Spring-Planted Inspiration

Bloom Time Chart for Spring and Summer Bulbs

Our Bloom Time Chart makes it easy to select bulbs that flower at different times during the growing season.

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Best Summer Bulbs for Containers

Most summer-blooming bulbs are native to the tropics and they love heat and humidity. When temperatures rise, their beautiful foliage and exotic flowers will take center stage.

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Easy Summer Bulbs for Shady Containers

Pots and planters can give shady areas around your home a big lift – especially when you include summer-blooming bulbs.

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Best Bulbs for Late Summer Color

Summer-blooming bulbs keep gardens colorful from midsummer to fall. Learn about the choices and find the flowers that appeal to you.

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Best Bulbs for Summer Flowers

Summer bulbs are easy to grow and always impressive. Learn about some of the most popular types, including dahlias, cannas and caladiums.

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Bloom Times for Lilies

Most gardeners don't realize there are many different types of lilies with bloom times that range from early to late summer. Choose wisely and you can have lilies in bloom all season long.

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Can Dahlias Change Color?

Learn why dahlias are able to display such an incredible range of flower styles and colors, and how this can lead to some puzzling behavior.

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Colorful Containers That Can Take the Heat

A few pots and planters filled with these easy, heat-loving plants will keep your deck and patio looking fresh and colorful from summer through fall.

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Dahlia Flower Types and Sizes

Dahlias come in many sizes and flower styles. This graphic makes it easy to see their differences and learn to identify the ones you like best.

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Fresh Ideas for Growing Cannas

Take your late summer garden to new heights! With their bold foliage and exotic flowers, canna lilies offer lots of creative possibilities.

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Landscaping with Caladiums

Learn why landscape designers count on caladiums to deliver all season color and great curb appeal.

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Summer Bulbs for Shady Gardens

Shade loving plants delight us with their foliage as well as their flowers. Interesting textures and colors invites us to slow down, cool off and take a closer look.

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Summer Bulbs for Sunny Gardens

Dahlias, lilies and other spring-planted bulbs can turn an ordinary garden into a colorful celebration of late summer beauty.

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Top Summer Bulbs for Cutting Gardens

Plant them in spring and you will be picking flowers just a few months later. Enhance your cutting garden with some of these can't miss favorites.

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Types of Begonias

Tuberous begonias are shade-loving plants with gorgeous, rose-like flowers. Upright types are perfect for gardens and patio containers, while cascading begonias are ideal for hanging baskets.

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Types of Elephant Ears

Elephant ears add a "wow" factor to gardens and containers. Learn about colocasia and alocasia and see some of the many appealing varieties.

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Design Tips for Growing Summer Bulbs in Containers

Summer-blooming bulbs come on strong when summer temperatures heat up.

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Types of Dahlias: 8 Great Looks

Check out the many options and find the ones that appeal to you.

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Cut Flower Favorites: Freesia and Ranunculus

Enjoy the fun of growing two of the world’s most popular cut flowers. Get tips about where and how to grow them for best success.

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How to Grow Eucomis on Your Patio

Though pineapple lilies look exotic, these summer-blooming bulbs are very easy to grow, especially in pots and planters.

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Sun Tolerant Caladiums

All caladiums grow well in the shade, but plant breeders are introducing more and more varieties that are equally happy in the sun.

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Growing Crocosmia for Hummingbirds

If you enjoy watching hummingbirds, your garden needs crocosmia. These brilliant red flowers are an irresistible attraction.

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