Best Plants for Your Spring Garden (And When to Plant Spring Garden)

Best Plants for Your Spring Garden

Spring is a great time to plant vegetables in your spring garden. After the cold winter months and the weather warms, you can start sowing seeds, planting bulbs, and getting root vegetables in the ground. The best vegetables to plant in spring are ones that can survive light frosts, warm sunny days, and cool nights. If you plant vegetables at the right time, your spring garden could produce lettuce, kale, carrots, peas, and radishes by early summer.

Sweetgum Trees (Gumball Tree): Types, Leaves – Liquidamber Identification Guide (With Pictures)

Sweetgum Trees (Gumball Tree) liquidamber

Sweetgum trees (botanical name Liquidambar) are a species of large deciduous flowering trees with large lobed leaves, small globular flowers, and seed-containing spiky gumballs. Sweetgum trees are identified by their colorful lobed leaves that can be orange, red, yellow, or purple colors in the fall. The characteristic feature of many sweetgum varieties is their spiky balls measuring up to 2” (5 cm) across.

Linden Trees: Types, Leaves, Flowers, Bark – Identification (with Pictures)

Linden Trees: Types, Leaves, Flowers, Bark - Identification (with Pictures)

Linden trees (botanical name Tilia) are sizeable deciduous shade trees with large heart-shaped broadleaves and clusters of yellowish-white flowers. European linden trees are also called lime trees, and North American lindens are called basswood trees. Linden tree identification is by their thick furrowed trunks, horizontal branches, dense leafy foliage, and pyramidal growth habit.

Monstera Deliciosa Albo Variegata: The Variegated Monstera – Care Guide

Monstera Deliciosa Albo Variegata

The Monstera deliciosa ‘Albo Variegata’ is a spectacular type of variegated Swiss cheese plant with large dark green and brilliant white leaves. The Monstera ‘Albo Variegata’ is both a rare and expensive houseplant. Looking after this exotic green-white variegated Monstera is tricky. The Monstera Variegata is a slow-grower and needs more light to grow so that it can photosynthesize properly.

Hoya Krimson Queen (Hoya Carnosa ‘Krimson Queen’): Caring For The Variegated Hoya

Variegated hoya Krimson Queen care

The Hoya ‘Krimson Queen’ is a variegated cultivar of the wax plant Hoya carnosa. Also named Hoya Tricolor, the Hoya carnosa ‘Krimson Queen’ has thick waxy leaves, typically with three colors—pink, creamy-white and green variegation. The colorful leaves on the Hoya carnosa variegated Tricolor grow on long, trailing green or pink vines. Its attractive variegated characteristics make the Hoya ‘Krimson Queen’ a popular houseplant.

Beech Trees: Types, Leaves, Bark — Identification Guide (Pictures)

Beech trees (botanical name Fagus) are tall deciduous shade trees with lime green ovate leaves, creating a dense, rounded crown. All varieties of beech trees produce small clusters of yellow-green flowers, followed by beech tree fruit or beechnuts. In the fall, beech tree foliage turns from green to beautiful autumn shades of orange, yellow, and golden brown. Beech trees are grown in large landscapes. The tall trees provide shade or are planted in rows to create privacy hedges or screens.

Ground Cover Plants With Purple Flowers (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Ground Cover Plants With Purple Flowers

Ground cover plants with purple flowers transform garden landscapes with colorful, low-growing, mat-forming creeping plants. Varieties of ground cover plants grow as perennials or evergreen spreading plants. Depending on your garden, you can plant purple-flowering ground cover plants for shade or full sun. The green leafy foliage and purple flowers will keep your garden looking vibrant, healthy, and full of life in all seasons.

Woolly Aphids: How to Control and Treat Woolly Aphids (With Pictures)

How to Control and Treat Woolly Aphids

Woolly aphids are sap sucking insects that look like white fuzzy bugs as they have a white covering that looks like cotton or wool. It’s easy to mistake the white cotton wool-like appearance of woolly aphids for fungal plant growth. Woolly aphids tend to affect fruit trees and ornamental shrubs.

Persian Shield (Strobilanthes Dyerianus): Plant Care for Indoors and Outdoors (with Pictures)

Persian Shield (Strobilanthes Dyerianus) care

Persian shield (Strobilanthes dyerianus) is an attractive tropical evergreen plant with variegated iridescent purple and green lance-shaped leaves. As a tender perennial, the Persian shield grows outdoors in warmer, tropical climates and as an annual in temperate regions. Persian shield also thrives as a stunning easy-care houseplant. Its exotic silvery metallic foliage makes this plant an eye-catching feature.

Small Flowering Trees with Name and Picture for Easy Identification (Pink, White, Red, Purple Flowers)

Small Flowering Trees

Small flowering trees are ideal for adding color and fragrance to garden landscapes where there’s limited space. Small and dwarf ornamental trees fill gardens with pink, red, purple, and white colors in spring and summer. Many types of trees for small gardens also provide shade, lush foliage, vibrant, colorful flowers, and attract wildlife. If you pick small fruit trees, you will also have an abundance of fruit throughout the summer.