Plant Spotlight

Check back often for inspiration on how to turn your outdoor living vision into a reality. Dream it then iScape it!

New Plants & Products Featuring Agapanthus Magic Lily, Aloe Fynbos & More!

Check out the new plants and products we’ve added to our database.

Plant Spotlight

February 19, 2024

New Plants & Products Featuring Silver Spear, Spruce Colorado & More!

Check out the new plants and products we’ve added to our database.

Plant Spotlight

January 28, 2024

New Plants & Products Featuring Lavender Sea, Mahonia Orange Flame & More!

Check out the new plants and products we’ve added to our database.

Plant Spotlight

August 24, 2023

New Plants & Products Featuring Daffodil Tazetta, Hazel Tree & More!

Check out the new plants and products we’ve added to our database.

Plant Spotlight

July 19, 2023

Try these Summer Bulb Combinations

The time is right to take notice of bulb combos and plantings you may want to replicate in your own yard.

Plant Spotlight

June 6, 2023

Plant Spotlight On Dappled Willow

Dappled Willow is a spectacularly colored cultivar and can be found in the iScape database as a deciduous shrub that is a standout in the landscape for its vibrant color changing leaves.

Plant Spotlight

April 23, 2023

Plant Spotlight on Spirea

Spirea is unfussy and versatile, making it ideal for the home landscape. Planted in rows, meadowsweet makes a lovely hedge or privacy screen, or planted en masse on a hillside, they double as erosion control and the compact cultivars are well-suited for containers.

Plant Spotlight

February 17, 2023

Plant Spotlight on Pot Marigold

Design with this short-lived perennial in mild winter climates that is treated as a hardy annual in cold winter climates.

Plant Spotlight

January 30, 2023

Plant Spotlight on Hellebore

Long-lived perennials, these blooms typically arrive early through late winter and make for wonderful cut flowers.

Plant Spotlight

January 12, 2023

Plant Spotlight on Hosta

Check out this carefree herbaceous perennial plant desired for its lush leaves, as well as its love for the shade. Design with it in iScape today!

Plant Spotlight

December 6, 2022

8 Plants You Won't Believe Are Winter Hardy

Check out these plants that look just as good at home during winter as they do in a tropical climate

Plant Spotlight

November 28, 2022

New Plants & Products Featuring Kalanchoe Florist, 3-Tier Birdhouse Decor & More!

Check out the new plants and products we've added to our database.

Plant Spotlight

October 20, 2022

Plant Spotlight On Muhly Grass

Many grasses can grow bigger than you’d like for a suburban yard, but this North American native is a compact alternative and a knockout in a yard design.

Plant Spotlight

October 17, 2022

Plant Spotlight on Smoke Bush

Smoke bush (tree) and American Smoke bush are deciduous shrubs that bring textural interest and color to the yard from spring to fall. Add them to your outdoor landscape with iScape today!

Plant Spotlight

September 1, 2022

Plant Spotlight On Oakleaf Hydrangea

There are compelling reasons to incorporate Oakleaf hydrangea into the landscape, including how it brings an encore of color during the cool season.

Plant Spotlight

August 2, 2022

Plant Spotlight On Lavender

Professionals find lavender’s billowy form perfect for flanking walkways and borders while homeowners find them an elegant and easy-to-grow solution for outdoor pottery. Design in iScape today!

Plant Spotlight

July 18, 2022

Plant Spotlight On Pineapple Guava

Pineapple guava is a handsome, evergreen shrub or small tree that can offer much to the home landscape. Design with it in iScape today!

Plant Spotlight

June 13, 2022

Plant Spotlight On Rosemary

This evergreen is everything you want in a foundation plant including handsome, fragrant, hardy, and drought-tolerant benefits. Learn more here:

Plant Spotlight

May 2, 2022

Plant Spotlight: Linden Tree

Lindens have a powerful honey-lemon scent that enlivens the neighborhood with fragrance when blooming. Design with it in iScape today!

Plant Spotlight

April 11, 2022

Plant Spotlight on Tuliptree

As one of the largest hardwood trees in North America, tuliptree can grow up to 120 feet in height in garden zones 4 to 9. Design with it in iScape today!

