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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 »

Elephant Ears

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION Elephant Ear is a plant that can add drama to the garden. The variety ‘Coffee Cups’ adds a new dimension with smaller cupped leaves. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.


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

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-

Poinsettia Care

MIDWEST Brighten the indoors and get into the holiday spirit by adding a few poinsettias to your indoor décor.  Nationally known gardening expert, author & TV/radio host Melinda Myers shows you how.

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 »

Zinnias to Support Pollinators

BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND Marcia van Horn shows and recommends these types of zinnias: State Fair California Giant Yellow Flame Profusion Lilliput Double-bloom or double-flowered zinnias should be avoided if you desire bees and butterflies.

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.

Easy, No-Soil Indoor Hanging Planters

LOS ANGELES, CA Create a stylish indoor hanging planter and mix houseplants with different soil needs. Garden designer Shirley Bovshow of EdenMakers Blog shows you how to arrange a gorgeous hanging display using few materials.

Annual Vines

U. NEBRASKA LINCOLN UNL Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd talks about the value of planting annual vines. Visit UNL’s Backyard Farmer website and Youtube Channel for more info.

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!”

How to Select and Care for Indoor Foliage Plants

MINNESOTA Video by Bachman’s Floral, Home and Garden in the Minneapolis area.