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.

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!

plants for under trees

Plants

49 Plants That Will Grow Underneath Almost Any Tree

Are you trying to find the perfect plants to grow under the trees in your yard or garden? Finding the right plant that can tolerate a little shade and not compete with your trees for nutrients can be difficult. In this article, we look at our favorite plants that can grow quite well under just about any type of tree in your yard or garden!

low maintenance perennials

Plants

31 Low Maintenance Perennials That Require Minimal Upkeep

Are you looking for some low-maintenance perennials that you can add to your garden? There are many different perennials that require very little care from their owners. In this article, we take a look at our favorites that you can plant, and practically ignore once they mature.

ground covers for slopes

Plants

23 Fast Growing Ground Covers For Sloping Gardens

Are you looking for some fast growing ground cover to fill in the sloping space in your garden? If you have a sloping area to fill in, you likely know that not everything grows well on the side of a hill or steep slope. In this article, we take a look at our favorite ground cover plants that will fill in the harsh sloping areas of your garden, with names and pictures of each!

white lavender

Plants

11 Reasons To Grow White Lavender in Your Garden

Looking to add some white lavender to your garden this season but aren't sure if you should? Well, there are actually many reasons why it's a great idea! In this article, gardening expert and former organic lavender farmer Logan Hailey walks through her top reasons why she loves white lavender in the garden!

perennial groundcover

Plants

17 Perennial Ground Cover Plants That Will Come Back Every Year

Are you looking for some perennial ground cover plants that will come back each season? There are many different ground covers you can choose from, but the key is finding the right plant. In this article, we take a look at our favorite perennial ground cover plants, with names and pictures of each!

do deer eat lavender

Plants

Do Deer Eat Lavender? Does it Attract or Repel Deer?

Thinking of planting some lavender but aren't sure if it will attract or repel deer from your garden this season? In this article, gardening expert and former lavender farmer Logan Hailey examines if Lavender keeps deer away, or if you will be providing them another food source in your garden.

salvia problems

Plants

11 Common Problems With Flowering Salvia Plants

While Salvia is known to be a fairly hardy plant, that doesn't mean they are entirely without the occasional problem. There are a few different issues that these plants can come across, so it's important to know how to prevent them, and manage them. In this article, gardening expert Natalie Leiker walks through the most common problems you'll likely encounter with your salvia this season.

cold hardy lavender

Plants

15 Lavender Varieties For Colder Hardiness Zones

Looking for a cold-friendly lavender plant to grow in your cooler hardiness zone? There are a few different types of lavender that can thrive in cooler climates. In this article, organic gardening expert and former lavender farmer Logan Haliey examines her favorite types of cold hardy lavender for colder hardiness zones!

utah perennials

Plants

17 Perfect Perennial Plants for Utah Garden Spaces

Utah is a beautiful state with several diverse microclimates. This can make choosing the perfect perennial plants a bit of a challenge, given the climate variables. In this article, we take a look at our favorite perennial plants that are perfect for Utah gardens, regardless of where you reside in the state.

Anemone hupehensis

Plants

15 Perennial Plants You Can Plant This August

Are you looking for some late season perennials you can plant? Fear not! There are actually several perennials you can put in the ground, even in the heat of the summer. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago examines her favorite perennials you can plant in the month of August!