Callicarpa americana makes a good hedge on the outskirts of a garden, as well as excellent ornamental focal points in borders.
For flower lovers, a Thanksgiving table is not complete without some blooms.
Pyracantha is a shrub with evergreen glossy foliage and broad spreading growth. One disadvantage is its thorns, thus the common name of firethorn.
At certain times of the year we just don’t have quite enough flowers. This is when "filler" is really important.
More invasive plant to avoid include oriental bittersweet, garlic mustard, reed canary grass, common reed grass and the autumn olive.
Our native sumacs have vibrant, colorful foliage in autumn, and yet they are often overlooked as shrubs for residential gardens.
Our native Aronia arbutifolia with the common name of red chokeberry is a shrub that offers four seasons of interest in our gardens.
Lindera benzoin, commonly known as spicebush, is a native multi-stemmed, understory shrub that can grow as wide as it is tall.
The majority of items for your table centerpiece can be scrounged from the garden and yard.
St. Cecilia is the patron saint of music, and gardens honoring her often have bird feeders, wind chimes and water features that make their own music.