Category: Plants & Flowers

  • Discover the Finest Evergreen Flowering Plants to Cultivate

    Discover the Finest Evergreen Flowering Plants to Cultivate

    Evergreen flowering plants are the best of both. Both gardeners and homeowners are looking for plants that have beautiful flowers. The two are equally important: Beautiful floral displays will give your yard a splash of color in the spring and summer while evergreen leaves offer a constant year-round presence that keeps your landscape free from…

  • Cultivating and Nurturing Chinese Peony (Common Garden Peony): A Comprehensive Guide

    Cultivating and Nurturing Chinese Peony (Common Garden Peony): A Comprehensive Guide

    Peonies are one of the few plants that have been cultivated for a long time and play a major role in ornamental gardens. The Chinese peony, also called common garden peony, is one of the most important and popular species in the Paeonia family. These shrub-like perennials form clumps and have huge, fragrant flowers in…

  • 24 Top Salt-Tolerant Plants for Coastal and Roadside Landscaping

    24 Top Salt-Tolerant Plants for Coastal and Roadside Landscaping

    Salty soils do not mix with most plants, except for those that are salt-tolerant. Sandy soils near the beach retain less water and nutrients compared to less porous soils. An excess of salt spray carried by the wind also prevents plants from properly absorbing water. Salt damage can manifest as leaf burning, leaf drop or…

  • 10 Well-Known Pitcher Plants

    10 Well-Known Pitcher Plants

    One of the best plants to grow is the pitcher plant. You’ll be rewarded when you show one to your friends or family who visit your garden. They’ll say, “That is so unusual, I have never seen anything like that!” The odd shapes that the pitchers take (which are actually modified leaves) continue to fascinate…

  • 18 Insect-Repelling Plants for Your Garden

    18 Insect-Repelling Plants for Your Garden

    Companion planting is a common way to control pests naturally. It involves growing plants that repel insects together in order to achieve certain results, based on anecdotal data. As with humans, insects also have their favorite foods and find them by scent. Planting onions between cabbages will confuse the insects’ sense of smell. You won’t…

  • 18 Top Plants for Enhancing Swimming Pool Landscapes

    18 Top Plants for Enhancing Swimming Pool Landscapes

    Smart poolside landscaping involves choosing plants that are strong, easy to maintain and look great. Poolside plants can provide shade, privacy and enhance the appearance of your outdoor space. Keep children and pets away from toxic plants. These 18 plants and trees are great for landscaping around a pool. TipThe majority of plants on this…

  • 29 Hassle-Free Plants for Gardens and Landscaping

    29 Hassle-Free Plants for Gardens and Landscaping

    Low-maintenance plants will help you create an outdoor space that is beautiful, yet easy to maintain. There are many plant species which are virtually impossible to kill. They have easy-growing habits and minimal requirements, as well as beautiful flowers and foliage. You can save money and time by choosing low-maintenance plants. You won’t have to…

  • Enhance Your Wet Outdoor Areas with These 16 Water-Loving Plants

    Enhance Your Wet Outdoor Areas with These 16 Water-Loving Plants

    Use this area to grow plants which thrive in damp areas. The right plants can absorb moisture, preventing runoff in other parts of your yard. This easy gardening technique is much cheaper than installing a French drain or landscape pond, as well as installing a French drainage, dry creek bed. There are many native and…

  • Explore the Top 11 Topiary Plants for Your Garden

    Explore the Top 11 Topiary Plants for Your Garden

    You can shear shrubs and dwarf trees into geometrical forms in three-dimensional spaces (globes or cubes). It’s important to learn the proper techniques for topiary and to choose the right plants. Using evergreens, including broadleaf varieties, will allow you to enjoy your topiary creations all year round. There are some exceptions. Not all privets are…

  • Step-by-Step Guide to Growing and Caring for Ceanothus (California Lilacs)

    Step-by-Step Guide to Growing and Caring for Ceanothus (California Lilacs)

    California Lilacs (Ceanothus) are a great choice for adding a splash of vibrant blue to your garden. Ceanothus is a genus that contains around 50 species of drought-tolerant, pollinator friendly, flowering shrubs. The majority of the species are evergreens but some are deciduous. You can use them as informal hedges or border plants. Some gardeners…