Carina van der Linde

Carina has a degree in Business Management but later chose a career path that allowed her to follow her passion for writing, art and gardening.

sunflower companions

8 Best Sunflower Companion Plants and The Worst to Avoid

Sunflowers (Helianthus) are easily identified by their large flower heads and vivid yellow colors. The large flowers of these tall plants have the rare ability to follow the sun and will keep rotating throughout the day. Some of the flowers that grow well with sunflowers are marigolds, daisies and crimson clover.  Sunflowers are attractive plants …

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knock out roses

4 Best Knockout Rose Companion Plants (and The 3 Worst)

Find out what to plant along with knock out rose bushes in this guide where we discuss the best companions for your flower garden. Knock Out® Roses (Rosa ‘Knock Out’) are a superb alternative for those who adore roses but cannot cope with these plant species’ maintenance requirements. Unlike average roses, knockout roses are much …

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daylilies

6 Best Companion Plants for Daylilies (and The Worst)

Daylilies (Hemerocallis) are a favorite for many gardeners because these perennials have many attractive features. They are non-toxic to pets and humans, there are a vast variety of different colors, flower shapes, and species available, and the foliage resembles ornamental grasses that offer aesthetic appeal when they are not in bloom. One of the most …

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russian sage companion

5 Best Russian Sage Companion Plants You Can Grow Together

Lots of gardeners love to include Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia or Salvia yangii) in their gardens because this member of the mint family produces beautiful grey-green foliage and vivid purple flowers that attract plenty of pollinators to the garden. This useful herb also acts as a pest repellent and can be used for herbal teas …

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nasturtium companion

8 Best Nasturtium Companion Plants You Can Grow With

Nasturtium (Tropaeolum) flowers should be included in every garden because these cheerful plants are so easy to grow and will brighten your garden up from summer until late autumn with gorgeous yellow and orange flowers. These triple-threat plants are often included in vegetable gardens, fruit crops, and even ornamental gardens because they can boost your …

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