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Calendulas are among the easiest annuals to grow.

Easy Annual Flowers to Grow at Home

If you have a busy life, as I do, it probably means that your free time for gardening is limited. But, that doesn't mean you should give up on having a gorgeous flower garden blooming in...
Iris Sun and Sky Blue

7 Light Blue Flowers to Grow In Your Garden

I've always thought that light blue flowers add something special to a garden that no other color can. During the daytime their rich, saturated blossoms stand out among the crowds; at dusk, when other colors recede from view,...
Borage blue flowers

Borage: How to Grow This Edible Annual

Borage (also known as Starflower; Latin name Borago officinalis) is one of the old-fashioned plants you’ll find in traditional cottage gardens. It has bristly stems, grows in clumps, and self-seeds. For the gardener that means...
Asters flowers come in many shades and they're easy to grow from seed.

Asters: How-to Plant and Grow These Flowers

I love asters (Aster spp.) for the cheerful notes they add to my garden in summer. Generally they're low maintenance plants and it's easy to grow asters from seed. They resemble daisies with their star-shaped heads...
Cornflowers are one of the prettiest annuals in the garden. They attract songbirds and beneficial insects, and are easy to grow.

Growing Cornflowers, or Bachelor Buttons, in Your Garden

Cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus) are also known as Bachelor Buttons (or bachelor's buttons). They bear flowers in large quantities, in shades of lavender, pink, blue, maroon, and white. But photos can be deceiving. When I first...