Cultivate a shower of flowers for the holidays! Christmas cactus and Thanksgiving cactus are easy to grow if you know what you are doing. Get yours to grow and bloom to its fullest year after year. Here are the seasonal steps that you will need to know for the most beautiful display!
Don’t leave your patio ceramic containers empty during the holidays, Christmas, or winter! Fill them with beautiful evergreens, bright berried branches, and other festive outdoor decorations for a real front door showstopper.
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To keep perennial garden flowers looking nice in your beds, keep the old foliage, flowering stems, and seedheads but back. Cutting back old perennial parts keeps plants looking clean and attractive and helps rebloomers flower more. Here’s how!
Clean, tidy garden edges frame a garden and elevate simple beds and landscapes. Clean lines show off gardens and are well worth the small effort. This video covers cutting curved garden edges. For straight edges, it can help to tie a line from one edge of the garden to the other and mark the straight line along the ground with chalk marking paint. This will help guide straight cuts.
Make the most of your summer garden flowers with this satisfyingly easy flower arrangement technique. Create a quick, effortless, professional-looking arrangement for your summer table. The arrangement was created by Jennie Love of Love ‘n Fresh Flowers.
Certain flowers attract bees more than others. These are some of the best flowers for bees. All of these bee flowers look great in the garden and bloom for a long time. This list includes both annual and perennial flowers.
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Growing flowers from seed with your kids is a lesson in biology, but it’s also fun and a great snow day project. It’s best when the flowers you choose are really colorful, easy to grow, and great for pollinators and bouquets.
At winter’s end, gardeners want nothing more than to see the first flowers of the season. These pretty petite bulbs are some of the first spring beauties to appear. Many spread over time amplifying their beauty even on the coldest days of early spring. And all of them feed bees.
Succulent and cacti gardening is popular because drought tolerant plants are self-sustaining once established. And most gardeners across the US can grow them, if they choose hardy varieties. Here are some of the prettiest hardy succulents for home rock gardens, trough gardens, or raised plantings. They are hardy cacti and succulents for almost any garden.
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