Flowers and Plants Growing GuidesGuides to hundreds flowers and foliage plants... Each profile contains a detailed description and growing instructions, site and soil requirements, varieties, and special uses.
Saving My Hibiscus For Next Year?I have a Hibiscus which was given to me as a gift and bloomed beautifully all summer. Now the blooms are gone and it does well while it is outside but if I bring it in the house, all the leaves fall off and it looks awful. Is there anyway to save it so I can enjoy the blooms next summer?
Splitting a Peace Lily?I have a very large Peace Lily. I would like to split it into 2 different pots. Is there an easy way to do this without killing my plant?
Perennial For Around My Mailbox?I want to plant some type of perennial around my mailbox. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas of something that is easy to take care of. The location gets shade in the morning and sun in the afternoon.
Flowerbed Suggestions?What type of flowers would be pretty in a flowerbed with light purple pansies? They are the only flowers that appear to have survived the winter months and I haven't a clue as to what else to fill it in with.
Perennial Sweet Peas Stopped Blooming?I planted perennial sweet peas 6 years ago. They were very beautiful and bloomed every year. But this year there's only one plant that came out. Does anyone know what could of happened?
Trying to Locate Lipstick Lies (Bearded Iris)?I have been trying for a number of years to find a Bearded Iris called Lipstick Lies. Do you know where I could get it? I believe it came from Australia.
Lilacs and Butterflies?What type of Lillacs attracts buterflies? I read that a thin lillac bush is one. Yet i did not get any other info on the subject. Can you help me on this problem? And thanks in advance for your time.
Growing Mixed Balloon Flowers?I am growing mixed balloon flowers for the first time, I'm suprised at their height and the way some of them droop. Is it necessary to make supports for them, and at what time in their growth should I do that? What could I used to create the supports with items I have at home already? Would stakes and string be ok, or should each have it's own support?
Fall Flowers in North Texas?I live in North Texas and want to plant some flowers in some pots, but I have no idea what to plant or where to look for ideas. I want some flowers that will last through the winter and still be blooming in the spring. Is that even a possibility here?
Caring For Hibiscus?I have a question about hibiscus, I want to know how to care for it. I live in Delaware. it is beautiful, I want it to stay that way year after year.
Flowering Plants Not Flowering?I recently removed all the grass from my front yard and landscaped with flowers, shrubs and trees. Two of the things I planted are a tree size Bougainvillea and a Bleeding Heart. The bleeding heart has been in the ground for a month, and has easily tripled in size, but no flowers yet.
Lilacs Love Eggshells?When do you put the eggshells on the lilac bushes? Should i mix it in the soil around the base?
Lilies Not Flowering?I have bought some Peace Lilies. I had read somewhere they can survive on low light and needed watering once a week but have noticed the leaves are turning yellow and not flowering anymore.
3 Tier Flower Planter?I have purchased a 3 tier, 37" flower planter. What would be the most attractive flowers to put in each tier? It will be in the sun at all times.
When does a Muskogee Crape Myrtle flower?I just purchased and planted a Muskogee Crape Myrtle. It has no leaves on it yet. When should it start and when do the flowers start appearing?
Buying Surprise Lilies?Does anybody know where I can buy Surprise Lilies? My mother loves them and hers for some reason have stopped blooming.
Flowers Dying After Budding?I am having problems this season with several plants, one a hanging Verbenia and one of several Cone flowers... they bud and then prior to blooming the bud dries up and dies. In the case of the Cone flower it turns black and dies. Can anyone tell me what is going on?
Planting Peonies?I would like to plant some peony bushes. When is the best time to do this?
Marigold Flower Tips?Could someone give me Marigold Tips? I really like them, they remind me fall mums but I have know luck with mums. If I plant now, how long will it take them to bloom? Any tips?
Hydrangea Bush with Flowers Turning Brown?I have a hydrangea bush and the flowers on it are beginning to turn a brownish color. I know you aren't supposed to cut the branches because the plant won't bloom the following year. I am wondering though, should i cut off the dead looking "flowers" or just leave them alone?
Growing Black Violets?Does anyone else grow these beautiful black violets?
Orchids Not Blooming?I have several orchids that bloomed beautifully in my other home but since I move they just send out green and don't bloom. Is there something I can do to jump start the bloom process?
