The cold temperatures and often-unpredictable weather during the winter season can drastically damage or even kill the plants left in our yards. Even winter hardy plants, such as lush evergreens, which are supposed to survive safely until spring, can be … Read Article
Virtues: Rhapsody Blue is a hydrangea in the Let’s Dance hydrangea series from Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs. Like other hydrangeas in this series, Rhapsody Blue has a compact habit and it sets flower buds on both “old” and “new” wood, … Read Article
Virtues: We love Lonicera nitida ‘Baggesen’s Gold’ for its golden foliage that bursts with vibrant color that is brightest during the warm days of summer, fading into a charming yellow-green in fall. Small, fragrant, cream-colored flowers bloom in late spring … Read Article
I spotted some “dwarf rhododendrons” at my favorite nursery. Would I be able to grow these rhododendrons in a pot, and would they need any special care?
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