Specialty gardens can be rock gardens, water gardens, container gardens or much more. Learn how to plan exciting or useful specialty gardens.
Male fern is an attractive garden plant with large foliage. Its tolerance for sun and dryness makes it easy to care for. Its large, arching fronds that typify the fern family make it very attractive. Read about this plant.
Miniature roses were the height of fashion in the 1800s, and then virtually disappeared from many gardens until today. Learn how to grow, cultivate and maintain newly-popular miniature roses.
Popular around 1900, the polyanthas rose is still actively used in breeding new varieties of modern roses. Learn how to grow and use this unique bushy rose in your yard or garden.
Considered a catch-all variety for roses that do not belong to other varieties, shrub roses offer both beauty and variety to anyone's yard or garden. Learn how to grow and cultivate shrub roses.
Many gardeners favor the species rose because this flower is easy to maintain and possesses a clean, simple beauty. Learn how to grow, cultivate and use the relatively hearty species rose.
Native to eastern North America, the allegheny foamflower thrives in rich, moist woodlands. Learn how to grow and use allegheny foamflower in your yard or garden.
American maidenhair fern is a classic fern used widely in shade gardens because of its unique appearance. Learn how to grow and use American maidenhair fern in your yard or garden.
Native to the woodlands of eastern North America, bloodroot is named for its bright red sap, which was used as a dye by Native Americans. Learn how to grow and use bloodroot.
European wild ginger is an adaptable, little-known shade plant that will brighten up any yard or garden. Learn how to grow, cultivate, and maintain European wild ginger successfully.
Golden dead nettle is a colorful perennial that is well-suited to both shady and sunny locations. Learn how to grow and use golden dead nettle in your yard or garden.
Jack-in-the-pulpit is an intriguing wildflower native to North America named for its oddly-shaped bloom. Learn how to grow and use jack-in-the-pulpit in your yard or garden.
Japanese painted fern is a unique multi-colored fern that brings color and life to any yard or garden. Learn how to grow, maintain, and use Japanese painted fern.
Japanese yew is one of the only conifers that is shade tolerant, and it produces vibrant berries that please the eye. Learn how to grow and use Japanese yew in your garden or as a house plant.
Tree ivy is a cross between ivy and a shrub brush, and one of the only plants crossed between genuses. Learn how to grow and use tree ivy in your home or garden area.
Wake-robin is the showiest trillium, and also the most widely-cultivated. It spreads abundantly but never aggressively. Learn how to use this North American native.
Wintercreeper is a versatile shade plant that can be either ground cover or a dense shrub. Learn about growing, cultivating, and using wintercreeper to beautify your yard or garden.
Common cattail is an integral part of any water garden. The striking vertical foliage adds natural beauty to any garden aesthetic. Learn to grow and use common cattail in your water garden.
Although eelgrass is grown underwater, it is an attractive plant in its own right. Learn how to use eelgrass to oxygenate your pond, fountain, or water garden.
Floating heart forms a floating carpet of water and foliage on water's surface. Learn how to grow and cultivate this attractive plant in your pond or fountain.
Hardy water lily is a cross between European and North American species that is a popular centerpiece for many gardens. Learn how to grow and maintain hardy water lily in your pond or fountain.
In the Far East, Lotus symbolizes attaining nirvana. This flower is a spectacular addition to water gardens. Learn how to grow and use lotus flower in your pond or fountain.
Native to North America, pickerel rush is planted all over the world for its decorative effect. Learn how to grow and use pickerel rush in your yard or garden.
Tropical water lily is an exotically colorful, delicate flower. Learn how to grow and cultivate this high-maintenance water flower in your pond or fountain.
Variegated sweet flag is widely-known for its striking season-long color. Learn how to grow and maintain variegated sweet flag in your pond or fountain.
Water canna may not be a true canna, but it is a lovely addition to any water garden and is quite hardy. Learn how to grow and use water canna in your pond or fountain.