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A gorgeous open blooming magenta rose climbs a brick wall.

Flowers

21 Roses That Will Cover a Wall in a Single Season

Climbing roses and their large, shrubby counterparts bring lush beauty and vertical interest to the garden. They soften structures, brighten corners, and envelop seating areas. They immerse us in color and fragrance. And many of them grow so vigorously that we’ll quickly reap their rewards. Gardening expert Katherine Rowe explores fast-growing rose selections to fill your garden spaces in short order.

A vibrant field of sunflowers stretches towards the sky, their golden petals catching the sunlight in a radiant display of nature's beauty. These cheerful flowers follow the sun's path throughout the day, basking in its warm embrace.

Flowers

29 Flowers That Thrive in Full Sun

Full sun in the garden offers endless options for colorful blooms. The sun-soaked landscape improves flowering and vigor for plants needing six or more hours of sunlight daily. Using a blend of perennials and annuals, bring full color to the sunny garden spot with gardening expert Katherine Rowe.

A close-up of vibrant green, meticulously manicured round boxwood bushes. Each leaf displays a glossy, deep green hue, reflecting optimal health. These boxwoods are nestled within a meticulously maintained garden, surrounded by a diverse array of plants and towering trees in the background.

Shrubs

Boxwood Shrub Fertilization: 5 Fertilizer Tips

Are your boxwood shrubs looking a little sad and pale? Wondering if a shot of fertilizer might help perk them up? Boxwood shrubs tend to become nitrogen deficient over time, and a proper fertilizer application can help restore their vibrant green glory. But how much and how often should you feed them? In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros talks about the boxwood shrub’s specific nutritional needs and offers 5 tips for fertilizing them properly.

A spanish style home with beautiful gardens on a sunny day.

Ornamental Gardens

25 Plants For Spanish-Style Home Gardens

Wondering what to plant outside your Spanish-style home? Want to learn more about Spanish architecture and garden design? In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros explores this exotic garden style and profiles 25 plants that will help you get the look.

Close-up of olla clay jug on green grass in the garden. The olla clay jug is a traditional, handcrafted vessel made from terracotta or clay, distinguished by its bulbous body and narrow neck.

Gardening Tips

How and Why to Use an Olla to Water Your Garden

If you accidentally underwater or over-irrigate your plants, an olla makes it simple to water your garden with the perfect moisture balance. Former organic farmer and garden expert Logan Hailey digs into the benefits of an olla and how to use it for even, consistent watering.

get rid of autumn olive. Close-up of a large lush Autumn olive bush (Elaeagnus umbellata) in a sunny garden. The Autumn olive is a deciduous shrub notable for its silver-green foliage and abundant clusters of small, fragrant flowers. Its lance-shaped leaves are silvery on the underside, giving the plant a distinctive shimmering appearance.

Gardening Tips

How to Get Rid of Autumn Olive Shrubs

Although autumn olive shrubs’ silvery leaves and red berries are beautiful, these plants also have an ugly tendency to choke out other vegetation and take over your garden. Join plant expert Briana Yablonski to learn how to remove these invasive shrubs.

Close-up of a red tree rose in a garden on a blurred green background. The red tree rose features lush foliage and abundant, velvety crimson blooms that cascade from gracefully arching branches, creating a captivating display. The shrub's dark green leaves provide an elegant backdrop to the vibrant blooms.

Flowers

25 Best Tree Roses For Your Garden

Tree or standard roses are one of the easiest plants to use in a garden design. They provide height, you can grow under them, and they flower at least twice a year (sometimes even more) with beautiful rose blooms. With a bit of care and attention, they are rewarding plants to grow. In this article, gardening expert Wendy Moulton shares her favorite tree roses.

April crops. Close-up of cucumbers growing in a sunny garden against a blurred background of a sunny garden. The cucumber plant is characterized by sprawling vines adorned with large, lobed leaves that are deeply veined and a vibrant green color. Alongside the foliage, the plant produces bright yellow flowers with five petals. These flowers give way to elongated, cylindrical fruits with smooth, thin skins, and dark green colors. These fruits have a pimply texture.

Vegetables

12 Crops to Start Planting This April

Check out what Kevin and the Epic Crew are planting this month. April is a great time to plant these 12 crops in your garden. Gardening expert Melissa Strauss and the rest of the Epic Family will help you decide what to plant in April and how to care for it in this growing guide.

april flowers. Close-up of blooming Primula 'Crescendo Pink and Rose Shades' in a sunny garden. Primula 'Crescendo Pink and Rose Shades' is a delightful variety characterized by its compact growth habit and vibrant, multi-colored blooms. The plant forms low-growing rosettes of oval or lance-shaped leaves with a slightly wrinkled texture, creating a lush backdrop for the flowers. Rising above the foliage on sturdy stems, the blooms showcase shades of pink and rose. These Primula flowers have a classic five-petaled form and a delicate, papery texture.

Flowers

15 Flowers to Start Planting in April

Spring is here and the garden is ready for April planting. To bridge the fluctuating temperatures and seasonal conditions of early spring, opt for flowers that thrive in cool conditions. They’ll kick off the garden display with a flourish of cool-season blooms. Here, garden expert Katherine Rowe explores spring annuals and perennials to plant this month.

bare root roses in containers. Close-up of blooming roses in a large clay pot in the garden. This climbing rose produces spreading stems with clusters of small double flowers of a delicate cream color with a pinkish blush. The leaves are compound, consisting of oval, toothed leaflets that are glossy green in color.

Flowers

How to Plant Bare-Root Roses in Pots and Containers

Bare-root roses are the perfect option for anyone who wants a good selection. They are light and easy to transport, making them easier to ship than the bagged varieties. They are also a cost-effective way to get a lot of types of roses for your money. In this article, gardening expert Wendy Moulton discusses how to plant them in pots or containers so that they have the best chance of survival and look fantastic.

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.

Ornamental Gardens

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.

pink and white baby's breath in a bouquet.

Flowers

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.