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.

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.

grow lavender from seed

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!

propagate lavender from cuttings

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!

shade perennials

Plants

51 Shade Perennials For Full and Partially Shady Garden Spaces

Looking to add some shade perennials to your garden this season, but aren't sure which plants you want to add? There are many perennial plants that can tolerate both full and partial shade. In this article, we take a look at our favorite shade perennials for the perfect shade garden this season!

zone 9 perennials full sun

Plants

15 Full Sun Perennials For Hardiness Zone 9

If you live in USDA hardiness zone 9, then adding plants to your garden that can handle sunny conditions is pretty much a given. If you've decided to plant some perennials this season, picking the right plants can be a challenge if you don't know where to start. In this article, we've hand-picked our favorite full sun friendly perennials for hardiness zone 9!

zone 4 perennials

Plants

21 Perfect Perennials For Hardiness Zone 4

If you live in USDA hardiness zone 4, finding the perfect perennial can be a challenge because of the colder temperatures. But there are still plenty of perennials that can grow quite well in this hardiness zone with proper care. In this article, certified master gardener Laura Elsner walks through her favorite perennials plants for zone 4 gardens.

Coleus Blanketing Garden

Plants

Is Coleus an Annual, Biennial or Perennial Plant?

Want to start planting some coleus this season, but aren't sure if it's an annual, biennial, or perennial plant? The answers to these questions will largely depend on your geographic location. In this article, certified master gardener Laura Elsner breaks down the life cycle of the coleus plant.

lavender mistakes

Plants

11 Common Lavender Growing Mistakes To Avoid This Season

Are you planting lavender in your garden this season? There are a number of different common problems that can impact how well your lavender grows. In this article, organic gardening expert Logan Hailey walks through the most common mistakes that befall many lavender gardeners, from beginners to gardeners with a seasoned green thumb.

full sun perennials zone 8

Plants

15 Full Sun Perennials For Hardiness Zone 8

If you live in USDA hardiness zone 8, you likely get plenty of sunshine, and humidity depending on what part of the zone you are in. That means it's important to pick the right type of perennials that can withstand both humidity and plenty of sunshine. In this article, we take a look at our favorite full sun perennials for gardens in hardiness zone 8!

Coneflower Perennial Blooming in June

Plants

15 Popular Perennial Plants You Can Plant in June

Thinking of planting some perennial plants this June, but aren't sure where to start? There are a number of different options to choose from, even in the heat of the summer! In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago walks through 15 of her favorite perennials you can plant in the month of June!

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!