Ornamental

Types of Azaleas
Azalea Shrubs Buying & Growing Guide
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There are nearly 10,000 different types of azaleas, with many of them being native to different parts of the US. If you are an azalea fan and wish to plant one in your home garden, it should be fairly easy to find one that is suitable for your climate, as azaleas will grow in a range of conditions.

Close up pink Mexican Petunia flower
Mexican Petunia Buying & Growing Guide
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Mexican petunias are a pretty flowering evergreen perennial that can be grown in containers, as shrub-like plants, or as ground cover. They grow rapidly and spread easily, even in conditions that would be less than ideal for many plants.

Cineraria plant
Cineraria Plant Buying & Growing Guide
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Cineraria plants are short-lived in most regions, because they are not frost-hardy, and are usually discarded once the flowers fade, though they can also be kept as flowering houseplants. They are easy-care plants and will reward the grower with plentiful delightful blooms so long as their soil is kept moist.

Most Beautiful Flowers
Top 15 Most Beautiful Flowers You Can Grow In Your Garden Immediately
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Classic florist flowers such as calla lily, gerbera, and orchids are often considered the most beautiful in the world by default. While it is certainly true that they are among the truly most appealing ones, I have tried to go beyond that and explore some not as obvious examples of striking floral beauty that are also garden and wildlife-friendly.

The beautiful water lilies in the water garden
Water Lily Buying & Growing Guide
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Water lilies are the most popular aquatic blooming plants, and aside from being beautiful, they offer several benefits to ponds, lakes, and water features. Water lilies create shade in the water, which is beneficial to both fish and the health of the pond or lake.

Red Spider Lily
Red Spider Lily Buying & Growing Guide
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Red spider lilies are native to China, Korea, and Nepal, though they were introduced to Japan in the 1800s where they naturalized and have become symbolically associated with death. The flowers of this plant have an unusual look, and bloom in early fall in vivid red. They last just a week or two, during which time they fade to a coral-pink.

Lilium oriental or Stargazer
Stargazer Lily Buying & Growing Guide
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Stargazer lilies are a hybrid that was developed in 1974 by crossing Lilium auratum and Lilium speciosum, with the specific intention of creating an upward-facing flower. They are an oriental lily hybrid, as their ‘parent’ plants were native to East Asia.