How to make your garden bloom

The West's best flowers for borders, beds, bouquets, and containers

  • ‘Awe Shucks’

    50 dahlias to drool over

    Don't write off dahlias as your granny's flower. Here are 50 jaw-dropping varieties that will knock your socks off

‘Memorial Day’

18 favorite roses to grow

Whether for fragrance, a long-lasting cut flower, or a beautiful habit, there are a million and one reasons to grow roses—here are a few of our favorites

Festiva Maxima peony

20 gorgeous peonies

These beauties steal the show with their luxuriant blooms and foliage. Which would you choose?

Coreopsis: Garnet

12 gorgeous Coreopsis varieties

The West's go-to summer flower stuns in vivid tropical pinks, pumpkin orange, and gold

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5 favorite violas

These cheery bloomers light up cool days with happy colors. See some of our favorite varieties

Coneflower (Echinacea)

20 favorite perennial flowers

These unfussy, long-lived plants pump out beautiful foliage and flowers year after year. Plant in fall or spring when cooler temperatures help them get a healthy start

Lewisia

23 knock-out native plants

Incorporating plants native to your climate means less water, less maintenance, and more wildlife. Here are our top picks around the West

Lilac (Syringa x 'Declaration')

17 favorite fragrant blossoms

Grow these bloomers to perfume your garden—and your home

Ranunculus

How to grow flowers organically

Los Angeles farmer Tara Kolla shares her secrets to growing great blooms, using organic methods

Coreopsis grandiflora 'Sunray'

Top plants for summer color

Add heat-tolerant flowers and features to your yard and enjoy their beauty all summer

Easy winter color

17 best plants for cool-season color

Brighten gray, drizzly days with the West's best cool-season flowers

Dutch Iris

5 best bulbs to plant in fall

Our top picks for brilliant, easy-care spring color

Kale

9 best plants for colorful containers

Add a dramatic pop of color to your home or garden with these vibrant choices for containers

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