Information About General Foliage Care

The leaves of plants and trees are amazingly complex structures that convert sunlight into energy, or food, for the plant. Foliage is also involved in evaporation of water, storage of food, and exchange of gases between the plant and the environment. When you consider all the functions of leaves, it’s easy to understand why caring for foliage is so critical for growing healthy plants. The following articles provide helpful information for trimming, pruning and other foliage care.

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Best Plants For Evergreen Hedges

By Amy Grant

Evergreens make the perfect hedge for screening, and there are so many to choose from. Read on to learn all about them.

Creating A Pastel Plant Aesthetic With Light Colored Foliage

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

Click here for ideas on plants with pastel colored foliage.

Dark Green Foliage For Flower Arrangements

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

The creation of your own fresh flower arrangement is a fun and exciting garden project. Click here to learn about common foliage options for flower arrangements.

Fabulous Flowering Plants With Variegated Leaves

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Gardeners often choose variegated leaves when they don't have flowers. But why not have both? These variegated flowering plants do.

5 Unique Pink Plants – Outdoor Plants With Pink Foliage For The Garden

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Pink foliage plants are truly unique. They add unexpected, eye-catching color to landscaping and beds. If you’re looking for a plant that has princess-pink leaves, green with pink variegation, or deep rose hues, these five examples will do the trick.

Add A Pop Of Red To Your Garden Bed – 5 Plants With Fabulous Red Foliage

By Amy Grant

There are plenty of red foliage perennials and shrubs to use as accents or primary pops of color in the garden. Read on for our top 5.

Can You Press Fall Leaves: Methods For Pressing Autumn Leaves

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Preserving leaves is an old pastime and art. Pressing flowers is more common, but to create spectacular fall displays, try leaves. Get started here.

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 Blades: Using Plants That Have Sharp Edges In The Garden

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Choosing plants with unique and interesting leaves can add new dimension to yard spaces. One specific type, plants with sharp leaves, can add a unique design aesthetic to the landscape. However, these plants may also be dangerous to gardeners. Learn more about them here.

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.

Gardening With Dark Foliage: Learn About Plants With Dark Purple Leaves

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Gardening with dark colors can be an exciting idea for gardeners who want to experiment with something a little different. If learning how to use dark foliage plants piques your interest, then the information in this article should help.

Yellow Leaves Plants: Adding Plants With Golden Foliage To The Garden

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Yellow leaved plants provide real visual impact, but plan carefully. If you?re looking for plants with golden foliage, there is a huge selection from which to choose. Click this article for a few suggestions to get you started.

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.

Silver Plants: Using Silver Leaved Plants To Add Interest To The Garden

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Silver plants, or those with gray foliage, can complement nearly any garden, and many of them are low-maintenance too. This article has information on using silver foliage plants in the garden.

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