Best Plants For...
Many home gardeners here in the York, PA region ask our Miller Plant Farm experts which plants will thrive best in their gardens or how to achieve the gardening results they are seeking. So we have put together our best plant picks for sun, heat tolerance, shade, butterflies, hummingbirds and cut flowers.
Best Plants for Sun and Heat Tolerance
If your garden will have direct sun exposure for at least six hours of the day, then the plants you choose should be of the types that can tolerate that exposure and the heat that comes with it.
Best Plants for Shade
If your garden will have limited sun exposure or even full shade (less than four hours of daily sunlight), then you will want to include shade-loving plants for the best success.
If you're planning a butterfly garden, you'll need to remember that some plants are better suited than others for attracting butterflies based upon their color, shape, the nectar they produce, etc.
Hummingbirds are attracted to the nectar and color of flowers, and some flowers perform better than others in a hummingbird habitat.
Plants for Cut Flowers
Whether you plant a special cutting garden or incorporate flowers for cutting into your flower beds, it is hlepful to know which flowers lend themselves best to cutting for your arrangements.
Perennials for Dry Locations
Growing plants in dry locations can be challenging. We've assembled a list of perennials that thrive in dry conditions.