Our Favorite Flowers

From tropically wild to traditionally beautiful, you’re sure to find floral inspiration for your home and garden. Discover spring, summer, fall and winter blooms that make for gorgeous gardens, bouquets and centerpieces.
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There are three types of peonies: herbaceous, intersectional and tree. On this post by Eclectically Vintage you’ll find all the expert tips you need to grow herbaceous peonies in your garden, like spacing them three feet apart and watering peonies at the base so you don’t cause white fungus to develop on the leaves. Click through to learn more!

How to Plant Peonies so they Bloom!

The Rainbow Marcella has a strong hardiness level and is a magnet for butterflies. Not to mention they bloom with knockout shades of melon orange and raspberry pink. Click in to see Better Homes and Gardens’ other must-have perennials in your garden.

Top New Perennials for 2016

Single-petal blossoms unfurl in shades of melon orange and fade to raspberry pink. Plant Name: Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella' Growing Conditions: full sun Size: 18 inches tall

Butterfly weed, sometimes called milkweed, is easy to grow, blooms in clusters of orange, yellow, pink or vermillion and is a natural attractant to butterflies. Be sure to flip through Midwest Living’s 11 other top Midwest perennial flowers.

12 Top Midwest Perennial Flowers

Though it has the word weed in its common name, don't let that scare you away from butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa). Sometimes called milkweed, it's as easy to grow as a weed but much prettier, plus hummingbirds and butterflies love them!

Click in for a list of the 10 best hardy perennials that are easy to grow. Find inspiration for your garden from On Sutton Place and think about planting flowers like black-eyed Susans, lavender, phlox and more this spring!

10 Best Hardy Perennials

To keep algae growth from your bird bath drop some copper pennies in. I have what I would call a normal size bird bath & I use 7 pennies. The reason for the pennies being is that before that year, the pennies contained copper, a natural algicide.

With a little extra pruning effort, your perennials will bloom multiple times this summer. Check out seven perennials known for their repeat blooming performances, courtesy of Country Living.

7 Perennials That Will Bloom Multiple Times This Summer

Zones: Bloom time: May; then six weeks later. To prune: Cut the stems all the way back to the foliage. Good to know: After the second bloom, leave the blossoms on the plant to reseed.

Warm weather is on its way, and every gardener is picking out what spring blooms to plant. One of the best flowers a gardener can grow in spring is the pansy, which looks absolutely lovely in window boxes and other creative containers. Explore our Creative Containers board for inspiration after you view Better Homes and Gardens’ 20 other spring flowers for your garden.

21 Spring Flowers for Your Garden

Pansy (Viola x wittrockiana). Cool weather is just what pansy prefers. Perfect for early-season containers and window boxes. Prefers Sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil.

Looking for new flowers to add to your summer garden? Better Homes and Gardens’ very own Justin Hancock shares his favorite new plants that will be sure to bring your yard to life.

Hot New Plants: Justin's Faves

Clematis 101 Easy Care Guide--I love this plant and I have several in my yard that were planted by the former owners. I needed this guide to help get the most from this beautiful plant!

Spring is known for its beautiful blooming flowers, but there are also some flowers that bloom late in the season and even in the fall. This list from House of Hawthornes has five of the best late-blooming plants that you can plant in your garden to keep it looking bright and colorful for as long as possible.

5 Favorite Late Summer Flowers

Bring color to your garden with these late summer flowers. Let's face it, by mid-July a lot of your annuals have gotten all leggy and even if they're not dead yet, they're not looking as spiffy as they did in May.

Enjoy this quintessential late-season bloomer in your flower beds and container gardens. Learn all about how to care for and maintain colorful fall mums with this guide from Better Homes and Gardens. Click in to learn more!

Everything You Need to Know About Caring for Fall Mums

For the perfect late-season bloomer, you can't go wrong with fall mums. Get tips to selecting the right variety, planting, growing and enjoying this fall favorite. Fall mums the ultimate care guide

Do you love spring’s perfume? Then you’ll be happy to read Midwest Living's reasons to love lilacs. Be sure to check out our other pins for how-to tips and growing guides for lilacs.

Lilacs: Spring's Favorite Perfume

When lilacs bloom, it's suddenly spring. With their sweet scent, pastel blooms and delicate, heart-shape leaves, they're the perfect bouquet. These flowers were photographed at Ewing Park lilac arboretum in Des Moines.