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.

Native Plants for Tennessee Gardens

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17 Native Plants For Tennessee Gardens

Are you thinking of adding some native plants to your Tennesee garden? There are many different native plant options, depending on the area of the state you live in. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen shares some of her faborite native plants for Tennessee garden spaces.

Phenomenal Lavender Growing in Garden

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11 Reasons to Grow ‘Phenomenal’ Lavender This Season

Thinking about adding 'Phenomenal Lavender' to your list of garden herbs this season? This versatile cultivar offers many different benefits. In this article, gardening expert and former organic lavender farmer Logan Hailey shares 11 different reasons you should add 'Phenomenal' lavender to your garden this year.

Lush Green Growing Hosta Plant in Garden

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15 Tips For Lush, Beautiful Hosta Plants This Season

Are you thinking about adding some hostas to your garden this season? While they can be a little picky about their growing conditions, these beautiful plants can make the perfect addition to any shade garden. In this article, certified master gardener Laura Elsner shares her top tips for lush, beautiful hostas this season.

Overwintered hydrangea blooming for the first time in the spring

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11 Tips For Getting Overwintered Hydrangeas to Rebloom

Are you trying to wake up your hydrangeas after a long winter slumber? Hydraneas will naturally rebloom as a part of their life cycle, but did you know there are some actions you can take to help them reach their bloom potential a little faster? In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago provides her top tips for getting your hydrangeas to rebloom this spring!

Perennial Flower Growing in Minnesota Garden

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21 Flowering Perennial Plants For Minnesota Gardens

Are you looking for a few perennials to add to your Minnesota Garden this spring? There are a number of cold climate perennials you can grow in the land of 10,000 lakes. In this article, certified master gardener Laura Elsener looks at some of her favorite Minnesota-friendly perennial plants.

North Carolina native flower growing in garden

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29 Native Plants For North Carolina Gardens

Live in North Carolina and need a few native plants for your garden this season? There are a number of native plants will thrive, depending on what part of the state you'll be planting them. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen walks through her favorite native plants for North Carolina gardens!

Native Plant to New York Blooming With Pink Flowers

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21 Native Plants For New York Gardens

Looking for a few native plants to line the beds of your New York garden? There are many different options to choose from, depending on which part of the state you live in. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen looks at some of her favorite New York native plants!

Lavender growing quickly in the garden with purple blooms

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Lavender Growth Stages: How Fast Does Lavender Grow?

Not sure how long it will take for Lavender to grow in your garden? Lavender has many growth stages, from blooming to maturity. In this article, gardening expert and former organic lavender farmer Logan Hailey walks through the growth rates and growth stages for lavender plants.

plants with tiny flowers

Plants

20 Different Plants With Tiny Flowers For Your Garden

Are you looking for some plants with small flowers to add to your garden this season? There are many different types of plants with tiny blooms you can grow, depending on your hardiness zone. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss walks through her favorite plants that have smaller flowers!

North Carolina perennial flower garden in full sun

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21 Popular Perennials For North Carolina Gardens

Are you looking for some perennial plants to grow in your North Carolina Garden this season? With North Carolina's moderate climate, you have plenty of options to choose from! In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen walks through her favorite perennial plants for every North Carolina garden!

Coral Bells Growing with Purple Foliage in Garden

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Coral Bells (Heuchera)

Thinking of adding some coral bells to your garden this season? Also known as heuchera, these low growing plants are a garden favorite for their colorful foliage. In this article, certified master gardener Laura Elsner takes you through each step of growing coral bells, including their maintenance and care.

Gardener watering poinstettia plants with green watering can

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How Much and How Often Should You Water Poinsettias?

Are your poinsettias getting enough water? These beautiful holiday plants make a beautiful addition to your home through the dreary winter months, but not without adequate moisture. In this article, gardening expert Danielle Sherwood examines how much water poinsettias need, and how often you should be watering them.

drought tolerant plants

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45 Drought Tolerant Plants For Dry Climates

Are you looking for a hardy plant that can tolerate some drought? There are a number of different plants you can choose, depending on your hardiness zone. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen looks at her favorite drought-tolerant plants for dry climates.

types of poinsettia

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31 Different Types of Poinsettia Cultivars to Grow This Season

Are you thinking of adding some poinsettia plants to your garden for a little more holiday cheer? There are many different types of poinsettia you can welcome into your home. In this article, gardening expert Danielle Sherwood looks at the most popular poinsettia cultivars you can add both indoors and outdoors this season.

cold hardy ground cover

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15 Cold Hardy Ground Cover Plants For Cool Weather

Looking for a cold hardy ground cover plant to dress up your garden in cooler weather? There are plenty of different options to choose from, even in colder hardiness zones. In this article, certified master gardener Laura Elsner looks at her favorite cold hardy ground cover plants, with names and pictures of each!

Red holiday plant poinsettia sitting in pot on bench

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13 Popular Holiday Plants For Festive Gardens

Are you looking for some plants to spruce up your holiday decor? There are of plenty of beautiful plants that will fit that criteria, no matter where you plant to grow them. In this article, gardening expert Paige Foley looks at her favorite plants for a festive holiday season!

Plastic container with poinsettia plants sitting on an end table

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11 Care Tips For Poinsettia Plants in Containers

Are you decorating with poinsettias this season? These festive plants have become a holiday essential, and we want to help you keep yours looking beautiful for as long as possible. In this article, gardening expert Danielle Sherwood outlines 11 care tips for poinsettias in containers!

low maintenance plants full sun

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27 Low Maintenance Plants That Thrive in Full Sun

Looking for some low-maintenance plants that thrive in sunny conditions? There are many different sun-friendly plants to choose from, depending on your hardiness zone. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen lists her favorite sun-loving plants that don't require much work from you in the garden.