Undeniably one of the summer’s most outstanding plants, gladiolus - sometimes called the sword lily for its sensational sword-like leaves - has tall sword-like leaves coated with big, beautiful flowers. More commonly known as glads, they come in a wide variety of colors and sizes, so finding the fit that is just right for you is simple. How to Plant Glads Glads should be planted in spring two weeks prior to your last expected frost date. Choose a spot in the garden with full sun and well-draining, slightly sandy soil. To get planting, start by loosening the soil...
While they may not be my favorite plants, dahlias are certainly pretty high on the list, right behind daffodils, lilies, and chamillias. They’re undeniably beautiful, they’re great for sharing, and they come in a rainbow of colors - of course, with the exception of blue, like tulips. They’re also fairly easy to care for, making them an excellent addition for any spring garden.
Our desire to do our part for the environment is climbing to join our desire for beautiful and healthy gardens. Some people tell us that they want to “switch” from synthetic fertilizers to organic. It is possible to make your fertilizers both environmentally friendly and effective.
Our favorite recommendation for that shady corner is a Begonia. Specialists in rich and dynamic color, begonias are beautiful, bold, and sturdy plants. You’ll rarely find another genus that has so much variety in shape, texture, color, and style. Learn about planting begonia bulbs, and how to care for these statement-making flowers.