What every busy gardener needs: A shotgun
Specially designed shotgun shells let you plant flowers with a little firepower.
The science of blue flowers
You would think that blue is just another color in nature’s palette, but when it comes to flowers, it’s much more complicated than that.
7 of the most expensive flowers in the world
From rare orchids to a flower that lives for just a few hours, you won’t find these blooms in every bouquet.
In the late ’80s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in space facilities. They found several plants that filter out common volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Lucky for us the plants can also help clean indoor air on Earth, which is typically far more polluted than outdoor air.
15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality
An expressive Masdevallia orchid from the orchid conservatory at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens
How to start a cutting garden
Follow these 5 easy steps to grow enough flowers to fill your house with blooms.
Pollen discovery suggests flowers bloomed before dinosaurs roamed the Earth
The increased span of time that flowers existed might help explain how the plants spread, diversified and prevailed on land.
The fuzzy, mesmerizing, starlike bloom of the stapelia gigantea is captivating enough to draw you in — but the stench is sure to drive you away. It’s a carrion flower, and emits the stench of rotting flesh. In fact, the flower’s hairy, leathery texture is believed to mimic the rotting flesh of a dead animal, for added effectiveness in luring in its pollinator of choice: flies.
9 of the worst smelling flowers in the world