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This Fall-blooming Shrub Brings a Splash of Red


Virtues:  We love October Magic Ruby camellia for its lovely red flowers that appear in the fall. It’s a compact shrub that can play several roles in the garden: focal point, hedge, foundation or large container.

Can You Plant Arborvitae in the Fall?

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In general, fall is the best season to plant shrubs (among most other types of plants, too). Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule, and many gardeners seem to count arborvitae among them.

Sunny Days for Golden Hemlock

Until now, the golden hemlock was relegated to the shade. Thankfully, Monrovia has introduced a new variety, Golden Duke, that is at home in the sun or shade. A sport from Golden Duchess, this superb new conifer glows with golden-yellow …

We Love Hot Head Arborvitae

Hot-Head-Arborvitae Horticulture

Don’t let the diminutive size of this arborvitae fool you. This little wonder packs a powerful punch for year-round color, with excellent resistance to cold and hot temperatures. Common Name: Hot Head Arborvitae Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis ‘RutThu#1’ PPAF Plant …

Grow Silky Rock Jasmine in Rock Gardens or Troughs

chumbyi silky rock jasmine androsace

Virtues:  We love ‘Chumbyi’ silky rock jasmine (Androsace sarmentosa ‘Chumbyi’) for its fuzzy foliage and fragrant pink flowers. This semi-evergreen miniature perennial is perfect for a rock garden, stone-wall planting or year-round containers dedicated to other alpine plants, such as …