Shrubs

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

american beautyberry

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How to Plant, Grow and Care For American Beautyberry

Looking for a perennial shrub that is low maintenance, pollinator-friendly, wildlife-friendly, and interesting? As a new gardener or even seasoned landscaper, including shapely, fast-growing, prolific plants is a must, and the American beautyberry is one plant that can hold its own in the landscape. Interested in this overlooked landscape plant? Let gardening and flower expert Taylor Sievers share the benefits and care tips for the unique and beautiful American beautyberry.

Bloomstruck Hydrangea Blossoming in Garden

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care For BloomStruck® Hydrangeas

Looking for a popular type of hydrangea that's both easy to grow, and available across most nurseries across many hardiness zones? Bloomstruck hydrangeas are popular for a reason, and are fairly low-maintenance compared to other hydrangea types. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago examines all you need to know about Bloomstruck Hydrangeas, including their maintenance and care.

Woman Planting Hydrangeas in Garden with Pink Flowers Blooming

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When is it Too Late to Plant Hydrangeas?

If planting hydrangeas is on your gardening to-do list this year but you are wondering if you are too late in the season, you have come to the right place! In this article, hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago will lay out when it is too late to plant your hydrangeas and when the best time to plant is.

Gardener pruning butterfly bush

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How to Prune a Butterfly Bush in 7 Easy Steps

Butterfly Bushes are wonderful pollinator attractors, but can become unruly if they aren't kept to a regular pruning schedule. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago walks through the exact steps you'll want to follow when pruning your butterfly bushes this season.

Transplanting Hibiscus from a pot

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How and When to Transplant Hibiscus Plants This Season

Transplanting your hibiscus plant at the right time can be the difference between a successful transplanting and one that failed. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss shares all you need to know about when to transplant your hibiscus plants, and exactly how to do it.

purple hibiscus

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13 Beautiful Types of Purple Hibiscus to Grow This Season

Are you looking for some purple hibiscus to grow in your garden this season? These lovely shrubs make beautiful additions to any garden, but which shade of purple should you pick? In this article, gardening experrt Melissa Strauss shares her favorite purple blooming hibiscus plants to add to your garden this season.

prune hydrangeas spring or winter

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When Should You Prune Hydrangeas?

Do you need to prune your hydrangeas, but aren't sure if it's better to prune them in the spring or the wintertime? Picking the perfect time to prune them can be the difference between full or failed blooms come summertime. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago examines the best time of year to prune your hydrangeas.

rhododendron problems

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11 Common Problems With Rhododendrons You Shouldn’t Ignore

Are you Rhododendrons looking a bit worse for wear this season? There are many common issues that can impact the way your rhododendrons look. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago shares the most common problems that may plague your Rhododendrons, and what to do about each issue.

Big flowering hydrangeas growing in garden with green foliage.

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How Big Will Hydrangeas Grow When Fully Mature?

Curious to know how big your hydrangeas will grow when fully mature? While this will depend on many factors, including the type of hydrangea you grow, there are some basic characteristics of this popular shrub. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago examines the typical hydrangea size by species, with a comprehensive growth chart for each.

Beautiful yellow colored hibiscus flower blooming against dark green foliage

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What Colors Are Hibiscus Flowers When They Bloom?

Trying to figure out what color of hibiscus you should plant this season? The different colors of hibiscus will vary based on the variety. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss examines the most common colors for hibiscus blooms, and what colors you can expect from your shrubs!

Hydrangea flowers blooming in a bright blue color with green foliage in the background.

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Myth or Fact: Can Vinegar Make Hydrangeas Turn Blue?

There are many different gardening myths that can be de-bunked when it comes to hydrangeas, and what exactly turns their flowers blue. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago shares her thoughts around using Vinegar to have an impact on the bloom color of hydrangeas, and if it will actually turn their flowers blue.