Easy-Care Flower Bed Ideas

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Planting flowers and having a plethora of colors surrounding us makes us feel good and happy. The energy we expend planting and caring for our plants come back to us tenfold in the enjoyment we reap from the colorful array of plant life they display. However, some of us have greener thumbs than others. What … Read more

Fertilizing Roses: When to Start and Stop

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There are almost as many kinds of fertilizers as there are rose varieties, but how they’re used to feed roses is similar. Roses are heavy feeders that will produce many beautiful blooms if fed properly. Fertilizing roses is a constant process that provides them with nutrients to continue producing blooms, from the first bloom in … Read more

How to Protect Early Blooming Flowers from Late Frost

Spring is supposedly here, and most gardeners are feeling the itch to get out and start preparing for planting and checking on their annuals. The only problem is that Winter keeps hanging around for most of the United Statess. We’ve never felt more at risk of a late frost. Fortunately, there are some measures that … Read more

How To Plant Potted Roses


Spring is finally here, and it’s time to think about planting potted rose bushes. They make a beautiful addition to all backyards. They’re also a fine thing to plant in Spring, especially if you missed your chance to get a rose garden going earlier in the year. To get started now, you must prepare a hole … Read more

The Bearded Iris: Time to Divide Up Your Rhizomes!

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Bearded irises are beautiful perennials that bloom in spring, providing a kaleidoscope of delicate, flag-like color. In order for them to continue blooming to their full potential each year, they need to be divided to avoid “choking” themselves out. The bearded iris should be divided in late summer when the weather starts to cool. The … Read more

When (and How) to Fertilize Hybrid Tea and Modern Roses

Hybrid tea roses and other modern roses–such as grandiflora, floribunda, and polyantha roses–are heavy feeders and are considered high maintenance plants. More frequent fertilization assures the best growth for these breeds. To ensure your roses will receive the proper amounts of nutrients, first test your soil to find its pH, texture, and existing mineral nutrient … Read more

Removing Faded Roses: How and When!

When tending to a garden, proper care and upkeep is necessary for a healthy and beautiful gathering of plants and flowers. Roses are one of the most popular and stunning flowering plants available. However, to ensure plant owners get the most out of these flowering beauties, proper upkeep, regular pruning and deadheading is necessary. Faded … Read more

Colorful Flowers That Grow In Shade

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Many people love the way flowers dress up their yards, but feel hopeless to do so because their yards are pretty heavily shaded. Without looking into their options, they opt for a colorless, bland, shaded yard. We have great news, though, for all you who find your homes under the shade of many trees – … Read more

The Most Fragrant Garden Flowers


We plant certain flowers in our gardens and around our yards to experience their glorious beauty. But one of the most enjoyable aspects of many flowers is the sweet aroma they provide. Here are five fragrant garden flowers, aromatic jewels to be enjoyed both in your garden, and cut and placed in vases to enjoy … Read more