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All About Dahlias! All About Dahlias!

Follow This Plan And Prepare To Be Amazed
Dahlias provide some of the garden’s biggest and most spectacular blooms. The flowers come in a rainbow of colors and many different styles and sizes, and all are …

No Garden Space? No Problem. No Garden Space? No Problem.

Enjoy Flowers, Herbs And Edibles In Containers
By Melinda Myers
Brighten up your patio, deck or front entrance with containers. They’re an excellent way to add color, fragrance and beauty where plantable space is limited or nonexistent.
Set …

Be a Butterfly Hero! Be a Butterfly Hero!

NEW CAMPAIGN INSPIRES KIDS AND FAMILIES TO SAVE THE ICONIC MONARCH BUTTERFLY
The majestic Monarch butterfly is in decline and needs your help. National Wildlife Federation (NWF), Amer­ica’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization, is giving away …

Texas Roses Must Be ‘On’ Year-Round To Make The Cut Texas Roses Must Be ‘On’ Year-Round To Make The Cut

Texas rose breeder likes lots of colorful, fragrant blooms

Fall Zinnias Named Texas Superstars Fall Zinnias Named Texas Superstars

New Marylandica type forms “mounds of color”
By Robert Burns
What really got the Texas Superstar board members excited about fall zinnias were some new series, including the marylandica types that form disease-resistant “mounds of color,” lasting …

Bulb and Plant Mart, Oct. 2-4 Bulb and Plant Mart, Oct.  2-4

Two popular bulbs are the Stars & Stripes crinum (top) , and the White Butterfly Ginger.
Garden Club of Houston sponsors 72nd annual event 
One of the largest and oldest horticultural events in Texas, the 72nd annual …

Garden Color 101 Garden Color 101

Experiment With The Three Color Harmo
One of the best things about gardening is the lack of rules. That’s especially true when it comes to color – anything goes! In the garden, there are as many …

Exceptional, Shorter Dahlias Explode With Color All Season Exceptional, Shorter Dahlias Explode With Color All Season

Blooming From Summer To First Frost, Border Dahlias Bring Extraordinary Color
Flower power well into fall without the fuss is what gardeners love about border dahlias. Standing just 2 feet tall, the Melody and Gallery dahlias …

Brighten the Holidays with Amaryllis Brighten the Holidays with Amaryllis

They are easy to grow indoors and outdoors
Winter is not the season most often associated with growing flamboyant flowers – unless the subject happens to be amaryllis. With large tropical flowers that rival anything the …

Houston Gardens Can Show Texas Pride – Five colorful flowers you can enjoy this fall Houston Gardens Can Show Texas Pride – Five colorful flowers you can enjoy this fall

By Jennifer Miko
With fall weather approaching, cooler conditions welcome new opportunities to bright­en up your landscaping. There are many wonderful plants to consider that thrive after the summer months. Annuals are versatile and can be …

“Princess Anne” – David Austin’s New Featured Rose for North America “Princess Anne” – David Austin’s New Featured Rose for North America

A CERISE PINK TRULY FIT FOR A PRINCESS
David Austin Roses has selected Rosa “Princess Anne” as its newest “featured English Rose” for North America. Austin’s featured rose category is an online showcase for select, top-performing …

A Guide to Lasting Color in Your Garden Tips A Guide to Lasting Color in Your Garden Tips

By Lance Walheim
Designing a breathtaking flower garden is a lot like composing a symphony. You mix and match plants just like the notes of a great concerto. There are moments of drama and impact followed …

Flutter By, Butterfly Flutter By, Butterfly

Photography by Zac Stayton, Cockrell Butterfly Center
Interested in butterfly gardening? Butterflies can dance around yards almost year round in the Houston area. Nearly a hundred species inhabit southeast Texas, from large and showy monarchs, gulf …

National Public Gardens Day is May 11 National Public Gardens Day is May 11

Explore the beauty of local green spaces at Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
This garden at Mercer is part of the east side of the 325-acre park that includes 5 miles of walking trails. v (opposite …

Conrad-Pyle Introduces Four New Roses in 2012 Conrad-Pyle Introduces Four New Roses in 2012

They may become the true “Stars” of your garden
Sunshine Daydream, the 2012 All-America Rose Selections winner, leads the way among four new offerings from The Conard-Pyle Company/Star® Roses this spring.
Yellow roses take center stage this …

Two New Fragrant English Shrub Roses Two New Fragrant English Shrub Roses

From a new line of David Austin breeding 
Now, American rose lovers can enjoy two delightful new David Austin English roses available by mail order. The two varieties are ‘Princess Anne’, a cerise pink fully-double rose …

Fall Planting for Fall Blooms Fall Planting for Fall Blooms

Three species that offer instant gratification
Planting bulbs in fall is usually about anticipation of spring blooms. But there are a few fall-planted bulbs that actually offer near instant gratification. The Big Three are Colchicum, …