Plant Types & Guides

Looking for complete details about the different types of plants? Finding the perfect plant selection for your garden can be difficult, so you've come to the right place! In this section, you'll learn about the different types of plants you may be interested in planting in your home garden. You'll find plant profiles for trees, flowers, vines, and plant comparisons.

drought tolerant ground cover

Plants

17 Hardy & Drought Tolerant Ground Cover Plants

Looking to add some ground cover to your garden, but want to make sure that it doesn't require consistent watering? There are many drought tolerant ground covers, so picking just one can be a challenge. In this article, we look at some of our favorites, with names and pictures of each!

zone 7 shade perennials

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21 Shade Friendly Perennials For Zone 7 Shade Gardens

Creating a shade garden in USDA hardiness zone 7? It can be difficult to find the perfect perennial plants due to the climate variability in hardiness zone 7 which covers many different states in the US. In this article, we take a look at some of our favorite perennials for hardiness zone 7, whether you are creating a shade garden or just need some perennials to plant in a shady area.

lilac varieties

Plants

Lilac Varieties: 25 Different Types of Lilac Cultivars

Trying to decide what lilac variety to plant this season, but can't pick without a little help? Lilacs have over 25 species, with thousands of cultivars, so it can be hard to settle in and pick the perfect shrub. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jarosz shares her favorite lilac cultivars you can plant in your garden this season.

hydrangeas zone 9

Plants

Can You Grow Hydrangeas in Hardiness Zone 9?

Planning on adding some hydrangeas to your garden, but aren't sure if they can cut it in the heat of hardiness zone 9? These popular perennial shrubs can be a bit picky as they grow, especially in warmer climates. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago examines if you can grow hydrangeas in hardiness zone 9, despite the heat.

deer resistant perennials

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27 Deer Resistant Perennial Plants For Your Garden

Thinking of adding some perennials to your garden, but live in a place where deer roam freely? Fear not! There are are actually a number of different perennials that deer will avoid. In this article, certified master gardener Laura Elsner shares her favorite deer-resistant perennials that you can add to your garden!

shrubs with orange flowers

Plants

31 Orange Flowering Shrubs With Names and Pictures

Thinking of adding some orange flowering shrubs to your home garden? There are many different types of bushes that display orange blooms when in season, so picking the right one can be a challenge. In this article, we take a deeper look at our favorites, with names and pictures of each!

full sun perennials zone 10

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15 Full Sun Perennials For Hardiness Zone 10

Do you live in USDA Hardiness zone 10, and need a few perennial plants that can handle full sun conditions? Whether you live in a more arid or humid part of this zone, there are many different perennial plants that can handle sunny conditions. In this article, we take a look at our favorite hardy plants that can withstand the sun in hotter climates.

Orange Flowering Vine Growing Outdoors

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11 Vines and Climbing Plants With Orange Flowers

Thinking of planting a vine with orange flowers this season, but aren't sure where to start? The good news is, there are many different vines and climbers that sport bright, beautiful, orange flowers. In this article, you'll learn all about our favorite orange flowering vines, and where they can grow.

vines with white flowers

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21 Vines and Climbing Plants With White Flowers

Thinking of adding a white flowering vine to your garden, but aren't quite sure where you should start? There are many vines that sport showy white blooms, and many will climb rapidly without much maintenance. IN this article, we look at our favorite white flowering vines to help you find the best fit for your garden!

Spring Hydrangea Care Tips

Plants

11 Tips For Spring Hydrangea Care This Season

Spring hydrangea care is a bit different than other seasons. In spring, you are working to get your hydrangeas to rebloom, and encourage their prolific flower growth. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago walks through her top tips for spring hydrangea care.

shade perennials for zone 8

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26 Shade Loving Perennials For Zone 8 Shade Gardens

Looking for some perennials that can survive in the shade despite zone 8's hotter temperatures? There are actually plenty of shade perennials that can do quite well, regardless of which section of hardiness zone 8 you reside in. In this article, we take a look at our favorite perennials for shadier areas of your garden.

plants that grow on trees

Plants

11 Different Types of Epiphytic Plants That Can Grow on Trees

Did you know that there are a number of different plants that can actually grow on trees? These plants are called Epiphytes and derive most of their nutrients from a host tree. In this article, we take a deeper look at some of our favorite epiphytic plants that grow on trees, and what environments they thrive in!

hibiscus varieties

Plants

41 Different Types of Hibiscus Varieties For Your Garden

Planting hibiscus in your garden can be a challenge if you don't know what type of hibiscus to plant! There are many different varieties, with different colored flowers that can grow across many different hardiness zones. In this article, we examine our favorite types of hibiscus varieties for your home or garden space!

vines with red flowers

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17 Vines and Climbing Plants With Red Flowers

Thinking of adding a red flowering vine to your garden, but aren't quite sure where to start? There are many different options to add a vine with red flowers, many of them that climb without much support. In this article, we look at our favorite red flowering vines to help you choose the best fit for your garden!

grow lilacs

Plants

How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Lilacs in Your Garden

Are you planning on growing lilacs this season, but aren't quite sure where to start? Lilacs are a popular shrub that can survive and thrive in many different hardiness zones. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros walks through how to plant, grow, and care for Lilacs in your garden space.

Color Changing Hydrangea

Plants

How to Change The Color of Your Hydrangeas in 6 Simple Steps

So you've decided you want to change your hydrangea's color to vibrant pink, beautiful blue, or a vivid violet? Some varieties of hydrangea will adjust their flower color based on the nutrient values of the soil. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago walks through how to change the color of your hydrangeas in 6 simple steps!

drought tolerant shade perennials

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29 Drought Tolerant Shade Perennials For Dry Climates

Looking for some drought tolerante shade perennials to plant in your more arid climate? There are plenty of plants that meet this criteria, depending on your gardening goals. In this article, we look at our favorite perennials that are built to withstand drier conditions in the shade.

plants that thrive in poor soil

Plants

21 Plants That Can Grow in Poor Soil Conditions

If you have poor soil conditions, picking plants to add to your garden can be a challenge! The good news is that there are many different plants that will grow in poor soil, and have learned to adapt to harsher conditions over time. In this article, we take a look at our favorite plants that will grow in even the poorest soil conditions.