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Beautiful Cool-Season Container Garden Ideas

Enjoy beautiful pots, even in cool, frosty weather, with these cool-season container garden ideas from our experts! By Justin Hancock

Add Ferns for Summer Interest

Add lushness and traditional style to your summer porch, patio, or balcony with ferns. By Doug Jimerson and Karen Weir-Jimerson

Hanging Baskets Ideas

Beautiful hanging baskets are an easy way to add style to your front porch, deck, balcony, or other outdoor space. Check out these ideas ...

Behind the Scenes at Costa Farms

We love plants! Our wholesale nursery produces millions of gorgeous plants in three U.S. states. Get an inside look at what we do.  By J...

How to Keep Your Container Gardens Alive Over Summer

Do your pots suffer from summer doldrums? Enjoy planters all through the summer with our easy tips. By Justin Hancock

A Gardener's Guide to Fertilizer

Learn everything you need to know about fertilizing your plants indoors and out. By Justin Hancock

10 Tips for Container Garden Design

Design colorful, easy-care container gardens with these 10 top tips. By Justin Hancock 

How to Make a Planter with Pavers

Here's an easy weekend project: Make a planter out of pavers! We'll show you how. By Justin Hancock

A Shopper's Guide to Buying Geraniums

The backbone of the summer garden, geraniums provide nonstop color in beds or containers from late spring until fall. By Doug Jimerson

A Shopper’s Guide to Begonias

There’s a begonia for practically every garden – indoors and out! Get tips for picking the perfect begonia for you. By Justin Hancock

About Mounding Mandevilla

Is a mounding Mandevilla perfect for your yard? Find out!

Cool Container Gardens from the Costa Farms Team

Looking for ideas to create your own container gardens this season? Check out some of these ideas put together by the experts at Costa Fa...

Container Combo Ideas from Costa Farms

Create beautiful container combos with plants that look – and grow – well together. By Justin Hancock

Mandevilla Care in Winter

Enjoy the beauty of tropical mandevilla even after the snow flies. 

Best Flowers for Florida Gardens

What are some of the best flowers to grow in Florida? Here are some of my top picks. By Justin Hancock

Xeriscaping: What It Is and How to Do It

Save water in your yard with xeriscaping! We show you easy ways how. By Justin Hancock

Plants in Bulk: Prettier By the Dozen

Buy annual flowering plants in bulk (12 or more) to make easy planters and beautiful gardens. Here are 12 ideas! By Karen Weir-Jimerson

A Shopper's Guide to Buying Succulents

Discover the best succulents for indoors and out.

Casual, Low-Maintenance Garden Style

Discover how succulent plants, creative garden beds, and kick-back seating help create an easy-care landscape. By Doug Jimerson

Save Your Tropical Plants in Winter

Tropical plants won’t survive winter outdoors where temperatures freeze. But you can save them. Here’s how. 

Road Food for Butterflies

Add nectar-rich plants to your yard to attract and feed migrating butterflies. 

Bee Inspired With Costa Farms

Costa Farms welcomes bees and other pollinators -- petal by petal.

10 Colorful Annual Flowers that Attract Butterflies

Butterflies and other pollinators will flock to your yard when you provide nectar-rich annual flowers.

5 Tips for Enticing Hummingbirds to Your Yard

Fast-moving, jewel-tone hummingbirds are fascinating additions to your yard. Here are tips for attracting them.