Ornamental Gardens

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

Golden feverfew flowers with delicate white petals encircling yellow centers, offering a striking contrast in colors.


17 Herbs With White Flowers

Herbs are wonderful plants that are aromatic, edible, and beautiful. These leafy plants contain oils that give them unique aromas and flavors. If you appreciate white flowers and smelly plants, you’ll love one of these 17 herbs with white flowers. Dive in with PNW gardener Jerad Bryant!

Clusters of small, white lantana flowers cascade over dense, green leaves.


15 Drought-Tolerant Plants for Hanging Baskets

Hanging baskets lend vertical interest to the garden, ornamenting the view with dynamic flowers and foliage. To lessen watering needs (and water worries) opt for plants that withstand dry conditions, at least for a short time. Join gardener Katherine Rowe in exploring drought-tolerant plants with a host of other winning qualities to grow in hanging baskets this season.

Close-up of a gardener pruning blooming red roses using long-handled loppers, avoiding common mistakes.


5 Rose Pruning Mistakes To Avoid This Season

With a few key cultural practices and a bit of seasonal maintenace, roses grace the garden for many years. Basic pruning is easy and important for preventing diseases, directing growth, and increasing air circulation for overall rose health - but it doesn’t have to be intimidating. Avoid common pruning mistakes with gardening expert Katherine Rowe to ensure healthy roses across the seasons.

Wood betony flowers, featuring tall stems adorned with purple and lavender petals, contrast beautifully against a backdrop of lush green leaves.


How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Wood Betony

Are you looking for a showy, long-lasting flower for your perennial garden? This easy-to-grow plant adds plenty of color to your garden and attracts pollinators, too! In this article, gardening enthusiast Liessa Bowen introduces the allure of wood betony and how to grow these spectacular plants.

The Brunnera plant features heart-shaped, silver-green leaves with prominent dark green veins and delicate, small blue flowers resembling forget-me-nots.

Ornamental Gardens

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Brunnera

Brunnera is a strikingly beautiful plant that is perfect for the shade garden. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss talks about how to grow and maintain this easy-going plant for beautiful spring flowers and striking shade-friendly ground cover.

Pink and orange roses grow with panicle hydrangeas in the border


7 No-Fail Rose and Hydrangea Combos for Your Garden

Under the right growing conditions, roses and hydrangeas grow together to create an all-season bloom spectacle. Garden expert Katherine Rowe shares winning rose and hydrangea combinations based on visual appeal, garden performance, cultural requirements, and disease resistance.

Rows of pink and purple hydrangeas bask in the sunlight; their petals glowing with vibrant hues.


The Best Hydrangeas for Your Climate: Tips for Your Zone

Hydrangeas signal summer with their glorious blooms and colorful display. With a broad growing range, gardeners in cold and hot climates enjoy these summer beauties with multi-season appeal. Join gardening expert Katherine Rowe in exploring the best hydrangeas for your climate and gardening zone.

Clusters of hydrangeas in varying shades of purple, pink, and yellow, vividly bloom above lush green foliage.


When Do Hydrangeas Bloom?

A hydrangea in flower is the hallmark of summer. Different types bloom at varying times of the season for a long-lasting display. Here, gardening expert Katherine Rowe explores when hydrangeas bloom and the factors influencing their bloom time.

Wild Petunias display slender, lance-shaped green leaves and a delicate, funnel-shaped lavender flower with slightly ruffled edges.


How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Wild Petunias

You are probably familiar with the colorful petunia flowers commonly sold as annuals at your local garden center. Did you know there are also wild petunias? In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen introduces these beautiful and easy-to-grow native wildflowers.