Plant Spotlight

March 25, 2022

Plant Spotlight: Trumpet Vine

Trumpet vines (Campsis sp.) are gorgeous sprawlers for garden zones 4 to 9. They are quite beautiful in shades of yellow, orange, or red that flower all summer. Design with them in iScape today!

Plant Spotlight

March 3, 2022

Plant Spotlight On Japanese Yew Shrub

Yews can be used as a low maintenance design answer in city settings and Japanese gardens. Learn more here about how to plant and design with them in iScape!

Plant Spotlight

February 15, 2022

Plant Spotlight: Magnolia

Flowering magnolia trees (Magnolia sp.) grow to 30 feet tall and have some of the most outstanding blooms in nature. Design with it in iScape today!

Plant Spotlight

January 16, 2022

Plant Spotlight on Douglas Fir Tree

A most important tree for the environment, this one does best in areas with hot summers and cold winters. Design with it in iScape today!

Plant Spotlight

December 17, 2021

Plant Spotlight on Black Chokeberry

Grow black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) for the birds; it is a native to North America and has attractive green deciduous leaves with black berries. Learn more here:

Plant Spotlight

November 24, 2021

Growing Guide for 2 Spectacular Large Evergreen Arborvitae

Excellent as hedges, feature shrubs, and foundation plants, arborvitae are remarkably evergreen four seasons of the year. The American Arborvitae is surprisingly resistant to pollution, which makes it an exceptional plant for city and suburban landscaping.

Plant Spotlight

November 16, 2021

Plant Spotlight on Carex

Carex is an incredibly versatile foliage plant in the garden. While it looks like an ornamental grass, it is really a perennial plant with grassy looking plant leaves.

Plant Spotlight

November 13, 2021

Plant Spotlight on Alyssum

The Sweet Alyssum is a flowering annual plant, seemingly dainty, and known for its explosive flower power. Learn more here:

Plant Spotlight

November 5, 2021

Plant Spotlight on Hybrid Elm

Hybridized varieties of the elm tree have made a strong comeback because of their resistance to Dutch elm disease. Learn more about them here:

Plant Spotlight

October 23, 2021

Sky Pencil Holly

Sky Pencil Holly is remarkable for its slender shape and truly deserves its name. It makes a great focal point, hedge or container planting.

Plant Spotlight

October 14, 2021

Plant Spotlight On Brunnera

An incredible perennial for garden zones 3 to 8 with memorable foliage and sweet tiny flowers. Read more to learn how to design with it on iScape.

Plant Spotlight

September 28, 2021

Plant Spotlight On Beech Tree

Beech trees have smooth silver trunks that stand quite straight, with glossy green leaves which turn yellow, then brown in the fall. Read more on how to design with it in iScape!

Plant Spotlight

September 19, 2021

Plant Spotlight: Groundcover Shrub Rose

Groundcover roses are tough, low-growing shrub roses that are well-suited to plant below larger shrubs and in the garden as a beautiful flowering, easy-to-grow groundcover for sunny situations.

Plant Spotlight

September 10, 2021

Marigold: The Best Late Summer Annual Flower

While it is great when planted in bulk in the landscape, it is also beautiful as a single plant in a small pot. No matter where you put the marigold, it brings a little bit of sunshine and happiness.

Plant Spotlight

August 23, 2021

3 Cacti for Southern Gardens

These very special cactus plants are grown best in the desert southwest, but can also survive in gardens and landscapes in much of the southern United States. Read more to learn how you can use these in your outdoor space.

Plant Spotlight

August 8, 2021

Growing Guide for 3 Spectacular Summer Blooming Perennials

Choose these blooming perennials for an absolutely brilliant flowering that will add much to your mid-summer garden.

Plant Spotlight

July 21, 2021

How to Grow Aster "Wood's Purple" in the Landscape

Aster is a great plant to plant in summer with the expectation of a lovely display of first-season flowers in autumn. Check out our growing guide for Aster ‘Wood’s Purple’.

Plant Spotlight

July 18, 2021

Create Brilliance with Balloon Flowers

Try Balloon Flower in your yard using iScape, an easy perennial that brings a touch of fun to the home landscape.

Plant Spotlight

July 9, 2021

Plant Spotlight On Swamp Aster

Swamp Asters resemble a New England Aster, but are a North American native that tolerates heavy moisture and is a pollinator favorite. Design with it in iScape today!

