How to Grow Daffodil Flowers

daffodil flowers yellow

by Jennifer Poindexter

Are you in the market for a flower that’s easy to grow, easy to plant, and will add a ton of beauty to your property?

Daffodils could be the flower that’ll check every box of your wish list. With their gorgeous yellow blooms, they’re sure to light up any yard or garden.

Not to mention, they’re a perennial which means they’ll return year after year with limited care from you.

If you’d love a colorful, low-maintenance flower that’ll return every year, give daffodils a try. This is what you should know to grow them well.

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How to Grow Sunflowers

sunflowers blooming

by Jennifer Poindexter

Driving through the countryside during the warm summer months, it’s common place to see gorgeous gardens, country style homes, and towering sunflowers decorating the landscape.

Have you ever wanted to add these bright behemoths to your yard?

Sunflowers are gorgeous, delicious, and somewhat intimidating. Trying to grow a plant that towers over most gardeners, depending upon variety, and houses alike can seem like a difficult task when considering raising them.

Don’t be intimidated any longer. I’m going to share with you all you must know to attempt growing sunflowers with confidence.

Here’s how you can grow your own sunflowers around your home or garden this upcoming gardening season.

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How to Grow Buttercups

buttercup flowers

by Jennifer Poindexter

Buttercups always make me take a deep breath because I know spring has finally arrived after a long, dreary winter.

Their bright colors are a reminder of what’s on the horizon in the coming months, and this makes me so happy every year.

If you’d like a cheery little flower to pop-up in your yard as a reminder that spring is on the way, you should consider planting buttercups.

They’re low-maintenance, easy-to-grow, and with over 400 varieties, there’s sure to be a buttercup right for you. Here’s what you need to know to grow your own buttercups.

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How to Grow Peonies

peony flower blooming

by Jennifer Poindexter

When we first moved to our farm, the gentleman who lived here before us had planted a little bit of everything around the land.

At the edge of our driveway sat a bush with green foliage, and I wasn’t sure what it was initially. Our first spring, I realized it was going to be one of my new favorite plants.

It was a large peony. This bush produced a gorgeous splash of color that I could see from my kitchen window, and it made lovely flower arrangements. It also produced a sweet scent as well.

If you’d like to have a plant in your landscaping that makes you smile from the inside out every time you see or smell it, you might be interested in peonies. Here’s how you can grow your own:

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How to Grow Carnation Flowers

carnation flowers in bloom

By Jennifer Poindexter

Do specific flowers remind you of certain people or places? My sister loves tulips and carnations. Every time I see a bouquet of either, she crosses my mind.

Whether you’d like to plant flowers to keep good thoughts in the front of your mind, or you’d just like to add a splash of beauty to your landscape, carnations could be a great choice.

I’m going to walk you through how you can plant, grow, care, and protect your carnations. If you’re interested, here’s all you should know to grow carnations successfully:

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How to Grow Orchids Successfully

orchid flowers in pots

By Jennifer Poindexter

There are some flowers which seem naturally intimidating to grow. Orchids are one of these flowers to many gardeners.

I’ll be the first to admit, orchids may not be the flower for a beginner gardener to start with because they can be complicated to grow.

However, I’m going to provide the necessary information for you to try your hand at growing this gorgeous (yet intimidating) flower.

It might take some practice, but with the basic information being provided, you should be able to figure out how to grow this exotic flower in your home. Here’s what you should know to grow an orchid:

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How to Ensure You Have a Zero-Waste Garden

Zero-waste is no longer just a buzzword.  It’s a community of earth-lovers around the world with the goal of conserving environmental resources and reducing waste sent to landfill sites. You can join the zero-waste community by using your garden to help the environment through zero-waste gardening. Now, you’ve probably heard of zero-waste lifestyle champions who … Read more

What is Zero-Waste Gardening?

“Zero-waste” is not just another buzz phrase — the zero-waste wave has been around for generations. And, with ever-worsening world climate change, it’s quickly gaining momentum. There are lots of places in your life where you can apply a zero-waste lifestyle, but you’re here to learn what zero-waste gardening is, so we will get right … Read more

5 Best Mini Greenhouse Options in 2020

Are you looking to go green and change your lifestyle for good? The best way to begin this wonderful journey is by having a new greenhouse. For one, it’s a sustainable way to grow your own fruits and vegetables that are 100% organic produce.  But what happens when you lack space for a full blown … Read more