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Trees, Shrubs & Vines - Garden Structure with Trees, Shrubs & Vines

No garden landscape is complete without trees and shrubs and some climbing vines to anchor the garden design and give it structure. Carefully selected trees, shrubs and vines will provide years of garden service and pleasure.
  1. Birds - Trees & Shrubs (3)
  2. Design - Using Trees (1)
  3. Fall Color (3)
  4. Flood Damage (1)
  5. Flowering Shrubs (16)
  6. Forcing Flowering Shrubs (1)
  7. Pruning (7)
  8. Terms To Know (3)
  9. Transplanting Trees (1)
  10. Trees (18)
  11. Vines (8)

What's a Deciduous Tree or Shrub?
Deciduous trees and shrubs loose their leaves in the fall.

Shrubs for Seasonal Interest, Attracting Birds and All Around Beauty
Top shrubs for use in the home landscape, including flowering shrubs, fragrant flowers, berries for birds and four season interest.

Choosing a Shrub - Signs of a Healthy Shrub
What to look for when shopping for a shrub.

Hydrangeas 'Lady in Red' and 'Limelight'
Two recent Hydrangea introductions generating a good deal of interest are Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’, from Holland, and H. macrophylla ‘Lady in Red’.

Hibiscus acetosella - Growing a Hibiscus with Dazzling Foliage?
Hibiscus acetosella isnÂ’t like most of the tropical flowered hibiscus youÂ’re used to seeing in gardens. Hibiscus acetosella is grown mainly for its stunning foliage, which can be so finely cut and deeply red colored youÂ’ll think itÂ’s a Japanese maple. Hibiscus acetosella makes an excellent focal point in the garden or in a container planting.

Sambucus Black Beauty & Black Lace
The almost black foliage of these two elderberry shrubs adds 3 seasons of interest to your 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.

Green Spade - Plant Profiles and Resources
Written by an arborist, Green Spade is filled with profiles and helpful information on trees, shrubs and landscaping. The photos are gorgeous. You can also post your own questions.

Flowering Dogwood Blooms - Photo Gallery
Even though what we call the "flowers" of the Dogwood are actually just bracts, not flowers at all, they're still lovely. Check out these specimens.

Dirr's Trees and Shrubs - an Illustrated Encyclopedia - Review
Michael Dirr is THE guru of woody plants and About.com’s own Foresty guru reviews Dr. Dirr’s books: "Dirr's Trees and Shrubs" and "Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates".

RX For Wounded Trees
Ice storms, animals, mower injuries... Help for the wounded tree.

Tree Allergies - Trees You Can Live With - Trees You Can't
If you’re allergic to tree pollen, here are some tips for which to avoid planting in your yard.

10 Bad Things We Do to Our Trees
We may mean well, but doing things like whacking the weeds (and bark) from the base of a tree are doing more harm than we realize.

Fall Needle Drop - Why Evergreen Needles Turn Yellow in the Fall
Fall Needle Drop of Evergreen Trees and Shrubs

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