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Best Flowers for Colorado, Utah & Similar States

Popular Spring Flowers for Western States… You Plant in the Fall

Popular Spring Flowers for Western States… You Plant in the Fall

It may seem like a strange time to chat about spring flowers... ... when we have pumpkins and Halloween decorations appearing outside the grocery stores. But if you're interested in growing spring flowers... Autumn is the ideal time to plant spring bulbs in most parts...

Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia): An Easy-to-Grow Flower for Late Summer

Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia): An Easy-to-Grow Flower for Late Summer

Looking for an easy-to-grow flower that gives you big, pretty color in the late summer? I'd like to introduce you to Black-Eyed Susan (officially, Rudbeckia — Rude-bek-ee-uh). It also goes by the name: Gloriosa Daisy. There are MANY reasons to love this flower. In...

“Where Can I Learn About Waterwise Flower Gardening?”

“Where Can I Learn About Waterwise Flower Gardening?”

Where I live in Colorado, we're lucky if we get 14" of moisture per year Depending on where you live, you may get even less! Just to put that in perspective, Seattle and Chicago get close to 40" of moisture per year. Boston gets about 44" per year. And Atlanta and...

“Do Some Plants Do Better in Hail Than Others?”

“Do Some Plants Do Better in Hail Than Others?”

When you live in states like Colorado, Wyoming and Texas, you may not get hail every year, but some years, you’ll get it 2 … 3 … 7 times. (I’m not crying. I have something in my eye.) It’s like playing the lottery, except hail is a prize you DON’T want to win. In this...

Jupiter’s Beard: Long-Blooming Flowers That Come Back Every Year

Jupiter’s Beard: Long-Blooming Flowers That Come Back Every Year

Would you like pretty flowers that bloom all summer, return every year AND are drought tolerant? Yes, pleassssse! I can’t wait to introduce you to Jupiter’s Beard (aka, Red Valerian). It's official botanical name is Centranthus ruber. If you want long-lasting color, I...

Lantana: A Heat-Tolerant Flower for Pots and Summer Gardens

Lantana: A Heat-Tolerant Flower for Pots and Summer Gardens

This cutie is known as Lantana This colorful flower reminds me of a delicious bowl of sherbet. It isn’t a flower you want to eat, though — no matter how yummy it looks.  🙂 It's actually a little poisonous. Be careful where you plant it if you have wee ones or dogs....

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