Category: Flower Gardens

Planting A Flower Garden

Introduction: Flower gardens are simple to install and easy to care for. With thoughtful planning and design, flower gardens can provide your landscape with color from early spring until fall. The following covers the 5 steps involved in creating a healthy and colorful flower garden. Step 1: Site Analysis Successful flower gardens rely on an […]

Growing Roses In Planters

Growing roses in containers is a great way to add color and fragrance to a patio, deck or balcony. Those with little space to grow roses in the garden can pot a rose and place on a sunny porch. The most common roses to plant in this way are the standard tree roses, miniature roses […]

Restoring Perennial Beds

Restoring an old flower bed requires an analysis of the existing plant material in the garden in order to determine which flowers are worth saving. Over time, neglected flower beds suffer from weed infestation. Weeds will take root, establish themselves and begin to crowd out the flowers. Many times the roots of weeds will become […]

Spring Flowering Shrubs

In spring, after a long winter, nothing is more welcome than colorful flowers. With a wide range of sizes, colors, textures and shapes to choose from, no garden should be without at least one spring blooming shrub. Pinkshell Azalea (Rhododendron vaseyi) is a native deciduous azalea ideal for a woodland garden, shrub border or for […]

Selecting Annuals and Garden Preparation

Getting Started Annuals, those flowers which live for only one year, are easy to grow and, with proper maintenance, flower all season long. Selection and garden preparation are crucial to a healthy flower garden.  Before planting any flowers, take note of the environmental conditions, including the micro-climate, of your garden. Base your decision on which […]

Fall Blooming Perennials

Perennials are those flowers which live for more than two seasons. They flower early, mid, or late season, die back to the ground in the winter and reemerge each spring. Perennials are treasured for their ability to grow larger and flower year after year. They’re also noted for their form, texture and vibrant color. The […]

Colorful Summer Gardens

In mid-summer the perennial border is at its peak with a wide variety of sun-loving flowers in bloom. There are even some long lasting, early blooming flowers still providing color as well as some signs of the later blooming perennials. Choose flowers for the mid-season garden which work well with your favorite annuals. Annuals are […]

Colorful Spring Gardens

In the spring, while trees and shrubs are still showing their pale green new growth, the early border generally consists of colorful bulbs and a few early blooming perennials against a backdrop of green foliage and brown earth. Spring bulbs are perhaps the most important flower in the early spring garden. Spring bulbs, a welcome […]

Shade Perennials

Gardening in the shade beneath the canopy trees offers many advantages. Shade trees moderate temperatures during the hot summer months and provide the garden with structure, privacy and year-round interest.  Do keep in mind, however, shade perennials, including spring bulbs, generally bloom spring before the leaves come out on the trees. Shade perennials rely on […]