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Easy-Care Dahlias Make Spring Gardening A Lot More Fun
By Melinda Myers
Plan now for a memorable grand finale in this year’s garden. Dahlias are spring-planted bulbs with big, colorful flowers that bloom continuously from midsummer to …

All About Dahlias! All About Dahlias!

Follow This Plan And Prepare To Be Amazed
Dahlias provide some of the garden’s biggest and most spectacular blooms. The flowers come in a rainbow of colors and many different styles and sizes, and all are …

Plant a Pollinator Garden Plant a Pollinator Garden

You And The Pollinators Will Enjoy The Benefits!
By Melinda Myers
Whether planting a garden, enjoying the beauty of your landscape or sitting down to a delicious meal, you have bees, butterflies and other pollinators to thank. …

When and How to Prune Roses for Lush Results When and How to Prune Roses for Lush Results

Tips To Get The Best Blooms
By Chelsea Fuss, Craftsy.com
The first time I grew roses, I was so afraid of doing the wrong thing I treated them like fragile little plants. Actually, roses are surprisingly resilient …

Be a Butterfly Hero! Be a Butterfly Hero!

NEW CAMPAIGN INSPIRES KIDS AND FAMILIES TO SAVE THE ICONIC MONARCH BUTTERFLY
The majestic Monarch butterfly is in decline and needs your help. National Wildlife Federation (NWF), Amer­ica’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization, is giving away …

Garden Color 101 Garden Color 101

Experiment With The Three Color Harmo
One of the best things about gardening is the lack of rules. That’s especially true when it comes to color – anything goes! In the garden, there are as many …

Texas Roses Must Be ‘On’ Year-Round
To Make The Cut
Texas Roses Must Be ‘On’ Year-Round </br>To Make The Cut

Texas rose breeder likes lots of colorful, fragrant blooms

Fall Zinnias Named Texas Superstars Fall Zinnias Named Texas Superstars

New Marylandica type forms “mounds of color”
By Robert Burns
What really got the Texas Superstar board members excited about fall zinnias were some new series, including the marylandica types that form disease-resistant “mounds of color,” lasting …

When and How to Prune Roses for Lush Results When and How to Prune Roses for Lush Results

Tips To Get The Best Blooms
By Chelsea Fuss, Craftsy.com
The first time I grew roses, I was so afraid of doing the wrong thing I treated them like fragile little plants. Actually, roses are surprisingly resilient …

Transform Garden Spaces into Tropical Splendor Transform Garden Spaces into Tropical Splendor

Create an instant oasis with hibiscus and mandevilla
With winter and its monochromatic landscape in the rearview mirror, it’s time to think spring bling with colorful plants for patios, porches and garden beds.
A vibrant outdoor experience …

Exceptional, Shorter Dahlias Explode With Color All Season Exceptional, Shorter Dahlias Explode With Color All Season

Blooming from summer to first frost, border dahlias bring extraordinary color

Brighten the Holidays with Amaryllis Brighten the Holidays with Amaryllis

They are easy to grow indoors and outdoors
Winter is not the season most often associated with growing flamboyant flowers – unless the subject happens to be amaryllis. With large tropical flowers that rival anything the …

Perfect Timing for the Plunge: Fall Pool Construction Perfect Timing for the Plunge: Fall Pool Construction

By Melanie Saxton
Fall is the ideal time to plan for a swimming pool installation. Construction throughout the winter can ready your backyard for a springtime oasis. But because underground pools are permanent fixtures, it makes …

Five colorful flowers you can enjoy this fall Five colorful flowers you can enjoy this fall

By Jennifer Miko
With fall weather approaching, cooler conditions welcome new opportunities to bright­en up your landscaping. There are many wonderful plants to consider that thrive after the summer months. Annuals are versatile and can be …

“Princess Anne” – David Austin’s New Featured Rose for North America “Princess Anne” – David Austin’s New Featured Rose for North America

A CERISE PINK TRULY FIT FOR A PRINCESS
David Austin Roses has selected Rosa “Princess Anne” as its newest “featured English Rose” for North America. Austin’s featured rose category is an online showcase for select, top-performing …

Planting for Summer Splendor Planting for Summer Splendor

All photography courtesy of Longfield Gardens.
The flamboyance of caladium brings a tropical flair to gardens
With the advent of spring comes opportunities to plant the cheery caladium, a favorite of local landscapers. These hardy plants may …

Flutter By, Butterfly Flutter By, Butterfly

Photography by Zac Stayton, Cockrell Butterfly Center
Interested in butterfly gardening? Butterflies can dance around yards almost year round in the Houston area. Nearly a hundred species inhabit southeast Texas, from large and showy monarchs, gulf …

Cold Weather Vegetable Gardening in Containers Cold Weather Vegetable Gardening in Containers

Quick tips for planting pretty and productive patio pots
Have you ever wanted to plant a small vegetable garden in cold weather, but didn’t want to suffer the aches and pains that come along with designing …

Five Tips for Dazzling Dahlias These showy blooms can hold their own in our blistering heat Five Tips for Dazzling Dahlias These showy blooms can hold their own in our blistering heat

For broad-shouldered, showy blooms that can take the summer heat, you can’t beat dahlias. Despite a pop culture reputation for being associated with mystery, there’s no secret to growing these hardy plants. Dahlias perform beautifully …

Conrad-Pyle Introduces Four New Roses in 2012 Conrad-Pyle Introduces Four New Roses in 2012

They may become the true “Stars” of your garden
Sunshine Daydream, the 2012 All-America Rose Selections winner, leads the way among four new offerings from The Conard-Pyle Company/Star® Roses this spring.
Yellow roses take center stage this …

Fragrant Indoor Spring Garden Fragrant Indoor Spring Garden

Fragrant hyacinths are one of the joys of the spring indoor garden. Buy potted bulbs already forced and the hard work’s done, leaving you the fun part. Even before the flower color starts to show, …

Two New Fragrant English Shrub Roses Two New Fragrant English Shrub Roses

From a new line of David Austin breeding 
Now, American rose lovers can enjoy two delightful new David Austin English roses available by mail order. The two varieties are ‘Princess Anne’, a cerise pink fully-double rose …

Fall Planting for Fall Blooms Fall Planting for Fall Blooms

Three species that offer instant gratification
Planting bulbs in fall is usually about anticipation of spring blooms. But there are a few fall-planted bulbs that actually offer near instant gratification. The Big Three are Colchicum, …

It’s Time Now to Prepare the Garden for Winter and Spring Blossoms Three new plants introduced by Heronswood Nursery for 2011 It’s Time Now to Prepare the Garden for Winter and Spring Blossoms Three new plants introduced by Heronswood Nursery for 2011

Soil preparation is the most important step in growing a successful garden, and fall is the perfect time to prepare a new garden spot.
An easy way to convert lawn space to a garden or flower …