Hydrangea Companion Plants: What to Grow with This Shrub

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Nothing shouts summer louder than the spectacular blooms of the mophead hydrangea. For so long, these hydrangea shrubs have been and still remain a gardener’s favorite.  With so many varieties and cultivars to choose from, there is definitely a hydrangea for your growing space, whether it is large or small, in shade or sun.   But … Read more

22 Best Companion Plants for Boxwoods

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The common boxwood is frequently grown as a shrub or cultivated as a polished hedge in ornamental gardens. This hardy plant, which is scientifically known as Buxus sempervirens, is a prime choice for many gardeners. Perfect for landscaping, for creating a shade garden, and for serving as a natural fence, Box is one of the … Read more

12 Best Companion Plants for Chamomile

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Chamomile tea, one of the most popular herbal concoctions for relaxation, is derived from Chamaemelum nobile. This species, which is commonly known as ‘roman chamomile’ or simply ‘chamomile’, is a low-growing perennial. It brings a wealth of benefits to the garden and can serve as a fantastic companion plant for many crops. When grown in … Read more

14 Best Companion Plants for Karl Foerster Grass

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Let’s explore some of the best landscaping Karl Foerster grass companion plants and ideas you can start implementing. Karl Foerster grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora) is a type of feather reed grass that has won several awards as an ornamental plant. It is named for a German nurseryman who specialized in low-maintenance gardens. Set apart by … Read more

14 Best Companion Plants for Lamb’s Ear

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Known for its fuzzy, grey-green foliage, the lamb’s ear is a fantastic perennial plant for ornamental gardens. Its dense stands may create a silver carpet of wrinkled and hairy leaves, softening the appearance of a temperate garden. Scientifically known as Stachys byzantina, this low-maintenance plant is native to West and Central Asian regions with mild … Read more

18 Types of Heather Plants You Can Grow

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Scotch Heather is a beautiful flowering shrub that is native to Europe and is often found growing wild on the Scottish moors.  Its botanical name is Calluna vulgaris and it’s the only species in the Calluna genus. Surprisingly, however, there are around 500 cultivars of this species that have been bred over the years. Gardeners … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Heather Flowers

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Heather is a delightful small woody shrub that hails from the moors of Scotland. In late summer and fall, each small bush is adorned with masses of small bell-shaped flowers.  However, in the northern hemisphere, heathers can bloom from late July right through until November. The heather flower prefers acidic soil that is well-drained but … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Cosmos Flowers

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Cosmos are delicate annual daisy-like flowers that brighten your yard with glorious color all summer. The gorgeous blooms are a favorite with bees and butterflies and will attract these important pollinators to your garden in early summer. Even the feathery leaves and slender stems are attractive and will add softness to your garden. Cosmos flowers … Read more