Lye for Lilacs?How can I get 3 year old lilacs to bloom next spring? I have heard "work Lye in around them" have any of you heard the same?
Red Lion Amaryllis Advice?Red Lion Amaryllis Advice. My husband gave me a Red Lion Amaryllis as a pre-X-mas gift. It did bloom and 1 bloom has died, at the lower end of that bloom there is a bulb thing.
Lady Fingers (Flower)?Would anyone know of a flower called Lady Fingers? I have not heard of this for a while. I also can not find them anywhere. Any help would be great.
Brown Eyed Susans?I transplanted brown eyed susans last year and they were beautiful in the fall now this spring I don't see anything coming up yet, is it too early? I cut the dead stocks off last fall, did I kill my plant?
What do I do after tulips have flowered?What do I do after tulips have flowered? Can I get them to bloom again for the summer?
Slow Growing Flower?What is a slow growing flower, annual, that doesn't get to high in height for the front of a headstone?
Blooming Glads?My glads have blooms and are drying out, will they continue to bloom until the fall, or should they be dug up now, or should I just cut the bloom at this time?
How deep do peonies have to be planted?How deep do peonies have to be planted? I have them in pots.
Watering Tips for Flowers?Any good ideas on how to help my garden and flower retain more moisture? I live in KY and we are in desperate need of rain. I am watering things as I can but I wondered if anyone had any more ideas.
Discolored Hibiscus Leaves?My hibiscus leaves are getting dark blotch-like discolorations beginning on the undersides of the leaves, then turn yellow. What is this from, and how can I correct it?
Fried Egg Poppy Success In Mid Atlantic States?I am trying to find out if anyone in the Mid Atlantic States (Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina) has had any success with a "Fried Egg Poppy" plant (matilija poppy or Romneya Coulteri).
Buying Bulk Marigolds?I am looking for bulk marigolds to string together for the garlands in an Indian wedding, anyone know where I can get them? So far I can only find seeds.
Moving Gladiolus?Can I reset gladiolas this time of year?
How Do You Affect The Growth Of Marigolds?How do you affect the growth of marigolds?
What is This Flower? (Autumn Joy Sedum)What is this? It is loaded with flies and butterflies constantly, and I mean loaded! Thanks.
Planting Flowers in the Shape of Letters?My volunteer garden club at our library are building a berm. It will be the center peice of a very large open area. I wanted to put flowers that make the shapes of letters when bunched together. This is a 3 part question #1 What would be used as a support since the berm will be on a high slant? #2 What is used to make the framing for the letters? #3 What would be the best low work flowers/plants to use to make the lettering stand out? If anyone has photos of or links to web pages that have photos it would help me the best. Thanks!
Getting Rid Of Iris Flowers?How do I get rid of Iris flowers? I have dug them up and ripped them out and they keep coming back. I am new at this gardening stuff and need help.
Advice For Growing Cornflowers?Can anyone give me tips on how to grow cornflowers? I try these every year, following the instructions on the seed packet, but if I'm lucky I get a plant that's about an inch tall. It drives me crazy because I see cornflowers growing wild and lush in ditches, beside railroad tracks, etc.
White Flowers That Bloom In June?I am throwing a graduation for my granddaughter in June. The theme is black and white so I want to know what White flowers are in bloom in June. Can I plant seeds this late to bloom in June, which will be hot about 80. I will need a lot.
Can Orchids Be Started From Cuttings?Is it possible to start orchids from cuttings?
My Brothers Beautiful RosesMy brothers beautiful roses in Texas.
Will Calla Lilies Grow In The Blue Mountains?Will Calla Lilies grow in the blue mountains?
Calla Lilies Not Blooming?No flowers on Calla Lilies, why?
Prolonging the Life of Cut Hydrangea Blooms?Is there a special process needed to prolong the life of a hydrangea bloom as a cut flower? I cannot get them to stay attractive overnight?
Are There Hydrangeas That Are Naturally Blue?A friend told me that no hydrangea is naturally blue. One has to be forced through one method or another to create that color. I find that hard to believe. My grandmother always said that one had to plant iron nails in the soil to create the color one wanted. I don't remember doing anything special to mine but it is a beautiful blue and has been for many years. Anyone know anything about this please? Thanks.
