In the 1960s, at Walt Disney’s request, Bill Evans and the Disney horticultural team began to experiment with topiary.
Laurus nobilis is the botanical name for the European species of laurel.
Some shrubs have only one season of interest and forsythia is one of them.
Physocarpus is a small genus of about ten species including our native ninebark shrub.
This perennial is cold hardy, settles in easily and plays well with others.
If you need color in your shady woodland garden consider planting Japanese kerria, either as an accent or as a massed shrub border.
Black haw is native to woods and stream banks from Connecticut to Wisconsin and south to Texas and Georgia.
I have Iteas in both sun and shade in my Midwest garden, and it is one of the few shrubs that will flower in shade.
Learn all about the Peony, Indiana's state flower, on this Focus on Flowers.