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Fun with Forsythia
Give them away? Now they have taken on the appearance of one large, long bush.This large shrub is very strong, very vigorous, and needs cutting back after the blooms are spent. At the risk of expressing negativity about this lovely specimen, I must point...
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El Segundo
Hardy Hedges for Northern Gardeners
As kids, we had many hours of enjoyment using the hedges to play games of hide-and-seek. Bootandall for the Purple Sand Cherry, kniphofia for the Japanese barberry and Spirea, spklatt for the Burning Bush and zone5girl for the Lilac.
California
El Segundo
Sunflowers as sentinels
= $$$ s.f.)It gets especially expensive when my neighbor's guests routinely drive over my fledgling plantings.Plus, I've lost several shrubs there this summer because they're just too far from a water source and it's tough for them to compete with the...
California
El Segundo
Flowering Quince Propagation: How To Propagate A Flowering Quince Bush
But a row of flowering quince shrubs can get quite pricey. Be sure that the tip is sticking out of the soil.When the branch has developed its own roots, it can be cut from the parent plant.
Ohio
Willoughby
Flowering Quince Pruning: Tips On Pruning A Flowering Quince
Consider rejuvenation if the shrub looks woody and produces little fruit. Pruning a flowering quince encourages the tree to produce vigorous new growth. Prune back the longest branches to lateral buds.
Ohio
Willoughby
Flowering Quince Companion Plants: Learn About Quince Companions For Gardens
The deep rose red of the blooms looks impressive when combined with golden foliage and floral tones. A golden, Helleri Dwarf Gold, is a smaller tree that can be interwoven amongst quince shrubs, as well as Chamaecyparis Fernspray Gold.Springtime is the...
Ohio
Willoughby
Flowering Quince Care: How To Care For A Japanese Flowering Quince
This species is an old one, and has been cultivated in Asia for thousands of years. On the other hand, flowering quince do accept severe pruning without problem, so don't hesitate to cut the shrub down to the size you want.
Ohio
Willoughby
Information About Princess Flowers: Growing Princess Flower In The Garden
That said, Tibouchina is well suited for containers, so this is a good solution if you live in a cold climate; just bring the plant indoors before temperatures drop in autumn.Princess flower bushes are easily multiplied from cuttings that can be overwintered...
Ohio
Willoughby
The Intriguing Fragrance of Banana Shrub
Although drought tolerant once established, it will get off to a good start if watered regularly during the first year or until a good root system is established. Alternatively, drench the root zone with a systemic product such as.
California
El Segundo
Plant Collars to Put the Water to the Plants Roots
In case it is not obvious, I have very little water (beyond house hold use). The rule of thumb for establishing new plants is to:It is the middle of July where I live, and we have not had a soaking 2 hour rain in 5 weeks.
California
El Segundo
Heaven in the Garden: Blue Flowers and Plants
Blue--the color of water and the sky--brings a sense of coolness, peace and tranquility to your garden. Muscari, or grape hyacinths, and tiny scilla, or Siberian squill, are available in an intense royal blue shade which provides a good foil for pink...
California
El Segundo
Hydrangeas...How and Where and What... Part III
The secret to getting blooms to look right is to cut them at the correct time: wait until they are past the peak of their color before cutting them.After cutting, strip off the leaves and place into a vase without water and leave to dry.
California
El Segundo
Just add water, Paperwhites bring a hint of spring
A sunny or bright but cool windowsill is a good site for your paperwhites to develop. Make the gift more lightweight (less costly to mail) by using plastic beads or acrylic chunks as the filler.
California
El Segundo
Can You Take It With You?
Whatever garden you leave behind should reflect your love and care. Ten Japanese hollies planted to replace scraggly privet-all dug up and replaced with scraggly privet. It has grown from a twelve-inch sapling to almost 3 feet now; I don't think I would...
California
El Segundo
Sweet Olive, an Evergreen Shrub with Fragrant Flowers
Decorus; bootandall - Osmanthus fortunei f. Dark green, glossy foliage is borne alternately along the stems and it is attractive enough. Pruning is not usually necessary, but old specimens can be limbed up and grown as small evergreen trees.Evidently...
