The best time to plant flowers depends on the species, but spring and fall are the most common seasons for seeding. Most flowers require a specific climate and soil composition to properly grow and bloom. More »

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Pansies and mums provide the fall garden with colorful blooms until the ground freezes. Perennials, such as asters, catmint and Echinacea, should be planted during the cooler fall months. Tulip bulbs, grape hyacinths and... More »

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Start marigolds inside several weeks before the last frost by planting seeds in seedbeds. Transplant the seedlings into individual pots and then move them to the garden after the danger of frost passes. Marigolds have la... More »

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The best time to plant roses is in early spring after the last frost or in early fall before the first expected frost. Once planted, a rose bush reaches its mature size in two to three years. More »

The best time to divide hostas is late summer, but it can be done in the spring through the fall. Dividing hostas in late summer gives the plants enough time to recover from the shock of dividing before the ground freeze... More »

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The best time to transplant hostas and other perennials is spring or fall when the weather is cool and there is more natural moisture in the soil. In most areas there's a 4 week window in the spring when the ground thaws... More »

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The best time to cut back lilies is in the late fall or early spring. Lilies need to die out completely before cutting them back or they may grow improperly during the next season. More »