Flowers

How to Grow Chamomile: 5 Tips for Growing Chamomile

Chamomile’s daisy-like flowers are a beautiful and practical addition to your garden. Roman and German chamomile are two common types of this popular herb. Learn differences between the two types and how to grow chamomile with these 5 tips.  Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. 5 Tips for How to […] Read more…

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How to Grow Violas: 5 Tips for Growing Violas

How to Grow Violas: 5 Tips for Growing Violas

One of my earliest gardening memories is planting violas with my grandma in her flower garden in early spring. The name viola is a common name for the flower family “Violaceae”, which includes Johnny jump-up, pansies, violas, violets, and many others.  These cheerful, edible, cool-season flowers are easy to grow and a delight in the garden. […] Read more…

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How to Grow Borage: 5 Tips for Growing Borage

Borage is a quick-growing herb that is easy to add to your garden. Pollinators love this annual herb with beautiful blue flowers. Borage leaves and flowers have a mild cucumber flavor and are a tasty addition to drinks, salads, and more. Learn how to grow borage outside and in containers with these 5 tips.  Disclaimer: […] Read more…

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How to grow calendula

How to Grow Calendula: 5 Tips for Growing Calendula

Easy-to-grow calendula flowers greet the morning by blooming, and then close again each night. Calendula is a cool-loving flower used in salves and teas with many health benefits. Learn how to grow calendula with these 5 tips.  Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. 5 Tips for How to Grow Calendula […] Read more…

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How to Grow Sweet Peas: 5 Tips for Growing Sweet Peas

How to Grow Sweet Peas: 5 Tips for Growing Sweet Peas

Learn how to grow sweet peas with these 5 tips, and add beautiful and sweet smelling blooms to your garden. I first saw sweet peas at The Butchart Gardens in British Columbia, and I was blown away by their beauty. But, it wasn’t until I grew my own that I was blown away by something else […] Read more…

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How to Grow Purple Hyacinth Bean Vine​

How to Grow Purple Hyacinth Bean Vine

Learn how to grow purple hyacinth bean vine, and add this vigorous ornamental vine to your garden. Beautiful purple flowers and striking pods add beauty and interest.  Grown as a perennial in zones 10-11, purple hyacinth bean vine loves the heat. In cooler zones, it is grown as an annual from seeds planted in the […] Read more…

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How to Grow Poppies: 8 Tips for Growing Poppies

How to Grow Poppies: 8 Tips for Growing Poppies

Learn how to grow poppies, and add stunning blooms to your garden. Poppies are grown nearly all over the world, and come in varied sizes, colors, and textures. Bees and other pollinators are drawn to these vibrant flowers. Poppies are a springtime staple in my garden in the low desert of Arizona. Although the blooms […] Read more…

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How to grow Zinnias - 5 Tips for Growing Zinnias

How to grow Zinnias – 5 Tips for Growing Zinnias

Learn how to grow low-maintenance zinnias and add a long-lasting pop of color to your garden during even the hottest months of the year. Butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators are drawn to these vibrant flowers. Zinnias make excellent cut flowers, and come in varied sizes, colors, and textures.  Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. […] Read more…

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Arizona Annual Flowers: A Visual Guide for Low-Desert Flowers

Arizona Annual Flowers Planting Guide: A visual guide for low desert annual flowers Annual flowers are a simple way to attract pollinators, fill bare spots in the landscape, and add a bright spot of color to containers in the yard and garden. “Arizona Annual Flower Planting Guide: A Visual Guide for Low-Desert Flowers” provides information […] Read more…

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How to Grow Coral Vine: Growing Queen's Wreath and Mexican Creeper

How to Grow Coral Vine: Growing Queen’s Wreath

 At a recent tour of my garden, the Coral Vine was in full bloom and it stole the show. This stunning late-summer bloomer stops people in mid-sentence to ask, “What is that?” and “Where can I get it?”  Learn how to grow Coral Vine, and decide if it’s right to add to your yard and garden. […] Read more…

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