Category Archives: Gardening And Landscaping

Low Maintenance Plants: Easy Care Plants For Outdoors With Pictures For Easy Identification

Low-maintenance plants are perfect for growing in garden landscapes that need little care. Easy-to-grow shrubs, flowers, perennials, and ground cover plants make your garden beautiful all year long. Easy care plants like evergreen shrubs, long-blooming decorative bushes, and perennial plants provide plenty of interest. Generally, low-maintenance plants are tolerant of drought, sun, shade, and various soil types. These versatile landscaping plants are ideal for flower beds, front of house plantings, borders, and privacy hedges.

Grubs In Lawn: How to Get Rid of Grubs in the Garden (With Pictures)

grub worm

Grubs in the lawn can go undetected until you notice patches of bare turfgrass in your lush, green lawn. Plump, white, hungry grubs live in the soil and gorge on grass and plant roots. Getting rid of white grubs in the garden is essential to keep lawn grass healthy and green. Thankfully, with the proper care, it’s possible to stop grubs from causing havoc in your garden.

Best Perennials for Shade – Beautiful Perennial Flowers (With Pictures)

shade perennials

Perennial flowers for shade are perfect for growing in areas of your garden that get little sunlight. Shade-loving perennials grow under trees, large bushes, or landscape areas that are in constant shadows. Some of the best flowering plants for shade include hydrangeas, violets, hellebores, and astilbe flowers. Growing these hardy perennials adds foliage and color to your landscape where other plants won’t grow.

How to Protect Plants from Frost (And How to Cover Plants for Frost)

How to Protect Plants from Frost

Protecting plants from frost in early spring and late fall is vital for all gardeners. An unexpected freeze can kill tender seedlings, damage roots, and ruin plant foliage. Even when you expect temperatures to drop significantly, being prepared to protect plants from freezing conditions will help save your plants from the ravages of cold weather.

Plumbago Plant Care (Blue Plumbago and White Plumbago) – Plumbago Auriculata

Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata) is a beautiful evergreen climbing plant or shrub with clusters of blue or white flowers and glossy green spatulate leaves. The most common plumbago cultivar is the blue plumbago with pale blue, five-petaled flowers. The white plumbago (Plumbago auriculata ‘Alba’) looks similar; only it has brilliant snow-white flower heads. In colder climates, you can grow plumbago as a potted houseplant.

Silver Mound Care: Growing Silver Mound Artemisia (Artemisia Schmidtiana ‘Silver Mound’)

Silver Mound Artemisia

Silver mound (Artemisia schmidtiana ‘Silver mound’) is a perennial shrub with fine silvery-green needle-like leaves that create a silky mound of soft foliage. The silver mound plant is ideal in a landscape as a low-growing spacer, framing, ground cover, or edging plant. Sometimes just called artemisia, the silver mound is mat-forming clumping plant that is easy to care for as it grows in most soils, and requires little watering.

Dusty Miller: Complete Plant Care Guide (With Flower Pictures)

Dusty miller (Senecio cineraria) care

Dusty miller (Senecio cineraria, syn. Jacobaea maritima) is an attractive bushy perennial flowering shrub with silvery gray, soft fuzzy lobed leaves. As a minimal care bedding plant, dusty miller plants are drought tolerant and withstand direct sunlight, drought, and frost. The only care the plant needs is to trim leggy dusty miller stems in the summer.

Caladium Plant Care (Indoors and Outdoors) – And When to Plant Caladium Bulbs

Caladium Plant Care (Indoors and Outdoors)

Caladium plants are beautiful tropical tender perennials with stunning, multicolored heart-shaped leaves. Caladium bicolor—also called Heart of Jesus—is the most popular species of the shade-loving leafy plant. Caladium leaves can be magnificent color combinations of pink, green, red, and white. Caladiums are easy to grow as summer annuals or spectacular houseplants.

Gayfeather (Liatris Spicata): Care, Growing Guide and Types (With Pictures)

Gayfeather (Liatris spicata) is a flowering perennial plant with tall spikes of showy purple or white flowers. Also called blazing star or prairie star, Liatris spicata grows in clumps and prefers moist, marshy ground. Blazing star flower spikes grow between 1 and 5 ft. (0.3 – 1.5 m) tall. The impressive gayfeather flowers mean the plant is ideal for planting individually or mass planting along borders in full sun.

Elephant Ear Plants: Types, Flowers, Leaves, and Care (With Pictures)

Elephant ear plants are famous for their enormous heart-shaped and arrowhead leaves. Elephant ears are species of perennial tropical plants that thrive in warm, humid conditions, growing in moist soil. The large striking triangular leaves add a tropical touch to your summer garden or home’s interior. Elephant ear plant leaves grow at the end of thick stems from bulbs or tubers in the ground or pots.