Witch hazel bark has traditionally been used by steeping it in water to make an astringent, which Native Americans used to treat a variety of ills.
Lindera benzoin, commonly known as spicebush, is a native multi-stemmed, understory shrub that can grow as wide as it is tall.
The evergreen shrub Pieris floribunda is native to the Southeastern United States and is related to rhododendron and mountain laurel.
My formula when choosing plants for my garden: focus on my three favorite colors, plus or minus white.
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.
Spring is the time to prepare for fall, so this month is a good time to think about your September garden.
We sometimes see a plant with an elongated, smooth and usually skinny, trunk with a round mop of foliage at the top.
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.
Fall is a good time to plant new shrubs that will improve the winter landscape. Some shrub genera include both evergreen and deciduous species.
Mahonias are robust, small shrubs that combine well with other evergreens such as conifers and hollies.