Gardening can be very simple. This collection of garden tips helps you grow beautiful flowers and plants.
Flower bulbs make it easy to keep your garden colorful all season long. Get a jump on spring with early-bloomers such as crocus and daffodils. Follow that with tulips, alliums and iris. For summer through fall there are lilies, dahlias, cannas and so many more. With this chart you can see the whole growing season at a glance. Planting bulbs that blossom at different times of the year will ensure you always have a wave of new flowers coming into bloom.
Anyone can pour water on a plant. But it takes time and experience to understand how plants use water and the many variables that come into play. These include the type of plant, its size, the soil texture, recent weather, sun exposure, time of day and time of year. Plants grow better when you are watering effectively.
Hostas can turn a dull, shady part of your yard into an elegant, low-maintenance landscape that looks attractive from spring through fall. Unlike most perennials, hostas are grown for their colorful foliage rather than for their flowers. There are hundreds of varieties to choose from, each with its own unique leaf size, shape, and color.
Clematis have an important role to play in any flower garden. As they scramble up trellises, climb over arbors and thread themselves through other plants, these perennial vines weave a rich tapestry of color and texture. Read on for six tips that will help you be successful with the “queen of climbers.”
During their first growing season, young hosta plants benefit from being watered weekly or whenever the weather is dry. A 2" layer of mulch will help keep the soil moist and encourage strong root growth. Once the plants are large enough to shade the soil, there's no need for mulch.
Peonies are one of America's best-loved perennials. Their lush, early summer flowers are the height of elegance, yet the plants are as tough as nails. If you're thinking about adding some peonies to your yard and garden, here are some tips to help ensure your success.
#Tulips, #daffodils and other spring-blooming #flower #bulbs can be planted as early as September and as late as December. In most parts of the country, there's no need to rush. Waiting until #Thanksgiving can actually work to your advantage! Read more on the blog: