What Type of Flower Is This?Can anyone tell me what type of flower this is?
Identifying Flowers?I need some help identifying these two flowers please!
Making Cut Flowers Last Longer?Will adding a citrus-flavored soft drink like 7-up to the water make cut flowers last longer?
Gladiolus with Horn-like Protrusions on Petals?Has anyone had a gladiolus flower with horn-like protrusions coming fron the petals?
Changing the Color of Hydrangeas?I like your article about changing hydrangeas colours. You talk about lime added to the soil to change the acidity of the soil and plant colour. Could you use a large amount of crushed egg shells instead of commercial lime to produce the same affect on the soil?
Keeping a Hydrangea Flower Blue?Is it true you can add cold coffee to a hydrangea bush to keep it blue? How much do I use?
Identifying Cut Flowers in a Bouquet?I bought this interesting bunch from a flower market last weekend, and I'm sure the sign next to it said "we don't need any water" but I want to confirm that and can't remember the name! Please help :)
Identifying a Flower?I just saw your photo of a flower you posted called innocence. I was wondering if it has a botanical name and would you know where I can get some?
Growing Bougainvillea?I need help on planting and growing. I live in zone 8.
Growing Sunflowers?I have entered a competition to grow the tallest sunflower. At the moment it is three feet, but has started to come into flower. Will this stop the plant from growing taller?
Growing Violas?Can violas be out in 57 degrees at night or should I bring them indoors?
Preserving Cut Bittersweet for...Should you put freshly cut bittersweet in water or hang it to dry if you want to use it in a decoration? I have found conflicting information.
Growing Sweet William Dwarf?When is the best time to control sweet William dwarf during its life-cycle?
Can Bougainvillea Cause Itching?Can bougainvillea cause severe itching?
Marigold Seedling Stems Turning Brown?I am a first time gardner so you can imagine I do not have much skill or experience in this field and still I went ahead and purchased marigold seeds. They sprouted in 3 days which I was very excited about. My seedlings are about two inches tall and have developed their first set of true leaves.
Making Cut Roses Last Longer?Do you mash the stem on fresh cut roses or not? I have rose bushes that I cut regularly. I am told to mash the stem before putting in a vase. I say no to that and that they go into the vase after a slant cut.
Gerbera Daisy Leaves Shriveled?I have a gerbera daisy. Lately its been having all this white stuff on the leaves. So I asked a friend and she told me to spray salt water on it. I did and now the leaves are all shriveled up.
Planting Fall Flowers?I am wanting to plant, in my front yard, some eye catching, easy to grow fall flowers. Any recommendations?
Growing Chrysanthemums?My mum looks dead and it's October. It is a potted mum, I got it early October. I don't understand what to do with it. I have never had one before. It looks dead, no leaves, no flowers, just dry brown sticks.
Mums Seem to Fade Quickly?When I plant mums, it seems like they just won't keep their color long. What can I do to keep the color longer?
Insects Eating Bouganvillea?My plant is outdoors in a very sunny spot. It likes to be watered every day because of the heat. I live in Colorado and it has been over 90 degrees every day. If I forget to water the plant one day the leaves and flowers begin to droop.
Aphids on My Nasturtiums?This was before my poor plant was invaded by those horrid black aphids, ugh! It's been an on-going battle to get rid of those things. Any suggestions?
Morning Glories Not Flowering?My morning glories have lush leaves but no flowers. What's wrong?
Hydrangeas Turned Green?I started out with pink and blue hydrangeas in pots and they have now turned green. What can I do to get them colorful again?
Growing Sunflowers?My 8 foot sunflower has 4 buds appearing on it. Should I remove 2 of them to give it a chance of flowering? It has been 3 weeks and the other ones are all blooming.
Hydrangea Not Blooming?I have had my blue mophead hydrangea for two years. Last year I transplanted it in my yard, facing the west, and it seemed like the western exposure was too strong, because the leaves were turning brown, so I moved it to the southwest side of my home. It has lots of healthy dark green leaves, but still no blooms.
Giant Sunflower Head Drooping?This is my first time growing sunflowers. The one that is the farthest along is so big, it is drooping almost all the way to the ground. Am I supposed to stake it? Am I supposed to continue to water it? Thanks.
What is My Orchid Doing?I have had this rescued (it was thrown away) orchid for about a year. Several weeks ago it started growing these tubers. Is it going to flower or what?
Sunflowers Dying?My sunflowers have started to bloom, but the are not lasting long before they die. What can I use on them? Some of the leaves are big, but don't have any buds on them. What's wrong? I water them everyday sometimes even twice a day.
Replanting a Peony?My peony broke off while I was cleaning the leaves. It does have roots. Can I replant in dirt or water? I hate to throw it away.
Cutting Back an African Iris?Should I cut back my African iris now or wait till it warms up in a month or two/ I live in zone 9a south Houston, Texas.
Growth of a Sunflower?How many leaves should a sunflower have if it is more than one month old?
