What Are The Best Spiller Annuals For Containers?

Annual Petunias spilling over the edge of a terra cotta pot

There is nothing more captivating than a garden with hanging baskets, window boxes, or containers overflowing with beautiful foliage and flowers.  Combining the textures and colors of different annuals trailing

Pentas Plant: How To Care For Pentas Flower

Wooden barrel planted with Pentas plants | PlantCareToday

The Pentas plant is a proven winner in the garden. Pentas give homeowners a blast of color. Their flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Pentas lanceolata, more commonly known as Pentas. It is also

How To Grow And Care For The Amaranth Plant

The Amaranth, also known as amaranthus or sometimes called pigweed, is an easy to grow annual flowering plant. If you desire dried flowers then look no further than the Amaranth plant.

Rock Purslane Care: All About Growing Calandrinia

Bright pink flowers of Rock Purslane (Calandrinia Plant)

The Calandrinia [ka-lan-DREEN-ee-uh] a flowering plant species from the genus Calandrinia belonging to the Portulacaceae family and native to Chile, also found in some regions of Australia. The common name

Annuals for Fragrance

Sweet Alyssum (white flower) fragrant

The best garden is one, which engages all you five basic senses – sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell.  When setting up a garden, most of us do consider adding

What Are The Best Annuals For The Beach?

Gallardia flowering Annual blooming near beach

When it comes to setting up a garden at your beach house or a coastal garden, selecting the right varieties of plants is a critical step.  The sandy and salt-rich

How To Care For Nigella Flower

flowering nigella plant

Nigella damascena [ny-JELL-luh] [dam-ASK-ee-nuh] is an annual flower in the Ranunculaceae (buttercup) family.  It’s native to Europe, southwest Asia, and northern Africa.  The plant often grows in damp areas and

Tips For And How To Deadhead Petunias

flowering petunias produce more blooms with deadheading

Pruning petunia flowers is often a necessary task for promoting longer blooms.  The process of pruning or pinching the flowers is called deadheading. Petunia is a genus of flowering plants

Dianthus: How To Care For The Sweet William Flower

Attractive flowers of the Sweet William Dianthus - Pinks

Dianthus plants the Sweet William flower, are floriferous, and vibrant making them excellent ornamental choices for the garden, or simple borders. Click this article for Sweet William Dianthus care tips and growing details.

How To Make Colorful Beds With SunPatiens®

SunPatiens® is a more vigorous variety of “impatiens” a popular color choice in the garden for decades. SunPatiens® sometimes called “sun impatiens” perform in full sun or shade, high heat,

How To Care For Celosia Argentea

Blooming Celosia Argentea

Celosia argentea [se-LO-see-uh, ar-JEN-tee-uh] is a flowering, warm weather plant doing best in areas with a Mediterranean climate.  The precise origins of this interesting plant are unknown, but it is

How To Grow and Care For Globe Gilia

flowering globe gilia (Gilia capitata)

Gilia capitata [GEE-lee-uh, kap-ih-TAY-tuh] is an annual wildflower producing pretty, blue puffball like flowers and member of the Phlox family. It is native to North America, growing naturally in many

Learn Chinese Forget Me Not Care and Growing Tips

blue blooms of Chinese forget me not

Cynoglossum amabile [SIGH-no-gloss-um, a-MAH-bih-lee] are charming blue flowers painting the garden in eye-catching color. Cynoglossum is part of the Boraginaceae family along with the Baby blue Eyes flower (Nemophila) and