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8 Tips for Growing Better Lilies

Few flowers can compete with these elegant summer-blooming bulbs. Learn how to grow lilies and keep them thriving in your garden.   Read More

8 Tips for Growing Better Dahlias

Dahlias are easy to grow in any home garden. Check this quick reference for tips on when to plant, where to plant and how grow great-looking dahlias.   Read More

How to Deadhead Dahlias

VIDEO Dahlias produce more flowers when you make a habit of removing the spent blossoms. Deadheading encourages the plants to produce new buds and more flowers.   Read More

How to Garden with Lilies

Lilies bloom at the height of summer and produce some of the garden’s most impressive flowers. Here’s what you’ll need to know about choosing, planting and caring for these beautiful summer-blooming perennials.   Read More

How to Grow Border Dahlias

Few plants can compete with the flowering power of dahlias. These easy-to-grow, heat-loving summer bulbs bloom non-stop from midsummer through fall, and with each week, their flowers keep getting bigger, better and more beautiful.   Read More

How to Grow Dinnerplate Dahlias

Dinnerplate dahlias have enormous flowers that can measure up to 10" across! Learn how to help your plants reach their full potential.   Read More

How to Grow Summer Bulbs in Containers

Pots and planters make it easy to enjoy the beauty of flowers and foliage almost anywhere. A group of containers near an entryway, around a patio or on a porch, adds color and style to your home, and will delight everyone who passes by.   Read More

How to Lift and Store Dahlia Bulbs

VIDEO Though dahlias are not winter hardy in zones 3-6, the tubers can be stored indoors for planting the next spring. Get step-by-step instructions for how to dig and store dahlia bulbs.   Read More

How to Overwinter Dahlias

Want to save some of your favorite dahlias and grow them again next year? These tips on overwintering dahlia tubers show you how to protect the plants from cold temperatures.   Read More

How to Pinch and Stake Dahlias

Dahlias don't need any special care to put on a great show in your garden. But with a little attention at the start of the season you'll get even better results.   Read More

How to Plant Caladium Bulbs

VIDEO Caladium are brightly-colored foliage plants that grow from spring-planted bulbs. See where and how to plant them in your yard, garden and containers.   Read More

How to Plant Canna Lily Bulbs

VIDEO Canna lilies perform well in gardens, landscapes and containers. Their foliage makes a dramatic statement, and their flowers are popular with hummingbirds.    Read More

How to Plant Dahlias

VIDEO Dahlia bulbs are easy to grow and will give you a continuous parade of flowers from midsummer to frost. See how to plant the bulbs in your garden or landscape.   Read More

How to Plant Elephant Ears

VIDEO Bulb expert Hans Langeveld shows the difference between Alocasia and Colocasia elephant ear bulbs. You'll also see how to plant the bulbs in a garden or container.   Read More

How to Plant Lilies

VIDEO Hybrid lilies are easy to plant and easy to grow. In this video you'll see what lily bulbs look like, and learn how and when they should be planted.   Read More

How to Plant Tuberous Begonias: Which End Is Up?

Begonia tubers have "eyes" like a potato. Planting the tubers right side up will give you the best results.   Read More

How To Select Quality Spring-Planted Bulbs

Starting with premium quality bulbs is the best way to ensure you'll enjoy a great spring garden that's filled with big, colorful blooms.   Read More

Planning for Spring-Planted Bulbs

This information on planning and selecting bulbs will make it easier for you to choose bulbs that give you beautiful results in your garden this summer.   Read More

Tips for Growing Caladiums in Zones 5-7

Caladiums are not just for southern gardens! With these tips and techniques, you can also grow caladiums in cooler climates.   Read More

Tips for Growing Tuberous Begonias

Light up any shady area with the colorful, rose-like flowers of tuberous begonias. Learn how to keep these heat-loving, shade-loving plants going strong.   Read More

How to Keep Container Plants Looking Their Best

Follow these 6 tips for pots and planters that will retain their good looks all season long.   Read More

How to Control Red Lily Leaf Beetles

The red lily leaf beetle feeds almost exclusively on true lilies, including Asiatic, Oriental and species lilies. Learn how to control this destructive garden pest.   Read More

How Dahlias are Propagated

Learn how Dutch flower farmers produce dahlia tubers from cuttings. It's a labor-intensive process that requires time and skill.   Read More

How to Start Tuberous Begonias Indoors

Begonias brighten up shady areas and give you long lasting color from summer to fall. Learn how to get a head start on the season by starting these bulbs indoors.   Read More

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How to Help Your Flower Garden Beat the Heat

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Summer is off to a hotter than average start. Most of the country is already getting more than its share of heat and humidity, often with record-setting temperatures. While we can take refuge in theRead More

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How and Why to Use Flower Fertilizer

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When you think about it, a plant’s ability to make flowers out of nothing more than soil, water and sunshine is a pretty amazing feat. As flower gardeners, our task isRead More

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