Annuals - Tender, Hardy and Half-Hardy
Annuals are a delight to the gardener and to those who view the garden. They provide bountiful color and fulfill many gardening functions. Annuals can fill in with quick growth and colorful flowers while perennial and foundation plantings take time to grow to their mature sizes. Annuals can provide foliage and color around bulbs before they bloom and fill the space after the bulb flowers are spent.
Houseplant Profile - Dieffenbachia
Here is one houseplant which is quite popular. Dieffenbachia is grown for its attractive patterned foliage, and is commonly found as a houseplant due to its ability to tolerate shade. However, if you have pets which love to chew houseplants, or you have young children in the house, you may want to skip this one. Once the kids are older and it can be protected from the pets, you may want to consider this one.
The Hibiscus genus comprises more than 200 different species. Hibiscus species are found in tropical and subtropical regions, as well as in temperate climates. It is a broad genus that contains herbaceous plants, shrubs and even small trees.
Pink Hibiscus, the state flower of Hawaii, is a beautiful bloom. This perennial favorite comes in different shapes and sizes. They have single and double petals and vary in size from small to ten or twelve inches in height.
Waterlilies are considered by most gardeners to be the most important plants in the garden pond. Certainly from the point of view of a floral display they are essential, but they also contribute to the general well-being of the pond environment. Their floating foliage shades the surface of the water providing welcome shade for the fish on a hot summer day. By reducing the amount of light that falls directly into the water, they also help to control green water discoloring algae. This requires full light in order to prosper.