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Why You Should Grow Zinnias In Your Vegetable Garden – 6 Great Benefits!

Are you wondering if it’s truly worth it to grow zinnias in your vegetable garden this year? The answer is an astonishing YES!  Zinnias grow as annuals in Zones 2 through 8. They are heat and drought-tolerant and are overlooked by deer and other wildlife. In addition, they are easy to sow and maintain all …

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How To Keep Begonias Blooming All Summer – The Simple Secrets To Success!

Begonias are one of the most classic flowering annuals of all – and certainly a flower that with just a bit of help, you can keep blooming from late spring all the way until late fall. These old-time favorite flowers are well known for their colorful prolific blooms and their dense green foliage. Their blooms …

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6 Annual Flowers That Attract Honeybees – How To Bring In Pollinators!

Looking for a few beautiful annual flowers to attract honeybees to your landscape? In order for a garden to be successful and productive, it needs to have pollinators nearby. And one of the best pollinators around is the workhorse honeybee. While some plants can self pollinate, most rely on pollinators to transfer pollen from one …

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How To Create A Butterfly Garden –┬áPlants & Tips For Attracting Butterflies

Creating a butterfly garden is a great way to not only add visual interest to your property but also create a wonderful space that will attract and sustain all life cycles of these beautiful pollinators!  Butterflies are fun to watch flutter around, but they are also very beneficial to both vegetable and flower gardens. Butterflies …

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How To Keep Cosmos Blooming Strong – From Spring Until Fall!

Cosmos are one of the easiest and beautiful annual flowers to grow from seeds, and with just a few basic tips, you can keep them healthy and blooming all season long.  These daisy-like flowers are quick to impress. They can go from seed to flowering plant in just two short months. But without a little …

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The Amazing Benefits of Growing Marigolds In Your Garden & Flowerbeds

This week’s podcast and corresponding article are all about the mighty marigold, and the amazing benefits growing marigolds can bring to your garden and flowerbeds. It is not often that we dedicate an entire podcast or article to the benefits of a single plant. But when it comes to all that growing marigolds can do …

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How To Grow Annual Flowers From Seed – 4 Beautiful Annuals That Grow Fast!

There’s no doubt about it – there’s just something so rewarding about directly sowing seeds into the soil and seeing beautiful annual flowers start to emerge and grow!  Whether you are adding to your already established flowerbeds, or are looking to add some color and fragrance to your landscape, the four great annual flowers featured …

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How To Grow Gladiolus – Add Massive Flowering Blooms To Flowerbeds!

Have you ever considered growing gladiolus in your flowerbeds? With their striking tall stems and multiple colorful blooms, gladiolus flowers are a great addition to any landscape – and to flower displays, too! Gladiolus is a great option if you are lacking space but still want to add a splash of soaring color to your …

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How To Store Extra Seeds Properly – And Just How Long Do Seeds Really Last?

So what is the best way to store leftover extra seeds from seed packets? And just how long do those seeds really last? Seed companies don’t want you to know this, but your seeds aren’t meant for the trash bin just because you don’t use them by the date printed on the packet. In fact, …

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How To Grow Crocus – One Of The First Blooming Flowers Of Early Spring!

Crocus flowers are a great addition to any garden landscape. Their bright bell-shaped blooms help to welcome in the warmer spring weather. Follow these simple steps so you can learn how to grow crocus flowers and add them to your landscape.  Crocuses are small flowers but they are mighty and easy to grow. They are …

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