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.

When Should You Cut Back Daylilies?

Red and yellow flowers of daylilies, Hemerocallis flowers

Daylilies are a plant many backyard gardeners consider a “fan favorite.” Daylilies adapt quickly to a vast range of soil and climate conditions.  They are also generally free from any

Growing Sea Thrift Plants: Care Of Armeria Maritima

Growing Sea Thrift Plants: How To Care For Armeria Maritima

Armeria Maritima [Ar-MER-ee-uh Mar-ih-TEE-muh] is an herbaceous perennial plant, belonging to the sea lavender family Plumbaginaceae (blue plumbago). This plant is native to temperate coastal areas and mountains in the

Fragrant Perennial Flowers

Viola one of many fragrant perennials for the garden

Whether you have a manicured garden or a cottage-style garden, adding beautiful flowering plants with sweet fragrances will enhance its beauty.  Fragrant flowers can add another layer of richness in

Firecracker Plant Care: Russelia Equisetiformis Growing and Care

flowering Firecracker Russelia Equisetiformis

The firecracker plant – Russelia Equisetiformis [russ-SEEL-lee-uh eck-kwiss-see-tiff-FORmiss] is a perennial plant type often used as an ornamental shrub. It’s from the Plantaginaceae family along with Lophospermum plants and hails from Mexico. This firecracker

Perennials That Make Striking Ground Covers

Phlox make a striking ground cover

Perennial ground cover plants are invaluable in landscaping.  From filling out empty spaces and adding texture and interest to the garden to stabilizing slopes and limiting weed growth, these low-growing

How To Make Good Soil For A Garden

Woman working in garden turning soil

Picture to yourself an enormous factory manned by innumerable workers, each one assigned to his task of converting raw materials into more finished goods. Each worker toiling endlessly, never off

Learn How To Grow Penstemon Beardtongue

Blooming beard tongue - Penstemon

Penstemon [PEN-stem-on] is a genus of herbaceous perennials containing about 250 species.  Most of these plants are native to the Nearctic region and parts of North America. The variety of

Growing Daylilies For Midseason Color

colorful daylilies yellow gold with a red throat

Daylilies (hemerocallis) are summertime standouts in any garden – more on daylily care here. If you still think of daylilies as dull bronze or slim-petaled yellow flowers, there is a

Caring For Trout Lily [Erythronium]

Erythronium Trout Lily flowers

Erythronium [Er-ih-THROH-nee-um] is a genus of spring-flowering plants belonging to the Liliaceae family, closely linked to tulips.  There are around 20 to 30 different species of this plant type, which

Meadow Rue Care: How To Grow Thalictrum Aquilegifolium

Flowering Meadow Rue - Thalictrum Aquilegifolium

Thalictrum aquilegiifolium [tha-LIK-trum, ak-wil-egg-ee-FOH-lee-um] are known for their gorgeous showy flowers and are a part of the buttercup Ranunculus family Ranunculaceae.  These Eudicots are native to temperate Asia and Europe. T. aquilegifolium also naturalizes

Trillium Grandiflorum Care: Growing The White Trillium

Blooming White Trillium grandiflorum

Trillium grandiflorum (Michx.) [TRIL-ee-um, gran-dih-FLOR-um] is a herbaceous flowering perennial and a part of the bunchflower family Melanthiaceae. It is considered a native plant in much of eastern North America. The scientific name

What Are The Best Shade Flowers?

Torenia (Wishbone Flower) Torneia Shade Flowers

Shade flowers we love them, and it’s good to have a cool and shady setting around your home. However, shade can present challenges if you love to grow flowers and

Cistus Plant Care: Tips On Growing The Rockrose

Blooming Cistus Plant aka Rockrose

Cistus [SIS-tus] plants are easy-to-care-for shrubs belonging to the Cistaceae family and are commonly referred to as Rock Rose. These plants are often used for groundcover; however, some varieties grow

Sea Lavender Plant Care: Tips On Growing The Limonium

Sea lavender flower (Limonium) popular in flower arrangements

Limonium latifulium [lim-OH-nee-um, lat-ih-FOE-lee-um] synonymously known as Limonium platyphyllum [lim-OH-nee-um, plat-TY-fil-um] is a flowering clump-forming perennial. Famous for its showy flowers, the plant type is commonly known as: Sea lavender Perennial statice

Lambs Ear Plant Care: How To Grow Stachys Byzantina

furry leaves of lambs ear plant (Stachys byzantina)

Stachys byzantina (STAH-kees biz-an-TEE-nah) is a herbaceous perennial that’s a furry, silvery member of the Lamiaceae or mint family. This herbaceous perennial comes from the rocky hillsides of Iran, Turkey,