Choosing and Caring for Flowering Shrubs in the Landscape
Growing, Caring for and Pruning Lilacs
Tips on growing, caring for and pruning lilacs.
Caryopteris - They Don't Call it 'Blue Mist Shrub' for Nothing.
The name 'Blue Mist Shrub' is a great description of Caryopteris. This blue flowering small shrub is easy to grow and attracts butterflies and bumblebees by the dozens. The blue flowers of Caryopteris blend well and any garden and are especially welcome in late summer. Tips for growing Blue Mist Shrub.
Abutilon - The Flowering or Parlor Maple Will Bloom Almost Non-Stop
Abutilon has the unfortunate common name of the ?Parlor Maple?, making it seem like a stuffy, Victorian conservatory plant. But much like the coleus, Abutilon just needs to be allowed to shine as an unfussy garden plant. Abutilon is happy to flower almost continually and can be trained into standards and shapes or allowed to arch and shade an entryway. They?re so easy to grow and so willing to bloom, everyone should grow Abutilon.
Forcing Spring Flowering Trees and Shrubs
Gardeners in cold climates can have an early breath of spring by forcing branches of spring flowering trees and shrubs into bloom. Forcing spring bloomers is an easy task. The hardest part is probably getting yourself outside in the cold, snowy weather.
A Butterfly Bush Series That Offers Smaller, Bushier Plants With All the Blooming Power You've Come To Expect
Love the way Butterfly Bushes attract butterflies, but don't like the way the unkempt look of them toward the end of the season? Then the English Butterfly Series™ is for you.
Sambucus Black Beauty & Black Lace
Both Sambucus Black Beauty & Black Lace have deep, almost black foliage that makes a big statement in a garden.
Viburnums - Flowering Shrubs for the Landscape and the Birds
There are over 150 species of Viburnum. You can find a variety to suit any garden need: wet or dry, sun or shade, natural or formal, shrub or tree, native or exotic, USDA Zones 2-9.
Winterberry Holly: A Deciduous Native Holly with Breathtaking Berries
Ilex verticillata, Winterberry Holly, or Winterberry is our native, wetland holly that loses it leaves each autumn. This beautiful shrub is all the more showy because its lack of winter leaves makes its berry display all the more showy. After the leaves have turned yellow and have fallen off, you are left with a breathtaking view of thousands of brightly colored berries clinging to every stem. What a joy to have such color in the middle of winter.
Witch Hazel - Hamamelis Virginiana
Late flowering or early flowering? Witch Hazel trees flower in either early winter or early spring. Either way, it’s an unusual, and lovely sight in the garden.