Category: Ideas & Inspo

Variegated hosta plant growing in a shade garden

Companion Plants for Hostas

What plants should you pair with your hostas? The possibilities seem endless, especially since hostas are one of the most versatile plants we offer. They come in an array of shapes, colors, and sizes, which means they play well with others but can also create a dynamic garden all on their own. We’ll spell out our favorite companion plants for hostas to get you started.

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New Great Garden Plants Christmas ornament

Mini Christmas & Holiday Trees: A new way to use arborvitae

Whether you’re a gardener, houseplant lover, or just a great gift giver, our new mini Holiday/Christmas trees are the perfect way to spread cheer. While classic Christmas trees are usually firs or pines, our favorite arborvitaes (or Thuja) might be even better. Why? Their smaller stature makes them suited for entryways, patio containers, and tabletops.

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Mixed patio container for shade with ferns, barrenwort, and coral bells.

How To Plant Patio Containers for Shade

Wondering what to plant in your shaded patio containers? We’ve got you covered! We’ll give you all the information you need to be successful in planting a beautiful mixed container – plus, all of our favorite plants to do it.

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8 Tropical-Looking Flowers for Cold (& Hot!) Climates

Longing for a vacation to a tropical oasis? No need to book a flight when you can bring the vibrancy and magic of the tropics to your own backyard! These 8 perennials and shrubs may have exotic blooms, but you won’t have to worry about the cold stopping their show year after year. With these curated picks, you’ll think you’ve been transported to someplace tropical with just a step outside your door.

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How to Create a Hydrangea Hedge

Hedges serve an important purpose in the garden – creating privacy, covering eyesores, and adding structure to the landscape. Arborvitaes, boxwoods, and tall ornamental grasses fit the role of traditional hedges with their large habits and lush foliage.

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