21 of the Best Septic Field Plants

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A septic field is a necessary evil but it doesn’t need to be an eyesore. Most people opt for a lawn to cover their field, but there are many other options. While you don’t want to plant any trees or shrubs over the area, you can plant something pretty. This guide gives you 21 options for dressing up your drainage area.

29 of the Best Self-Seeding Perennials

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A plant that seeds itself and returns the following year is a treat for gardeners who don’t have the time or money to fill a large garden area. You can encourage them to spread into new spots or just let them do their thing. This guide introduces 29 of the best ornamental perennials that will self-sow in the garden.

Easy Bulb Propagation for the Home Gardener

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Bulbs add beautiful blooms to the garden, and many of them will happily multiply and naturalize on their own. But some, usually the expensive ones, are more reluctant to divide and need manual manipulation for offspring to form. Join us now for all the details on how to successfully propagate your own bulbs at home.

How to Deadhead Blooming Plants in the Garden

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Are you familiar with the type of pruning known as deadheading? If you are a gardener, we invite you to join us as we define deadheading, and discuss how this technique varies with different plants. Learn the benefits of the practice, and ways to build it into your busy schedule with minimal effort. Read more now.

How and When to Do the Chelsea Chop

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The Chelsea chop isn’t some fashionable new haircut. It’s a tried-and-true way to prune your plants in the spring to maximize blossoms, extend bloom times, and help prop up droopy flowers. It’s simple to do, but timing is key – it can only be done during a few weeks in the spring or you risk doing more harm than good.

19 of the Best Reblooming Flowers for Months of Color

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Don’t say goodbye to spring flowers like lilacs, clematis, and magnolias once they start to fade away as summer approaches. These 19 reliable plants will rebloom for a second (or even third or fourth) showing of blossoms in the same growing season. Learn more about flowers that will rebloom in this guide.

13 Flowering Plants Rabbits Will Leave Alone

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Want to close down the bunny salad bar in your garden? Grow flowering plants rabbits don’t like to eat! These annuals and perennials are beautiful, colorful, and rabbit-resistant. A few, like thyme and chives, are also delicious – to humans. Hop along, bunny, the flowering plants in this garden taste bad to rabbits.

How to Create a Fragrant Garden Plan

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Are you interested in growing a fragrant garden? Adding aromatics can help promote your well-being by relaxing and rejuvenating you. Create the fragrant garden of your dreams with a seasonal plan, and feel inspired by scent-sational plants highlighted in our guide. We give you the framework to make it your own!

69 Incredible Edible Flowers and How to Use Them

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You may be surrounded by edible flowers without even knowing it. Dianthus, begonia, and forsythia? Edible. Forget-me-nots, yuccas, and gladiolus? Delicious. Whether you want a little something to act as a colorful garnish, or you’re serious about using flowers to add flavor to your recipes, there are so many options.

25 of the Best Early Spring Blooming Flowers

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Rejuvenate the bare gardens of winter with the fresh blossoms of spring. Discover 25 of the best early spring flowering bulbs, perennials, and shrubs. Boost your curb appeal and welcome visitors with bold, vivid colors that invigorate, or pastels that soothe. Say goodbye to winter and find your new favorites now.

How to Check Bulbs for Viability

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If you plant a bulb that’s no longer viable, it won’t grow – that’s the sad truth. But if you’re able to gauge whether or not a bulb is still good beforehand, it’ll save you a lot of time and energy. This guide provides a brief bulb primer, signs of a bad bulb to look for, and tips for keeping bulbs healthy. Read more.

Which Way Up Should You Plant Bulbs?

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We all know there’s a right and a wrong direction for planting bulbs, but sometimes it can be hard to tell which way is up. Some bulbs don’t have an obvious right side up. But don’t worry, our guide will help to clear up any confusion. Read more about which direction to plant bulbs, and what happens if you do it wrong.

How to Prepare and Store Bulbs for Winter

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Bulbs quickly add fabulous, colorful flowers throughout the garden, but many of the tender, summer-flowering varieties can’t survive freezing temperatures. To ensure their floral displays last for years, learn the easy steps to prepare and store bulbs for winter right now on Gardener’s Path. #bulbs #gardenerspath

19 of the Best Fragrant Flowers and Shrubs to Grow in the Garden

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Are you looking for scented flowers to grow in your garden or liven up your patio containers? Heady, intoxicating, sweet, fruity, and spicy, the scent of a flower is incomparable! In this guide, we roundup 19 of the best annuals, perennials, and shrubs that provide incomparable scent when they are in bloom. Read more now.

How to Harvest Edible Flowers

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Both beautiful in the garden and yummy in the kitchen, edible flowers are a treat for the eyes and mouth. If you grow them, you might as well harvest and use them! How exactly? In this guide, we cover all the details on how and when you can harvest them, plus some intel on storing these pretty palate pleasers. Read more.

21 of the Best Flowers for Mass Planting

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Grouping flowers together in mass plantings based on color, texture, height, or bloom season is a great way to make a big impact. Create borders or fill in expansive areas to break up wide stretches of lawn for a lush, appealing look. Learn about 21 types of flowers that make excellent choices for planting en masse.

