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Posts in category Flower Gardening

Coleus: an Old Favorite in New Clothing


Each year, the National Gardening Bureau selects one annual to receive special recognition, and 2015 has been designated Year of the Coleus. I’m pleased to see this plant getting some attention. It’s a sturdy performer that doesn’t demand much from the gardener.

The Orchid Challenge Begins with Hope and a Plan


I was at the garden center, and I saw a table full of out-of-bloom orchids marked down 50 percent. I couldn’t resist, so I picked up three with the intent to get them to bloom again.

Seeds to Try in 2015: a Blanket Recommendation


Last summer I tried growing a few new varieties of flowers that are especially attractive to butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Because I wanted to get started gardening early, I chose varieties I could start from seed indoors.

Flowers Flopping? Bring Out the Linking Stakes


It’s the time of year for Flower Supports, such as Curved Linking Stakes, which are perfect for fixing those unexpected flops in the garden. From a 4-star review from Nancy in St. Louis, MO: These linking stakes are great. I got the tallest ones available for use specifically with my tall zinnias that serve as […]

What’s Better than a Pink Flamingo?


Shop our selection of Statues and Fountains WHEN it comes to lawn ornaments, it’s hard to beat the classic pink flamingo. Sure, gnomes could be considered classic, but what’s new? Isn’t it time for another classic? We asked for photos of your favorite garden art, and we got many clever ideas, including flamingos, gnomes — […]

Taming the Garden Hose


As a professional gardener, I use garden hoses a lot, and I’ve seen my share of kinks, leaks and hoses that can’t be recoiled neatly. To me, the job is complete when the garden is weed-free and well-watered — with the hose coiled and ready for next time. If asked, my coworkers might say I’m […]

A Glowing Review


Thanks to Pam in Cranston, RI, for this photo of our Solar Illuminated Planters. In her review, she gives the product five stars. “I am on a limited income, and these pots blew my budget. However, they are worth every penny. They are the focal point in my garden. Everyone who sees them falls in love […]

Gardener Frames a Living Masterpiece


This innovative planting is from SuzyQ, a reviewer from Huntersville, NC, who used the Balcony Railing Planter in a new way: “We have a very small deck that we use all summer for entertaining. I’d found an old metal mirror frame that I wanted to hang on the wall, so I could use it for […]

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