Ornamental Gardens

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

A close-up of Zinnia flowers reveals a vibrant array of colors, from fiery reds to delicate pinks and sunny yellows. Surrounding these blossoms are lush green leaves and slender, elegant stems that support the floral display.

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15 Common Zinnia-Growing Problems

Zinnias are a beloved annual flower, bringing cheer and bright colors to gardens worldwide. However, growing them comes with some potential issues. Join small-scale farming expert Jenna Rich as she discusses cultural mistakes, diseases, and pests that might disrupt a successful zinnia garden patch.

A close up view of the delicate, lacy, bright-green fronds of several lady fern plants clustered together.

Ornamental Gardens

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Lady Ferns

This elegant, lacy fern is native to the entire U.S. and thrives in shady, moist areas. If you need to fill a north or east-facing landscape bed or an area beneath large trees, former organic farmer Logan Hailey has all the details you need to grow thriving lady ferns.

A spacious garden filled with vibrant greenery and a thriving meadow rue plant. Atop the sea of green, the meadow rue plant showcases its elegance with clusters of striking purple flowers.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Meadow Rue

Are you interested in growing meadow rue in your garden? This underused perennial offers ornamental flowers and foliage and thrives in challenging conditions. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago covers everything you need to know to plant, grow, and care for meadow rue.

Phacelia up close

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Phacelia

As one of the best multifunctional flowering plants, phacelia is remarkably underused in the garden. Former organic farmer Logan Hailey digs into how you can cultivate this easygoing wildflower for pollinator paradise, weed suppression, cover cropping, and more!

A man wearing black gardening gloves carefully teases out the root system of a canna lily bulb, exposing the intricate network of fine roots. Nearby sits a large brown pot, ready for planting.

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9 Tips for Storing Canna Lily Bulbs This Winter

Canna lilies are gorgeous tropical plants that wow in the garden. If you live in a cooler climate, you probably want to store your canna bulbs for the winter. Here are some tips to get your cannas through the cold weather to bloom again next year.

A variety of small terracotta pots house a collection of fall plants, accented with tiny green and yellow pumpkins.

Ornamental Gardens

27 Plants for Gorgeous Fall Containers

When cool weather hits, and we all want that cozy fall feel, it is time to switch up your planters. Whether you toss out your summer arrangements and start from scratch or just switch up a few plants, certified Master Gardener Laura Elsner walks you through 27 plants that will be perfect for your fall containers.

Adorable viola blooms in purple, white, and yellow with black whiskers shine in the fall and early winter garden.

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31 Cold-Hardy Violas and Pansies For Your Garden

Violas bring cheery blooms to the frosty garden from fall through spring. Highlights of cool-season displays, violas, pansies, and violets add abundant flowers in full color to containers and garden beds. Garden expert Katherine Rowe highlights select varieties sure to bring a showstopping look to the seasons ahead.