Worm Casings for Sunflowers?My brother said that the poop of African worms is organic and in their school they have something like a pig pen, 3 meters wide and 2 meters tall and inside of that is full of soil and African worms.
Forcing Mum Flowers to Open Sooner?I purchased 40 mums to add color around our church for homecoming. The buds are showing some color, but are far from open. The event is in 6 days. Is there any way to force more color by then?
Changing the Color of a Hydrangea to Blue?How do I turn a pink or white hydrangea blue?
Growing Sweet William from Seed?I am planning to do a bed of Sweet William next season. I have collected seed from the few volunteers I currently have, and will get more from a buddy with an extensive garden of them.My question: Given the different varieties of color and pattern, does each color yield seeds in that color, or do they express the entire range of colors? My worry is that the whites have yielded the most seed, yet are my least favorite. I have not seen a garden consisting of just one color.
Growing Peonies?My peonies stopped blooming after I moved to another house, ten years ago. They just grow, but no more blooms.
Growing Peonies?Can I cut my peonies off before they dry up?
Marigold Plants Turning Brown?My marigold plants start turning brown after a couple of weeks then just continue to turn brown till they are dead.
Keeping Cut Lilacs Fresh?I cut a beautiful bouquet of lilacs from my hedge and it only lasted one day in the house. My mother always had bouquets that stayed fresh for days. I put them in the pure lake water with no additives. Please advise, many thanks. A true Canadian lover of lilacs!
Verbena Not Flowering?Why isn't my container verbena plant flowering, even though it's in direct sunlight and I water it?
Growing Sunflowers?Any tips for growing sunflowers?
Growing Geraniums as Perennials?Do you need to cut your geraniums back in the spring, or just leave them alone? This is the first year I have tried to regrow the same pot.
Growing Morning Glories in Containers?Will morning glories grow in containers on a deck?
Killing Moss in Flower Beds?I need to kill the moss in my rock flower bed. Is vinegar going to be safe for the surrounding plants?
Geranium Stopped Flowering?My geranium stopped flowering. It's only a few months old and I recently repotted it thinking it may be root bound. That's not the problem. Is there something else I'm doing wrong?
Growing Sweet William?I planted some Sweet William from seeds and love it! Do these plants reseed themselves but the plant dies (like a marigold) or does the plant survive and you just cut it back (like a daisy). Thanks so much!
Growing Morning Glories in Hanging Planters?I recently moved to an older home with a large but not well-cared-for back yard. Aside from cutting back some wild plants and digging weeds, I have not done much to it, yet. It appears that I have some (well-more than some) morning glories growing along the ground.
Choosing Flowers for Flower Boxes?I am looking for some new ideas for my flower boxes for next spring. I have been using begonias.
Overwintering Geraniums?We live in hardiness zone 6a. My friend gave me some cut geraniums which rooted and are doing well in an outdoor container.What do I have to do to have them survive the coming cold weather?
Plumeria Not Blooming?I have had two plumeria planted in a big pot for 10 years now. Should I transplant it or just add more soil for it to bloom? It has not bloomed in 3 years.
Azaleas Blooming in the Summer?It's summertime and hot here in Virginia. Why are my azaleas blooming in the summer?
Growing Lupines from Seed?I would like to know how to grow lupinus, can I do it from seeds from the plant I have already? If so when do I take the seeds from the plant?
Hydrangea Only Blooming on One Side?I have a hydrangea that blooms beautifully on one side, but not the other! What is wrong?
Peony Bushes Not Blooming?I live in Ohio (zone 5) and my peony bush is not blooming. Someone else I know is having the same problem. I water it regularly and it is in direct sun. Any thoughts on this? It looks healthy, nice and green and sturdy, but no buds or blooms.
Growing Lupines from Seed?I know lupines are an aggressive flower, but that is what I want for a large area. If I just throw lupine seeds around this area where there is also weeds and some grass, will they take hold and sprout without putting dirt over them?
Growing Sunflowers?The plant has two or more sucker flowers heads. Should I cut them out or trim the bottom leaves?
Petunias and Geraniums in Containers Not Growing Well?I have 5 planter boxes that contain petunias and geraniums. They sit within 5 feet of each other surrounding my pool, getting the same water, fertilizer, and sun. Three of the boxes are doing fabulously, but 2 are spindly.
Using Coffee Grounds on Flowers?Can I use fresh coffee grounds on my flowers?
Weeds Taking Over Wild Flower Gardens?I am having trouble with kosha weeds and sunflowers taking over my wildflower garden patch. Are there any other alternatives to hand weeding?
Bearded Iris Stopped Blooming?I have 100 bearded iris that have bloomed profusely for six years, even our heavy California clay soil didn't bother them. But the past couple years they get foliage, but no flowers or flower buds.
Hydrangea Not Blooming?My hydrangea is growing larger and larger, but has no buds. Is there something I need to add to the soil or just be more patient? I have a second kind, but it has small clusters of little flowers and they are starting to bloom so they are OK. Thanks for any help you can give.
