Plant Care Guides: I-L

Plant Care Guides to grow healthy, beautiful flowers. Plus, our Flower Finder helps locate great choices for your garden or planters.

Once again, my hope is that you'll dig deep into your Gardening Soul, and breathe life into an empty pot.....A masterpiece of a Container Garden. All with the help of lots of lovely Perennials....and maybe some Annuals plants mixed in.

Keep in mind, mixing in a few Annuals into the Perennial plant garden you're creating will pro-long the color.

Annuals tend to bloom longer. So if you don't mind sneaking a few into your "Perennial Garden", I would go for it.

Good Luck in using the Plant Care Guides to create something unique and Yours!!

Photo by Linda N./Flickr


Lily-of-the-Valley (Convallaria)

Plants can grow up to 12 inches in height

Full Shade Only

Blooms Once in Late Spring

Photo by ptc24/Flickr


Lenten Rose (Helleborus)

Plant grows 12-18 inches in height

Prefers mostly Shade

Blooms Mid-Winter to Early Spring

Container Gardening Tip

Use your imagination, and be creative even if you don't think you have a creative bone in your body. When you bring the plants home from the nursery or store, take your time and try to picture what the end result will be. (Here, try to utilize Container Gardening Plans).

If you're no garden designer and don't have a vision for the end result, no problem. Set the flowers (still in there pots) into the potting soil in what ever way you see fit. Now, rearrange them a little. Then rearrange them yet a little more. Keep this up until you see a good container gardening combination of height and color. Remember there is know wrong, just your way....the right way.

Photo by Per Ola Wiberg..busy busy busy.....

Lysimachia Punctata

Loosestrife (Lysimachia Punctata)

Plant grows up to 3ft

Does well in Full Sun but Does Best with some Light Shade
(Loves Moisture)

Blooms in Summer 

Photo by normanack/Flickr


Lungwort (Pulmonaria)

Plant grows 10-12 inches in height

Loves Light Shade

Blooms in Spring

Photo by Ingorrr/Flickr

Stachys Byzantina

Lamb's Ear (Stachys Byzantina)

Plant grows to 6-8 inches in height

Needs All Day Sun

Blooms in Summer sometimes into Fall

The Foliage is Beautiful

Need more choices for Perennial Container Gardening? Find more in this Flower Guide by clicking below.

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