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
Use this time to evaluate and tend to hedges. Read Article
We love winter heath (Erica carnea) for its early bloom and evergreen presence. Deer resistant. Read Article
We love dwarf sweetbox (Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis) for its very fragrant late winter flowers and its evergreen foliage. Read Article
I planted a blueberry bush last spring but it never bore blueberries. What might have been the problem and what should I do this year? Read Article
We love Japanese snowball bush (Viburnum plicatum) for its lovely white spring flowers, reddish fall foliage and lovely branch structure. A beautiful viburnum that stands out among shrubs. Read Article