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Fear of Flowers

Minimize the allergens growing in your own backyard with green-thumb tactics from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.  More

Saving Your Summer Bulbs

A few ground rules will help your bulbs survive harsh winter weather: dig them up; store them over the winter; and replant them next spring. Consider the money you’ll save. Here’s how.  More

Following the Sun

At this time of year, sunflowers are at their most glorious, crowning gardens with colors ranging from pale yellow to red, bronze, burgundy, chestnut, mahogany, and white. Sunflower growers now have some 2,000 varieties to choose from, from the tallest to the newer dwarf varieties such as Sunspot and Teddy Bear that grow approximately 12 to 18 inches.  More

Everlasting Flowers

Flowers are out in force in late summer and fall, and this is the perfect time to preserve some of that color and beauty to brighten your home in winter.  More

Cut Flower Care

Brightening your home with beautiful bouquets is one of the perks of flower gardening, and there are techniques for cutting and preserving flowers so they stay fresh and beautiful for as long as possible.  More

July in the Garden: Keep the Fireworks Going

By now flower gardens are producing a profusion of gorgeous blooms: White, red, and purple bee balm are exploding overhead with echinacea, phlox, and agapanthus along with zinnias, delphiniums, daylilies, Shasta daisies, and verbenas adding to the festive array. How do you make the most of this abundance of scents and colors and keep the fireworks going for as long as possible?  More