Ornamental

State Flowers
36 State Flowers with Pictures
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Flowers add colors and vibrancy to your home & garden. They tell something about your persona. And did you know that every major state had an official flowers that represent them. This could be either by its history, environment, characteristics.

Dwarf Shrubs
8 Dwarf Shrubs For Small Gardens & Spaces
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Having a small space doesn't mean you have to miss out on some of the best shrubs to grow, as many types of shrubs have dwarf varieties available so that you can enjoy their best qualities without having the worry that they will take over your space. This list comprises some of the most interesting types of dwarf shrubs that are ideal for filling small gaps in your garden or using as features in a compact yard.

Types of Hedges & Hedge Plants
7 Best Plants For Hedges (Pictures & Growing Information)
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You might want to create a hedge in your garden or around your property for a whole host of reasons. Hedges create a definitive boundary around your property, like a fence, but with the added bonus of attractive foliage, and maybe flowers. It creates privacy to prevent outsiders from being able to see into your garden or your home, and could also be used to deter intruders if you select a hedge with spikes or spines.

Best Shade-Loving Plants
13 Best Shade-Loving Plants For Shady Spots
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Shade-loving plants are great for brightening up dark corners of the garden where most plants will not grow. They also make great ground cover underneath trees or space-fillers in between larger shrubs and plants. This list includes some of the best plants for shady spots.

Best Plants for a Japanese Garden
9 Best Plants for a Japanese Garden (with Pictures & Care Guides)
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If you want to create a garden oasis that is based on an oriental style, you will need to carefully select plants that are indicative of Japanese culture and history. Fortunately, many plants that are native to Japan thrive in North American and European climates, so they can be easily incorporated into home gardens. For some of the best plants to give your garden a Japanese style, consider these options:

Types of Black Flowers
10 Types of Black Flowers with Pictures
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Black flowers create grounding effects and moody emotions in the garden. They add great depth by playing contrast to the green leaves of plants, and those yellow, or orange flowers. If you're looking for some plants with the mysterious black colors for a dreamy garden of your own, here are 10 types of black flowers. Keep in mind that they are not totally black, but have a mixed shade of dark colors like purple, maroon, red, or blue.

Types of Green Flowers
9 Types of Green Flowers (Inc. Photos & Care Tips)
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Green is the primary color of plant leaves. But we run into some stunning green colors on their flowers from time to time. So if you are looking for some special plants with green flowers, read on. We're going to cover 9 types of beautiful green flowers which you can easily grow in your home or garden.

Types of Berries
11 Common Types of Berries - Pictures, Care, and Use Tips
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The botanical definition of berry excludes many of the fruits that are commonly known as berries, such as strawberries and blueberries. If you're wondering that berry plants you're able to grow in your garden, this list uncovers some of the most popular types of berries and the plants that produce them, as well as their care requirements.

Types of Tropical Flowers
11 Tropical Flowers That You Can Grow Indoors or Outdoors
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Tropical flowers are those that are native to tropical locations, typically those that are located close to the equator, and though they require typically hot and humid climates to thrive, they can also grow well as houseplants or when kept in greenhouses. Tropical flowers can also be grown as annuals in warm summer regions and can bring a wonderfully bright and colorful look to the garden. Tropical flowers tend to have quite an exotic appeal and can be very rewarding to grow. This list contains some of the best tropical flowering plants you can grow indoors or outdoors at home.

Types of Annuals that bloom all summer
13 Types of Annuals that Bloom All Summer - Growing Guide and Photos
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Annuals can be some of the most rewarding plants to grow in the garden as they can go from seed to flower quite quickly, and transform your outdoor space into a colorful, fragranced, floral retreat. Annuals that bloom all summer long are among the most popular annuals, as they can be enjoyed for the longest time. This list comprises some of the easiest to grow and care for, plus the most stunning annual plants that will bring long-lived flowers to your garden.