Getting Rid of Sun Flowers?Sun flowers are destroying my grass. How do you kill them?
Transferring Sunflower Seedlings Outdoors?My daughter and I have started sunflower seeds indoors. They are now about 5 in. or so and I was going to plant them outdoors. I have a few questions though. Itt is supposed to be raining on and off till next Thursday and I am not sure if the seedlings can handle that much rain.
Do Marigolds Kill Other Flowers?If you put marigold flowers in a container with other flowers, will they kill the other flowers, or their blooms? I just planted some marigolds with purple daisies, and all the blooms wilted on the purple daisies. Is it from the aroma that the marigolds put off?
Will Cutting Flowers Affect Next Year's Growth?If I use my tulips as cut flowers for a vase, will this affect the next year's flowering?
Flowering Verbenas Tips?I absolutely love flowering verbenas. The problem is that, without fail, they all end up dying on me. Does anyone have any idea what I might be doing wrong? It's driving me crazy and I hate wasting money on replacing them all the time.
Problems With Hibiscus Plants?I have recently potted two hibiscus plants in my balcony. The one with the pink flowers has not given a single bud in 3 weeks. Also the leaves of this plant have holes in them. What can I do to prevent the holes?
Will Sunflowers Still Bloom If Tops Were Eaten Off?The deer ate the tops off my sunflowers, will they still flower? They were not up but about 6 inches.
Uses for Calla Lily Seed Pods?My calla lily blooms form green seed pods inside. I was wondering if these can be planted or if they have any other use?
Flowers That Go With Hydrangeas?What kind of flowers can I plant in front of my Blue Endless Summer Hydrangea?
When Will My Hydrangeas Bloom?When will my hydrangeas bloom?
Mildew On Roses?How do you get rid of mildew on roses?
Winterizing Roses?In winterizing roses, do they have to be confined by cones. I am tempted to try hilling alone and wish to use shredded leaves mixed with top soil. Does this make sense? Also, I would like to cut up cross sections of paper leaf bags to act as restraining devices for the leaf/soil mix. Any advice gratefully received.
Flowers to Grow in Nashville, TN?What flowers can I plant in Nashville that will last through the spring?
Hydrangea Flowers Have No Color?My hydrangea has no color. The flowers are the same as leaves. Why? I have lovely blue flowers all spring then blah!
Plumeria Not Blooming?I have a Plumeria that did not bloom this year, 2008. It is planted in the ground, about 6 ft. tall and has branched into 2 branches. It has lots of leaves but no blooms.
Japanese Colored Dandelion Flowers?Does anyone know where I can get the Japanese Colored Dandelion flowers or seeds?
Hydrangea Not Growing?My Hydrangea gets plenty of leaves but it hasn't grown since I planted it. It is the same size as it was since I took them out of the planting pots. And no blooms last summer! Any advice?
Cut Roses Not Opening?I received a dozen red roses and for one week they stayed closed. I thought they would finally open but 8 days later they are showing black edges and don't appear to be opening. Does anyone know why this would occur?
Planting Sunflowers?What month do you plant sunflowers?
Growing Primroses in Indirect Light?Will primroses grow well in pots in indirect light? We live in Louisiana.
Planting Marigolds for a Science Fair Project?I like marigolds and I'm planting one for my science fair project. I don't know what to do though! Can someone please give me some helpful hints?
Getting Cymbidium Orchids to Bloom?How do I get my cymbidium orchids to re-bloom?
Petunias Stopped Blooming?My hanging baskets of petunias stopped blooming. Why did this happen? Thanks for your help.
Red Hot Poker Plants Not Blooming?My poker plants (Kniphofia or Red Hot Poker) haven't bloomed in 3 years except for one plant in 2007. They were in pots until last winter when I planted them in full sun and well drained soil. The foliage is healthy and the plants are getting bigger.
Pennsylvania Flowers That Bloom in July?What flowers bloom in July in central Pennsylvania?
Flowers Seeds Never Sprouted?I planted flower seeds 2 months ago and I don't see anything.
Growing Flowers in Egypt?What are the flowers that can grow in Egypt for my garden?
