Trees

Trees provide shade, cover, and may even produce fruit! Learn how to grow your trees successfully with our detailed guides.

Close-up of the foliage of an oak tree in the garden, on a blurred background. The leaves are large, oval-shaped, lobed, rich green in color with a glossy texture.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Oak Trees

Are you looking for a majestic shade tree for your landscape? Look no further! There is an oak tree for just about any environment, as long as you have the space for a large and beautiful tree. In this article, gardening enthusiast Liessa Bowen will introduce the mighty oak and offer an overview of how to grow these fabulous trees.

Planting bare-root fruit tree in the garden. Close-up of a gardener's hand planting a fruit tree seedling into a hole in the garden. Bare root fruit tree features a sturdy central trunk with bare branches extending outward, displaying their branching structure. The root system is exposed and pruned to facilitate planting. A shovel is stuck into the soil nearby.

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How to Plant Bare-Root Fruit Trees

If you hope to enjoy homegrown peaches, pears, or apples, planting a tree is the first step! Join Briana Yablonski as she shares the steps for planting a bare-root fruit tree.

A majestic Sugar Maple tree stands tall, its bark displaying intricate patterns and textures. The vibrant orange leaves shimmer in the sunlight. Against a clear blue sky, surrounding lush greenery completes a tranquil forest scene.

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11 Trees That Boost Property Value

Looking for a tree to enhance your property value? Wondering which one is right for your unique landscape? Certified master gardener Liz Jaros has you covered with this look at why trees are a good investment and a profile of 11 trees that will give you the most bang for your buck.

A serviceberry tree with ripe blue fruits on a shady day.

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The 29 Best Trees for Wildlife

Are you looking for some great landscaping trees that also benefit wildlife? You can provide a welcoming environment in your yard and attract birds, butterflies, and other fascinating animals by planting wildlife-friendly tree species. In this article, gardening expert and wildlife biologist Liessa Bowen introduces 29 fantastic trees that will enhance your landscape and look great, too!

Magnolia container tips. Close-up of a potted Southern magnolia with water drops in the garden. The Southern magnolia is a striking evergreen tree known for its glossy, leathery leaves and large, fragrant flowers. The tree boasts dark green elliptical leaves. The plant produces a large flower consisting of six to nine waxy, creamy white petals. The petals are arranged in a cup-shaped form, surrounding a central cluster of showy yellow stamens and pistils.

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10 Tips For Growing Magnolias In Containers

Potted magnolias are guaranteed to make a statement in any garden, no matter the size. Gardening expert Madison Moulton gives you 10 tips for growing magnolias in containers successfully, from planting to care.

Close up of white dogwood tree in full bloom.

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21 Dogwood Tree Varieties for Your Garden

If you are considering adding a dogwood to your garden, it can be difficult to decide upon just one variety of these stunning trees. Here, gardening expert Melissa Strauss shares 21 beautiful varieties to choose from.

Close-up of Eucalyptus branches in a sunny garden. The leaves are rounded, heart-shaped, and densely packed along the stems. The leaves have a silvery-blue tint. The unique coloration comes from a powdery substance that covers the leaves, giving them a soft, almost frosted appearance.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Eucalyptus

The silvery-leafed eucalyptus is one of the most-loved foliage choices for florist arrangements. Bouquets often skip the blooms and just go for eucalyptus as a bold, wonderful-smelling statement. While most of us don’t have the space for full-sized eucalyptus trees, you can still grow this beautiful plant. Let's explore the mighty world of eucalyptus and how to get one in your home or landscape.

Sunlit pink cherry blossoms, a sight of ethereal beauty. Their delicate petals catch the sunlight, casting a soft pink hue. In the backdrop, a blurred canvas of more flowers against the serene expanse of a clear, blue sky.

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27 Spectacular Spring-Blooming Trees

Are you looking for the perfect splash of color to add to your spring garden? In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss shares 27 of the most stunning spring-blooming trees for your landscape.

Close-up of a flowering Cercis canadensis tree, one of the famous native flowering trees, against a blurred green background. The tree features small, heart-shaped leaves of bright green color. It produces clusters of small, vibrant pink to lavender-pink flowers, creating a striking visual display.

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21 North American Native Flowering Trees

If you think you have to choose between the benefits of native plants and the beauty of flowering trees, think again! Briana Yablonski will cover 21 North American native flowering trees you can grow at home.

Close-up of a flowering shrub, Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena,' one of the popular witch hazel varieties. Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena,' commonly known as Jelena Witch Hazel, is a deciduous shrub celebrated for its vibrant and eye-catching features. 'Jelena' produces clusters of fragrant, spidery flowers with narrow, ribbon-like petals. The blossoms range in color from coppery orange to rich amber, creating a warm and captivating display.

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11 Witch Hazel Varieties for Your Landscape

Are you wondering which witch hazel variety would work best in your landscape? There are an amazing variety of witch hazels to choose from. These beautiful winter-flowering shrubs will brighten your landscape before most other plants begin to show signs of life. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen introduces 11 beautiful witch hazel shrubs that you can grow in your garden.

View of corkscrew willow (Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa') in a green garden. Its long, slender branches twist and spiral along their length, resembling corkscrews or contorted coils. The tree features narrow, lance-shaped leaves that are green.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Corkscrew (Curly) Willow

Are you curious about the twisty, gnarled branches of the corkscrew willow? You can easily grow one in your own backyard, especially as part of a rain garden or at the edge of a pond or other wetland area. In this article, gardening enthusiast Liessa Bowen will discuss the proper care and maintenance of these beautiful and fascinating plants.