Finding the Right Plant Articles
Panicle hydrangeas – also known as peegee hydrangeas, hardy hydrangeas, and Limelight hydrangeas, are the easiest to grow, most adaptable of all hydrangeas. We like to call them the “black thumb hydrangea” because they are so easy and reliable, they make even people who have no experience (or claim to have a black thumb, which we don’t believe even exists, frankly) look like garden rock stars. So don’t be intimidated by this guide – we created it just to address the myriad questions we get on these popular plants.
No matter how long you’ve been gardening, there is always something new to learn. Here are a few more lessons our fans have shared with us from their own experiences.
The garden is a constant teacher. What did you learn this year? Here are the lessons from plant enthusiasts just like you.
When ornamental grasses are in their prime in landscapes across North America each fall, questions pour in to our feedback line. Do you have a question about grasses, too? Here’s a list of the ten most commonly asked questions about their traits, uses and growing conditions.
Think of any spot in your garden and there’s likely an ornamental grass to fit. This versatile group of plants suits all sorts of uses in landscapes and containers, even in water gardens. Though most prefer quite a bit of sunshine, some grasses can handle filtered shade. Let’s take a look at five ways to use ornamental grasses in your garden this season.
Ready to grow a gorgeous garden? Start with these top award-winning annuals, perennials and shrubs which are ready to flourish in your containers and landscape.
If you want to plant an attention grabbing garden, vividly colored plants are just the ticket. These brightly colored flowers are a great way to bring life to your garden beds and will create a traffic stopping display!
When the dog days of summer arrive, and the heat is stifling and the humidity is high, most plants are going to be stressed. However, there are plants that not only survive, they thrive when the heat is on. These sixteen plants will take the heat and keep growing strong.
Heuchera, commonly called coral bells, are easy to grow and thrive in zones 4-9. Dolce® and Primo® varieties were bred from native North American species and provide colorful foliage all season. Some also produce pretty sprays of airy flowers in early summer.
When we see beautiful flowers, our instinct propels us to pull them in closer for a sniff, even when we know they don’t have a fragrance. We love scented blooms not only for the perfume they exude but because of the nostalgic memories they can evoke. Bees enjoy them, too. Let’s take a closer look at how you can embrace fragrance to the fullest in your garden.