The annual sunflower is a genuine American native, long cultivated and improved by ancient Indians
Flowers and vegetables together in annual beds
Graham Rice’s picks for best direct-sow annuals
These annuals are good for an encore.
Learn the best way to root coleus cuttings for next year's flower bed.
Grow them in your garden—eat them in your salad
These colorful summertime vines are eager, reliable, and beautiful.
This flower became an emblem of good taste in the 1880s.
Which sunflower varieties are best for your garden
Bright and cheerful, sunflowers are the happy face of the plant world.
Save money and grow flowers not usually available in stores by starting your own annual flowers.
It was another successful year in the Test Gardens. Here are our favorites.
The Best Flowers from Organic Gardening's 2011 Test Garden
Find out how to grow the sweet smelling Tobacco Flowers this summer!
Plant these flowers for a garden that blooms during summer’s worst weather.
Aromatic, attractive, and medicinal—sage is a wise choice for flower beds.
Black-eyed Susans and coneflowers are summer flower-bed classics.
Planting heat-tolerant annuals ensures that your borders bloom all season long.