Finding the Right Plant Articles
More really is more when it comes to flowers! If you’ve got the space, a line of bountifully blooming shrubs can quickly transform an area from bland to grand. Flowering hedges are perfect for sidewalk edges, the front of the border, disguising fencing, and just about any other place or application you can dream up!
Spirea is one of the most commonly used landscape plants, and for good reason. This hardy deciduous shrub has captivating three-season interest, with a graceful habit, attractive foliage and flowers that bloom over a long time.
For a tropical look, even in cold climates, add rose of Sharon to your yard. This hardy flowering shrub has showy flowers that bloom from midsummer into fall, when most other shrubs are finished for the season.
Have you seen the dinner plate-sized Hibiscus blooming around town this summer? They are easier to grow than you might think, even if you live someplace with very cold winters. Here are five helpful tips for growing your own glorious Summerific® Hibiscus.
Plant-based strategies for supporting pollinators
You’ve probably read the news stories on the “insect apocalypse”: the recent steep decline in insect populations and the potentially dire consequences it holds for other animals and ourselves. It’s easy to get discouraged listening to all the doom and gloom, but the good news is that this is an issue we can all play a part in resolving. The solution is so simple: plant something. Plants and their flowers play a crucial role in sustaining insects, and they in turn sustain everything that eats them, and on up the food chain.
A Guide to Understanding Light Levels in Your Garden
Full sun, part sun, part shade, full shade...what exactly does it all mean? And how do you know what you have in your own garden? Let's take a closer look at light levels so you can be sure to select the right plants for your containers and landscape.
If you have gardened in the South, you are likely quite familiar with Caladiums. These tropical plants are a garden staple both in landscapes and containers in the southern portion of the United States. For many of the rest of us, Caladiums are an exotic and unusual plant. These versatile plants that comprise our Heart to Heart program include Caladiums that perform well in both sun and shade with several that are for shade only. In addition to a wide array of tropical colors they add to landscapes and recipes, they are also wonderful additions to cut-flower arrangements. Here you’ll find container recipes we’ve designed with Heart to Heart Caladiums and we’re hoping this provides ideas on how you can bring a tropical flair to your garden!
It’s true—we all want to create interesting, dynamic flower beds, so here are a few tips to help you accomplish your goal this season.