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Oakleaf Hydrangea Is a Shrub for All Seasons

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Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) meets all the requirements of an excellent garden shrub: year-round interest; beautiful flowers; long bloom time; interesting foliage; and ease of care, including pruning.

Tea Plants Native to North America

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After the Boston Tea Party of 1773, patriots looked for alternatives to purchasing the tea brought by the British from China. Several kinds of “liberty tea” soon appeared throughout the colonies, featuring herbs such as thyme, sage and rosemary. People …

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Favorite Gold Evergreens for the Winter Garden

Virtues: Hinoki falsecypress is an evergreen shrub that adds fine texture to the garden all year. Several excellent dwarf and gold-foliage varieties exist, and these bring an extra burst of color to beds and borders.

Native Fruits for the Edible Landscape

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While something may be “as American as apple pie,” the apple itself is not a native American fruit. For native fruits, plant these trees, shrubs and vines in your garden. Bonus: most can’t be found in the average supermarket!