Library of Garden Flowers

Library of Garden 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!

What Is A Flower?

flower dissected

flower dissected

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

Learn more about flower parts⇒ “Flower Facts“.

This page is a jumping off point to articles about flower gardening.

Flower Families


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.

Browse Flower Articles
Individual Pages and Plant Profiles
Perennial Blooms:
→Make a perennial garden
→Some perennials I grow
Butterfly Weed, Asclepsias tuberosa
Platycodon, Balloon flowers
Symphyotrichum, AKA Asters and Michaelmas daisies
Echinacea, Coneflower
Alchemilla Mollis, Lady’s Mantle
Adenophora confusa, Ladybells
Achilleas, Prairie Performers
Coreopsis Verticillata, Cut and Come Again
Blue Flax
Iberis Sempervirens
Late Summer Leadwort
Oriental Poppies
Peonies In My Garden
Gallery of Peonies
Variegated Sedum
Tall Phlox
Starfire Phlox
Phlox subulata, creeping phlox
Wild Columbine
Clematis Jackmannii
Clematis Niobe
Clematis Marie Boisselet→Heaven Scented Flowers→All Pink Flower Garden Plan
Annual Blooms:
→Annuals for Your Garden
→Annuals for Color All Summer
→Small to Medium Size Annuals That Give Garden Appeal
→Papaver Rhoeas, Fairy Tale Flowers
Heliotrope, perennial grown as annual
Annuals for Your Garden: Calendula Officinalis
Annuals for Your Garden: Dahlberg Daisy
Annuals For Your Garden: Nasturtium
Annuals For Your Garden: NicotianaAnnuals For Your Garden: Zinnias
→Containers with Annuals→5 Container Recipes with 5 Tips for Beautiful ContainersFlowering Blooms from Bulbs:
The Bulb Category Page

→Think Bulbs

→Minor bulbs, small bulbs with the big impact

→5 Choice Small Bulbs for a Spring Garden
Tulips and Daffodils
Just Tulips

→Perennial Tulips

→Five Steps to Dazzling Daffodils
Asiatic Lilies

Journal Plant Profiles
Siberian Iris


Dividing Daylilies

Globe Thistles

Canadian Thistles


German Iris

Four O’ Clocks10 Cool Season Annuals

Shirley Poppies

Lily Gallery

True Lilies

Lily of the Valley

Bulbs In The Garden

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!

Top Choice Lists:

Ten Top Perennials For Your Garden
Favorite Tulip Varieties
Five Best Perennials for August
12 Low Growing Spring Perennials
12 Bright Mid Summer Bloomers


How to Grow, Etc.

How to plant those flats of annuals

How to Plant Tulips
Spring Tulip Regrets
How to Transplant Peonies
Making More Plants
Drying Flowers for Decoration
The Color of Brick and Your Flowers
Containers of Flowers
Summer Fragrance
Creating Harmonious Color in Your Garden
Why Plant Perennials?
Victorian Cutting Garden Flowers
Spring Flowering Shrubs

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