21 Popular Begonia Varieties For Container And Garden

Begonia is a very large genus containing more nearly 2,000 annual, perennial, and woody shrub species native to tropical and subtropical climates around the world. They are typically used as houseplants and in shaded summer beds. Some are grown for their asymmetrical, patterned and variegated foliage, and others to add color to shady garden areas … Read more

15 Major Types Of Willow Trees And How To Identify Them

Overview Willow trees have long been popular for their gracefully draped branches and elegant leaves that tremble and flutter in the breeze. Willows, also called sallows and osiers, form the genus Salix, are around 400 species of deciduous trees and shrubs, found primarily on moist soils in cold and temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Most species are known as willow, but some narrow-leaved shrub species are called osier, and … Read more

11 Types of Ivy Plant Varieties For Outdoors And Indoors

Ivy Plant Ivy plant is, any plant of the genus Hedera, with about five species of evergreen woody vines (rarely shrubs), in the ginseng family (Araliaceae). The name ivy especially denotes the commonly grown English ivy (H. helix), which climbs by aerial roots with adhering disks that develop on the stems. English ivy is frequently planted to clothe brick walls. The stems bear … Read more

24 Types of Oak Trees & Their Characteristics

An oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus of the beech family, Fagaceae. The genus Quercus is native to the Northern Hemisphere and includes deciduous and evergreen species extending from cool temperate to tropical latitudes in the Americas, Asia, Europe and North America. Oaks have spirally arranged leaves with lobate margins in … Read more

20 Types Of Echeveria And How To Grow Them

Overview Echeveria are some of the most colorful and spectacular succulent plants. The plants generally feature compact rosettes of succulent fleshy, brightly colored leaves.Echeverias belong to the family Crassulaceae, a very large family containing many genera of succulents such as Aeonium, Crassula, Kalanchoe, Sedum or Sempervivum. There are dozens of species, and hundreds of cultivars … Read more

14 Types Of Elm Trees And How To Identify Them

Overview Elms are deciduous and semi-deciduous trees comprising the flowering plant genus Ulmus in the family Ulmaceae.  The elm tree grows to great heights, often with a forked trunk creating a vase profile. Generally, Elm leaves are alternated with simple, single or most commonly double serrated margins, usually asymmetric at the base and acuminate at … Read more

12 Varieties Of Viburnum Shrubs & How To Identify Them

Overview Viburnums, in the honeysuckle plant family, comprise a diverse group of approximately 150 species of shrubs and small trees. Several species viburnums shine in the home landscape with either especially attractive flowers or fruit. Viburnums may be deciduous or evergreen, with their handsome foliage contributing to the garden’s charms. The intensely fragrant flowers of … Read more

25 Facts About Banana Spider (Golden Silk Orb-Weavers)

Overview The name Banana spider is used to describe a number of different large spider species commonly found throughout the southeastern United States, North America and South America. Banana spiders receive their name because of the yellow/golden-colored silk they create to make their very large webs which they use to catch flying insects, their main … Read more

10 Types of Cedar Trees For Landscaping

Overview Cedar trees refer to several species of upright evergreen conifers that have needle-like leaves. These trees have similar form and use, but their growing conditions vary and they do not belong to the same family. Due to their size, these trees are not commonly found in gardens and are usually seen lining streets or … Read more