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.

Lacecap Hydrangea in Blue

Plants

How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Lacecap Hydrangeas

Lacecap hydrangeas are a wonderful addition to any garden. But if you've never grown them before, where do you start? Lacecaps can be a bit pickier than other types of hydrangea, so it's important to understand all their needs before you begin planting. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago highlights every step you'll need to follow when growing lacecap hydrangeas this season.

florida perennials

Plants

21 Perennial Plants For Florida Garden Spaces

Finding the perfect balance of perennials in Florida can be a challenge due to the high heat and humidity that the state is well known for. Even with the heat and humidity, there are plenty of perennials that love a more tropical environment! In this article, we look at our favorite perennial plants that can survive in the hot, humid, Florida climate.

Bright Hydrangea Blooms

Plants

15 Tips To Keep Your Hydrangeas Blooming All Season Long

If you've planted hydrangeas in your garden, you may be wondering how to keep their blooms going as long as possible. Hydrangeas can be picky plants, which makes perfect blooms a never-ending challenge. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago gives you her top tips for longer and brighter blooms.

Hosta with Pansy

Plants

11 Great Container Companion Plants For Hostas

Thinking of planting some hostas in pots or containers, but aren't sure what to plant them with? Hostas can companion plant well with many different options, but which ones will perform in a tight space like a pot, or container? In this article, certified master gardener Laura Elsner walks through her favorite hosta companions when container planting in your garden.

train climbing hydrangea

Plants

11 Climbing Hydrangea Tips: Sticking To Fences & Trellises

If you are struggling with getting your climbing hydrangea to train up a trellis or a fence, you've come to the right place! Climbing hydrangea is extremely beautiful, but can also be quite picky about where and how it climbs. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago takes you her top tips to properly train your climbing hydrangea to climb where you want it to.

may perennials

Plants

15 Beautiful Perennial Plants You Can Plant in May

Looking to plant some perennials this May, but aren't sure where to start? There are many different options you can go with, depending on your climate and geography. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago walks through 15 of her favorite perennials to plant in the month of May!

pink flowering shrubs

Plants

Pink Flowering Shrubs: 31 Pink Flower Bushes For Your Garden

Thinking of adding some bushes with pink flowers to your home or garden space, but aren't quite sure what to look for? There are many different shrubs with pink flowers that will survive across many different hardiness zones. In this article, we look at our favorite decidious and evergreen pink flower bushes that you can add to your home or garden this season.

Deadheading Hydrangeas

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11 Tips For Deadheading Hydrangeas Correctly

If you are trying to deadhead your hydrangeas for better blooms this season, you aren't alone! Deadheading is the art of removing spent blooms so that new ones can come and take their place. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago walks through her top tips for properly deadheading this season.

white flowering shrubs

Plants

White Flowering Shrubs: 31 White Flower Bushes For Your Garden

Thinking of adding some bushes with white flowers to your home or garden space, but aren't sure where to start? There are many different types of white flowering shrubs that will grow in a variety of hardiness zones. In this article, we take a look at our favorite shrubs with white flowers to help you find the perfect fit for your garden space!

grow coleus in containers

Plants

15 Tips for Growing Beautiful Coleus Plants in Containers or Pots

Thinking of growing coleus in pots, but aren't sure where to start? Coleus love to be grown in pots or containers, and do quite well in a variety of different spaces. In this article, certified master gardener Laura Elsner provides 15 tips for growing beautiful coleus plants in containers this season!

Flowering Shrub in Garden

Plants

Flowering Shrubs: 71 Different Types of Flowering Bushes

Thinking of planting some flowering shrubs in your home or garden, but aren't sure which ones are best? There are many different types of flowering shrubs, with many having different colors and completely different looks. In this article, we examine our favorite flowering bushes, with names and pictures of each!

Perennial Shrub in Garden

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61 Perennial Shrubs For Your Home and Garden

Thinking of planting some perennial shrubs but aren't sure which ones will best fit your home or garden space? There are many different options for perennial shrubs, so picking the right one can be a bit confusing. In the following article, we examine over 60 of our favorites, to help you find the perfect match for your garden this season.

Do Hostas Need Partial to Full Shade

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Can Hostas Take Full Sun? Or Do They Need Partial to Full Shade?

Hostas are very versatile plants, and depending on the variety can grow in a wide number of different climates. But do they prefer partial to full shade? And can they actually take full sun? Unfortunately, the answer isn't quite that simple. In this article, we look at the optimal sunlight conditions for growing hostas, so you can plant these awesome low growing plants in the perfect place in your garden.

trellis vines

Plants

31 Flowering Vines That Climb Trellises and Walls

Looking for the perfect vine to climb a trellis or pergola in your garden? Not all vines are great climbers, so finding the right vine matters when picking a climbing vine. Climbers come in all shapes and colors, so there's plenty to pick from. In this article, we look at our favorite vines that will climb trellises, pergolas, or walls in your garden.

Grow Coleus From Seed

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When Should I Plant Coleus From Seed? Does Variety Matter?

Are you thinking of planting some coleus by seed this season but aren't sure when to start planting? Maybe you aren't sure if the coleus variety you've chosen impacts when it should be planted? In this article, certified master gardener and coleus enthusiast Laura Elsner examines when you should be planting coleus, and if the variety you've chosen makes any difference.

Hydrangea Next To Fern Companion Plant

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15 Hydrangea Companion Plants For Your Garden

Thinking of planting some new plants along with your hydrangeas this season but aren't sure what plants are the best companions? Companion planting can be a bit tricky, depending on the plant. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago walks through her favorite companion plants for hydrangeas.

purple flowering shrub

Plants

21 Purple Flowering Shrubs With Names and Pictures

Thinking of adding some purple flowering shrubs to your home garden? There are many different options when considering a bush with purple flowers to add to your home garden. Many of them are quite hardy, and will require minimal maintenance. In this article, we look at some of our favorite purple flowering shrubs for your home garden.