Top Ten Lists Articles
Many gardeners, including me, love to have flower beds bursting with color all season long. As you might guess, there are thousands of annuals, perennials, and shrubs available to plant in your garden. While we all have favorite plants that we return to year after year, it’s also great fun to add new options to your plant palette. Brand new plants are often a sirens call but don’t overlook older plants that just haven’t quite taken off yet. Here are 12 plants that deserve a chance to steal your heart. Once they’ve taken root in your garden and your heart, be sure to share the secret with your friends!
Wondering which plants are good for foundation plantings? We’ve picked out ten easy to grow perennials and shrubs that thrive in average garden conditions and will look great planted in front of your house. Let’s take a closer look.
Are you looking to replace your boxwood shrubs with something more disease resistant? Here are eight recommended substitutes that will give you a similar look without all the fuss.
Have you ever wondered what kind of flowers you can grow to eat? Check out this list of 10 best edible flowers from our collection.
Yellow is an attention-grabbing color that makes a cheerful statement in the landscape. Use these beautiful yellow flowers to liven up your beds, borders and containers.
Butterflies, hummingbirds, songbirds and bees add wonderful movement and great interest to our gardens. Attracting these winged friends to your garden is a fairly simple matter. Provide them with food, water and shelter and they are happy to come and stay awhile. There is a wide palette of plants that will work for both your garden and pollinators.
Supertunia petunias are some of the most versatile plants you can find. They are fantastic landscape varieties and look awesome when planted in a monochrome swath of color or when several colors are mixed. They also perform beautifully in patio planters, hanging baskets, window boxes, raised beds…actually, in any spot that gets at least four hours of sun a day. Six or more hours of sun a day helps maximize their flower power. If you live in a more northern climate, several hours of afternoon sun is the key to getting the best possible flower show.
Catch up on the most loved Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest posts of the year in this year-end roundup.
Who doesn’t like discovering a new ‘must-have’ plant for their garden? Sometimes that new plant is brand new to the market and other times it’s a “new to you” plant that just crossed your path. Either way, every gardener loves successfully selecting something new for their garden. Since it’s the end of the year, we decided to ask several industry friends and colleagues what “new to them” plant they fell in love with this year Not to mention, I’m planning to make ‘my new love’ a part of my garden for years to come. I hope you can find a gem or two for your garden as well.
At the end of each year, we always like to look back…before we look ahead. We like to see and learn from finding out what plants were the most popular with gardeners, and then we ask ourselves why? Was it varieties with bright colors, or plants that invite pollinators into the garden, or hydrangeas that offer blooms we can later bring indoors?