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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Take Your Garden to New Heights with Clematis

Dubbed the Queen of Climbers, clematis starts humble. But once rambling up a trellis and thick with flowers, this perennial is, indeed, regal. New varieties come in many colors with longer bloom times, and in sizes from 2 to 20 feet.

In Love With Hydrangeas

Puppies. Chocolate. Sunsets. File them all under Things That Make Us Go Heart-Eyes—right along with hydrangeas.

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.
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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.

Your Guide to Alliums

If you've ever watered a pot of chives, you've grown alliums (aka ornamental onions). Now meet the rest of the family.