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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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 Plant 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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