Gardening How To Articles

From beginner to master gardener there’s always something new and fun to discover about home gardening. Burpee’s articles and guides show you everything you need to know to grow a successful home garden.
Planting Border Perennials
There are a mind-boggling selection of sizes, colors, forms, and seasons of blooms to choose from with Burpee's selection of Border Perennials.
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How to grow your perennial plants

Burpee's vigorous, field-grown perennials will bloom for many years to come.

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Fragrant Herbs

The magical scent of fragrant herbs in your home garden can take you time traveling, evoking memories of people and places.

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Planting Hollyhock Flowers
Hollyhock truly is an old garden favorite, with a long blooming season. Usually considered a short-lived perennial in Zones 3-8, but may live for several years if stalks are cut off at their bases after the flowers fade.
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Ornamental Grass
Ornamental Grasses comprise a marvelous group of plants requiring little care. They are not lawn grasses, but rather a group of plants with graceful habits and heights, fine textures and colors that add great beauty and interest to the garden.
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Dividing Your Perennials
Plants can handle being handled. So when it’s time to divide your perennials, be brave.
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Butterfly Factory
Every well dressed garden needs a bit of jewelry. Butterflies are jewels in the garden.
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Daffodils: Spring’s Frilly, Flashing Trumpets
Daffodils are easy, elegant, early-blooming flowers capable of warming a gardener's heart. Learn more about daffodils.
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Burpee’s Mammoth Mums

Chrysanthemums (Mums) are the showcase of every fall garden.

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Snow Blankets
Winter weather can be good for gardeners. Learn how a snow blankets can improve the condition of your perennial garden bed.
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All About Echinaceas
Echinaceas also known as coneflowers are the poster plant of native-plant gardening. These cheerful prairie natives are colorful and adaptable.
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Welcome to Keukenhof, the Greatest Display of Spring Flowering Bulbs in the World
Every spring, tourists from around the globe flock to Lisse, Holland to see the greatest display of spring bulbs in full bloom at the nearly 70 acre display garden simply known as Keukenhof.
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Gardening in the South - Perennials and Grasses
While some gardeners in the South (whether transplants or newbies) feel trepidation about their perennial options, it can actually be the best of both worlds.
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How To Grow Perennial Flowers From Seed
How to Grow Perennial Flowers from Seed.
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Fragrance in the Garden
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Foliage
Don’t Forget Foliage!
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Texture
Texture Gives a Garden Structure and Style.
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The Aster Family
All in the (Aster) Family
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Cut Flower Basics
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Shade Gardens
Don't be afraid of the shade. Like their solar opposite, sun gardens, with their vibrant oranges and eye-popping reds, shade gardens have their own special appeal.
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Bees, Glorious Bees
One of the most invaluable living things on the planet is less than one inch long and lives for only a few months – the busy little honeybee.
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Alliums
Alliums are perhaps the season's most formidable flower.
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Butterfly Milkweed
Perennial wildflower, terrific in flower beds.
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Crocus
Crocus are inexpensive, reliable little jewels.
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