orange slices in a dish, or strung in a tree, attract butterflies. This is on my list because I love to watch them do their thing

orange slices in a dish, or strung in a tree, attract butterflies. This is on my list because I love to watch them do their thing

yellowing leavings, dying plants, plants turning yellow, gardening, green thumb, organic gardening, gardening tips, house plant gardening, house plants, plant growing tips, infographics, reader submission, safer brand

INFOGRAPHIC: Why are my plants turning yellow?

yellowing leavings, dying plants, plants turning yellow, gardening, green thumb, organic gardening, gardening tips, house plant gardening, house plants, plant growing tips, infographics, reader submission, safer brand

Stepables: Cool ideas for plants and ground cover for your Paths and Walkways!

Stepables: Perfect Plants for Paths and Walkways

Keep wasps and bees away this summer. Put about 10 cloves in 1/2 a lemon and set out. They do not like the scent.  For Outdoor gatherings.

Keep wasps and bees away this summer. Put about 10 cloves in 1/2 a lemon and set out. They do not like the scent. For Outdoor gatherings.

To protect your hostas, especially those growing in pots, cover the soil with used coffee grounds. Not a slug in sight!

Keeping Slugs Off Hostas

To protect your hostas, especially those growing in pots, cover the soil with used coffee grounds. Not a slug in sight!

Make Beautiful Log Garden Planter

35+ Creative Garden Hacks & Tips That Every Gardener Should Know

Japanese Forestgrass  One of our favorite low-growing species, this gorgeous plant offers a perfect mounding habit. Variegated selections (such as 'Aureola' or 'All Gold') bear brightly colored foliage that light up shady corners.  Name: Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'  Growing Conditions: Part shade and well-drained soil  Size: To 1 foot tall  Zones: 5-9  Plant This Grass Because: It adds bright color to shade gardens.

17 Top Ornamental Grasses

Japanese Forestgrass One of our favorite low-growing species, this gorgeous plant offers a perfect mounding habit. Variegated selections (such as 'Aureola' or 'All Gold') bear brightly colored foliage that light up shady corners. Name: Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' Growing Conditions: Part shade and well-drained soil Size: To 1 foot tall Zones: 5-9 Plant This Grass Because: It adds bright color to shade gardens.

Geranium - This is not your typical annual geranium that fills window boxes everywhere… in truth, those are Pelargoniums. True geraniums are a perennial that does well in partial shade, and blooms pink or blue all summer. In addition, many varieties’ foliage turns bronze or red in the fall. We love Geranium “Rozanne”. Its blooms are big and blue, and the plant grows to 20 inches.

Shade Loving Plants That Bloom All Summer

Geranium - This is not your typical annual geranium that fills window boxes everywhere… in truth, those are Pelargoniums. True geraniums are a perennial that does well in partial shade, and blooms pink or blue all summer. In addition, many varieties’ foliage turns bronze or red in the fall. We love Geranium “Rozanne”. Its blooms are big and blue, and the plant grows to 20 inches.

Boxwood: Choosing the Best

Boxwood: Choosing the Best

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