Thinning Sunflowers?I have grown some sun flowers. The first one was huge. Now it's hanging down towards the ground. When and how do I cut it so the others will grow better?
Propagating Black Eyed Susan?How can I grow Black Eyed Susans in my yard, from my dad's flowering plants in his yard? Do the flowers make seeds?
Black Eyed Susans Are Wilting?I just planted some black eyed susans and they are wilting. I think they will soon die. I have them in rich soil, in the sun and have been watering them. What else can I do?
Will Marigolds Re-seed?Do marigolds die in winter?
Starting Sunflowers from Seeds?When do we plant those huge sunflower seeds, in Tucson, AZ?
Flowers That Don't Attract Bees?Does anyone know what type of flowers I can plant around the front of my house that won't attract bees?
Why Don't My Sweet Peas Bloom?I planted sweet peas last year. They are growing great. I have had no flowers for 2 years. What am I doing wrong?
Rolly Polly Bugs Eating Flowers?I am having a problem with rolly polly bugs eating my flowers. How can I get rid of them without harming my flowers?
Lilac Flowers Are Lacking Color?My lilac bush's leaves are nice and green but the flower is lacking in color and fullness? Can you help?
Begonias Not Blooming?I planted my hanging begonia bulb in February. It's growing beautifully, but has no sign of blooming. It bloomed beautifully last summer. It gets light from the north east.
Using Peat Moss in a Flower Garden?Why would I add peat to my flower garden?
Hollyhocks Coming Up Everywhere?My hollyhocks are everywhere. Is there a way to kill them? Stop them from spreading?
Can I Use Coffee Grounds in My Flower Garden?Can you use coffee grounds in the flower garden?
Why Are My Sunflowers Closed?My husband brought home sunflowers and planted them in the front lawn
Garden: Day LiliesOne of my faves!
Something is Eating My Impatiens?For years, I've planted orange impatiens around the perimeter of my landscaping. It's very shady on my lot and, at first, I had no trouble growing this annual. Now, it seems the pests are having a field day. . Any suggestions?
Do Morning Glory Blooms Open Multiple Times?How many times does a morning glory flower bloom? I have one that has just one flower on it, and it opened just once. The next afternoon it fell off. Then I had one open yesterday morning, and now today it's not open. Am I doing something wrong, or does each flower only open once?
Stems on Giant Sunflowers Always Break Before Blooming?I love sunflowers and love to grow them, but right before they bloom the stem breaks and they are left hanging or drop to the ground. I don't get the chance to enjoy their lovely blooms, what could it be?
Why Does My Sunflower Have Multiple Flower Heads?I have a multiple flowering sunflower (30 flowers and more to come) which is 15 feet tall. I read your explanation for why this would occur, but it is growing near my house and no pesticides have been used. Any other explanation and is this rare?
Replanting Lily Bulbs?I have dug up a large group of lily bulbs; do I need to replant them or can I dry them out through out the winter months and then replant?
When Can I Cut Back My Mums?When can I cut back my mums?
Geranium Not Flowering?I have a gigantic geranium, but it isn't flowering. The foliage is huge and healthy, but no flowers. What kind of fertilizer? or does it need it?
How Do I Find Wild Flowers to Plant in My Garden?I just moved to my own senior's place in March and have a small garden spot. The trouble is, I cannot afford to buy flowers. So how can I find some good wild ones that will transplant well to a small garden bed and to some window boxes?
Garden: Mixed FlowersHere's a variety of mixed flowers to give off a variety of color.
Lilies Are Not Blooming?I have about 15 lilies. For 2 years in a row they did not bloom. This year 1 did bloom but it was just 2 little bunches. I also have 2 small dwarf lilies that are blooming fine. Can someone tell me what can I do to correct the problem.
Garden: Voodoo Lily Bloom (Folkston, GA)The voodoo lily is a very unique flower. It is a corm, not a bulb. To bloom it requires very little care. Like the ones in the wild, it needs spring floods and mulch with light fertilizer.
Garden: Climbing HydrangeaThis is a climbing Hydrangea. They take forever to bloom but my patience has been rewarded this year. Next year it will probably have more blooms yet. They are know to take up to 7 years to bloom. Mine is 6 years old and grows up a hickory tree.