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Posts tagged shrubs

October 13, 2011

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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.

November 18, 2010

 

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Healthy Soil

To improve the soil in an established garden, simply shred the leaves that accumulate from the trees in your yard and spread them over the garden beds.

October 7, 2010

 

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Borrowed Views: Neighbors’ Gardens Frame Plantings In One’s Own

Look at your autumn garden and your borrowed views and maybe add a few echoes of your neighbor’s colorful specimens in your own plantings next spring.

June 17, 2010

 

Dwarf Spiraea Shrubs

There are old-fashioned spiraeas with lacy white flowers such as ‘Bridal Wreath’ that are quite large, as well as many new dwarf cultivars on the market.

October 8, 2009

 

A pond surrounded by a Japanese garden elaborately textured with various plants, flowers, trees and shrubs.

Layering Plants And Adding Texture To A Landscape

Think now about opportunities to layer more plants in your own landscape next year.

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