Chinese lantern plants are whimsical additions to summer-to-fall gardens in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 9. However, while their papery orange lantern-like pods are a delight, the plants spread aggressively via roots and self-sowing. Read on and learn how to enjoy Chinese lanterns without letting them take over the yard.
An artillery plant is a tropical foliage species for USDA Hardiness Zones 11-12 that makes an attractive houseplant in all zones. Its small leaves are green or variegated pink and white and resemble the paired arrangement of fern fronds. Read on and learn how easy it is to grow and care for your own artillery plant.
Burning bushes are deciduous shrubs that light up autumn landscapes with their scarlet foliage. However, in some states, non-native species have been declared invasive. Read on to learn how to grow burning bushes, and get a recommendation for a beautiful native variety to cultivate where non-native species are banned.