Plant Spotlight

June 15, 2021

Plant Spotlight on Artichoke

The artichoke plant makes an interesting statement plant mixed in a loose and cottage-like garden and fits well in a Mediterranean garden. Learn more here:

Plant Spotlight

June 6, 2021

Plant Spotlight: Japanese Maple Bloodgood

Japanese Maples have always been the darlings of the “understory” landscape. Download iScape to design with it today!

Plant Spotlight

May 25, 2021

Plant Spotlight: 3 Types of Birch Tree Compared

Those birch trees come in many shapes and sizes, these trees can be a very ornamental display in smaller landscapes, which makes them worthy of installing.

Plant Spotlight

May 13, 2021

Plant Spotlight: Summersweet Clethra

Learn how Summersweet Clethra grows in this post and you will have amazingly sweet-scented flowers bloom throughout the heat of the season.

Plant Spotlight

April 17, 2021

Plant Spotlight: Hakonechloa Grass

A long-lived herbaceous ornamental perennial, this graceful foliage plant can truly light up the dark understory of a wooded area with its waterfall-like foliage. Learn more here:

Plant Spotlight

April 8, 2021

Plant Spotlight: Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear Cactus is a beautiful ground hugging, native, multi-stemmed cactus that can survive both northern winter snow and harsh southwest weather with ease. Growing the cactus is easy and quite a novelty in northern gardens.

Plant Spotlight

March 19, 2021

A Fast Growing Palm Tree

Many palm trees are slow growers, but the King Palm Tree can help fill in an area quickly, and is a positive feature in city and urban areas that need less tree replacement and more consistent growth.

Plant Spotlight

February 27, 2021

Plant Spotlight On: Yellow Wood Trillium

Considered a rhizomatous herb that flowers in April or May, this plant is a lovely addition to a shaded woodland garden or landscape. As a spring bloomer, it will grow into large colonies that will make a stronger impact in the landscape.

Plant Spotlight

February 21, 2021

Plant Spotlight: 3 Spruces You Choose

Spruces are well-loved as strong statements in the landscape that come in many shapes and sizes. Here are three spruce tree varieties to consider; Black Spruce, Norway Spruce, and White Spruce.

Plant Spotlight

February 16, 2021

Plant Spotlight: 3 Bamboos You Choose

Bamboo can make a delightful choice for your garden that will add an element of height and beauty. Which bamboo is for you?

Plant Spotlight

February 6, 2021

Plant Spotlight: Redbud Tree

A remarkable tree that heralds warm days and new possibilities, find this tree on iScape and design with it to create a beautifully styled landscape.

Plant Spotlight

January 10, 2021

Planting Edible Shrubs for Homeowners

Now, more than ever, it is important to incorporate edible plants into the landscape as a way to encourage every day Americans to find food at a reasonable cost.

Plant Spotlight

December 28, 2020

Plant Spotlight On: Chestnut Trees

This ornamental edible plant for the landscape can be a long-lived tree for your landscape and provide a fun holiday treat.

Plant Spotlight

December 20, 2020

5 Easy Cool Weather Annual Flowers

There are many annuals that can provide loads of color pop that work well in the fall and early spring. If you are fortunate enough to live in the warmer southern regions, these flowers might last from fall all the way through to the following summer.

Plant Spotlight

November 10, 2020

Plant Spotlight: Butterfly Weed

Natural or native landscapes are becoming more and more popular. Check out when, where, and how to plant this native prairie plant.

Plant Spotlight

November 8, 2020

Plant Spotlight: Autumn Crocus

Explore through many different features and plants that will let you know just what type of season to plant them in along with other useful information about the plant.

Plant Spotlight

October 5, 2020

Plant Spotlight On: Spruce Tree

Spruce is a native conifer from the Colorado Rockies that has a high ornamental value in the landscape. Find out when, where, and how to plant here:

Plant Spotlight

September 27, 2020

Plant Spotlight On: Weigela

Modern day hybridizations have changed the common weigela from 20 years ago, adding flower color selection, foliage variegation, and broad range in size. Read more here:

Plant Spotlight

September 17, 2020

Plant Spotlight On: Lantana

Lantana has the most amazing clusters of intensely colored showy cymes that are captivating in the garden. Find out when, where and how to plant this:

Plant Spotlight

August 28, 2020

Plant Spotlight On: Wisteria

Here’s how to plant the wisteria vine in a well-thought-out site in the landscape with iScape.

