General Gardening Guides
We've gathered some general gardening information here, such as how to decipher plant names and what it means when a plant is described as "endangered." If you're looking for information specific to a type of plant — say, bulbs or perennials — look under the specificfor detailed articles.
About Common Names How did the Forget-me-Not get it's name? And who was Black-Eyed Susan? Common names are fun and confusing. You'll find your Aunt Louise, who knew all about wildflowers, probably made up her own!
About Botanical Names Before you move past this article, wait! It's not a complicated subject, and it's in plain English. You need to know this — just the basics. Without it, you can make big mistakes.
Plant Classification and How It Works Back to 8th Grade Biology. We promise this article is not boring or complicated. It's easy to read, and will give you the basic framework you need to understand the wildflowers you're growing.
The Facts About Endangered Plants Don't believe everything you read...or hear. This is probably the area about wildflowers that includes the most mis-information of all. Here are the facts.
Improving Garden Soil What type of soil do you have? And what can you do to maximize its potential?