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.

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.

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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.

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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!

when to prune lavender

Plants

When Should You Prune Lavender Each Season?

If you aren't sure when to prune lavender this year, you aren't alone! Pruining can be tricky for many different plants, and lavender is no different. In this article, gardening expert and former organic lavender farmer Logan Hailey walks through the best times of the season to start pruning your lavender plants.

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Plants

Does Lavender Need Full Sun, Partial Shade, or Full Shade?

Not quite sure what sun orientation your lavender should have this season? Lavender can be tricky depending on the variety you grow. In this article, gardening expert and former organic lavender farmer Logan Hailey examines if lavender should be grown in full sun, partial sun, or full shade conditions!

lavender and marigolds

Plants

Can Marigolds Be Planted Together With Lavender?

Trying to figure out if Marigolds can or should be planted next to your lavender this season? These two popular plants are well known garden companions for other plants. But are they also good together? In this article, gardening expert Natalie Leiker examines if it's a good idea or not to plant Marigolds next to Lavender in your garden.

container hostas

Plants

15 Tips For Planting Hostas in Pots or Containers

If you are struggling to properly plant hostas in pots or containers this season, you've come to the right place! Hostas are a shade garden favorite, and grow spectacularly in pots or containers. In this article, gardening expert Laura Elsner provides her top tips for growing beautiful container hostas this season!

Lavender Shrub in Garden

Plants

Is Lavender Considered a Flower, Herb, or Shrub?

Are you curious to find out if lavender is considered a flower, an herb, or a shrub? Could it actually be considered all three? In this article, gardeninge expert and former lavnender farmer Logan Hailey examines the nurances between all the titles that people assign to this popular plant.

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Plants

How to Grow Lavender From Seed in 7 Simple Steps

Thinking about growing lavender from seed, but aren't sure where to start? Lavender can be grown several different ways, but growing from seed is one of the most popular. In this article, organic gardening expert Logan Hailey (who has worked at one of the largest lavender farms in the United States) walks through how to grow lavender from seed by following seven simple steps!

flowering groundcover plants

Plants

51 Flowering Ground Cover Plants With Beautiful Blooms

Are you looking for some flowering groundcover plants but aren't quite sure what to choose? There are many different options available, depending on where you are planting them. In this article, we look at our favorite groundcover plants that have beautiful blooms!

Plants

16 Popular Perennials You Can Still Plant in July

Just because July is here, doesn't mean you can't make some changes in your garden by adding a few new perennials. There are plenty of options, regardless of the type of space you need to fill. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago hand picks her favorite perennials that you can still plant in the month of July!

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Plants

How to Propagate Lavender From Cuttings in 7 Simple Steps

Looking to propagate lavender from cuttings this season but aren't quite sure where to start? Propagation fromk cuttings is one of the most popular ways to expand your lavender crop. In this article, organic gardening expert Logan Hailey walks through 7 simple steps for successfully propagating lavender in your garden.

Garden Lavender

Plants

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

Are you considering growing some lavender this season? Lavender is one of the trickiest plants to grow, depending on your geographic location. Organic gardening expert Logan Hailey worked one of the most popular lavender farms on the west coast for several seasons. In this article, she walks you through how to plant, grow, and care for lavender, step by step.

Zone 9 Shade Garden

Plants

27 Shade Friendly Perennials For Hardiness Zone 9

If you live in USDA hardiness zone 9, then you likely have both sunny and shady areas of your garden. Planting in the shade requires a different type perennial that can fully thrive without as much sunshine. In this article, we take a look at our favorite shade-friendly perennials for shady areas in your zone 9 garden!

zone 7 perennials full sun

Plants

15 Full Sun Perennials For Hardiness Zone 7

If you live in USDA hardiness zone 7, you likely have plenty of areas in your garden that get drenched in full sun conditions. If you've decided to add some perennials this season, finding the perfect pairing for sunny climates can be a bit of a challenge! In this article, we take a look at our favorite sun friendly perennial plants for zone 7 gardens!