Author: Karen Russ

Caladium

Caladiums (Caladium species) are in the arum (Araceae) family and native to Central and South America. They are hardy only to USDA zone 9 or 10; therefore, caladiums should be used as annuals in...

Hosta

Hostas are easy-to-grow, shade-tolerant perennials grown mainly for their beautiful foliage. Height/Spread The size of hostas varies greatly. The largest measures 4 feet in height with 20-inch-long...

Nutsedge

Nutsedges are very aggressive and persistent weeds that commonly infest lawns, vegetable and flower gardens, and home landscapes. They can be very difficult to eradicate and their control is likely...

Plants for Shade

Plants that will tolerate more shade are designated with an *. Trees (Botanical Name – Common Name) Most shade tolerant trees are small, understory trees that grow naturally in woods openings...

Plantaciones en los Cimientos

Hace un tiempo atrás las plantaciones en los cimientos fueron creadas para esconder las bases de las casas viejas. Hoy día no se es necesario o deseado sembrar una línea de arbustos a través de los...

Herbs

Most herbs are easy to grow. Many are drought-tolerant, do not need very fertile soil, and are naturally resistant to insects and diseases. The word herb has many definitions, but practically...

Indian Hawthorn

Indian hawthorns (Rhaphiolepis species and hybrids) are mostly low-growing, evergreen, flowering shrubs. With a dense mounded growth habit, they are ideal low-maintenance plants for use in small...

Ornamental Grasses and Grass-like Plants

Ornamental grasses and grass-like plants are valued in home landscapes for their hardiness, ease of care, dramatic appearance, and the wide variety of colors, textures, and sizes available. Types of...

Impatiens

Impatiens have traditionally been one of the most popular bedding plants in the United States because of their beauty and ease to grow. Few annuals that grow in shade provide the range or intensity...

Growing Annuals

Annuals quickly provide more color in the landscape for longer periods of time than any other garden plants. They are versatile, sturdy and inexpensive. Growth Rate True annuals sprout from seed,...

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