Tag Archives: shrubs

This Fall-blooming Shrub Brings a Splash of Red

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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.

Blue Puffball Chastetree Fits Small Gardens

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Virtues:  Small-space gardeners will delight in Blue Puffball chastetree (Vitex agnus castus ‘PIIVAC-II’ or Blue Puffball). This long-blooming shrub stays short and compact, making it an easy addition to city gardens or tight corners in established beds and borders. Flowers …

Plants We Love: New Jersey Tea

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GreatPlants, a joint program of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum and the Nebraska Nursery and Landscape Association, focuses on plants for year-round interest. And isn’t that what many gardeners struggle with—achieving year-round interest in the garden? That is why we love …

We Love ‘Dolce Vita’ Honeysuckle

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Don’t panic when you hear the word “honeysuckle,” because we are not talking about the wildly invasive shrub. We are talking about the mouth-watering, easy-to-grow haskap berry. The new variety ‘Dolce Vita’ is not too particular about soil and it …

Pink Icing’s Foliage Shines

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  We love Pink Icing™ blueberry for its foliage that is gorgeous from spring to fall. Its berries are pretty tasty, too! The foliage starts out pink and bright green in the spring and summer then transitions to iridescent blue …