Ornamental Gardens

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

A grouping of red firecracker plants, characterized by their tubular shape, dangles gracefully. These blooms hang delicately from slender, deep green stems, adding a burst of color to the surroundings.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Firecracker Plants

Are you looking for a shrub or hanging plant that brings a bit of drama and a ton of color to the garden? Firecracker Plant does all of that and more! In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss discusses how to grow and care for this fun evergreen plant.

A concrete soil bed nestling areca palm trees, adding a touch of tropical elegance to the garden. Interspersed among the taller areca palms, short and charming plants complete the scene.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Areca Palms

Are you looking for a low-maintenance tropical tree that makes an excellent houseplant? Areca Palm is a wonderful plant that thrives in a consistent environment inside the home. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss shares all you need to know to grow this pretty tree.

A pink wild bergamot bloom stands out against green foliage on a sunny day.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Wild Bergamot

Are you looking for a native wildflower that’s easy to grow, beautiful, and highly attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds? Wild bergamot is a minty-scented perennial that would make a fine addition to any garden setting. In this article, gardening enthusiast Liessa Bowen will discuss the proper care and maintenance of these prolific and showy plants.

A podocarpus plant, its slender leaves stretching gracefully. Red, yellow, and orange berries adorn the podocarpus branches, adding a burst of color to the scene. The blurred background shows green grass.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Podocarpus

Are you looking for a low-maintenance shrub that makes an excellent noise or windscreen? Perhaps you're in the market for a sturdy privacy hedge. Podocarpus handles these tasks wonderfully. Here, gardening expert Melissa Strauss discusses how to grow and care for these coniferous shrubs.

Close up of a beautiful shrub with burgundy foliage and dangling violet blossoms shines in the sun.

Shrubs

21 Fast Growing Shrubs With Impressive Foliage

Do you need a privacy hedge, noise barrier, or a shrub that can quickly fill a space in the garden? We have just the thing! Here, gardening expert Melissa Strauss lists 21 of her favorite fast-growing shrubs with aesthetic appeal.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Coral Bean

Are you looking for a beautiful and easy-care burst of red in the garden? Coralbean is a showy, drought-tolerant North American native shrub with crimson blooms. In this article, we’ll tell you how to grow and care for coralbean in your garden!

Blue lechenaultia flowers gracefully arranged along their green stems. The delicate petals glisten with sparkling water droplets, reflecting the morning dew. The blurred background hints at the presence of more breathtaking blue lechenaultia flowers beyond.

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How to Plant, Grow and Care For Blue Lechenaultia

Are you looking for a stunning flowering plant that thrives on neglect? If you've never heard of Blue Lechenaultia, let gardening enthusiast Liessa Bowen introduce you to this spectacular drought-tolerant plant that looks great in container gardens, xeriscapes, and rock gardens!

Several stunning Dutch irises blooming gracefully; their majestic petals standing tall amidst a sea of slender green leaves. The flowers reveal their captivating tubular shape, painted in a deep purple, accented by vibrant, sunny yellow centers.

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Are Irises Annual, Biennial, or Perennial plants?

If I plant irises in my yard this season, will they survive winter and flower again next year? How do I know if I’m planting an annual, biennial, or perennial iris? Determining whether or not your dramatic, ruffly iris blooms are a one-time thing or a regular occurrence can be a little tricky. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros helps clear the air so you’ll know what to expect from this beloved garden staple in the seasons to come.

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3 Simple Methods For Easily Propagating Orchids

Orchids are beloved around the world for their unique growth patterns and stunning flowers. Whether you’re growing a Cattleya or a Cymbidium, this guide will cover a few of the most common propagation methods to grow your collection.