Shrubs

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

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Hibiscus Sizes: How Big Do Hibiscus Shrubs Get?

Curious to know how big your hibiscus shrub is going to get once it reaches maturity? In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss looks at the typical size of most hibiscus varieties, as well as how big you can expect them to get!

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27 Low-Maintenance Shrubs That Thrive on Neglect

Are you looking for a great foundational or focal point in the garden that doesn’t need much attention to look its best? There are a number of different options to choose from, depending on your hardiness zone. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss has 27 great, low-maintenance shrubs to share.

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How to Grow and Care For Hibiscus Plants

Thinking about adding hibiscus to your garden this year? These wonderful, easy-care shrubs are certain to brighten up any space and produce some of the largest flowers among perennial shrubs. Here, gardening expert Melissa Strauss shares all you need to know about growing hibiscuses, including care and maintenance needs.

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How to Plant, Grow and Care For Adam’s Needle

Are you curious about growing Adam’s needle, a large and very showy native yucca plant? Adam’s needle is a plant that’s hard to miss. It is also incredibly easy to grow and the large flower spikes provide a show-stopping display each year. In this article, gardening enthusiast Liessa Bowen will discuss the proper care and maintenance of these spectacular plants.

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How to and When to Deadhead Hibiscus Plants

Do your hibiscus flowers need to be deadheaded but you don't know where to start? This process if fairly simple if you follow the right steps. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss outlines exactly how to deadhead your hibiscus plants this season.

Several slightly domed clusters of Hydrangea flowers bloom in a vibrant array of colors. The delicate petals showcase shades of pink, blue, purple, and yellow, creating a captivating spectacle. Intermingled among the blossoms, glimpses of lush green leaves add a refreshing touch of verdant beauty.

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How Long Does it Take For Hydrangea Blooms to Change Colors?

Are your hydrangea flowers the wrong color? This can be so disappointing. Luckily it is a simple process to change the color of your hydrangea flowers, but how long will this take? Will the blossoms change color in this growing season or will it take years and years? In this article, hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago will go over how long this process will take and how to do it correctly.

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How Much and How Often Should You Water Gardenias?

Are you unsure how much or how often you should be watering your gardenias? These garden favorites have beautiful white blooms, but need the right amount of water for proper health. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss shares the proper watering frequency for these popular plants.

A close-up reveals a cluster of Hydrangea flowers with a slightly domed shape. The vibrant blue blooms catch the sunlight, creating a beautiful purple hue. Lush green leaves add to the overall charm, while a glimpse of more flowers can be seen in the background.

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15 Hydrangea Varieties That Thrive in the Shade

Are you a hydrangea lover that is looking to add some of their classic beauty to the shady spots of your garden? In this article hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago will list 15 varieties that will compliment your shady gardens beautifully.

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Hydrangea Spacing: How Far Apart Should You Plant Hydrangeas?

Thinking of planting several hydrrangea shrubs this season but aren't quite sure how far apart they need to be? The answer to this question will depend quite a bit on the type of hydrangea you plant, and where you plant them. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago walks through how far apart you should be spacing the hydrangeas in your garden.

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17 Drought-Tolerant Roses That Thrive in Arid Climates

Roses have an undeserved reputation for being thirsty plants, but many varieties are actually drought-tolerant. If you live in an arid climate, planting the right roses and following some water-wise tips will enable you to grow a beautiful blooming garden, even in drought conditions! In this article, expert gardener and rose enthusiast Danielle Sherwood shares what you need to know to grow gorgeous water-wise roses.