Ornamental Gardens

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

View of a flowerbed with blooming multi-colored gladioli in a sunny garden. The Gladiolus plant is characterized by its tall, erect stem that bears long, sword-shaped leaves arranged in a fan-like fashion. Rising from the stem, the striking, funnel-shaped flowers bloom along the upper portion in a spike-like formation. These flowers come in a diverse array of colors, including shades of red, pink, purple, orange, yellow, and white.


How to Grow, Plant, and Care For Gladiolus

With massive flower spikes and bright, cheerful flowers, it’s hard not to love the stunning gladiolus. Gardening expert Madison Moulton explains why you need these plants in your garden and how to take care of them.

In the garden, the big round boxwood bushes stand with elegant symmetry, neatly arranged in rows. Their dense foliage forms perfectly spherical shapes, creating a polished and manicured look. The vibrant green leaves exude a lush and healthy vitality.


27 Varieties of Boxwood for Your Garden

Are you looking for the perfect boxwood for your garden? Boxwoods are stunningly beautiful and low-maintenance evergreen shrubs. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago lists 27 boxwood varieties for your garden.

A close-up of vibrant Bird-of-Paradise flowers with bold orange and blue petals. The distinct shape resembles a bird in flight. The blurred background showcases lush green leaves, providing a stunning contrast to the vivid blooms.


How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Bird of Paradise Plants

If you’re looking for an exotic and flamboyant plant with a distinctive tropical appearance, the Bird-of-Paradise makes an excellent garden and house plant. Here, gardening expert Melissa Strauss shares all you need to know to grow one of these exciting plants.

Close-up of many potted amaryllis not blooming. Emerging from a bulb, the sprouts of the Amaryllis unfurl into tall, sturdy stems that rise with a graceful curve. The stems bear large, teardrop-shaped buds that hold the promise of vibrant blooms.


Why is my Amaryllis Not Blooming?

Amaryllis are gorgeous garden and interior additions during the holidays and year-round. Follow a few key cultural practices to get your amaryllis to bloom in its first season and beyond. Garden professional Katherine Rowe reviews strategies to keep your plant blooming each year.

Close-up of Poinsettias plants in bloom in a sunny garden. The plant boasts dark green, ovate leaves that serve as a backdrop to its distinctive feature—the bracts. The bracts are modified leaves that come in vibrant pink. These bracts surround clusters of small, inconspicuous yellow flowers at the center.


Can Poinsettias Grow Outdoors?

Have you ever wondered if planting your poinsettias in the ground is a good idea? In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss discusses the best way to grow poinsettias outdoors in different climates.

Close-up of a Poinsettia in a white pot on a windowsill with colorful lights. Poinsettia leaves are dark green, lance-shaped, and have a smooth texture. The distinctive feature of poinsettias is their red bracts, which are modified leaves surrounding the small, inconspicuous flowers.


Can you Keep Poinsettias Year-Round?

After the holidays comes the question of what to do with those poinsettias. Don’t toss them just yet, because you might be able to keep those pretty plants going all year. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss tells you how.

A close-up of a cluster of green Christmas fern fronds. Numerous tiny, sawtooth-edged leaflets that make up the fronds are unfolding from a central stem. The frond is beautifully curved throughout, and the leaflets are arranged in a pattern resembling feathers.

Ornamental Gardens

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Christmas Ferns

Are you looking to add a festive native evergreen to your garden? Opt for Christmas fern for a fountain of green fronds year-round. Christmas fern is striking as an accent, border, or mass planting and also pairs beautifully with other shade-loving perennials. Add lushness to the winter garden with native Christmas ferns. Join garden professional Katherine Rowe in exploring the benefits and growing how-tos for this sturdy native wood fern.