California
El Segundo
A Bonus of Blossoms from your February Fruit Tree Pruning
That is, the tree needs to spend that amount of time dormant in the winter when the temperature is below 40F. Most people are familiar with forcing pussy willow or forsythia blossoms for an early taste of spring bloom in late winter.
California
El Segundo
Sweetshrub, a Necessary Shrub for Fragrant Gardens
Both leaves and stems are fragrant when crushed. Plant sweet shrub in a natural garden or at the edge of a wooded area where this tendency will be appreciated.Sweetshrub is an endangered species in Florida, so it should never be removed from the wild.In...
California
El Segundo
Flowering Quince: Cinderella of the Early Spring Garden
Scale, mites and aphids can also be problematic. Get a good look and hold it in your memory. Waxy 1 1/2-inch flowers that resemble apple blossoms emerge anywhere from January to March in the South.
California
El Segundo
Planting A Banana Shrub: How To Grow Banana Shrubs
Remove these items when the plant is established and strong.banana shrubs tend to grow straighter in one central leader in lower light situations but in full sun they require more pruning maintenance.
Ohio
Willoughby
Caring For Viburnum Flowering Shrub
Many have either white or pink blooms in early spring.Also commonly referred to as cranberry bush, viburnums are often used as ornamental fixtures in the home landscape. This is normally done for shaping purposes and to remove dead, diseased or broken...
Ohio
Willoughby
Care Of Beautyberry: How To Grow American Beautyberry Shrubs
Using this method, the shrub grows up to 8 feet tall, and you will completely renew the plant every three to four years. Collect the seeds from very ripe berries and grow them in individual containers.
Ohio
Willoughby
Zone 8 Shrubs For Hedges: Choosing Zone 8 Hedge Plants
If you're just trying to mark your property line, you can consider shorter, prettier plants.freestar.queue.push(function() { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-300x250-ATF-1"); });Once you have narrowed down the specifications for your hedge, it's time to...
Ohio
Willoughby
A Plant for Your Garden That Does it All
It blooms in late summer, when no other trees are in flower.The blossoms are white and are borne in clusters of seven, hence it's common name.Their sweet perfume attracts bees and often great swarms of Monarch butterflies.Once the petals fall off, the...
California
El Segundo
Thinking Ahead 103: Planting for the Future
The tree was originally planted only 2 feet from the corany plant material to use in your landscape, always check the mature size and growth rate. Additionally, the maple was planted too close to the deck and now the branches overhang the railing.er of...
California
El Segundo
Two People, One Garden, and No Plan - Can True Love Conquer All?
Other years a limp, grocery store bouquet - buta bouquet of roses. Because in my garden,Thanks to Todd_Boland, Bigcityal, and Poppysue because nothing in my own garden ever looksYou can buy seeds for the Pizzicato cultivar of poppies
California
El Segundo
Scented Shrubs for Northern Gardeners
Here are a few nicely scented shrubs that will survive our harsh northern winters. Although the scent is not overpowering it does make you stop, sniff, and take notice. I, for one, wouldn't be very calm catching the scent of, say, a skunk, while relaxing...
California
El Segundo
Caryopteris Blue Mist Shrub: How To Grow A Blue Mist Shrub
A hybrid or cross between, this shrub is non-native to any area and hails from the family Lamiaceae. It may also be found under the names blue mist shrub, bluebeard, and blue spirea.
Ohio
Willoughby
Landscaping Shrubs For Nearly Any Purpose
Read on to learn more about landscaping shrubs and their uses.Shrubs have many uses within the landscape such as foundation plantings, privacy hedges, and specimen plants. There are numerous types of landscaping shrubs.
Ohio
Willoughby
Potted Shrubs: Growing Shrubs In Containers
Read on to learn more.Pots allow the opportunity to grow a variety of shrubs in a wide range of conditions and locations. All you need is a pot, a shrub, and some imagination. Pots for shrubs should be large enough to accommodate the shrub but light enough...
Ohio
Willoughby