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July 5, 2012


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Berries For Birds

I am trying to grow more shrubs that fruit at different times of the year in order to provide a continuous buffet and attract birds to my garden.

April 19, 2012



Preparing Now For September Color

Spring is the time to prepare for fall, so this month is a good time to think about your September garden.

December 1, 2011


Plant Standards: Trained And Standing At Attention

We sometimes see a plant with an elongated, smooth and usually skinny, trunk with a round mop of foliage at the top.

October 20, 2011



End Of Season Sales

The fall is a good time to plant trees and shrubs, and it is fun to cruise the aisles of stores and nurseries to see if there are good deals available.

October 13, 2011



The Deciduous Holly Called Winterberry

Fall is a good time to plant new shrubs that will improve the winter landscape. Some shrub genera include both evergreen and deciduous species.

June 23, 2011


Mahonia Shrubs Gathered By 19th Century Explorers

Mahonias are robust, small shrubs that combine well with other evergreens such as conifers and hollies.

June 9, 2011


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Dwarf Fragrant Sumac

Dwarf fragrant sumac is a low-growing native shrub with yellow flowers in the early spring and has scented bark and foliage that are responsible for its name.

June 2, 2011



Calycanthus: A Sweet Shrub For A Woodland Garden

When the leaves, bark or wood of this shrub are cut or bruised a spicy aroma is released.

May 19, 2011



Vitex: Commonly Known As Chaste Tree

Flowering shrubs are invaluable in the garden, and many have pleasant perfumes as well as lovely flowers.

December 2, 2010



Less Is More: Limiting Elements In Horticultural Design

Japanese garden design is well known for its focus on different shades and textures of foliage, with a minimal use of flowers.

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