Virtues: We love fast-growing ghost bramble for the ghostly white coating that covers its thorny canes in the winter season. This eerie deciduous shrub also produces purple flowers that become small, black inedible fruit.
If you planted trees or shrubs this fall, be sure to keep them watered until the ground freezes (if it does in your area), and continue to keep them watered through next spring and summer.
What is the difference between a hedge and a screen?
Question: I planted two butterfly bushes. One reached 5 feet, the other 4. Should I cut them back this fall or wait until spring?
Virtues: We love ‘Autumn Magic’ black chokeberry for its small, round dark purple to black berries in the fall and its white petals in the spring.
Question: I’m not sure when I should fertilize my shrubs and trees. I used to think that spring was the best time, but I see people fertilizing in summer, and recently I was told that fall is the best time. … Read Article
Here are a few favorite trees, shrubs and woody vines that attract butterflies. Some provide nectar for adult butterflies. Others serve as host plants for butterfly larvae. Every good butterfly garden should include both nectar sources and larval sites.
Virtues: We love dwarf Korean lilac (Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin’) for its compact, rounded shape and resistance to powdery mildew, two characteristics that set it apart from other lilacs. Dwarf Korean lilac fits small gardens, tight spaces and can be used … Read Article
Ten fragrant roses chosen by the chief rosarian at David Austin Roses. Read Article
Here’s how to plant a hedge. It’s most economical to start with young plants about two feet tall; these are often called whips.
When pruning trees and shrubs, should I make the cuts level or at an angle? Read Article