Finding the Right Plant Articles
For continuous color in the landscape, few plants rival verbena. This low-maintenance annual or perennial needs little supplemental care, yet rewards with months of bloom.
Sedum is an easy-to-grow succulent that comes in a range of sizes, colors and forms. For long-lasting color in the garden, it’s hard to beat the durability and toughness of this hardy perennial.
Deep golden yellow flowers are a great addition to your garden.
Lacecap hydrangeas are loved for their delicate long-lasting blooms, easy-care nature and versatility in the landscape.
One of the most popular garden plants, hosta is grown primarily for the attractive foliage that occurs in a range of sizes, colors and forms. This hardy perennial thrives in challenging shady sites where many other plants won’t grow.
Plan for Frost to Frost™ Color
A little planning goes a long way. Sequencing a different set of perennials to show color in your gardens each of the four core seasons will ensure your garden always looks nice and colorful all throughout the seasons.
It’s easy to pick out pretty plants at the garden center, but how do you know which plants will go well together in the garden or in your patio pots? We’re sharing 20 beautiful ideas with you here, complete with details like how much sun and water they’ll need to thrive.
Use these tried-and-true fall flowers to brighten up your landscape with a final burst of color before the season winds down.
Accessorizing a porch, patio or deck with beautiful hanging basket flowers is a great way to maximize your outdoor space. Combine plants with upright, mounding or trailing habits for a “thriller, spiller, filler” effect. Mix and match varieties with flowers and foliage in different shapes and colors. Move baskets around the yard or switch out new plants for a fresh look all summer long.
There’s nothing worse than walking into the garden to find that deer have devoured your favorite plants. Short of installing a nine-foot-tall fence and repeatedly applying repellants, there are few sure cures for the problem. But, planting deer-resistant perennials they don’t prefer to eat will help.