How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Peony Flowers The peony is outrageously beautiful in bloom with the fattest, most scrumptious flowers and lush green foliage. Enjoy breathtaking flowers from spring to summer. See how to plant, grow, and care for peonies. About Peonies Peonies are perennials that come back every year to take your breath […]


Seeds must “germinate” for gardens to exist. But what makes a seed germinate? There are a few key things that make seeds sprout successfully, but if you ignore them, you may have poor germination. Robin helps us understand how seeds germinate. Instead of buying starter plants, many gardeners prefer to grow their own from seed. Rather […]

Seed Germination: What Do Seeds Need to Sprout?

How long do garden seeds last? How do you tell if your old seeds are still good? Let’s find out! Wintertime is the season when these questions matter. The gorgeous seed catalogs arrive in the mail, tempting you with beautiful photographs. But before you go crazy, it’s time to inventory your leftover seeds to avoid duplication and determine viability. Seeds […]


1. Easter Lily The Easter lily is the obvious choice to top our list since it’s named for the holiday. Easter lilies are white with trumpet-shaped flowers. Traditionally, they are associated with purity and resurrection. This comes from Christian legend, which says that after Jesus’ death and resurrection, these flowers were found growing in the […]

9 Popular Easter Flowers And What They Symbolize