17 Temperate Flowering Perennials That Will Grow Almost Anywhere

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Tired of gardening from scratch each year with annual flowers in beds and borders? Then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got 17 beautiful, easy-to-grow perennials to plant once and enjoy for years. Join us as we highlight their attributes and how each contributes to a cohesive garden design.

15 of the Best Flowering Ground Covers to Meet Landscaping Challenges

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Need an alternative to grass under a shady tree? Do you have a slope that’s hard to mow? Ground cover plants offer a low-maintenance alternative to the carpets of lawn to which we have become accustomed. Learn about 15 of the best flowering ground covers for your unique property in this guide. Read more now.

How to Sow Seeds in Winter for Sweet Spring Blooms

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Everybody knows that you can sow seeds indoors to transplant out in the spring, but did you know that you can sow flower seeds outdoors in the winter for easy spring blooms? There are two ways to do it, and in this guide we’ll walk you through both. Get ready for a fun winter activity with sweet results. Read more now.

15 of the Best Native Wildflowers for the US and Canada

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Native wildflowers offer a low-maintenance and waterwise way to bring beauty into your garden or yard. Some of these plants are widespread and very adaptable, making them excellent landscaping options for many gardeners. Keep reading to discover a selection of 15 of the best native wildflowers for the US and Canada.

When Do I Plant Spring-Flowering Bulbs?

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Many of our spring-blooming flowers sprout from bulbs planted in the fall. Favorites like crocus, daffodil, and tulip must spend the winter beneath the cold ground, storing energy for their debut when warm weather returns. Read on to find out how late you can plant bulbs in the fall for a spectacular spring display.

How to Make Your Own Fresh Cut Flower Food

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Fresh cut flowers from the garden or florist are a pleasure. With nourishment, they may last a week or more. Purchased blooms may come with a packet that contains enough for the first day, but then what? Read on for easy instructions on how to replicate the contents of a flower food packet with household ingredients.

11 Native Blue Wildflowers for the Garden

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Is the garden looking tired? Wake it up with splashes of blue. Discover 11 native blue-flowering plants that will give your landscape an instant makeover. Plant among yellow bloomers for contrast that’s nothing short of breathtaking. Find your new favorites in this informative article from Gardener’s Path.

15 of the Best Perennials for Fall Color

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The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of color, texture, and interest in the garden. Here are 15 cool-weather perennials that can invigorate your landscape with vivid blossoms and foliage as the days start to grow shorter. Extend the growing season with your new autumn favorites, right here on Gardener’s Path.

15 of the Best Late Summer Flowering Bulbs

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With the arrival of the dog days of summer, is your garden looking a bit blah? Bring a rainbow of late summer color to your beds and containers with the best flowering bulbs. With 15 top-performing favorites to choose from that are suited to a variety of growing conditions, this roundup is not to be missed. Read more.

15 of the Best Annuals for Late Summer Color

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Annuals add gorgeous color, form, and fragrance to our gardens. But some finish blooming before summer’s over, or they can’t handle the heat. To make sure your beds, borders, and containers look good all summer long, choose from the top picks on our list for color that lasts. Read the roundup now on Gardener’s Path.

19 of the Best Perennials for Late Summer Color

Garden color abounds in the cool of spring. Sadly, as the summer’s heat wears on, those colors can fade and disappear. But with a careful selection of perennials that bloom in late summer, you can enjoy a vibrantly colorful garden right until the frosts of fall. We share our favorites.

15 of the Best Annuals for Vivid Fall Color

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If you think the end of summer means the end of vibrant color in the garden, we have a surprise for you. Here are 15 eye-catching annual plants that are sure to liven up your autumn landscape. Read on to discover an array of robust options and get ready to grow them in your outdoor space, right here on Gardener’s Path.

13 of the Best Flowers for Attracting Pollinators to the Garden

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Here’s to flower power! Far from just being beautiful, flowers play an absolutely crucial ecological role in attracting important beneficial critters to our gardens, especially our all-important pollinators. Read on to find out which are the best flowers for attracting pollinators with the help of our in-depth guide.

Green Flowers: From Beautiful to Bizarre

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Roses are red, violets are blue, and orchids are – green? That’s right, there are tons of fascinating green flowers out there: from royal, exotic varieties to amazingly common, easy-to-find cultivars. What more, you can effortlessly grow all of them yourself! Learn all you need to know about them right here at Gardener’s Path.

9 Best Full-Sun Flowering Perennials for Southern Gardens

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Anyone who’s gardened in the South knows to ignore the majority of the listings in seed catalogs, because many plants can’t withstand the brutal heat and drought conditions there. Check out our picks for the top 9 full-sun plants for Southern gardens, and populate your landscape with regionally hardy plants. Read more.

7 Tips You Need to Keep Fresh Flowers Fabulous

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Do you enjoy the excitement of buying or receiving fresh cut flowers, then throw them away in disgust when they wilt in stagnant water? It’s time to learn how to make vase and dish arrangements last. Read on for 7 useful tips from the pros at Gardener’s Path, and keep your blossoms first-day fresh.

The Complete Guide to Dividing Perennials

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Perennials provide long-lasting garden beauty. To get the best performance and value from these landscape stalwarts, the simple task of plant division serves many purposes. Learn more about the plant health, garden design, and budget-boosting benefits of dividing perennials – read more now on Gardener’s Path.