Planting foliage plants in your garden is a great way to add color and interest to your garden. The main benefit of having these types of plants is that they are very colorful, adding excitement to your garden. The benefit is, in addition to this, is that the plants come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes that will add beauty to your garden.
Types of Foliage Plants
A few of the varieties of foliage plants that you will find include yucca, guava, ivy, almond, sage, cypress, palm, tulip tree, dogwood, elm, and other trees and shrubs. This wide variety will give you plenty of choices when it comes to the type of foliage plants you want to plant in your garden. Some plants, such as ivy and palm trees, may also require some reporting, but most will thrive on the basic potting medium you buy at any nursery. This allows you to grow them year round without a lot of trouble.
When selecting foliage plants for your garden, you will want to make sure that they grow well in your climate. Although some of the plants may be invasive and should not be planted, others, such as cacti, will help to make your garden more visually appealing and enjoyable.
There are two common types of foliage plants available in your local nursery.
These are the stemmed plants, which are usually grouped together to make a group, and the trailing plants, which include all of the other plants that grow up.
When planting the stems, you will want to make sure that you plant the plants down and allow them to get into the ground so that they can get established. Many times, the stems will not do well if you just pile them up into the soil. This will not only keep them from establishing, but it may also prevent the plant from getting the light that it needs. Some of the varieties of foliage plants that need a lot of sunlight include:
The best thing about growing stems and trailing plants together is that they do not compete with each other, which will allow you to have a lush garden without sacrificing the growth of the other plants. Another advantage to this grouping is that the plants will give off more life than the plants that are not grouped together.
The basic rule of thumb when it comes to selecting the proper type of foliage plants for your garden is to choose the type that you enjoy the most. For example, many people like the moss that is used to make potting soil.
If you enjoy growing moss plants, then why not try growing the wild ginseng which is a wonderful plant for a number of reasons. First, you will have an abundant supply of moss plants. Second, the ginseng is very low maintenance.
If you do not have much experience with gardening, it may be difficult to get accustomed to planting foliage plants in your garden. Just remember that when you have the moss and ginseng included, you will also have the cacti, roses, and ferns.
The downfall of these varieties of foliage plants is that they can take a while to establish. You may have to wait several years before the plants begin to bloom. Be sure to use a good fertilizer and watering system when planting these plants, as you will be watering them heavily for at least a year or two.
These plants are not going to be very interactive when they first begin to germinate. Once they have done so, however, they will be very rewarding to your efforts. The great thing about growing cacti and other shrubs is that you will not have to repot the plants after they begin to bloom, as they will continue to provide you with color throughout the entire winter season.
It is very important to be prepared for winter weather when you are out in the garden. If you make the decision to plant foliage plants, there are a number of great varieties to choose from so you will be able to have a beautiful garden year round.