Ornamental Gardens

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

A modern home is surrounded by a terraced garden filled with diverse plants.

Ornamental Gardens

21 Plants For Mid-Century Modern Home Gardens

Wondering which plants are right for your mid-century home garden? Interested in learning more about the principles of mid-century architecture and landscape design? Certified master gardener Liz Jaros has you covered with this breakdown of mid-century style and a look at the plants that embrace its philosophy.

Close-up of a stunning dark pink dahlia in full bloom, bathed in warm sunlight. Velvet-like petals unfurl, some delicately curled at the edges. The blurred background hints at a charming wooden country house.

Ornamental Gardens

21 Plants for Victorian Home Gardens

Want to know more about Victorian gardens and landscape design? Wondering which trees, shrubs, and flowers will go best with your home’s ornate English architecture? In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros takes a look at the principles and philosophy of Victorian garden design and suggests 21 plants that will hit Victorian notes in your yard.

Yellow hybrid tea roses bask in warm sunlight, their vibrant petals aglow with a golden hue. Among them, another variety stands tall with delicate white petals adorned with charming pink spots, harmonizing with lush, deep green leaves.

Flowers

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Hybrid Tea Roses

For the cut flower garden, there is no plant more perfect than the classic hybrid tea rose. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss tells you all you need to know to get started with these beautiful plants in your own garden.

Vibrant marigolds bloom with a stunning display of red and gold petals, creating a vivid and cheerful contrast. Lush green leaves gracefully frame the blossoms, enhancing the overall beauty of this radiant floral arrangement.

Flowers

21 Best Flowers for Gardeners with a Short Growing Season

If you live in a climate with a short growing season, it can be hard to find plants that grow fast enough to enjoy. The first frost comes all too soon. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss discusses 21 flowers that work perfectly in short growing season climates.

A close-up of a flower garden. Landscaped big rocks provide a captivating backdrop for an array of green plants. Different flowers grace the scene with their varied colors, creating a visually stunning tapestry against a sea of lush green leaves.

Flowers

11 Tips for the Beginner Flower Gardener

So, you’ve decided to plant a flower garden and aren’t sure exactly where to start. We can help with that! In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss shares some valuable tips for starting a thriving flower garden.

White yucca flowers burst forth, delicately adorning the midst of long, slender leaves, forming a picturesque contrast. The radiant sunlight bathes the yucca plant, casting a warm, inviting glow that accentuates its natural beauty.

Flowers

27 Drought-Tolerant Perennial Flowers for Dry Gardens

Are you new to dry gardening and looking for some perennials that won’t just tolerate drought but thrive in it? You’re in the right place! In this article, organic farmer Jenna Rich will discuss 27 drought-tolerant perennials you can add to a dry garden and help you conserve your natural resources.