing wildflowers is very easy. Spread the seeds where you want and they will grow.
This is a page about growing mandevilla. These viney tropical flowers, commonly know as rocktrumpet, will add a lovely splash of color to your summertime garden.
Pink Flower Photos
This is a page about pink flower photos. Flowers in their many shades of pink are a delightful addition to your garden.
This is a page about growing achimenes. A flowering tuber that is easy to grow, partially shaded in a well drained, loose soil that is rich in organic matter. This plant can be propagated in a variety of ways.
Caring for an Orchid
This is a page about caring for an orchid. This diverse plant group contains thousands of mostly tropical varieties and that produce beautiful flowers and fragrances.
Clivias in Abundance (South Africa)
Never before had our clivas grown with such abundance! Our garden was showered in huge patches of orange. The clivias in this photo grew beneath our huge pine tree and it was such a blessing every morning to walk past this beautiful sight on the way to work.
This is a page about growing primrose. A perennial with dark green leaves and bright, bold flowers, that tends to be deer resistant in the home garden.
Growing Butterfly Weed (Asclepias Tuberose)
This is a page about butterfly weed. A brightly colored perennial known to attract butterflies to your garden.
This is a page about flower meanings. Many flowers traditionally have a specific meaning that they convey when given as a gift.
Creating a Bed for Cut Flowers
This is a page about creating a bed for cut flowers. Certain flowers are much better for cutting. Choosing carefully from those varieties should help ensure a house filled with beautiful bouquets.
This is a page about growing kalanchoe. An alternative to poinsettias at Christmas time, kalanchoe is easy to care for, come in a variety of festive colors, and offer long-lasting blooms.
This is a page about growing dianthus. Members of the carnation family, these flowers include annuals, biennials and perennials. There are several varieties of dianthus that are quite fragrant.
Growing Snowflake (Leucojum)
This page is about growing snowflake leucojum. A moisture loving, bulbous herb that is native to eastern europe. It is cultivated for its late spring, bell shaped blooms.
This is a page about growing alstroemeria. These beautiful perennials, also know as Peruvian lily or lily of the Inca make an excellent, colorful addition to your garden and are lovely as cut flowers.
Growing Oriental Poppies
This page is about growing oriental poppies. Georgia O' Keefe painted these beautiful flowers large and outside of the normal perspective, with the hope that people would view them with fresh eyes.
Growing California Poppies
This page is about growing California poppies. These drought tolerant poppies grow well in poor soil and should be watered only moderately.
When planted beneath deciduous trees, these early blooming flowers can complete their cycle before trees have a chance to leaf out. This page is about growing chionodoxa.
Growing Iceland Poppies (Papaver Nudicaule)
This page is about growing Iceland poppies. These beautiful true perennials are usually grown as annuals or biennials.
This is a page about growing fuchsias. There is a wide variety of fuchsia plants, including those often grown as annuals and hardy types you can plant in your garden. All have lovely blooms and can attract hummingbirds to your garden.
Growing Shasta Daisy
This is a page about growing Shasta daisy. These pretty white and yellow flowers are a great addition to your garden. They are easy to grow in sun or partial shade and tolerant of varying soil and moisture conditions.
Growing Coneflowers (Echinacea)
This is a page about growing coneflowers (echinacea). These striking flowers make a great addition to almost any garden.
Planting a Flower Garden
This is a page about planting a flower garden. Pre-planning and proper flower selection for you zone and exposures will make planting your flower garden easier and more successful.
What is My Orchid Doing?
I have had this rescued (it was thrown away) orchid for about a year. Several weeks ago it started growing these tubers. Is it going to flower or what?
Commelina communis (Asiatic Dayflower)...
This is a page about Commelina communis (Asiatic dayflower) information and photos. The dayflower is a native of eastern and southeastern Asia. Its two distinctive bright blue petals and one white one, give it a mouse like appearance. It is often considered a noxious weed, but may have a use in cleaning spoiled copper mines.
