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A close-up reveals hybrid perpetual roses boasting deep pink hues, their delicate petals unfurling gracefully. In the background, a soft blur highlights the verdant, lush green leaves, providing a verdant backdrop to the vibrant blooms.

Flowers

What are Hybrid Perpetual, Bourbon, and Portland Roses?

Portland, Bourbon, and hybrid perpetual roses grace the landscape with old garden rose charm and history. As precursors to modern roses, these heirloom beauties bring prolific flowering, high fragrance, and vigor to the rose garden. Explore these special antique rose hybrids, deserving of a spot in today’s garden, with gardening expert Katherine Rowe.

A close-up of Eurasian Smoke Tree featuring clusters of small, delicate pink flowers amidst vibrant green leaves. The background showcases towering green trees, adding depth to the image. The contrast between the pink blooms and the lush foliage creates a captivating scene.

Trees

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Smoke Trees

Add a billowy, whimsical backdrop to any landscape with smoke trees that flutter in every breeze. Garden expert Logan Hailey digs into how to grow and maintain the fluffy, smoke-like puffs of this intriguing ornamental.

flowers raised beds. Colorful flowers in a rustic raised bed. The bed is filled with vibrant purple-red Crested Cock's-combs, pink and yellow Primroses, orange and yellow Common zinnias and yellow Wedelias.

Flowers

7 Tips for Growing Bountiful Flowers in Raised Beds

Raised beds are a low-maintenance and convenient way to add some intentionality to the flower garden. Getting started can seem like a complicated task, but it doesn't have to be. Cut flower gardener Melissa Strauss has some tips to make sure your raised bed flower garden gets off to a healthy start and adds beauty to your home for years to come.

native edible plants. Close-up of a flowering Purple Passionflower plant, Passiflora incarnata, in a garden. Its palmate leaves, dark green and deeply lobed, serve as a backdrop for the stunning flowers. Each bloom boasts radial arrays of filaments surrounding a central fringed corona, exhibiting shades of purple and lavender, accented with delicate streaks and spots of contrasting hues. The fruit features a smooth, tough rind of green color.

Edible

21 Edible Native Plants: Growing a Native Food Garden

Do you enjoy both native plants and growing food crops? Did you know there are many beautiful native plants that you can also eat? In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen introduces 21 fantastic native plants that have edible parts so you can grow a beautiful landscape and eat it, too.

Close-up of a Plumeria alba plant with tropical white flowers. The plant produces clusters of waxy, white flowers with yellow centers. The flowers are adorned with five delicate, overlapping petals, contrast beautifully against the glossy, dark green foliage.

Flowers

9 Tropical Plants With White Flowers

Neutral white flowers create a refined and elegant statement on their own or can serve as a complementary canvas for colorful flowers and interesting foliage. Here, garden expert Christina Conner shares her 9 favorite white-flowered tropical plants for indoor jungles or outdoor gardens.

Collage of two images of wooden vs. metal raised beds. A wooden raised bed is made of a wooden frame, filled with soil and various plants of dill, radishes, beets and other vegetable crops. The metal raised bed is made of galvanized metal, has a ribbed structure and a pale green tint. Young cabbage seedlings grow on a raised bed.

Gardening Tips

Wood vs. Metal Raised Beds: Which is Better?

Raised beds offer the ultimate growing solution for gardens with poor soil, aggressive weeds, or space constraints, but should you plant your crops in wood or metal? Garden expert and former organic farmer Logan Hailey discusses the pros and cons of each and how to choose the best material for your garden.

Close-up of a raised bed with growing zucchini plants. The zucchini plant is a lush, bushy annual characterized by sturdy, succulent stems branching out from its base, supporting a canopy of large, bright green leaves with prominent veins and slightly fuzzy textures.Amidst the foliage, vibrant yellow flowers bloom, each bearing five distinct petals and a central stamen.

Raised Bed Gardening

5 Tips for Growing Great Zucchini in Raised Beds

Zucchini is a prolific grower and generous giver. While zucchini loves room to spread, getting a great yield while contained in a raised bed isn’t an issue with the proper preparation. Garden expert Christina Conner shares her top tips for growing great zucchini in raised beds this summer.

Close-up of a gardener's hand in a blue glove pouring synthetic fertilizers onto a plant with large succulent green leaves in the garden. The plant forms a rosette of large, strong, vertical, succulent green leaves with reddish and pointed tips. Fertilizers are granular and white.

Soil Improvement

Do Synthetic Fertilizers Harm the Soil?

Healthy soil is a gardener’s most valuable resource, but certain products can disrupt the natural belowground ecology. If you are concerned about synthetic fertilizers harming your soil, here is what to look out for, explained by a soil expert and former farmer.