Flowers

Do you love peonies, hydrangeas, dahlias, daffodils, tulips, lilacs, coneflowers or sunflowers? Use our tips to choose and grow these flowers and other annuals and perennials in the Midwest.

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Red Twig Farms Spreads Hope Through Donated Bouquets

Red Twig Farms in New Albany, Ohio, is brightening the community with tulips and peonies through their Donate to a Stranger program.

How to Force Paperwhites

Chase away the winter blues with green. Growing paperwhite bulbs indoors is a simple, inexpensive way to gain a jump start on Mother Nature.

The Midwest Lilac Almanac

Their pastel blooms last only a few fleeting weeks each year. But when you bury your face in a sweet-smelling bunch … bliss. The smell of springtime could hardly be lovelier—or easier to grow.

How to Plant, Grow and Care for Dahlias

Available in thousands (really) of variations, dahlias bloom well into fall—and with just a little post-frost work, can survive for an encore come spring.

Where the Peonies Are

Lured by the fragrant promise of pink, hundreds of flower lovers flood the peony season opener at Red Twig Farms in Ohio.

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Outdoor Fall Decorating with Mums

Mums make a striking statement in containers or in your fall garden. Here are tips for choosing mum colors and ideas for pairing mums with other fall favorites.

12 Top Midwest Perennial Flowers

These good-looking perennials can weather whatever our Midwestern climate delivers. Best of all, they come back year after year with almost no attention on your part.

Easy Annual Flowers Deliver Summer-Long Color

In cutting gardens or borders, inexpensive annuals like zinnias bloom in explosive color all summer long—and come fall, leave parting gifts of seeds for next year.