Plant Spotlight

August 19, 2020

Plant Spotlight: Mugo Pine

Find out why these beauties in the home landscape are darlings of the winter season.

Plant Spotlight

July 29, 2020

Plant Spotlight: Magnolia Tree

Flowering Magnolia trees have some of the most outstanding blooms in nature. Find out how to plant these trees with plenty of room with iScape!

Plant Spotlight

July 24, 2020

Plant Spotlight: Threadleaf Coreopsis

This delicate-looking herbaceous perennial has an exceptionally long bloom period. Does it perform well in urban areas though?

Plant Spotlight

July 19, 2020

You Can Do It: Shrub Rose Care

These breath-taking rose bushes can be good functioning tools in the landscape. Find out why:

Plant Spotlight

July 14, 2020

Plant Spotlight: Parry's Agave

Read more on how to care and grow this delightfully small gray/blue-toned plant with a very slow growth rate.

Plant Spotlight

June 24, 2020

Plant Spotlight: Dusty Miller

This amazing statement in an annual garden bed or window box is best known for its leaf designs, which can be delicate and lacy or quite bold. Read more about when, where, and how to plant.

Plant Spotlight

June 12, 2020

Plant Spotlight: Boston Ivy

Here are some growing tips for this fast-growing, woody, deciduous vine.

Plant Spotlight

May 28, 2020

iScape's New Vegetable Database

We added tons of new crops, in various stages of growth, so you can plan out all the food you're going to grow this year.

Plant Spotlight

April 2, 2020

Tough Indoor Plants

6 plants that are more likely to die from too much attention than from neglect

Plant Spotlight

January 15, 2020

Containers for Late Fall

Try out these tough mid-season plants

Plant Spotlight

November 12, 2019

Birch Trees 101

Check out these highly desirable, beautiful-barked trees

Plant Spotlight

October 19, 2019

Plant These Bulbs in Fall

Add long-lasting color and life before the cold comes and goes

Plant Spotlight

October 6, 2019

Spotlight On: Maples

Plant Spotlight

September 9, 2019

Trees That Will Go Into Fall Mode Before You Do

Get a sweet, colorful nudge to put the flip flops away and get out the cozy sweaters!

Plant Spotlight

September 3, 2019

Arborvitae 101

Bring your yard to life with this "tree of life"

Plant Spotlight

August 28, 2019

Hot Houseplants

Check out some varieties of plants and helpful tips on how to care

Plant Spotlight

August 23, 2019

What You Need to Know About Ornamental Grasses

Plant Spotlight

August 19, 2019

Spotlight On: Fallopia Japonica ‘Variegata’

A stunning backdrop for other plants in your garden

Plant Spotlight

July 28, 2019

How to Prune Hydrangeas

Learn how and when to prune for every kind of Hydrangea!

Plant Spotlight

July 25, 2019

Spotlight On: Balloon Flowers

An easy perennial that brings a touch of fun to the home landscape!

Plant Spotlight

June 29, 2019

Spotlight On: Red Roses

Here are a few red roses for every purpose in your home landscape! #NationalRedRoseDay

Plant Spotlight

June 12, 2019

Plants That Kids Will Love

Learn about these fun plants for kids to play with this summer!

Plant Spotlight

June 4, 2019

All-Season Color: Perennials with Long Bloom Times

Add some heavy bloomers to your garden!

Plant Spotlight

May 30, 2019

Night-Blooming Flowers

Spice up your yard day and night!

Plant Spotlight

May 24, 2019

Spotlight On Allium

Plant information and how to use Allium in a garden

Plant Spotlight

May 6, 2019

Spotlight On Sky Pencil Holly

Plant Spotlight

April 29, 2019

Spotlight on Phlox

Spotlight on Phlox - plant information, uses and care

Plant Spotlight

April 15, 2019

Spotlight on Magnolia

Plant information about Magnolias

Plant Spotlight

March 28, 2019

Spotlight On Forsythia

Plant information and uses for Forsythia

Plant Spotlight

March 13, 2019

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