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.
Gardeners often choose variegated leaves when they don't have flowers. But why not have both? These variegated flowering plants do.
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.
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.
Preserving leaves is an old pastime and art. Pressing flowers is more common, but to create spectacular fall displays, try leaves. Get started here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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, 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.