Specialty Gardens

Specialty gardens can be rock gardens, water gardens, container gardens or much more. Learn how to plan exciting or useful specialty gardens.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Creeping broom is a flowering ground cover that will grow in any soil and produce bright yellow flowers. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using creeping broom.

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Creeping gypsophile, a flowering ground cover great for rock gardens, is also known as creeping baby's breath. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using creeping gypsophile.

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Dwarf false cypress will grow in rocky soil with some moisture and matures slowly. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using dwarf false cypress.

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Hens-and-chicks will grow in rock crevices with seemingly no soil. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using hens-and-chicks.

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Irish moss is a ground cover that will grow in rocky soil and produces small white flowers. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using Irish moss.

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Lewisia is a spectacular flower that's great for rock gardens. It produces big white flowers and does especially well with a lot of moisture. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using lewisia.

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Moss pink will grow in any soil and produces bright colored flowers. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using moss pink.

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Moss campion will grow in rocky soil and produces reddish-purple flowers. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using moss campion.

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Polyanthus primrose is a shade-dwelling plant that will grow in light to moderate shade and produces big, colorful flowers. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using polyanthus primrose.

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Pussytoes will grow in very lean soil and produces small, fuzzy flowers. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using pussytoes.

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Rock jasmine is an alpine flower that is perfect for small crevices and forms small pink flowers. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using rock jasmine.

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Rockfoil will grow in gritty soil and produces small flowers. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using rockfoil.

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Spring heath will bloom throughout the growing season with small pink flowers. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using spring heath.

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Floribundas are easy to grow, perfect for any occasion, and have large-blossoming roses. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using floribundas.

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Grandifloras are tall-growing, sterdy plants that produce hardier roses than most. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using grandifloras.

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Hybrid tea roses are considered by many to be the perfect rose, and are a mainstay of floral shops. Learn how to grow and cultivate this captivating bloom that maximizes your garden.

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Stonecrop is a succulent herb with terminal clusters of small, star-shaped flowers. They are very rare but easy to care for in full sun and are excellent in the bed and border in masses.

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