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.

clematis varieties

Plants

Clematis Varieties: 39 Different Types of Clematis

Clematis can be a beautiful addition to just about any garden. They are easy to grow, and have massively beautiful blooms that different shades of color to any garden space. But which type of clematis should you grow? There are many different clematis varieties, and many of them can accent your garden in different ways. In this article, we take a deeper look at our favorite types of clematis cultivars to help you decide which might be best to plant this season!

lavender annual or perennial

Plants

Is Lavender an Annual, Biennial, or Perennial Plant?

Thinking of planting some lavender this season, but aren't sure if it will be a one year plant, or if it will come back next season? This is actually a common question many first-time lavender gardeners have. In this article, organic gardening expert and lavender enthusiast Logan Hailey examines if lavender is annual, biennial, or perennial.

blue flowering shrubs

Plants

Blue Flowering Shrubs: 17 Blue Flower Bushes For Your Garden

Are you thinking fo adding some blue flowering shrubs to your home garden? There are a number of different bushes with blue flowers to choose from when picking out a new shrub for your home garden space. In this article, we take a deeper look at our favorites, with names and pictures of each!

Hosta Companion Plants

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27 Hosta Companion Plants For Shady Garden Areas

Hostas are extremely versatile plants, and can add some lovely ground cover to your yard or garden. But what plants grow best with them in the garden? Which ones look the best together? In this article, certified master gardener and hosta enthusiast Laura Elsner examines the best companion plants for hostas in your garden.

Grown Coleus Plant

Plants

How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Coleus Plants

Coleus is a versatile shrub, that grows well in shady areas/ Some varieties that can grow quite well in sunny spaces. Growing coleus in your garden can provide that additional "pop" of color that you may be missing. In this article, certified master gardener and coleus enthusiast Laura Elsner teaches you how to plant, grow, and care for coleus!

Hydrangea in Pots and Containers

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15 Tips for Growing Beautiful Hydrangeas in Containers

Thinking of container planting some hydrangeas this season? Container planting can sometimes be a bit more of an art, than science. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago walks through her top tips for beautiful hydrangea blooms in containers or pots this season!

Mint Growing in Garden

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Mint in Your Garden

Have you considered growing mint in your garden, but really aren't sure where to start? Mint can be an excellent addition to any garden if you can handle the fact that it likes to take over certain areas very quickly. In this article, gardening expert and farm owner Taylor Sievers walks through each step of how to successfully plant, grow, and care for mint in your garden.

lavender varieties

Plants

Lavender Varieties: 31 Different Types of Lavender Cultivars

Thinking of planting some lavender this season but aren't sure which type to plant? There are many different types of lavender varieties, so picking the right cultivar for your hardiness zone is important! In this article, organic gardening expert Logan Hailey (who has worked on a lavender farm) examines 31 different types of lavender for your garden!

Perennial Growing in Colorado

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31 Perennial Plants to Grow if You Live in Colorado

If you live in Colorado, mapping out the perfect garden can be a challenge due to the temperature and elevation variations. The good news is that there are plenty of plants that can withstand the varied climate of the centennial state. In this article, we examine our favorite perennial plants to put down in your garden if you live in the great state of Colorado.

Hydrangeas Grown in Zone 10

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Can You Grow Hydrangeas in Hardiness Zone 10?

Do you live in hardiness zone 10, but aren't quite sure if hydrangeas will stand up to your heat and humidity? Hydrangeas are gorgeous shrubs, but they typically thrive in the right environments. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago examines what you can expect when growing hydrangeas USDA hardiness zone 10.

Shade Loving Perennials

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21 Shade Loving Perennials For Zone 6 Shade Gardens

Looking for some perennial plants for a shady area of your garden, and live in hardiness zone 6? Perhaps you are starting a new shade garden? Either way, finding the right plants for areas that don't naturally get a lot of sun is important when planting in the shade. In this article, you'll learn about our favorite cold-hardy plants that are perfect for hardiness zone 6.

Blue Hydrangea Varieties

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11 Blue Hydrangea Varieties Bursting With Color

Thinking of planting blue hydrangea but aren't sure which variety to choose from? The good news is that you have plenty of different options to choose from! In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago examines her favorite blue hydrangea varieties to plant in your home garden space!

Shrubs for Shade Gardens

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31 Shrubs For Shade Gardens and Shady Areas

Do you need some shrubs for shady areas of your garden? Perhaps you are creating an entire shade garden but aren't sure which shrubs to plant? The good news is, there are plenty of shade loving options, no matter your hardiness zone or geographic location. In this article, we look at our favorite shade-loving shrubs.

Hydrangea Variety in Full Sun

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21 Different Hydrangea Varieties That Love Full Sun

Thinking of planting some hydrangeas but aren't sure if they can take full sun? Well the good news is, there's actually plenty of different hydrangea varieties that are sun tolerant! In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago takes a deeper look at her favorite full sun hydrangea varieties.

Vine with Purple Flowers

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11 Vines and Climbing Plants With Purple Flowers

Thinking of planting some vines this season but want to make sure they have purple flowers? The good news is you have plenty of options, as many vines and climbers have purple flowers. In this article, you'll learn all about our favorite purple flowered vines, and where they can grow!

Grow Hydrangeas

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

Hydrangeas are one of the most commonly planted flowering shrubs. This isn't without a good reason. These fantastic shrubs are very popular for their hardy nature and beautiful flowers. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago walks through how to plant, grow, and care for Hydrangeas in your garden.

Sun Friendly Coleus Variety

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11 Full Sun Coleus Varieties For Sunny Gardens

Thinking of planting some coleus in your garden, but aren't sure if they can take full sun? The good news is, there are several coleus varieties that can handle more sunlight than others, despite what you may have heard. In this article, certified master gardener Laura Elsner takes a look at her favorite sun-friendly coleus varieties.

Perennial Hydrangeas Outdoors

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Hydrangeas: Are They Annuals, Perennials or Biennials?

Thinking of planting some hydrangeas this year, but want to know if they will return the following season, or if you'll need to replant them? The answer will depend on your hardiness zone. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago examines if hydrangeas are annuals, perennials, or biennials.