Everyone loves a sunny garden with bright and bold flowers. However, shady gardens also deserve the spotlight. There are a range of shade perennials that have stunning leaf colors with exotic, delicate flowers, and some come with very memorable names. You should pick plants that grow in your hardiness zones, and read the plant label
Planting yellow perennials is a great way to introduce vibrant color to the garden. With a little care the plants return every year, providing you with a reliable source of outside interest and color. When it comes to selecting perennials, it is important to choose plants that are suitable for your garden. Our guide to
A room doesn’t give off that indoor garden vibe without climbing indoor plants that run up your walls, drape over your bookshelf, or fill in an empty corner shelf by climbing up it and replacing what was once empty space with something vibrant and beautiful. Indoor vine plants give you a great vertical dimension to
Despite all your hard work and time it can be frustrating if your garden looks less than perfect. Maybe your plants are struggling. Mold or fungal issues could be taking hold no matter how hard you work. Luckily there is a solution. Using hydrogen peroxide for plants and the garden can help to cure a
If you are anything like me you have probably seen moss growing on walls, rocks or trees and wondered if you can grow it indoors. Happily, the answer is yes. Learning how to grow moss indoors is an easy and enjoyable project for both adults and children. A low maintenance plant, specimens growing indoors don’t
Growing mushrooms at home is a fascinating way to expand both your garden and gardening knowledge and increase the home grown food you produce. It’s also super rewarding getting to watch their growth, then enjoy fresh mushrooms that can be cooked in so many ways. Oyster mushrooms are a very popular type of mushroom because
A winter garden doesn’t have to be a dreary, barren landscape. There are plenty of fascinating plants that survive winter outside. To ensure the longevity of your plants, pick plants that are hardy one or two zones below your climate. These will be good candidates to survive winter outside in your zone. Keep in mind
We love how the layered look turns out in the garden when it’s filled with various textures and color, and this means that you have to incorporate different heights into your design with tall perennials in the back of the beds and groundcover or smaller, mounding plants in the front. The point of setting up
Today, it seems like everyone has houseplants. It’s a decor trend that is very popular as there are many benefits attached to having them. Not only can they add a welcome pop of greenery and color to your home, but they can help keep the air fresh and clean without any effort on your part.
There are lots of spaces in your landscaping ideas or plan where you can stick low growing perennials and have them look amazing. Some work wonderfully in flower beds placed in front of taller plants while others look nice used as edging planting lining driveways and sidewalks. Still, others work well as ground covers to
Plants have become a design staple in most homes in recent years as they give you a touch of welcome green, are unique, filter the air, and allow you to have a living piece of decor. But, if you’re trying to grow plants that are different from most others, take a look at pink plants.
The cottage garden planting style features a jumble of annuals, bulbs, flowering shrubs, perennials, and climbers. In sharp contrast to a manicured border, cottage garden plants are much more informal affairs that include brightly colored flowers in an informal planting scheme. You typically mix the colors up instead of sticking to one strict color scheme.
Florida has a very unique climate that is hard to replicate anywhere in the world. The levels of heat and humidity can give gardeners challenges when they’re looking for plants and flowers for their gardens, unless they get Florida perennials. No matter if you’re someone who lives in Florida and grows all year-round or you
Purple plants are a great way to add color to the garden. Whether you choose to plant annuals or perennials that return every year making them a reliable, colorful investment, purple plants help to make your garden a naturally soothing space. Calming the soul and clearing the mind purple plants come in many different shades
Everyone loves a sunny and bright garden with bold flowers, but shady gardens can also be stunning. Partial shade perennials have delicate, exotic looks with bold colors, and some come with cool names. You should always pick plants that work in your hardiness zone and double-check to ensure that your partial shade perennial can handle
Once the air gets that autumn chill to it, gardeners usually propagate, discard, or find a home in the ground for their outdoor plants. However, this can result in a huge waste of plants and effort because there are many container plants and shrubs that can live for years in the house or in a
Did you know that moss types are one of the oldest species in the world? They have a diverse and broad range of types, and there are currently over 20,000 ones to choose from. A lot of people find moss in their gardens and consider it to be a nuisance because it tends to grow
Types of artificial grass are changing how people in hot and sunny planting zones maintain their beautiful green yard without having to spend on professional services, fertilizers, and constant upkeep. With different types of artificial grass, you can avoid these tasks and still get a green, beautiful lawn for your pets and kids to play
No matter if you have a stunningly tropical, Oriental, or a contemporary type of garden, there’s one set of plants that’ll work flawlessly to fill your space in, and this is bamboo. Most types of bamboo are beautiful, lofty plants that have a history that dates back to a few centuries. Along with working wonderfully
