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beautiful colorful petunias
Guide to Growing and Caring for Petunias

Oh, my sweet petunia...so much more than just a pretty face.

pink and white dianthus blossoms
9 Fast Growing Flowers for a Springtime Garden

You have a beautiful bounty from which to pick.

Moonflower, (Ipomoea alba) ripe seedpod just starting to open.
Collecting Moonflower Seeds for Next Season

Ensure you have the healthiest seeds for germinating and transplanting next spring.

The colorful and dazzling leaf of a begonia.
Growing a Rex Begonia Indoors

The rex begonia rewards the home gardener with a spectacular show of foliage.

Close on the face of blooming violets.
Growing and Caring for African Violets

The blooms of the African violet are unlike any other flowering houseplant. They boast petals in unique

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Tips on Growing a Moonflower Indoors Year Round

While the moonflower prefers to grow outdoors, supported by a trellis structure, they can be grown indoors.

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Transplanting Marigolds

Marigolds are great companion plants that can be used to divert pests away from more important plants.

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Transplanting Cosmos in 8 Steps

Cosmos transplanting is carried out for a variety of reasons.

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Staking Large Hollyhock Flowers

Staking large hollyhock flowers will be a necessity if you plan to grow this old fashioned beauty,

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Recognizing Diseases That Can Harm Your Cosmos

Cosmos are a delight in gardens due to their bright blossoms.

group of coleus plants
Tips to Prevent Your Coleus from Wilting

Water the right amount and watch the fertilizer.

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5 Cornflower Care Tips

The cornflower is a genus of plants that grow as annuals, biennials and perennials.

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Identifying Marigold Disease

Although marigolds are hardy plants that seldom need special care, they do fall prey to some diseases.

Blue diamond impatiens bears an abundance of bright ultramarine blue blooms.
Identifying Diseases in Your Impatiens Plants

Here are 4 plant problems and how to solve them.

A line of peace lilies.
Peace Lilies 101

Peace lilies require almost no maintenance.

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7 Lavender Pruning Tips

One of the most important steps to growing healthy lavender is proper pruning.

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Tips for Maintaining Your Hollyhocks

The splendid hollyhock, a long-living perennial, makes a great background accent for a flowerbed.

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Avoiding Common Mistakes when Growing Cosmos

Tall and beautiful, cosmos flowers were named for the glory of the cosmos.

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Transplanting a Zinnia

The zinnia is a great plant for the home garden. It flowers profusely, and is easy to care for.

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Propagating New Guinea Impatiens

New Guinea impatiens are the perfect flowers to choose for shaded areas of your landscaping.

A vibrant macro image of blue Larkspur flowers.
How to Grow Larkspur

You can start these beautiful, cold-loving flowers in your own garden.

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Growing Double Impatiens In Five Steps

Double impatiens is an annual plant with a beautiful, full double bloom that is reminiscent of a rose.

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How to Transplant a Begonia

Worried about how and when begonia plants should be transplanted? Just follow these simple steps.

bright red zinnia blossom with yellow center
Caring for Your Zinnias

These flowering beauties thrive in warmer climes.

Two sunflowers growing big and healthy.
How to Keep Sunflowers from Falling Over

Find out how you can give these flowers a little support to grow tall and beautiful.

blue lobelia flowers like small pansies
Hints for Pruning a Lobelia

The best time is right in the middle of its blooming season.

Lavender flowers bloom in a large group.
How to Transplant Lavender

Take a look at the six steps you need to take to properly move and care for your lavender.

purple tropical African daisy in bloom
African Daisy Growing Mistakes You Can Avoid

Here are some common errors people make.

Field of lavender
How to Dry Lavender

Lavenders are flowering plants from the mint family.

Lavender plants.
Caring for Your Lavender Plants

Lavender plants grow hardy down to USDA zone 5.

Marigolds in the ground.
Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Marigold

The vibrant colors characteristic of marigolds brighten up any garden.

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Mistakes To Avoid When Growing Impatiens

Common growing mistakes you can avoid with a good dose of regular attention.

impatiens trailing out of a hanging basket
7 Ways to Improve Impatiens Blooms

Impatiens naturally add a boost of color to your yard.

purple hollyhock
Identifying & Treating Hollyhock Diseases And Pests

Although they look hardy, hollyhock is susceptible to diseases and pests that can kill the flower and surrounding plants in your garden.

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How to Transplant a Hollyhock

This plant may be temperamental, but you can successfully move it.

colorful begonias
How to Deadhead a Tuberous Begonia

Maintain your begonia with these four steps.

A pair of gloves pruning a begonia.
Pruning a Begonia

Keep your begonia shapely and healthy through all the seasons.

Orange begonias.
What to Feed a Begonia

Begonias are sensitive to chemical or nutrient burns, to make sure you which fertilizers to use.

Multicolored zinnia flowers in bloom.
Deadheading a Zinnia

Take control of your plant’s growth and get a vibrant zinnia all season long by learning how to deadhead.

A coleus garden.
Mistakes to Avoid when Growing a Coleus

Coleus are a beautiful addition to any home, indoors or out. Follow these tips to maximize your efforts.

cornflower
Using Cornflower in Companion Planting

Many plants benefit from growing alongside cornflowers.

Pink begonia flowers
Choosing and Growing Tuberous Begonias

Tuberous Begonias. The Ugly Duckling that everyone wants in their garden.

A pretty flowerbox with starfish affixed
Get the Most out of Your Flowers, Indoors and Out

7 things to know, whether your flowers are in your garden or in your house.

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How to Propagate a Hollyhock

Hollyhock is a popular plant in many gardens. Blooms come in red, pink, purple, yellow and white, giving

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Basic Sunflower Planting in 8 Steps

Sunflower planting is an easy way to make your garden look nice and provide you with valuable nutrients.