Ornamental Gardens

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

Native ornamental grasses. Close-up of blooming ornamental grass Muhlenbergia capillaris, commonly known as pink muhly grass, in a sunny garden. This perennial grass features fine, thread-like leaves that form compact tufts. The plant bursts into a spectacular display of vibrant pink to reddish-pink, airy inflorescences that create a billowy and feathery appearance. The delicate and hazy pink plumes hold above the foliage.

Ornamental Gardens

45 Ornamental Grasses Native to the United States

Are you looking for an ornamental grass to enhance your landscape? There are a multitude of beautiful, interesting, and hardy ornamental native grasses to choose from. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen introduces 47 fantastic native grass species that make excellent landscaping plants.

Close up of a paper-wrapped bouquet of apricot roses.


How Long do Cut Roses Last?

Roses are a staple in any cut flower garden, but how long do they last once trimmed and brought indoors? Gardening expert Madison Moulton answers the question and gives tips to ensure your cut roses last as long as possible.

native seeds to winter sow. Close-up of a flowering Blue flax plant in a sunny garden. Blue flax (Linum perenne) is a charming and delicate perennial plant that features slender, wiry stems with narrow, linear leaves. It produces an abundance of striking sky-blue flowers that are saucer-shaped and approximately one inch in diameter.


25 Native Plant Seeds Ideal for Winter Sowing

Are you looking forward to gardening season starting again in the spring? You don’t need to wait until spring to start gardening. There are plenty of seeds that you can sow in the fall and winter months for new growth starting in the spring. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen will introduce 25 beautiful native plants that you can start from seed this winter!

Close-up of a bee feeding on the nectar of a Swamp Milkweed plant (Asclepias incarnata) against a blurred green background. The lance-shaped leaves, arranged alternately along sturdy stems, exhibit a lush green color and a smooth texture. The plant produces striking clusters of star-shaped blossoms in bright pink.


How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Swamp Milkweed

Are you looking for a pollinator-friendly, low-maintenance pop of pink for your garden? Look no further than Swamp milkweed! Join organic farmer Jenna Rich as she discusses how to plant, grow, and care for this marsh-loving flowering perennial.

Close-up of Japanese forest grass growing in a sunny garden flower bed. The plant presents a gracefully cascading and mound-forming ornamental grass. Its arching stems bear slender, cascading leaves that are bright green.

Ornamental Gardens

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Japanese Forest Grass

Are you looking for a well-behaved, beautiful ornamental grass to add texture and movement to your garden? Japanese Forest grass is a shade perennial available in several attractive cultivars for your landscape. In this article, gardening expert Madison Moulton gives pointers on how to plant, grow, and care for Japanese Forest grass.

Close-up of blooming Stargazer lilies in a garden, against a blurred green background. It features large, upward-facing blooms with recurved petals that display a rich, deep pink or crimson hue, adorned with prominent dark spots and a contrasting white edge.


How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Stargazer Lilies

Curious about stargazer lilies but slightly overwhelmed? Hoping to work some into your yard this year, but not sure if you have the right conditions? In this comprehensive guide, certified master gardener Liz Jaros breaks down this much-sought-after lily cultivar and gives you the know-how you need to grow stargazer lilies like a pro.