Shrubs

Shrubs and bushes act as wind breaks, privacy, and beauty in your garden. Learn which are best and how to grow them here.

Hydrangeas Sun or Shade

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Do Hydrangeas Prefer Full Sun, Partial Shade, or Full Shade?

Are you thinking of planting hydrangeas in your garden, but aren't sure if they prefer full sun or partial shade? Better yet, can they grow in fully shaded areas? While the answer to these questions is often variety dependent, there's some good general guidelines you can adhere to. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago examines if your hydrangeas need full sun, partial shade, or if they can live in full shade.

coleus varieties

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Coleus Varieties: 35 Different Types of Coleus Cultivars

Thinking of planting some coleus but aren't sure which variety to pick? There are over 300 different coleus species, and over 1500 different varieties, so choosing the right one can be a bit of a challenge! In this article, certified master gardener and coleus expert Laura Elsner walks through some of her favorite types of coleus plants!

Coleus Plant Before Winter

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Do Coleus Plants Come Back After a Winter Freeze?

Do coleus plants come back after winter freezes? Can they handle cold temperatures? Will they die in colder weather and need to be replanted? These are questions most first time coleus owners have. In this article, master gardener and coleus expert Laura Elsner walks through what you can expect.

Grow Hostas

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Hostas in Your Garden

Are you thinking about planting some hostas in your garden, but aren't sure where to start? The best place to look, is usually someone that has experience planting them! In this article, certified master gardener and hosta expert Laura Elsner walks through every step you'll need to follow in order to plant, grow, and care for hostas in your garden!

Red Flowering Shrub Bush

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Red Flowering Shrubs: 21 Red Flower Bushes For Your Garden

Thinking of adding some red flowering shrubs to your home garden? There are many different bushes with red flowers to consider when thinking about adding them to your garden space. In this article, we take a deeper look at our favorites, with names and pictures of each!

Short Perennials

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61 Low Growing Perennial Plants For Garden Edges and Borders

Are you thinking of adding some shorter perennial plants to your garden edges or borders? In this article, we examine 61 of our favorite perennial plants that are smaller in stature. These plants will return year after year, and give your garden a great look with the foliage that's closer to the ground.

hosta varieties

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Hosta Varieties: 31 Different Types of Hosta Cultivars

Thinking of planting some hostas in your garden but aren't sure which variety to choose? The good news is that there are over 3,000 different types of hosta cultivars to choose from! In this article, certified master gardener and hosta expert Laura Elsner takes walks through her favorite hosta varieties.

Hydrangeas Zone 8

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Can You Grow Hydrangeas in Hardiness Zone 8?

Do you live in hardiness zone 8, but aren't quite sure if hydrangeas will thrive in your climate? Hydrangeas are gorgeous shrubs, but they typically grow the best in the right environment. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago examines what you can expect when growing hydrangeas USDA hardiness zone 8.

hosta tips

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15 Tips For Lush, Beautiful Hosta Plants This Season

Are you thinking about adding some hostas to your garden this season? While they can be a little picky about their growing conditions, these beautiful plants can make the perfect addition to any shade garden. In this article, certified master gardener Laura Elsner shares her top tips for lush, beautiful hostas this season.

Hibiscus Shrub or Tree

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Is the Hibiscus a Shrub, Tree, or Other Type of Plant?

Are you thinking of planting some hibiscus in your garden or around your home, but aren't sure what type of plant it is? Are you asking yourself, "is hibiscus a shrub, tree, or other type of plant?" These magnificent plants make a fantastic ornamental in just about any garden, depending on your climate. Find out what type of plant the hibiscus is, and why.

Rose of Sharon with Hardy Hibiscus and Chinese Hibiscus

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Rose of Sharon vs. Chinese Hibiscus vs. Hardy Hibiscus: Plant Differences & Similarities

Thinking of planting a Hibiscus in your garden? These exotic flowering plants add a touch of the tropics to every garden landscape. With so many species and a range of confusing common names, it can be difficult to decide which Hibiscus type is right for you. Gardening expert Madison Moulton breaks down the similarities and differences between the most popular Hibiscus varieties, and what you can expect from these stunning shrubs.

Tropical Fiesta Hibiscus

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Fiesta Hibiscus: How to Grow, Plant, and Care For These Popular Exotics

Thinking of planting a Fiesta Hibiscus around your home, or in your garden? This easy to care for tropical plant can be a beautiful addition to any home or garden. But they also have a few quirks you'll need to be aware of before planting them. Gardening expert Madison Moulton examines the best ways to plant, grow, and care for the Fiesta Hibiscus plant.