Virtues: We love Ilex crenata ‘Steeds’ for its lustrous deep green foliage that becomes darker with age, keeping gardens in green color all year. Small white flowers bloom in early spring followed by tiny, dark purplish-blue berries in late summer … Read Article
Virtues: We love Ilex glabra ‘Densa’ for its lustrous, dark green foliage that creates a dense display all year round. White flowers bloom from early spring into summer followed by tiny, rounded jet-black fruits in fall through spring, often enjoyed … Read Article
I want to use bamboo as a screen, but I’ve heard it can spread. Is this true and would it be easy to cut the stems back if it gets out of bounds?
Whether planted as a standalone shrub or compressed together as a border, boxwoods—with lush, vivaciously green foliage—make the perfect addition to gardens. With their charming compact habit, it is no wonder that these lovely shrubs are one of the most … Read Article
Does arrowwood viburnum spread itself around, or will it stay in place if I plant one shrub?
What is a “water sprout” on a rose?
Raspberries, those deliciously tart fruits that burst with unique flavor, are staples for pies, jams and tarts. When growing raspberries, many tend toward the red variety because it’s familiar, or the gold for its unique color. If there’s any complaint … Read Article
Virtues: We Love Lo & Behold buddleia ‘Blue Chip’ for its small size and its eye-catching dark green foliage that contrasts beautifully against the spikes of stunning, tiny blue to lavender fragrant blooms perfect for attracting butterflies. This dwarf butterfly … Read Article
Virtues: We love Oregon grape for the striking foliage with new growth emerging in spring in a radiant shade of bronze-red, changing into a rich green; in mid-spring, bursts of tiny, fragrant, bright yellow flowers bloom, followed by clusters of … Read Article
What are some blooming shrubs that tolerate shade?
Virtues: We love Hicks’s yew for its stunning deep green foliage that offers a magnificent display in landscapes all year, and its compact form. Bright red, rounded fruits appear in fall, offering a striking contrast against the rich foliage.