This page is a jumping off point to articles about flower gardening.
Creating a colorful garden isn’t just about flowers, but much of it is, and a place filled with flowers is what we think of when we think of a garden.
Is there such a thing as “too many flowers”? Some might say so. Too Many Flowers!
Flowers are what make gardening for many of us, although there are all sorts of green gardens consisting of shrubs, groundcovers and plants grown primarily for their foliage. But every plant has some sort of flower, which encloses the reproductive parts of its anatomy. And what gorgeous parts those can be!
Botanical definition: That part of a plant destined to produce seed, and hence including one or both of the sexual organs; an organ or combination of the organs of reproduction, whether enclosed by a circle of foliar parts or not. A complete flower consists of two essential parts, the stamens and the pistil, and two floral envelopes, the corolla and calyx.
Learn more about flower parts,”Flower Facts“.
The daisy family, Compositae, is the largest family of vascularhaving xylem and phloem tubes to conduct fluid plants.
They are usually easy plants and you can have an all season daisy garden by choosing from the vast array of plants that flower with this form, the ray petals around the center disk. Aster, Shastas, Single Chrysanthemums, annuals such as Brachychome, are just a few examples.
The rose is another common family of flowers, including not only roses, but fruits such as raspberries, strawberries, and apples. Rosaceae generally have five sepals, five petals and numerous spirally arranged stamens.
The most famous member, the rose, is usually seen in the garden with highly doubled petals, but the wild rose has the five petal form. Potentillas, spireas, and Geums all belong to th erose family of flowers.
Top Choice Lists:
- Annual Flowers
- Perennial Flowers
- The Rose Pages
How to Grow, Etc.
How to plant those flats of annuals
Making More Plants
Drying Flowers for Decoration
The Color of Brick and Your Flowers
Containers of Flowers
Creating Harmonious Color in Your Garden
Why Plant Perennials?