Shrubs

Shrubs and bushes act as wind breaks, privacy, and beauty in your garden. Learn which are best and how to grow them here.

Close-up of a gardener pruning blooming red roses using long-handled loppers, avoiding common mistakes.

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5 Rose Pruning Mistakes To Avoid This Season

With a few key cultural practices and a bit of seasonal maintenace, roses grace the garden for many years. Basic pruning is easy and important for preventing diseases, directing growth, and increasing air circulation for overall rose health - but it doesn’t have to be intimidating. Avoid common pruning mistakes with gardening expert Katherine Rowe to ensure healthy roses across the seasons.

Pink and orange roses grow with panicle hydrangeas in the border

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7 No-Fail Rose and Hydrangea Combos for Your Garden

Under the right growing conditions, roses and hydrangeas grow together to create an all-season bloom spectacle. Garden expert Katherine Rowe shares winning rose and hydrangea combinations based on visual appeal, garden performance, cultural requirements, and disease resistance.

Rows of pink and purple hydrangeas bask in the sunlight; their petals glowing with vibrant hues.

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The Best Hydrangeas for Your Climate: Tips for Your Zone

Hydrangeas signal summer with their glorious blooms and colorful display. With a broad growing range, gardeners in cold and hot climates enjoy these summer beauties with multi-season appeal. Join gardening expert Katherine Rowe in exploring the best hydrangeas for your climate and gardening zone.

Clusters of hydrangeas in varying shades of purple, pink, and yellow, vividly bloom above lush green foliage.

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When Do Hydrangeas Bloom?

A hydrangea in flower is the hallmark of summer. Different types bloom at varying times of the season for a long-lasting display. Here, gardening expert Katherine Rowe explores when hydrangeas bloom and the factors influencing their bloom time.

The Endless Summer Hydrangea features large, glossy green leaves and abundant, rounded clusters of vibrant blue and pink flowers.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for ‘Endless Summer’ Hydrangeas

Endless Summer hydrangeas showcase the classic mophead hydrangea blooms we need in our gardens. This hardy collection of hydrangeas spans growing zones with reliable reblooming and long-lasting seasonal color. Explore the merits of an ‘Endless Summer’ with gardening expert Katherine Rowe.

A close-up of Forsythia shows vibrant yellow flowers in full bloom clustered along slender, arching branches.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Forsythia

Springtime blossoms are always in high demand. Forsythia shrubs are the perfect way to add a splash of color to your gardens. If you love these shrubs and want to add them to your garden, this article will have everything you need to know to plant, grow, and care for forsythia.

A woman arranges a bouquet of stunning cut hydrangea flowers in pink and purple hues in a white vase, placed on a white table in the kitchen.

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5 Tips for Long-Lasting Cut Hydrangea Blooms

Hydrangeas delight us in the garden and fresh floral arrangements all summer long. Their stunning blooms, in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, offer boundless options for elegant and easy-going fresh flower displays. Drying hydrangea blooms makes the beauty last even longer. Join garden expert Katherine Rowe in exchanging simple tips for long-lasting cut hydrangeas.

The PeeGee Hydrangea features sturdy, woody stems, dark green, serrated leaves, and large, conical clusters of white flowers that turn pink as they mature.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for ‘PeeGee’ Hydrangeas

For a classic, reliable hydrangea with old garden grace, look to the splendid ‘PeeGee’ panicle hydrangea. In cultivation for over 150 years, ‘PeeGee’ hydrangeas grow in a wide range of garden conditions. Here, garden expert Katherine Rowe explores the appeal of growing this old-fashioned, big-blooming hydrangea.

A sunlit Japanese barberry showcases vibrant foliage and clusters of red fruits, basking in the warm glow

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21 Showy Shrubs to Plant Instead of Japanese Barberry

Are you searching for some shrubs to fill your landscape? You may be tempted to grow Japanese barberry because it is familiar and widely used commercially, but know that there are many showy and better-behaved alternatives to this invasive species. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen offers 21 fantastic alternatives to growing Japanese barberry in your landscape.

Weigela Florida is one of the shrubs that grows in acidic soil, features oval, deep green leaves and clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers in shades of pink, adorning its arching branches.

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17 Beautiful Shrubs That Love Acidic Soil

You’ve discovered that your yard has acidic soil and are wondering what you can grow. Luckily, many beautiful plants love acidic soil conditions, including many showy shrubs and longtime garden favorites. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen introduces 17 of her favorite shrubs that thrive in acidic soil.

A red-flowering currant, its vibrant leaves embracing clusters of delicate pink blooms, basks in the warm embrace of the radiant sun.

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17 Best North American Native Shrubs For Your Garden

Do you want to diversify your landscape? By adding a few beautiful native shrubs, you can easily increase its structural diversity, color, and curb appeal. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen introduces 17 of her favorite easy-to-grow and super-showy native shrubs.