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Get detailed growing information on this plant and hundreds more in BHG's Plant Encyclopedia.

Get detailed growing information on this plant and hundreds more in BHG's Plant Encyclopedia.

Hibiscus made our list of beautiful blooming houseplants! Learn why here: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/houseplants/flowering/blooming-houseplants/#page=2

24 Beautiful Blooming Houseplants

Hibiscus made our list of beautiful blooming houseplants! Learn why here: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/houseplants/flowering/blooming-houseplants/#page=2

Back Yard -  We love having a pool, but with the kids older now the lap pool would be ideal. My favorite feature of the pool is the waterfall.  This lush palm tree backdrop is pretty and low-maintainance, definately a plus. The uplighting creates beautifully interesting shadowplay. Herringbone pavers are a lovely way to finish the area. #bhg.com

Pool Tour: Backyard-Turned-Paradise

Back Yard - We love having a pool, but with the kids older now the lap pool would be ideal. My favorite feature of the pool is the waterfall. This lush palm tree backdrop is pretty and low-maintainance, definately a plus. The uplighting creates beautifully interesting shadowplay. Herringbone pavers are a lovely way to finish the area. #bhg.com

The South- zone gardening -Ranging from steamy Florida to the Appalachians and parts of Texas, the South can be a tough place to grow plants. Ensure success with these beauties

No-Fail Garden Plants for Your Region

The South- zone gardening -Ranging from steamy Florida to the Appalachians and parts of Texas, the South can be a tough place to grow plants. Ensure success with these beauties

African Lily (Agapanthus africanus) grows strappy green leaves and stately stalks with clusters of blue or white flowers rising up to 3 feet tall. Plant it from October to February, placing the tip of the rhizome just below the surface in full sun to partial shade. Keep it evenly moist during the growing season.

Top Florida Plants

African Lily (Agapanthus africanus) grows strappy green leaves and stately stalks with clusters of blue or white flowers rising up to 3 feet tall. Plant it from October to February, placing the tip of the rhizome just below the surface in full sun to partial shade. Keep it evenly moist during the growing season.

Elephants ears  native to China, India, South East Asia, Indonesia, Polynesia, the Mediterranean, Africa and South Africa

Elephants ears native to China, India, South East Asia, Indonesia, Polynesia, the Mediterranean, Africa and South Africa

Looking for a small palm that tolerates shade? Check out bamboo palm and its relatives. Most stay under 10 feet tall, so they fit perfectly in the yard. Try it as a foundation planting, at the back of the border to create a textural backdrop for your other plants, or as a unique hedge

Looking for a small palm that tolerates shade? Check out bamboo palm and its relatives. Most stay under 10 feet tall, so they fit perfectly in the yard. Try it as a foundation planting, at the back of the border to create a textural backdrop for your other plants, or as a unique hedge

Hardy Passionflower-Like Dutchman's pipe, this plant is a host plant for some butterflies. Allow the caterpillars to eat the foliage (plants quickly recover and grow back) and enjoy the butterflies weeks later.

The Best Perennial Vines for Your Garden

Hardy Passionflower-Like Dutchman's pipe, this plant is a host plant for some butterflies. Allow the caterpillars to eat the foliage (plants quickly recover and grow back) and enjoy the butterflies weeks later.

Ornamental grasses are a beautiful way to add texture to the landscape. Low-growing forms are great groundcovers -- and Japanese forestgrass is one of the best. It comes in glowing shades of gold and chartreuse, and forms flowing mounds that hug the ground. Name: Hakonechloa macra Growing Conditions: Full to part sun, moist, well-drained soil Size: To 2 feet tall Zones: 5-9

Easy Groundcovers

Ornamental grasses are a beautiful way to add texture to the landscape. Low-growing forms are great groundcovers -- and Japanese forestgrass is one of the best. It comes in glowing shades of gold and chartreuse, and forms flowing mounds that hug the ground. Name: Hakonechloa macra Growing Conditions: Full to part sun, moist, well-drained soil Size: To 2 feet tall Zones: 5-9

Top Plants for Terrariums From BHG.com.  (I pinned for my future reference  The plant is Pilea glauca 'Aquamarine'. I bought one very small Aquamarine, February 2012. I now have 5 big plants. Love this plant! ~ Iridescence.)

Top Terrarium Plants

Top Plants for Terrariums From BHG.com. (I pinned for my future reference The plant is Pilea glauca 'Aquamarine'. I bought one very small Aquamarine, February 2012. I now have 5 big plants. Love this plant! ~ Iridescence.)

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