How to Grow Salvia Flowers: Easy-Care with Colorful Blooms

Red salvia flowers with green teardrop-shaped leaves.

Looking for a durable plant that isn’t very thirsty or hungry and thrives in almost any soil? Consider growing any of the 900 or more varieties of salvia — tall, short, annual, perennial — you’ll get a tough plant softened by beautiful and profuse blooms in white, pink, red, coral, purple, blue, yellow, or coral.

How to Grow Flax for Flowers, Seeds, and Oil

Linum usitatissimum takes up the frame. Attached on all sides to the plant are light purple, five petaled flowers. The blossoms contrast greatly to the dark green, narrow leaves.

Whether you want to weave your own linen fabric, boost your intake of healthful omega acids and other nutrients, preserve your butcher block countertops, or just enjoy attractive flowers, consider adding multipurpose flax — either the annual or perennial type — to your landscape. Learn more at Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow Ivy Geranium: the Queen of Hanging Baskets

A cluster of bright pink flowers are in full bloom and reaching out and away from the leaves of a Pelargonium peltatum plant. More of the blossoms can be seen in the background.

With their bright green foliage, juicy colors, and tumbling habit, ivy geraniums are an essential plant for any area that needs trailers – containers, hanging baskets, window boxes – and can even be used as ground cover. Join us for a detailed look at the best care and cultivation practices for this pretty pelargonium.

How to Grow Astilbe Flowers: A Shade Gardener’s Best Friend

Purple astilbe flowers in bloom.

Looking for a nice accompaniment to hosta, fern, and heuchera? The shade garden has become my favorite corner of the yard, thanks to the patch of astilbe I’ve started. With bronze-green foliage, the real show comes when it blooms, with large plumes of creamy whites and pinks. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow and Care for Torenia (Wishbone) Flowers

Purple, lavender, and white clown flowers | GardenersPath.com

Add torenia’s clown-faced flowers to a shady spot in your garden and you’ll banish the blues with the bright hues shown by this annual’s colorful blooms. Learn more about the wishbone flower now at Gardener’s Path.

7 Tips You Need to Keep Fresh Flowers Fabulous

Instructions to keep floral arrangements looking fresh | GardenersPath.com

Do you enjoy the excitement of buying or receiving fresh cut flowers, then throw them away in disgust when they wilt in stagnant water? It’s time to learn how to make vase and dish arrangements last. Read on for 7 useful tips from the pros at Gardener’s Path, and keep your blossoms first-day fresh.

15 Flowering Ground Covers to Meet Landscaping Challenges

Purple creeping phlox and various grasses cover a rock garden.

Need an alternative to grass under a shady tree? Do you have a slope that’s hard to mow? Ground cover plants offer a low-maintenance alternative to the carpets of lawn to which we have become accustomed. Read about the best flowering ground covers for your unique property, here on Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow and Care for Petunias

How to Grow Petunias | GardenersPath.com

Plant pretty, popular petunias — one of the modern cultivars, perhaps — for a punch of brilliant pink, purple, yellow, or white in your summer garden. Learn more about this beautiful bedding standby now at Gardener’s Path.

As Dramatic as Its Name: Grow “Love Lies Bleeding”

A love lies bleeding plant in full boom with purple trailing flowers.

Whether you plant Amaranthus caudatus for its striking 2-foot-long red flower heads, for its medicinal properties, or to eat it for breakfast, you won’t be disappointed with this large tropical native that’s made itself at home in North America.

A Gift From Down Under: Swan River Daisy

Swan River Daisies | GardenersPath.com

Looking for some blues to add cheerfulness to your landscape? Now on Gardener’s Path, get information and growing tips for Australian import swan river daisy, whose fragrant and plentiful indigo blooms will add happiness to your garden all summer long.

How to Grow Pansies and Violas for Multi-Season Color

Project Pansy: Cranking Color Up to 11 | GardenersPath.com

Mums, aster, and heather are flowering staples in your late fall or early spring garden, but winter pansies provide brilliant color straight on through the cooler seasons. They’re not even shy about popping up from under the snow and ice during warm spells in the winter months. Gardener’s Path has compiled this informative guide for you to read about about pansies and their care– read on to learn more!

How to Grow and Care for Spanish Flag (Firecracker Vine)

Mina lobata is a fast-growing vine that adds brilliant color to the landscape | GardenersPath.com

Spanish flag, aka mina lobata, is a fast-growing vine that quickly covers a sun-baked fence with brilliant cascades of color from carmine to cream. Learn more about how to grow and care for this underutilized stunner. Read more now.

Cranesbill Geranium: How to Grow a Garden Classic

Learn to grow Cranesbills | GardenersPath.com

We love perennials for their dependable performance and easy-to-care-for nature, and the cranesbill geranium is synonymous with reliability in terms of healthy growth and season-long flowering. The perfect plant for light shade to full sun, this hardy specimen has few requirements for a steady supply of flowers all summer long. Get all the care and cultivation details right here!

How to Grow Cape Marigolds (African Daisies)

Cape marigold is easy to grow and is drought tolerant | GardenersPath.com

If your garden needs an explosion of colorful flowers that bloom all summer long, consider African daisy, also known as cape marigold. Learn how to grow this import from South Africa in the Gardener’s Path growing guide.