Information About General Foliage Care


What Leaves Are Narrow: Learn About Plants With Long, Thin Leaves

By Amy Grant

If you’ve ever wondered why some plants have thick, fat leaves and some have leaves that are long and thin, you’re not alone. Scientists have asked these very same questions. So what plant leaves are narrow and what purpose do skinny leaves on plants have? Find out here.

Common Red Leafed Plants: Growing Plants With Red Foliage

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Are you looking to add an intensity and pop of color to your garden? Look no further than plants with red foliage. Coming in a variety of shapes and sizes, you’ll have plenty to choose from. For ideas on red foliage plants to test out in your garden plans, click here.

Leaves That Stand Out: Growing Plants With Beautiful Foliage

By Teo Spengler

Plants with beautiful foliage can be just as appealing as those with flowers. Foliage usually provides a garden’s backdrop; however, plants with interesting leaves can become a garden’s focal point. Click the following article for some ideas.

Plants With Multicolored Foliage: Picking Out Colorful Plant Leaves

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

We often rely on flowers for a range of summer color in the garden. Occasionally, we have autumn color from foliage that turns color with cold temperatures. Another way to get that desired spark of additional color is from plants with multicolored foliage. Learn more here.

Designing With Patterned Foliage: Using Plants With Variegated Leaves

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

If you’re a fan of variegated foliage, never fear. With a little careful planning, you can learn how to use patterned plants with taste and creativity. Click this article for tips and strategies for designing with patterned foliage in the garden.

Variegated Plants For Gardens: Tips On Using Plants With Variegated Foliage

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Gardening with variegated plants offers a host of interesting opportunities to accent and brighten regular foliage as well as provide a unique foil for flowering specimens. The result is a glorious cacophony of texture, hues and tones. Learn more here.

Plants With Blue Foliage: Learn About Plants That Have Blue Leaves

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Plants with blue foliage increase the visual intensity of the garden while helping other tones and hues guide the eye on a colorful journey. Let's look together at blue foliage plants and how to use them in the landscape in this article.


Caladiums

The Spruce / Adrienne Legault

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The Spruce / Adrienne Legault

Caladiums, also called "Angel Wings," look truly unique in a garden. They have large, arrowhead-shaped leaves that come in striking combinations of green, red, pink, and white. Caladiums make easy houseplants and are equally delightful outdoors.

Grow your caladiums in partial shade, where they create an unexpected and welcome burst of season-long color for the garden. However, they are only hardy to USDA Zone 9. In cooler climates, you can grow them as annual plants and bring them indoors for the winter.


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