From the moment you pick up a book of floral design instruction, you will be reminded of the complexity and beauty of the world around us.
And yet, many people are unaware that the vast majority of flowers in a garden are not flowers at all.
There are hundreds of species of flowers, and many of them are not even known to exist.
Even more importantly, even if you have a flower you think you know the name of, the flowers are actually a very small fraction of the actual flowers in your garden.
That is why it’s so important to learn more about these species and how they grow.
The following is a list of 10 of the most common flower species in your local garden.
You can click on a flower to view more information about it, as well as how to identify them.
It is recommended that you visit one of these flower guides regularly, as you will often be able to pick up some new knowledge while you are in the process of making a decision.