Flower guide

Flower guide

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A hybrid between Aloe and close kin Gasteria, this retro succulent from Proven Winners is multipurpose indeed-a perennial in Zones 8-11, an annual in cooler zones and a great houseplant everywhere. Rosettes of red-tinged, narrow leaves are crowned by orange flowers in winter and spring.
Find flowers that have been raised organically or by farms that practice sustainable methods
Tara Heibel's Sprout Home garden stores are full of fresh-cut flower arrangements
In San Francisco, Flora Grubb opens a design-savvy nursery for the public
At Horticourt at the Philadelphia Flower Show, famous blue-ribbons are awarded to plants of the highest standards 
Selecting the right container for spring-blooming bulbs.
We gardeners are always on the lookout for the next great plant. White candles (Whitfieldia elongata) may be just that. It is a perfect flowering shrub: broad-leaved evergreen foliage and plentiful white-flower spikes, 8 inches tall, blooming almost continuously. Sure, it's tender, best as an outdoor shrub for Zones 9+ or as an evergreen conservatory plant or houseplant in cooler climates. Or use it in mixed flower containers for spring-fall performance in Zones 5-8.
To create the perfect pot, a couple turned their lives upside down — and came out on top, as owners of the Potluck garden store
Interesting flower ideas for container plantings 
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