This is a page about growing violets. Violets are easy to grow woodland plants with a lovely fragrance, that will reward you with delicate flowers ranging in color from purple to white. They spread via runners, making a good ground cover. The flowers and leaves are edible.
Growing Celandine Poppy (Wood Poppy)
This is a page about growing Celandine poppy (wood poppy). This poppy, a wild flower native to the eastern US, is a good choice if you have shady, moist area in your garden.
This is a page about growing cleome. The cleome or spider flower is a striking addition to your garden and a favorite for hummingbirds. It is grown from seed and available in white, rose, and pink shades.
This is a page about growing violas. Cute dainty violas are similar to pansies and equally easy to grow. New varieties with larger flowers and greater tolerance to heat and cold are now available.
This is a page to growing hollyhock. These biennials are easy and fun to grow.
Growing Lisianthus (Eustoma)
This is a page about growing Lisianthus (Esutoma). These beautiful flowering plants are native to the southern US, Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America. They are tricky to grow and do require some maintenance.
Flowers That Bloom in October
This page is about flowers that bloom in October. When planning your garden you may want flowers that bloom at a particular time of year.
This page is about growing delphinium. These beautiful flowers thrive in areas with cooler summers, in a rich well drained soil.
This page is about growing petunias. These colorful trumpet-shaped flowers are easy to grow and attract both hummingbirds and moths.
This page is about growing statice. These flowers are easy to grow and make an excellent choice for use in fresh or dried flower arrangements.
This is a page about growing nasturtium. In addition to their bright display in the garden; you can eat the flowers, buds, and young leaves.
Growing Foxtail Lilies
This is a page about growing foxtail lilies. Foxtail lilies, also known as desert candles, produce tall flower spikes in the spring.
Growing Scabiosa (Pincushion Flowers)
This page is about growing scabiosa (pincushion flowers). These flowers are deer resistant and attract butterflies to your garden.
Growing a Pincushion Plant
This page is about growing a pincushion plant. Generally pretty easy to grow, these plants do not like too much water.
Growing Edible Flowers
This is a page about growing edible flowers. Add color and flavor to your salads and meals by including edible flowers from your garden.
This is a page about growing cyclamen. Cyclamen is a beautiful flowering plant. There are tender and hardy varieties for your home or garden.
This is a page about growing begonias. There are many varieties of begonias, most are grown as houseplants or overwintered, if planted in the garden.
Tips for Buying Orchids
This page contains tips for buying orchids. Here is some information about these exquisite flowers, if you are new to buying and growing them.
This page is about growing columbine. These delicate garden flowers are a favorite of hummingbirds.
Growing Gloriosa Daisies
This page is about growing gloriosa daisies. These daisies are prolific bloomers in mid summer to early fall.
Growing Morning Glory
This page is about growing morning glory. Morning glory is the name applied to many species of flowering plants that are suitable for different garden applications.
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.
Nature's Beauty (Dandelions)
Yesterday, I walked the road in our neighborhood and got the litter picked up. After getting back home, I kept thinking about how pretty this patch of dandelions was. I wanted a picture to use as a desktop background for our computer. Today I walked again and took my camera with me.
Moonflower vs Moonflower Vine
The Datura has several common names. It is often called 'Angel Trumpet' or Devil's Trumpet'. Other common names are 'Jimson Weed' and Loco Weed. It was only after researching that I discovered the Datura has yet another common name, that being 'Moonflower'.
Domesticating A Wild Flower
I have several of these little plants growing wild in my vacant field. I've always mowed over them, thinking them rather insignificant. Today, I thought that with a little culture and TLC, they might at least be a bit more showy.
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.
Gladiolus with Horn-like Protrusions on Petals
Has anyone had a gladiolus flower with horn-like protrusions coming fron the petals?
Changing the Color of Hydrangeas
I like your article about changing hydrangeas colours. You talk about lime added to the soil to change the acidity of the soil and plant colour. Could you use a large amount of crushed egg shells instead of commercial lime to produce the same affect on the soil?
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?
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?
Making Cut Flowers Last Longer
Will adding a citrus-flavored soft drink like 7-up to the water make cut flowers last longer?
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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