Ornamental Gardens

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

A blue-tinged agave forms a large rosette on a backdrop of red rock mulch.

Ornamental Gardens

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Agave Plants

Do you live in the desert and struggle to grow flowering plants? Or perhaps you want to be more water-wise with your garden. Maybe you’re looking for a plant that will come back year after year with little to no outside maintenance or intervention. Well, look no further than agave. Gardening expert Kelli Klein walks you through how to plant, grow, and care for agave plants.

Pruning hydrangeas in February. Close-up of a gardener's hands in yellow gloves trimming faded hydrangea flowers in a winter garden. He prunes the hydrangeas with pruning shears. Hydrangea paniculata has erect, bare brown stems with large cone-shaped flower clusters known as panicles, composed of numerous small, densely packed flowers. These flowers are small, brown, dry.

Shrubs

9 Popular Shrubs to Prune in February

From roses to rose of Sharon, there are several popular garden shrubs that benefit from pruning in February. Gardening expert Madison Moulton lists nine shrubs to prune now, with tips on how to get it right.

Close-up of a blooming rosie o' day alyssum on a blurred green background. This variety forms low mounds of lush foliage adorned with clusters of tiny, four-petaled flowers. The blossoms feature a soft pink hue, creating a lovely contrast against the plant's dark green leaves.

Flowers

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for ‘Rosie O’Day’ Sweet Alyssum

Need to fill gaps in your garden or add a pop of color to retaining walls? ‘Rosie O'Day’ Sweet Alyssum is a low-growing, beautiful ground cover that boasts shades of pink and magenta. Join organic farmer Jenna Rich as she shares how to plant, grow, and care for this cheerful, pink flowering perennial.

Sunlit pink cherry blossoms, a sight of ethereal beauty. Their delicate petals catch the sunlight, casting a soft pink hue. In the backdrop, a blurred canvas of more flowers against the serene expanse of a clear, blue sky.

Trees

27 Spectacular Spring-Blooming Trees

Are you looking for the perfect splash of color to add to your spring garden? In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss shares 27 of the most stunning spring-blooming trees for your landscape.

Growing succulents from seed. Close-up of a woman's hand holding a small white pot of Lithops against a blurred background of many pots of Lithops. Lithops are distinctive succulents known for their unique appearance. Resembling small, smooth pebbles, these plants have a pair of fused leaves that form a cleft at the top, creating a cactus-like cleft or slit. The leaves have different patterns, textures and colors from green to gray.

Cacti & Succulents

15 Succulents You Can Grow From Seed

If you want to save money on plants or are looking for a rarer species you just can’t find in-store, growing succulents from seed is the answer. Gardening expert Madison Moulton lists 15 beginner-friendly succulents you can grow from seed.

Close-up of a flowering Cercis canadensis tree, one of the famous native flowering trees, against a blurred green background. The tree features small, heart-shaped leaves of bright green color. It produces clusters of small, vibrant pink to lavender-pink flowers, creating a striking visual display.

Trees

21 North American Native Flowering Trees

If you think you have to choose between the benefits of native plants and the beauty of flowering trees, think again! Briana Yablonski will cover 21 North American native flowering trees you can grow at home.

Close-up of a flowering Reine des Violettes Rose bush in the garden. This classic rose variety is characterized by large, fully double blooms. The blossoms feature a rich, velvety texture and exhibit a stunning shade of purple, exuding a sense of royalty. The petals gracefully unfold, revealing a symmetrical form that adds to the rose's overall charm. The Reine des Violettes Rose is complemented by dark green, glossy foliage that serves as a lush backdrop to the regal blooms.

Flowers

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Reine des Violettes Roses

Are you ready to add an old-fashioned aesthetic to your garden? Do you love a plant that has history and beauty all wrapped up into one? Planting a ‘Reine des Violettes’ rose may just be the ticket to take your garden to the next heavenly-scented level! Join gardening expert Taylor Sievers as she chats all about these scrumptious old-fashioned roses.