Tips for Growing Violets, Violas, and Pansies Indoors

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Flowers in the Viola genus – violets, violas, and pansies – are some of the easiest flowers to grow. So why not grow them indoors? Extend the growing season or simply add some cheer to your indoor window sills by planting and growing violets as houseplants. We’ll cover all you need to know in this guide. Read more now.

The Best Hellebore Planting Companions

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The hellebore is a classic and classy addition to all but the sunniest gardens. But it’s at its best when it has the right planting companions nearby to help it to show off and shine. Learn all about the hellebore’s best annual, perennial, and tree and shrub planting companions in this guide. Read more now.

How to Overwinter Gardenia Shrubs Indoors

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When you garden in an area where gardenia shrubs are not cold hardy, you can keep them alive and flowering year-round by overwintering them indoors. This guide explains how to protect gardenias from frost, when to move them inside ahead of freezing temperatures, and how to care for them indoors during the cold months.

How to Grow Verbena in the South or Southwest

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Verbena’s delicate, colorful flowers make them a popular pick in many parts of the country, but these plants have varying requirements depending on where they are grown. If you’re in the south or southwestern part of the US, check out this guide to growing and caring for verbena in warm zones. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Gardenia Plants

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Prized for their fragrant white flowers, gardenias grown outdoors need extra attention but will respond with multitudes of blooms and a spicy scent. Our guide explains how to grow traditional types and newer cold-hardy hybrids. Start with healthy plants and water, fertilize, and prune your way to a bonanza of blooms.

Tips for Calla Lily Winter Care

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Colorful and elegant, calla lilies are tender herbaceous perennials that can stay in-ground in areas with mild temperatures but must be lifted in cold weather. Easy to grow with bright blooms and a long flowering season, winterizing these rhizomes is simple as well. Learn all about calla lily winter care right here.

How to Care for Agapanthus Plants in Winter

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If you’re a gardener in Zones 6 through 9 and you’re growing agapanthus, you may be wondering how to keep the plant alive during cold winter months. Does it matter if your agapanthus is deciduous or evergreen? Should you pot the plant and bring it indoors? In this guide, we answer all this and more. Read more now.

5 Easy Steps to Store Iris Rhizomes In Winter

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Irises add sumptuous colors, fragrance, and stately elegance to the garden and have excellent cold hardiness. But sometimes we end up with rhizomes that weren’t planted in the garden before freezing temperatures set in. To keep those roots healthy over winter, learn 5 easy steps to store iris rhizomes in winter now.

How to Prepare Bleeding Hearts for Winter

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Your bleeding hearts bloomed nicely during the spring and then the foliage turned yellow before dying back in the summer heat. Now it’s fall and you aren’t sure how to prepare them for the winter. Should you cut them back? Mulch them? What about water? Learn everything you need to know in our guide. Read more.

How to Grow Wood Anemone Flowers for Shady Areas

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American and European wood anemones add beauty to the garden in early spring, fading away by midsummer to go dormant and then return as perennials the following year. These spring ephemerals are perfect for growing in wooded areas with dappled shade and moist soil. Read more now to learn how to grow your own.

Are Petunias Cold Hardy? Tips for Outdoor Winter Care

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Petunias are not cold hardy, and they grow as perennials only in Zones 9-11. But even in cooler climates, you can maximize their blooming season outdoors with a few preparations. Follow these strategies for preparing petunias for cool weather, and you’ll have waves of blooms well into autumn. Read more now.

Your Complete Guide to Overwintering Petunias

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Most of us toss our petunias at the end of the growing season because they can’t survive freezing weather. But there’s another option. You can overwinter petunias in a protected spot so you can enjoy their vibrant color again next season. There are two ways to do it, and this guide will show you how. Read more.

How to Grow Joe-Pye Weed in Your Landscape or Garden

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Joe-pye weed is a tall, easy-to-grow native wildflower that shares its name with a Mohican chief. With vanilla-scented flowers, it draws hummingbirds, songbirds, and pollinating insects. Read our guide now to learn how to propagate, care for, and maintain this late-fall bloomer in a border, meadow, or cottage garden.

How to Sow Seeds in Winter for Sweet Spring Blooms

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Everybody knows that you can sow seeds indoors to transplant out in the spring, but did you know that you can sow flower seeds outdoors in the winter for easy spring blooms? There are two ways to do it, and in this guide we’ll walk you through both. Get ready for a fun winter activity with sweet results. Read more now.

How to Grow Hardy Fuchsia Shrubs in the Home Garden

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Think you can’t grow fuchsia in your area? These elegant bloomers are reputed to be delicate tropical annuals that are tossed out at season’s end, but hardy perennial fuchsias can actually survive in surprisingly cold climates. Read on for all the info you need to be able to enjoy your fuchsias year after year.

15 of the Best Native Wildflowers for the US and Canada

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Native wildflowers offer a low-maintenance and waterwise way to bring beauty into your garden or yard. Some of these plants are widespread and very adaptable, making them excellent landscaping options for many gardeners. Keep reading to discover a selection of 15 of the best native wildflowers for the US and Canada.

How to Plant Roses During the Fall

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Fall is the perfect time to plant perennials like roses. The weather is milder than in the summer, the plants have a chance to get established so they can take off next season, and you can find some real bargains. This guide walks you through the process so your plants will have the best chance at a healthy start.