Ornamental Gardens

Learn how to cultivate beautiful ornamental gardens and how to troubleshoot common pests, diseases, and growing problems!

ground cover lawn or grass. Close-up of ground cover lawn of Trifolium repens in the garden. Trifolium repens, commonly known as White Clover, is a low-growing perennial plant that features trifoliate leaves arranged alternately along creeping stems that root at the nodes. Each leaflet is heart-shaped and has a smooth texture with a pale green coloration. The plant produces round, white to pale pink, globe-like flower heads that sit atop slender stems.

Ground Cover

Are Ground Cover Lawns Better Than Grass?

Thinking about ditching the grass for a more earth-friendly alternative? Want to know a little more about the benefits and drawbacks of installing a ground-cover lawn? In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros looks at the pros and cons of replacing a traditional turf lawn with perennial plants and spotlights a few of your best options.

earth day trees. Close-up of blooming Jacaranda mimosifolia in the garden. Jacaranda mimosifolia, commonly known as the jacaranda tree, presents a captivating appearance with its fern-like, compound leaves and stunning display of vibrant purple-blue flowers. The leaves are delicate and feathery, composed of small, elongated leaflets arranged along slender stems.

Trees

19 Beautiful Trees to Plant This Earth Day

Earth Day is rapidly approaching, and what better way to celebrate than to plant a beautiful tree in your yard? In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss shares 19 stunning trees to plant in honor of Earth Day.

easy native plants. Close-up of a blooming Echinacea in a sunny garden. A small beetle, Diabrotica undecimpunctata, sits on a flower. The coneflower flower consists of a cone-shaped copper-colored center surrounded by pink-purple petals.

Ornamental Gardens

15 Easy to Grow Native Plants

Do you want native plants in your garden but fear long lists of growing requirements? Fear not! Many native plants adapt to your local ecosystem and require less care than non-native plants. Gardener Jerad Bryant selects 15 natives for their easy care requirements, their wide range of growth, and their willingness to adapt to new surroundings.

Majestic towering blue spruces dominate the landscape, their needles forming a dense canopy that stretches towards the sky. Interspersed among the spruces, juniper bushes add a vibrant touch with their evergreen foliage.

Trees

25 Best Evergreen Trees for Year-Round Privacy

Are you looking for evergreen trees to create privacy on your property? There are plenty of great, easy-to-grow trees that provide year-round greenery. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen introduces 25 of the best evergreen trees to increase privacy, enhance your landscape, and look fantastic all year!

Close-up of a flowering Solidago canadensis plant, one of the most popular goldenrod varieties. Featuring dense clusters of small, bright yellow flowers arranged in elongated, plume-like inflorescences, the plant adds a vibrant burst of color to late summer and fall landscapes. The lance-shaped leaves are toothed and arranged alternately along the stems.

Flowers

10 Beautiful Goldenrod Varieties for Your Garden

Are you looking for an easy-to-grow, bright, and beautiful plant that attracts pollinators to your garden? Many varieties of goldenrod can serve that purpose, delighting gardeners and butterflies alike. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen introduces 11 gorgeous goldenrods that you can easily grow in your home garden.

Close-up of hyacinth bulbs too early germination. A hyacinth sprout emerges as a slender, pale green shoot from the bulb, gradually unfurling into a cluster of vibrant green leaves arranged in a basal rosette. The leaves are long, narrow, and slightly succulent, with a glossy texture and a rich green color.

Bulbs

What To Do When Your Bulbs Come Up Too Early

Have your bulbs begun to sprout earlier than expected and you aren’t sure why? There are a couple of reasons this could happen, and luckily, they are easy to fix! In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago will discuss why this is happening to your spring beauties and what you can do to remedy the issues.

harvesting red rose hips

Flowers

17 Roses with Beautiful Rosehips for All-Season Appeal

Roses grace the garden with gorgeous blooms, fragrance, and form. They also produce beautiful rosehips! Extend the interest in roses by fostering hips that enliven the fall and winter garden in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Rosehips are also a valuable food source for wildlife. Energize the cool season garden with roses that produce abundant hips. Join garden professional Katherine Rowe in exploring roses with beautiful hips for multi-season interest.

A close-up reveals the vibrant 'Nellie R. Stevens' holly tree, adorned with glossy, emerald leaves contrasted against ripe, red berries. Each leaf features pronounced, jagged edges, adding texture and depth to the tree's lush foliage.

Shrubs

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for ‘Nellie Stevens’ Holly

Looking for a vigorous evergreen with multiseason impact? ‘Nellie R. Stevens’ holly grows quickly with attractive form, foliage, and fruits. Loads of bright red berries shine against glossy green leaves in winter. Explore how to plant, grow, and care for Nellie Stevens holly with gardening expert Katherine Rowe.

Close-up of a flowering Ranunculus plant in a small black pot on a wooden table, against a gray wall. The Ranunculus plant, commonly known as buttercup, presents a charming appearance with its vibrant, bowl-shaped flowers with gradient petals from soft pale pink to deep pink at the edges. The plant's foliage is deeply lobed and glossy green.

Flowers

11 Tips for Growing Beautiful Ranunculus in Pots

Ranunculus are stunning members of the buttercup family. They are best known for their use as cut flowers due to their long, slender stems and colorful blooms. In this article, join gardening expert Melissa Strauss as she shares 11 tips for growing ranunculus flowers in pots!

A group of vibrant pink cherry blossoms fills the frame, their delicate petals contrasting with the lush green grass below. The clear blue sky adds to the peaceful serenity of the scene.

Trees

21 Beautiful Flowering Crabapple Trees for Your Garden

Are you intrigued by the prolific spring beauty of flowering crabapple trees? If you want a showy ornamental tree to add to your landscape, a flowering crabapple might be an excellent choice to brighten your spring days. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen introduces 21 super-showy flowering crabapple varieties. With so many colorful options, it might be difficult to choose a favorite!