WordPress gives you a choice to configure your site with one of these three options:
- A blog only site
Just a collection of your posts (a/k/a articles).
- A static pages only site
he opposite of the above, i.e. a site with no blog.
- A hybrid site
A site that has a blog and static pages like the In My Garden site. This is probably the most common configuration.
Everything you need to set this up is in Settings > Reading.