Dandelions: The Good, the Bad and the Deadly


There are well over 200 different species of dandelion. It’s true. Most people don’t even realize it, but you could have several different species popping up out of your lawn right now. They can be very useful, but they can also be a real nuisance. But, as the saying goes (or at least as it … Read more

The Best Flowers For Drying

dried lavender

Drying flowers is a perfect way to continue enjoying your favorite blooms indoors or used in decorative arrangements as gifts or as attractive accents for your home. Although many flowers do dry well, keep in mind that the drying process often will highlight the flaws in flowers, so by choosing the best flowers for drying, … Read more

Top Three Wedding Flowers

rose bouquet

When it comes to your wedding, you want everything to be perfect. This, of course, includes picking out beautiful flowers for the occasion. However, when there are countless varieties available on the market, this is much harder than it seems. That’s why we here at Gracious Gardening have come up with a list of the … Read more

Five Steps to Drying Flowers

drying flowers

Do you love the way your home is full of fresh-looking flowers during these summer months? Don’t you wish your house could stay like this even in the winter? Well, technically it can. All you have to do is drying your favorite flowers. It’s easy too. Here are five steps to drying flowers 1. Pick … Read more

The Best (and Safest) Repellants to Put on Lilies

With their sweet fragrances, confident flamboyant petals, and their easy-going growth cycle, it is no wonder why lilies are among the world’s most admired flowers. There are more than 100 different species of the lily plant scattered all over the globe in places such as Europe, India, Canada, the United States, and the Philippines. They … Read more

How to Plant Gladiolus Bulbs for Continuous Blooms

Gladiolus is a beautiful half-hardy flower that grows well in warm weather–in fact, just about the kind we’re having now. The name derives from the Latin word gladius, meaning “sword”. The spiked petals give it a distinct shape and the flowers come in a wide variety of vibrant colors, making for a spectacular view in … Read more