When you think about it, nuts are a very complicated food group, botanically speaking. Different types of nuts don’t say what they mean or mean what they say. For example, did you know that a peanut isn’t a nut? In fact, it’s a legume because it grows underground in a pod instead of on a
Plants that grow in water may sound unusual or exotic or even difficult to grow. You may think that you need lots of specialist equipment. But this is simply not the case. Growing specimens in liquid is an easy to master option for people who dislike the hassle of watering and repotting specimens. There’s also
The sun is not the only factor in choosing full sun perennials. It is important to understand that there is no list of full sun perennials that would be suitable for any garden. Of course, the plants that are right for your garden will depend on where you live. The climate is important. And the
Do you have a favorite perennial or annual flower that always seems to droop into the dirt, especially after you have a bout of heavy rain? If so, these flowers might be the perfect choice for a hanging flower basket. A lot of the flowers that work perfectly in hanging flower baskets are top heavy,
Bamboo flooring may be popular, but growing bamboo in your yard can give it an exotic twist. This leads a lot of people to wonder how to grow bamboo. After all, it can be a tricky plant to grow. This is especially true if you live in a climate that features intensely cold or hot
You can be forgiven for thinking that the fall is a slow season in the vegetable garden. A time when your crops are coming to the end of their growing season and your garden transitions from the vibrancy of summer to the dormancy of winter. However, this need not be the case. There are plenty
Over the centuries, lotus plants have come to be synonymous with enlightenment, mindfulness, and transformation. They dominate Buddhism and Hinduism wherever metaphorically or allegorically possible. They are the popularly chosen emblem of different groups of people from a wide range of periods. Ancient Egypt’s Ptolemies, esoteric philosophy sects, entire countries like Vietnam and India, eastern
Full sun annuals are wonderful additions to your yard or landscape if you’re not sure what would look best as they die off after a year. There are dozens of different full sun annuals available, and they come in a host of bright colors, sizes, and shapes to add interest and texture to your yard.
I’ve always loved incorporating different types of moss into my landscaping. Moss grows very close to the ground in tight clumps or mats, and this gives it a unique look that is difficult to replicate with any other type of plant. As a bonus, it’s relatively easy to find moss growing and thriving in the
The best office plants can help brighten up the space, create a relaxing environment, and help keep your indoor air healthier. No matter if you want a closed terrarium on your desk or a large office plant in the corner, they all work well to create a productive environment. However, you don’t need high-maintenance or
Many people add fake plants to their aquarium, but some of the best aquarium plants are actually alive. They introduce oxygen into the water, and these water plants also come in a broad range of colors, sizes, and shapes that can add interest to your aquarium. The best aquarium plants create natural hiding spaces for
Having a relaxing atmosphere in your bedroom is key to being able to fall asleep quicker, sleep longer, and wake up feeling more rested and ready to take on the day. While it’s true that the color scheme can play a role in the room’s overall feel, adding a few indoor bedroom plants can’t hurt.
You may wonder, how to care for air plants? Many people are very surprised at how easy it is to keep these unique plants alive and thriving. There many different types of air plants available, and many of them do wonderfully in terrariums either sitting on a table or hanging around your home. If you’re
Not everyone has the time (or the patience) to take care of a garden full of fussy plants, no matter how beautiful they may be. Even experienced gardeners love having plants that will thrive all on their own. The good news is that low maintenance doesn’t mean boring in the gardening world. There are lots
Hanging plants are a great space-saving way to add greenery and pretty flowers to your indoor or outdoor living spaces. There are tons of plant options and containers to choose from. Many of the best hanging plants are both attractive and low maintenance. They add color, interest, and texture without needing a lot of care
Milkweed is a much overlooked plant in the gardening world. The many varieties of milkweed plants bloom with both subtle and bright colors, and the whole milkweed plant is vital to the life cycle of Monarch butterflies as their sole host plant, and has also been used as a food source by Native American tribes.
Heavenly bamboo or sacred bamboo is a fine-textured, graceful evergreen shrub with the scientific name of Nandina domestica. It’s not a true bamboo plant, however. But, because the name has the word “bamboo” in it, many people assume it’s an invasive species they should avoid planting. Unfortunately, this means that many people miss out on
Fall is a great time to think about creating a fruit garden. Fruiting canes are a great choice for gardens large and small. No matter how little space you have, you will have the potential to add a few canes to grow soft fruit where you live. Some can even be grown in containers. If
Quinoa is very much a wonder food. Derided by some as the ultimate in green yuppie chic, this is actually a very useful and healthy plant to grow. This grain, seed or pseudocereal is not only nutritious, it is also relatively easy to grow in many climates, and can be a great addition to a