Articles About Plants with (mostly) Pink Flowers

If you’re sick and tired of the recent focus on everything green, here we shift to a different color in the garden: pink — everything from pale baby pink to bright fuchsia. Here are a collection of of articles about some ornamental plants that have flowers in various shades of pink (or many cultivars that are pink). Learn more in these archived articles:..

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Butterflyweed, Asclepias tuberosa

The Perennial Plant Association’s Perennial of the Year 2017 is butterflyweed, Asclepias tuberosa. This native milkweed offers brilliant orange flowers attractive to a wide range of butterflies and other insects and is a host for monarch butterfly caterpillars. Learn more about this tough, long-lived herbaceous perennial that makes a great addition to many types of gardens in this article…
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Articles About Green Stuff

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, green is the color! In keeping with the green spirit, here are a collection of of articles focused on green flowers and insects — and one anti-green article about using plants with dark foliage as a contrast to all that green! Learn more in these archived articles…

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Articles for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and everything is about hearts and love, although some people might wish for diamonds or chocolate instead. Learn about some plants with names related to this heart-centric holiday — and some potential gifts for this day — in these archived articles…

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Fat Plants

Succulent plants are appealing to many people with horticultural interests, in part because of their great diversity. One noteworthy subgroup of succulents are affectionately referred to as “fat plants”. Fat plants are generally leafy succulents with an enlarged trunk or base that give rise to stems and branches. They vary in size from tiny miniatures to the largest of all succulents. Their appeal is in their weird shapes and many also have colorful flowers. Get an overview of these plants and the basics of cultivation in this article…
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Hosta of the Year 2017: ‘Brother Stefan’

Each year the American Hosta Growers Association chooses one plant to feature as the Hosta of the Year. For 2017, this honor goes to ‘Brother Stefan, a large cultivar that produces a mound of thick, textured foliage. Find out more about this cultivar with a central chartreuse to gold patch and blue-green margin on the leaves in this article …

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All-America Selections Winners for 2017

All-America Selections has announced several 2017 Winners. Following a trial period where these never-before-sold varieties are “Tested Nationally and Proven Locally” the AAS judges have submitted their evaluations and selected only the best performers as AAS Winners. To learn more, read this new article on AAS 2017…

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Articles on Seasonal Plants

There are a number of plants typically used as holiday decorations or that bloom (or are often forced to bloom) at this time of year as seasonal accents or houseplants. Read about some of these plants — plus a bonus article related to the season — in these archived articles…

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Living Stones, Lithops

Plants that look like rocks? Those would be living stones, in the genus Lithops. These are small succulent plants that survive in their harsh environment by having much of the plant body below ground, and only the wide leaf end visible above the rocky ground. To learn more about these fascinating plants that make good houseplants, read this article…

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