Spring-Planted How To

Planning Guide for Lilies

Make the most of lily season by selecting varieties with different heights, flower styles and bloom times.

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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.

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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.

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Dahlia Tubers: What You Need to Know

Is it better to start dahlias from a clump of tubers or from an individual tuber? Learn how dahlias grow and why clumps and tubers give you similar results.

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How to Garden with Lilies

Here’s what you’ll need to know about choosing, planting and caring for these beautiful summer-blooming perennials.

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How to Grow Border 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 and better.

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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.

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How to Grow Summer Bulbs in Containers

A group of containers near an entryway, around a patio or on a porch, adds color and style to your home.

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How to Lift and Store Dahlia Bulbs (video)

Tubers can be stored indoors for planting the next spring. Get step-by-step instructions for how to dig and store.

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How to Overwinter Dahlias

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

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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.

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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.

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How to Plant Canna Lily Bulbs (video)

Cannas perform well in gardens, landscapes and containers. Their foliage makes a dramatic statement, and their flowers are popular with hummingbirds.

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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.

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How to Plant Elephant Ears (video)

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

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How to Plant and Grow Gladiolus (video)

Learn about different types of gladiolus, plant and care tips, and how to use them as cut flowers. Presented by Danielle Keeton of Northlawn Flower Farm.

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Lilies: Planting and Care (video)

Learn about different types of lilies, plant and care for lilies, and use lilies as cut flowers. Presented by Danielle Keeton of Northlawn Flower Farm.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tips for Growing Dahlias in Hot Weather

Hot summers may be good for some plants, but when daytime temperatures rise into the 90s and nights don’t cool down, dahlias get stressed. Learn how to help your plants beat the heat.

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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.

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Winter Storage for Tender Bulbs and Tubers

Learn how to store these bulbs and tubers indoors.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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10 Tips for Growing Ranunculus

Find out when you should plant ranunculus in your growing zone, how to soak and pre-sprout the corms, harvesting the flowers for the longest vase life.

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Common Dahlia Pests and Diseases

If your dahlias are being attacked by a pest or disease, this article can help you identify the problem and figure out how to resolve it.

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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.

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Planning for Spring-Planted Bulbs

Get your summer bulbs off to a great start. Learn about when to plant, bloom times, hardiness zones and light requirements.

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