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.

Different varieties of coral bells growing together in a garden. The foliage has many colors.

Plants

31 Different Coral Bell (Heuchera) Varieties

Heuchera, also known as Coral Bells, have many different-looking plants to choose from within the genus. Many are acclimated across different climate zones, giving you plenty of options no matter where you plan to grow them. In this article, certified master gardener Laura Elsner takes you through her favorite varieties of Coral Bells to try in your garden this season.

Bright Pink Hollyhock Flower Growing in Garden

Plants

How to Plant, Grow and Care For Hollyhocks

Thinking of adding some hollyhocks to your garden this season? These popular garden shrubs can make a visually stunning addition to any garden! In this article, gardening expert Paige Foley walks through everything you need to know about hollyhocks and their care.

pollinator plants

Plants

37 Perfect Plants For Your Pollinator Garden

Thinking of planting a pollinator garden but not sure where to start? There are quite a few pollinator-friendly plants that you can grow in just about every hardiness zone. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen looks at her favorite plants you can use to create a beautiful pollinator-friendly garden!

Perennial Blooming After Frost with Deep Purple Bloom

Plants

25 Frost Proof Perennials That Can Survive Winter Outdoors

Are you looking to add some frost-friendly perennial plants to your garden this season? Believe it or not, there are plenty of cold hardy perennials that can survive in areas that get a bit more cold weather. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen walks through her favorite frost proof perennials to add to your garden this season.

Salvia Annuals or Perennials

Plants

Are Salvia Plants Considered Annual, Biennial, or Perennial?

Are you thinking of planting some salvia in your garden, but aren't quite sure if they will return each season or not? Depending on your hardiness zone, the answer to this question can vary. Keep reading to find out if Salvia is considered annual, biennial, or perennial plant!

A container plant combination idea filled with flowers of different colors. There are blooms of bright red, pink, and white in a gray pot. Behind the pot are other flowers planted on steps cascading down.

Plants

25 Beautiful Plant Combination Ideas For Container Gardens

Are you looking for some container gardening ideas to test out this season? There are plenty to try, depending on your climate! In this article, certified master gardener Laura Elsner takes a deeper look at her favorite container arrangements you can try this season!

A close up of english lavender next to french varieties. Both plants are in bloom, and have bright purple blooms.

Plants

English vs. French Lavender: What’s The Difference?

Are you trying to decide between French or English Lavender for your garden? Not sure what the difference is between them? In this article, organic gardening expert and former organic lavender farmer Logan Hailey looks at the differences between them, and which climates they perform best in.

A close up image of a plant growing on the water. Blooming with a flower that has pink petals and some white on the interior of the flower. The stamen in the middle is yellow.

Plants

21 Water Friendly Plants For Indoor and Outdoor Ponds

Are you looking for some plants that can grow in an indoor or outdoor pond? Finding the right types of floating plants for pond gardens can be a bit of a challenge! Luckily, there are many different options you can choose from. In this article, we take a look at our favorite plants that can thrive in outdoor or indoor ponds!

A gardener has decided when to prune lavender, and is harvesting the plant and placing the harvest in an orange basket.

Plants

When Should You Harvest Lavender For The Best Results?

Do you have some lavender in your garden but aren't quite sure when to harvest it? Lavender can be a tricky herb to time perfectly when it comes to harvesting. In this article, organic gardening expert and former organic lavender farmer, Logan Hailey takes you through the perfect timeline to harvest your lavender this season.

drought tolerant lavender

Plants

21 Drought Tolerant Lavender Varieties For Arid Desert Climates

If you are looking for some lavender that can tolerate both heat and drought, you've come to the right place! There are many different desert friendly types of lavender you can plant, depending on your location. In this article gardening expert and former lavender farmer Logan Hailey examines her favorite varieties of lavender for hot and dry desert climates.

october perennials

Plants

15 Perennials You Can Plant This October

Thinking of putting some perennials in the ground this October? There are plenty of perennials you can plant, depending on your hardiness zone. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago looks at her favorite perennial plants to settle into your garden in the month of October.

Non fertilized lavender growing in a field. The blowers are deep purple and appear at the top of the stalks of many of the plants.

Plants

Should You Fertilize Your Lavender Plants This Season?

Trying to figure out if you should fertilize your lavender plants? This hardy shrub can handle quite a bit of neglect, but what about fertilizer? In this article, organic gardening expert and former lavender farmer Logan Hailey examines if it's a good idea to fertilize this season, or if you should skip it.

dwarf lavender

Plants

15 Dwarf Lavender Varieties You Can Grow in Compact Spaces

Do you have a compact space in your garden that you feel is perfect for lavender? Dwarf lavender varieties are smaller, more compact versions of the plant. In this article, gardening expert and former organic lavender farmer Logan Hailey walks through her favorite dwarf lavender varieties.

lavender indoors

Plants

11 Tips For Growing Amazing Lavender Indoors

Are you thinking of adding some lavender to your indoor garden? Perhaps you've decided to pull a few of your lavender plants inside for the winter? In this article, organic gardening expert and former organic lavender farmer Logan Hailey gives her top tips for growing lavender indoors!

lavender companion plants

Plants

15 Companion Plants To Grow With Lavender

Are you looking for some companion plants for your garden grown lavender this season? Luckily, there are plenty of options to compliment your lavender garden! In this article, organic gardening expert and former organic lavender farmer Logan Hailey looks at her favorite lavender companion plants!

plants that attract dragonflies

Plants

15 Plants That Will Attract Dragonflies to Your Garden

Are you looking to add some plants that will attract dragonflies to your garden this season? There are plenty of beautiful options that will have dragonflies paying you a visit all season. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen walks through her favorite plants for bringing dragonflies to your garden this season.

budget friendly perennials

Plants

23 Perennial Plants For Gardeners on a Budget

Are you looking to start a perennial garden, but want to stay within a certain budget? There are many different perennial plants that you can grow, without breaking the bank. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen lists out her favorite budget-friendly perennials, with names and pictures of each!