Great Garden PlantsFrom seeds to vines, discover the right plants and get tips for bringing your garden to life.
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Plants are like people, each one has a personality of its own. Some are quite eye-catching and showy, while others are humble and dependable. For gardeners, getting to know the various personalities of the plants they grow is half the fun.
Selecting garden plants is a journey of discovery. Whether you're beginning a completely new planting design, or you are just looking for a seasonal refresh, you must consider the plants needs and the look you are trying to achieve. Be careful not to pick one of everything you like at the nursery, instead start with a plan so that you will end up with colors, textures, and forms that work together.
This collection of articles will help familiarize you with some of the most prized plants for the garden. From flowers to trees, you’ll find plenty of information on how to design with plants.
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TYPES OF PLANTS
Add seasonal personality to your garden with a variety of annual plants.
Use perennial plants and flowers for year-after-year color in your garden.
Maintain structure, add color in spring, summer, and fall and provide winter interest with shrubs.
Discover beautiful flowers to add color and cheer to your garden.
Brighten your spring and summer garden with fantastic flowering and foliage bulbs.
Discover the best flowering climbers for your garden.
Discover eye-catching succulents and learn how to grow and care for them in your home and garden.
Add year-round beauty to your landscape with ornamental grasses. Discover 18 popular types.
Find the perfect tree for any spot in your garden and read how to incorporate them into your landscape.
Get ideas for creating a veggie garden that will produce fresh vegetables all year.
Turn your home into an oasis with a variety of houseplants. Learn which ones are right for you and how to care for them.
Discover 8 exceptional plants to grow in your garden this year.
Create a beautiful rose garden. Learn about the different types of roses, how to care for them and what to plant with them.
Learn about growing hydrangeas, pruning and design tips, and find which type is best for your garden.
Learn about peony care and how to grow beautiful peony flowers with advice from the pros.
Growing tips for this fragrant, easy-care plant that thrives in sunny locations.
With an infinite array of variegated leaf patterns, these tropical beauties bring drama to summer garden beds and containers.
Planting, growing and caring for these shade garden and houseplant superstars.
Colorful coleus varieties add pizzazz to shady beds, sunny borders and containers.
Help monarch butterflies while beautifying your flower garden with this native perennial.
There are many more plants featured throughout the site. Use the search bar above or explore the plant lists below.
Use these 12 plants for their colorful display and the keep mosquitoes away.
If you have a garden full of plants and flowers that deer love to eat, replace them with these attractive, easy-care alternatives.
Choose the right shade perennials, annuals, flowers, shrubs, and trees.
Discover 21 of our favorite low-maintenance shrubs, perennials, annuals, and groundcovers.
Reduce your water usage with these 20 beautiful drought-tolerant plants.
Create a beautiful landscape that benefits wildlife and the environment.
Invite delightful hummingbirds to your garden with these flowering plants.
Bees help your garden thrive, so treat them well by growing some or all of these bee-friendly plants.
Attract butterflies to your yard with these nutrient-rich plants and flowers.
Add plants with interesting foliage to your landscape.
14 easy-care plants that solve a multitude of problems while carpeting your garden with beautiful color and texture.
Turn your garden into a perfumed paradise with these sweetly scented annuals, perennials, shrubs, and vines.
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