Some Favorite Garden Bulbs

by Lee Dobbins

Bulbs are a great addition to any garden as they will provide color year after year and can even provide additional flowers to be divided and planted in another part of the garden. Unlike, annuals, bulb flowers do not need to be planted each year. [ more ]

Using Popular Rose Varieties In Your Garden

by Jean Murphy

When many people think of gardening, their thoughts turn first to roses, and there is no wonder. Roses are among the most popular, and certainly most beautiful, types of flowers there are. In addition, roses are a huge part of both the gardening hobby and the professional flower business. There are even rose and flowers shows were master gardeners proudly show off their lovely creations to an awestruck crowd. [ more ]

Planning A Butterfly Garden

by Lee Dobbins

One way to add dimension to your garden is to plant plenty of flowers that attract butterflies. There’s nothing so beautiful as to see these delicate winged creatures sailing around in your garden. Proper planning will ensure that you attract plenty of them as well as provide a safe place for butterflies. [ more ]

How to Plan and Successfully Grow Your Tulip Garden

by Rob Young

Tulip gardens are easy to create because apart their stunning beauty they are readily available, cheap and have a wide range of colors and forms. Most garden outlets and bulb catalogs sell the large-flowered garden tulips in packets of mixed colors according to group or in packets of named individual varieties. The large-flowered garden tulips are just made for use as bedding plants - they combine really well with forget-me-nots and wallflowers. They also can be used to great effect planted in scattered clumps among perennials or other bulbs. The smaller species tulips have a less choice of colors than the garden tulips, but they have a more delicate form and are ideal for rockeries and container gardens, or the front of borders. [ more ]

Color in the Garden

by Kenneth Hoffman

Discover color in foliage. I don't know why people think of flowers when a garden is mentioned. Blooming plants make a noticeable accent only when in bloom and in sufficient numbers to be seen from a distance. On the other hand, foliage is present in large quantities all summer long, presenting their leafy faces to the sun and our own admiring eyes. [ more ]