Articles by Laura Root

Laura, Senior Product Manager for Wayside Gardens and JPPA, holds a degree in Environmental Horticulture from Virginia Tech. She blends her deep understanding of plant science and sustainable gardening with her professional expertise to lead the selection and development of high-quality plants and garden accessories.

Committed to enhancing the customer's gardening experience, Laura selects products that enhance outdoor beauty and sustainability while encouraging gardening success. She actively shares valuable gardening tips, innovative techniques, and eco-friendly solutions, aiming to empower gardeners of all levels.

With her educational and practical background in horticulture, Laura provides reliable, scientifically informed advice to help gardeners achieve flourishing gardens and discover the joy of gardening.
All About Growing and Caring for Mountain Hydrangeas
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All About Growing and Caring for Mountain Hydrangeas

If you thought you couldn't grow hydrangeas where you live, take another look!

Guide to Growing and Caring for Oakleaf Hydrangeas
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Guide to Growing and Caring for Oakleaf Hydrangeas

With their distinctive leaf shape, it's easy to identify and oakleaf hydrangea. Learn more about this low-maintenance flowering shrub.

Your Guide to Growing and Caring for Panicle Hydrangeas
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Your Guide to Growing and Caring for Panicle Hydrangeas

More sun tolerance gives gardeners more options for where to plant panicle hydrangeas.

How to Revive Hydrangea Cut Flowers
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How to Revive Hydrangea Cut Flowers

Did you know that cut hydrangeas can last a month or more in a vase? Here's how. 

Tips for Choosing the Best Type of Iris Flowers for Your Garden
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Tips for Choosing the Best Type of Iris Flowers for Your Garden

Selecting the right type of iris for your garden's growing conditions.

Heuchera: A Garden Jewel of Versatility and Beauty
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Heuchera: A Garden Jewel of Versatility and Beauty

Grow coral bells (heuchera) for its beautiful dainty flowers and hardy foliage. 

Growing Hydrangeas: Which Type to Plant in Your Zone?
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Growing Hydrangeas: Which Type to Plant in Your Zone?

Which type of hydrangea is recommended by hardiness zone.

The Diversity of Dahlias
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The Diversity of Dahlias

Unique petal shapes and diverse bloom styles, which dahlia is right for your garden?

The Differences Between Rhododendron and Azalea
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The Differences Between Rhododendron and Azalea

Did you know that all azaleas are rhododendrons but not all rhododendrons are azaleas? Get the details.

The Different Types of Carnations (Dianthus)
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The Different Types of Carnations (Dianthus)

No matter what you call them, plant these carefree, colorful flowers in your garden. Learn about the different types of dianthus.

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