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.
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.
One of the earliest trees on earth, identified through fossils, was the Ginkgo biloba, also known as the maidenhair tree.
Since trees are well and truly rooted to their spot, they must rely on other agents to help them cross pollinate, or they must self pollinate.
As well as living longer than any other organism on our planet, trees can grow into the largest organisms.
Japanese garden design is well known for its focus on different shades and textures of foliage, with a minimal use of flowers.
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.
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.
Think now about opportunities to layer more plants in your own landscape next year.
Now is the time to think about possible additions to the shrubs in your personal landscape.