Flowers

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Bring in the birds with these winning plant varieties

Published May 23, 2020

Fill your gardens with beautiful plants that produce an abundance of seeds the birds will love. You'll enjoy the flowers as well as the birds that visit to dine on the seeds - and best of all, there is no feeder to refill or clean.

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Yes, you can (and should) garden during quarantine

Published April 22, 2020

Happy Earth Day, Milwaukee! Local gardening expert Melinda Myers says research now proves what gardeners have long understood. "Spending time in the garden and nature improves our mood, lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and helps us focus," she says. Which means now is a great time to get planting, because during quarantine, many of us could use the exercise for our bodies and minds.

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Lush peonies add beauty and fragrance to early summer gardens

Published April 18, 2020

Set aside a sunny spot in your garden or landscape for a few easy-care, herbaceous peonies. These traditional favorites are treasured for their bountiful early summer flowers, vigorous, shrub-like habit and amazing longevity.

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Keep your Valentine's Day flowers looking their best

Published Feb. 11, 2020

Nothing says Happy Valentine's Day like a fresh bouquet of flowers. Make sure your gift provides many days of enjoyment by selecting the freshest flowers and providing the best possible care.

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Brighten your spirits and indoor decor with a colorful cyclamen

Published Nov. 23, 2019

Add some unique beauty to your indoor décor or give the gift of low maintenance splendor with the easy-care cyclamen. You'll enjoy the colorful plain or ruffled white, pink, rose or lavender flowers that look like shooting stars hovering over heart shaped leaves with silvery highlights.

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Now's the time to force a few spring flowering bulbs

Published Nov. 16, 2019

In just fifteen minutes, you can plant a beautiful garden guaranteed to brighten your spirits and indoor décor this winter. All you need is a container with drainage holes, potting mix and some tulips, daffodils and other spring flowering bulbs.

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Revive overcrowded and struggling perennials

Published Sept. 14, 2019

Take advantage of the warm soil and cool air of fall to dig, divide and transplant overcrowded and struggling perennials. Your efforts will be rewarded with better looking and more floriferous gardens.

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From garden to bouquet: Growing your own cut flowers

Published March 20, 2019

Cutting and arranging flowers is a fun way to exercise your creativity and bring the beauty of your garden indoors. The more you do it, the easier it gets, and you'll soon be sharing your flowers with friends, neighbors, family, coworkers and everyone who stops by.

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Dahlias bring diverse shapes, sizes and colors to the garden

Published Feb. 19, 2019

With hundreds of varieties to choose from in a fabulous array of colors, shapes and flower sizes, it is no surprise the National Garden Bureau has declared 2019 the Year of the Dahlia. Join the celebration and brighten your garden with dahlias this year.

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Keep holiday plants looking their best

Published Dec. 9, 2018

The holiday season has arrived. That means you will be on the giving or receiving end of a poinsettia, Christmas cactus, cyclamen, amaryllis or other holiday plant. Extend the beauty and longevity of these holiday beauties with proper care.

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Colorful vines and groundcovers for the fall garden

Published Sept. 16, 2018

Create a colorful and fragrant fall finale in your garden with groundcovers and vines. Blanket the earth with hardy groundcovers that add seasonal interest. Then direct your eye skyward with vines climbing on trellises, fences and arbors.

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Celebrate 2018 with four National Garden Bureau honorees

Published June 10, 2018

It's a year-long celebration of flavor and beauty as we honor and grow the beet, coreopsis, calibrachoa and tulip, four garden mainstays the National Garden Bureau (NGB) has declared as its honorees for 2018.