Grow the most beautiful and colorful flowers! You can develop and nurture a flower garden that is delightful to behold and easy to maintain and makes you smile through the seasons with tried-and-true wisdom from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Whether you don’t know dead heading from dormancy or bonemeal from a bleeding heart or you have a flower-cutting bed that is the envy of local florists, you’ll quickly benefit from the time-saving tips, inspiring ideas, and proven techniques that pack this easy-to-use guide. Inside you’ll find . . . • step-by-step guidance on growing more than 30 flowers • garden planning advice for ease of maintenance and constant color • plants and shrubs that birds and pollinators love • native vs. naturalized plants, plus many you might not know • perennials, biennials, and annuals and how to use each • prep advice and plants for color-filled containers • cut-flower care and arranging know-how • the best flowers to dry and how to do it • secrets to good soil: testing, texture, pH, and compost • Latin plant names demystified, plus the language of flowers • humorous and enlightening anecdotes from fellow gardeners • pages for recording your plants and observations • too much more to mention! Created for novices, aspiring growers, green thumbs, and old hands, The Old Farmer’s Almanac Flower Gardener’s Handbook (companion to the Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook ) is loaded with advice and inspiration to guarantee success for every flower garden—and any gardener!