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Butterfly-Loving Zinnias

AUSTIN, TX, by Central Texas Gardener Pop up the summertime garden with zinnias in colors as bright as the sunshine. Trisha explains how to grow her favorites for bedding and arrangements.

Care & Culture of Christmas Cactus

CONNECTICUT, by Logee’s Plants Christmas Cactus are some of the most famous houseplants that brighten the winter days. Learn how the shortening day length, paper sun exposure and cooler temperatures bring these beauties into flower. For more information visit-

How to Plant Pansies and Violas

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION James Klett, Extension Specialist, discusses planting pansies and violas. For more helpful videos, visit the Colorado State Extension Youtube channel.


IOWA From Iowa State Extension and Outreach: “AnnMarie VanDerZanden talks about the advantages of planting sunflowers in your garden.”

How to Trim Petunias

EASTERN OREGON By Laura at Garden Answer for Proven Winners Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum® – Proven Winners Water Soluble Fertilizer – Hanging Basket – Follow us Here: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: Email: Send Mail To – 580 S Oregon St, Ontario, Oregon 97914

5 Tips for Color with Annuals

EASTERN OREGON Laura at Garden Answer for Proven Winners: “Planting annual plants in the landscape can be intimidating, there are several important things to keep in mind. Here’s 5 tips for making your time and investment work well for you this summer!”

Flowerless Color

MISSISSIPPI STATE EXTENSION, with Dr. Gary Bachman Transcript: Many people feel that the only way to get abundant color in your garden is to grow a lot of flowers. Today on Southern Gardening, we’ll look at some eye-popping color produced without a single flower. If you want BIG plants, there are several options. Banana plants …Read more »

How to Make Can’t-Go-Wrong Plant Combinations

BY ANNIE’S ANNUALS IN RICHMOND, CA With Annie Hayes. One of the #1 things people ask for when they come into the nursery is help choosing pretty plant combinations. They see our demonstrations gardens all a’bloom and want to know how they can make that same magic happen in their home gardens. Well, the secret …Read more »

The Pansy

VIRGINIA From Lancaster Farms in Suffolk, Virginia. A celebration of Fall and Winter’s beautiful flower, the pansy. When the canopies of oaks strong And maples noble whisper along, In Pollacked piles collect dicarded Exhaling summer sun and youth unguarded. When gentle hands travail with rake Yet still the earth does not forsake Nature’s goal and …Read more »

Amaryllis Done Blooming? Here’s What to Do

OREGON From Laura at Garden Answer: Here’s some links to things I mentioned in the video: Gardener’s Supply Company – Berbee’s Best – Snow White Amaryllis – Black Pearl Amaryllis –

Growing Hoyas, the Indestructible Houseplant

LOGEES PLANTS IN CONNECTIICUT Hoyas are the indestructible houseplant, many with fragrance and some without but their ability to take dryness and low light and still produce umbels of flowers and waxy green leaves have attracted gardeners everywhere. Learn what the requirements are for these easy growers and how to get these vining beauties to …Read more »

How to Cover Hardy Bananas for the Winter

From LOGEE’S in CONNECTICUT Learn how to put the hardy banana to bed for the winter. Once there is a hard frost. Learn how to cut down your banana, how to cover it, when to uncover it and other tips to protect your banana until spring. For more information visit- To see our Hardy …Read more »