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Plant Care

Find a collection of care guides to grow healthy and happy perennials, bulbs, shrubs, grasses, vines or trees. We provide the essential information you need for choosing, planting, and maintaining them. Let us help you achieve the garden of your dreams and enjoy life to the full!



Learn How To Plant, Care and Grow Gorgeous Camellias

A common myth about Camellias is that they are very fussy and difficult to grow. This is not true. Camellias are exceptionally care-free plants if they are given a well-chosen site. Here are some basic rules that need to be followed to enjoy their splendid flowers.

Learn How To Plant, Care and Grow Gorgeous Sunflowers

Cherished for their beauty, Sunflowers (Helianthus) are striking ornamental annuals or perennial plants grown for their colorful summer and fall blooms. Fast-growing, they can reward you with glamorous blooms between 55 and 100 days after planting. Here are some basic rules that need to be followed to enjoy their splendid flowers.

Learn How To Plant, Care and Grow Gorgeous Alstroemeria

An essential component of many bouquets thanks to their long vase life (over 2 weeks), Peruvian Lilies (Alstroemeria) are striking beauties that also deserve a spot outdoors. Resembling lilies with their attractive trumpet-like flowers, they grow from tuberous roots which spread outward, gradually increasing the plant size each year - provided some basic rules are respected.

Learn How To Plant, Care and Grow Gorgeous Spider Lilies

A member of the Amaryllis family, Lycoris (Spider Lilies) are striking bulbous perennials, appearing almost magically in late summer and early fall. Easy to grow, they will bring many years of pleasure and plenty of compliments on your garden - provided some basic rules are respected.

Learn How To Plant, Care and Grow Terrific Buttercups

Adored by florists and gardeners, Ranunculus asiaticus (Persian Buttercups) produce masses of very long-lasting, single, double or frilled blossoms in a rainbow of gorgeous colors. Borne atop sturdy stems above a lush foliage mound of finely-cut, fernlike leaves, they bloom profusely for about 6 weeks - provided some basic rules are respected.

Learn How To Plant, Care and Grow Bountiful Agapanthus

Native to South Africa, Agapanthus (African Lily) are such flamboyant and exotic-looking perennials that it is impossible not to love them! Easy to grow, pest and disease free, they feature showy, rounded clusters of brightly colored flowers on stiff, upright stalks atop clumps of beautiful, long, shiny leaves. However, some basic rules need to be followed to enjoy their splendid flowers.

Learn How To Plant, Care and Grow Magnificent Calla Lilies

Native to South Africa, Calla Lilies deserve a spot in the garden or at home. With very little work needed, they will burst into bloom and add bright notes of summer color to the garden, or to your pots inside your home - provided some basic rules are respected.

Learn How To Plant And Care for Your Azalea or Rhododendron

Azaleas and Rhododendrons are not difficult to grow but have special cultural requirements.

Learn How To Plant, Care, and Grow Spectacular Sea Holly (Eryngium)

Attractive, Sea Holly plants (Eryngium) are striking ornamental perennials grown for their arresting, thistle-like, silvery or blue tinted flower heads adorned with a ruff of showy bracts. Blooming in summer and sometimes into fall, they are exceptionally care-free plants if they are given a well-chosen site. Here are some basic rules that need to be followed to enjoy their splendid flowers.

Learn How To Plant And Care for Your Spring Flower Bulbs

 To achieve optimum flowering results, it is important to plant the bulbs at the right time.

Learn How To Plant, Care and Grow Beautiful Crocosmia

Extremely showy and exotic-looking, Crocosmia produce decorative clumps of erect sword-shaped leaves and brilliant wands of fiery scarlet, red, orange, and yellow tubular flowers which bloom for 5-8 weeks from mid summer through mid fall. Easy to grow, they stand proud and bold provided some basic rules are respected.

Learn How To Plant And Care for Your English Roses

Most people think of roses as finicky creatures, and many are. English Garden Roses, on the other hand, have the lush flowers and pleasing fragrance people love about roses, amply supplied on vigorous, lush, disease-resistant bushes that flower all season long.

Learn How To Plant And Care for Your Peonies

Beloved for the beauty of their exquisite flowers and their handsome foliage, which often turn shades of rust and orange in the fall, Peonies require little maintenance as long as they are planted properly and establish themselves.

Learn How To Plant And Care for Your Lilies

Extremely showy and exotic-looking, lilies add drama to the landscape with their rich, bright colors, elegant and delicate shapes and their heavenly scent! Learn how to care for them...

Learn How To Plant And Care for Your Delphiniums

Adding splendor and architectural height to borders, Delphiniums are elegant and stately perennials, biennials or annuals, which form incredibly eye-catching flower spikes in summer....

Learn How To Plant And Care for Your Dahlias

The rich variety of their flower colors, shapes and sizes added to their extensive blooming season, have turned dahlias into a popular addition to our landscapes.

Learn How To Plant, Care and Grow Splendid Elephant Ears

Cannas are flamboyant tender perennials that provide a strong ornamental interest and immediately give a touch of the tropics in the garden or containers. Impossibly exotic, they bloom prolifically from midsummer to the first frost. Easy to grow, they stand proud and bold - provided some basic rules are respected.

Learn How To Plant, Care and Grow Splendid Canna Lilies

Cannas are flamboyant tender perennials that provide a strong ornamental interest and immediately give a touch of the tropics in the garden or containers. Impossibly exotic, they bloom prolifically from midsummer to the first frost. Easy to grow, they stand proud and bold - provided some basic rules are respected.

How to Grow and Care for Heaths and Heathers

Evergreen, Heathers (Calluna Vulgaris) and Heaths (Erica) are terrific plants that deserve a spot in the garden. Their fabulous ability to change color year-round, injecting vivid life into our landscape at a time when they need it most, is invaluable. Low maintenance, deer or salt resistant, winter hardy, drought tolerant (once established) and fairly easy to grow, they do not require much: decent drainage and some sunshine.

Gardenia Bud Drop Problem

If your Gardenia's flower buds fall off just before they open, this may be caused by any of these reasons

Learn How to Grow and Care for Your Gardenia

Gardenias are not the easiest shrubs to grow, but their exquisite fragrant flowers make up for the extra attention they require

Gardenia Leaves Turning Yellow

If your Gardenia's leaves turn yellow and drop, aside from the normal aging process of its leaves, this may be caused by any of these reasons

Gardenia Leaves Turning Brown

If your Gardenia's leaves turn brown or display brown spots, this may be caused by any of these reasons

Gardenia Not Blooming

If your Gardenia does not bloom, this may be caused by any of these reasons