Ornamental Gardens

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

pink and white baby's breath in a bouquet.


How to Plant Grow and Care for Baby’s Breath

Whether you are looking to add whimsy to your garden or grow your own cut flowers, baby’s breath is a welcome addition to most gardens. It is a hardy, drought-tolerant perennial that does not require much maintenance. Let Master Gardener Laura Elsner walk you through how to grow and care for baby’s breath.

Vivid crimson love-lies-bleeding amaranth blooms dangle gracefully, resembling cascading tears of passion against a backdrop of lush green leaves. Each petal tells a tale of love's intensity, evoking emotions that spill over in vibrant hues.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Love-Lies-Bleeding Amaranth

Amaranthus caudatus is a tall annual known for its cascading tassels of red inflorescences. They make excellent flowers as a focal point or in the back of a flower bed. Despite its common name, Loves-lies-bleeding is anything but a hopeless love plant; it is instead an impressive ornamental plant that is also edible. In this article, gardening expert Wendy Moulton explores this fascinating plant, its attributes, and how to grow it.

A vibrant cluster of sunflowers, each with bright yellow petals surrounding a brown central disc. The green leaves are arranged alternately, creating a visually stunning and lively composition against the exposed green background.


27 Best Flowers for Hot, Humid Climates

If you are looking for flowering plants to grow in your hot, humid climate garden, look no further. Tropical plant enthusiast Melissa Strauss has 27 flowering plants that will thrive in your tropical and sub-tropical garden.

A close-up captures the pink Nicotiana flowers amidst lush green leaves. The delicate petals gracefully unfold, catching the warm rays of sunlight as they bask in nature's embrace, showcasing their beauty and serenity.


How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Nicotiana

Nicotiana flowering tobacco is a beautiful flower to add to your garden or into container arrangements. The trumpet-shaped flowers come in many colors, and the smell is intoxicating. Certified master gardener Laura Elsner will walk you through how to grow nicotiana.

View of woodland plants in the garden. Flowering Erythronium plant on a blurred background. Erythronium features slender, arching stems adorned with one or two nodding, bell-shaped flowers of bright yellow color. The plant produces glossy, mottled leaves that are heart-shaped or lanceolate, adding to its ornamental appeal.

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27 Gorgeous Plants For Your Woodland Garden

Are you looking for some beautiful plants to fill in your woodland garden? Woodland gardens can be peaceful and natural wonderlands, bursting with life, but you need to know which plants will grow best in the shade of trees. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen shares 27 of her favorite easy-to-grow woodland plants.

A cluster of pink stonecrop flowers, delicately held aloft by deep purple stems. In the blurred background, additional blooms of these charming flowers create a picturesque scene, adding to the allure of the composition.

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13 Best Stonecrop Varieties for Your Rock Garden

If you’re looking for plants that thrive in rock gardens and coarse, nutrient-poor soil, check out stonecrop! These plants have thick, succulent-like leaves that allow them to thrive in environments where many other plants perish. Gardening expert Briana Yablonski shares 13 stonecrop varieties to consider planting.

Numerous dahlias and lush green foliage illuminated by the sun's warm glow. The dahlias boast soft pink petals arranged in multiple layers, creating a delicate and inviting display of natural beauty.


How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Dinnerplate Dahlias

Once you start growing dahlias, you might not be able to stop. Their long bloom season and spectacular flowers make the extra care they require worthwhile. Look to dinnerplate dahlias for high impact in the garden, with huge flowers measuring up to 14 inches! Explore how to grow dahlias the size of literal dinner plates with garden expert Katherine Rowe.