Mahonias are robust, small shrubs that combine well with other evergreens such as conifers and hollies.
Black haw is native to woods and stream banks from Connecticut to Wisconsin and south to Texas and Georgia.
Learn about the Golden Wattle of Australia, on this Focus on Flowers.
Now is the time to think about possible additions to the shrubs in your personal landscape.
Liriope muscari has grassy foliage and spikes of blue or white flowers in the heat of late summer. It is especially accommodating as an edging or groundcover and there are some varieties with handsome variegated leaves (eg ‘Silvery Sunproof” ).
The American Serviceberry is a small deciduous tree with a pleasantly round top. It truly is a tree that provides interest across all seasons.
If you're ever in Holland, be sure to make a special visit to Amsterdam's famous Flower Market.
Try one of these charming new cultivars or perhaps all three!
You can plant many varieties of lily bulbs to have continuous bloom from late May into August.