Pinching Back Petunias?How do you pinch back petunias to keep them from being so "leggy"?
What is Eating My Dusty Millers?I have about 6 dusty millers planted in my front flower bed, mixed with other plants, ranging from 3-6 inches apart. This morning I walked out, when it wasn't raining, and saw that all my dusty millers were down to the stems. Do you think that rabbits are eating them?
Keeping the Cats Out of The Flower Garden?My farm cats, seem to enjoy watching me garden. They have the run of the farm, but seem to love, doing their business in the flower beds, where I have just worked. I want to keep my flower beds off limits to the cats. Any suggestions?
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.
Encouraging Larger Dahlia Blooms?I have a semi cactus dahlia "Tahiti Sunrise". What does pinching excess buds mean on this plant? I think that means only allowing 1-2 per stem, but am not certain.
Deadheading Irises?Should irises be deadheaded after they're done blooming?
My Newly Planted Geraniums are Turning Yellow?I purchased my geraniums several weeks ago. Finally I planted them this week because the leaves were turning yellow and the buds looked awful. Will they survive or should I pull them all up and start over? I picked all the yellow leaves and drooping flowers off.
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?
What Are the Easiest Flowers to Grow in the Garden?I'm a first time gardener, I can't even grow an indoor plant. My friend got lots of packets of seeds, what's the easiest flowers to grow?
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?
Amaryllis Not Blooming?Why don't my Amaryllis flower? They only make leaves. They flowered last season.
When Can I Cut Back My Mums?When can I cut back my mums?
Growing Peonies in Arizona?Does anyone in Phoenix grow peonies, rhubarb, or lilacs successfully? If so, how?Thank you.
Hibiscus Dropping Buds Early?I have a hibiscus which gets full sun daily. It develops a bunch of bloom pods, but just before they bloom they fall off. Only a few make it to full bloom.
Reviving An Orchid Plant?My orchid plant has lost all the leaves and the flowers are drooping. How do I revive this plant? There was a lot of water oozing out of the leaves.
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?
How Do I Grow Winter Pansies?I don't know the 1st thing about planting or taking care of flowers.
However, my son is selling pansies for his band fundraiser and I'm sucker enough to buy some because he says he's the only one who hasn't sold anything. But I don't know what to do with them.
Home Remedies for Moss Control in Flower Beds?What common household products can I use to kill moss in my garden/flowerbeds?
Making Shaped Flower Beds?I saw a question asked previously about planting flowers in the shape of letters, to spell out your business name. How is this done and what types of flowers work best for this?
Making Shaped Flower Beds?I saw a question asked previously about planting flowers in the shape of letters, to spell out your business name. How is this done and what types of flowers work best for this? Do you make a stencil out of landscape fabric or can you purchase or make molds for the letters?
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?
Flowers for Shady Areas of the Garden?What type of plants that flower can I put in a mostly shady area that look nice?
Cutting Back Iris After They Bloom?Should the ever-blooming iris be cut back at the same time as regular iris?
Preparing Flower Beds?I am not sure what hardiness zone I am, but I need advice on how to prepare garden beds for spring planting. Right now there are weeds growing in a north facing flower bed that gets partial shade.
Marigolds Not Blooming?I put out a ton of seed this year which included marigolds. I now have the tallest and healthiest marigolds I have ever seen, but there are no flowers. None at all. I have a least 100 seedlings, healthy and all, and no flowers. what is happening?
Growing Poppies from a Flower Bud?Does anyone know how to plant or grow a poppy flower plant from a bud off an existing plant?
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?
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?
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?
Growing Calla Lilies from Pods?I would like information on growing a calla lily from a seed pod.
Mophead Hydrangea Flower Buds not Blooming?My mophead hydrangea has flower buds, but only a few open up. What am I doing wrong?
Supporting Snapdragon Plants?How do I support the 3'-4' tall snapdragon plants my garden? They need something soon. They out grew their metal hangers.
Growing Morning Glories?Will Convolvulus Cantabrica (perennial morning glories) grow in mid-Michigan zone 6?
Buying African Violets?When can you buy African violets, winter or summer?
Why Are My Sunflowers Closed?My husband brought home sunflowers and planted them in the front lawn
Can I Use Coffee Grounds in My Flower Garden?Can you use coffee grounds in the flower garden?
Sun Exposure Requirements for Morning Glory and Moonflowers?I'm moving to a condo with an east (and a little bit south) facing balcony. I'm thinking of planting morning glory and moonflowers in pots. Will a mainly east exposure provide enough sun?
Hollyhocks Coming Up Everywhere?My hollyhocks are everywhere. Is there a way to kill them? Stop them from spreading?
Should I Deadhead My Iris?Do you cut off the dead flowers on Iris after they have bloomed?
Using Peat Moss in a Flower Garden?Why would I add peat to my flower garden?