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This page contains tips and advice about growing shrubs.
Pruning and Rejuvenating Overgrown Lilacs
With regular pruning, the common lilac (Syringa vulgaris) maintains an elegant natural form and produces an abundance of fragrant blossoms. Without regular pruning, it soon turns into a mass of gangly stems and produces only a few flowers toward the top of its tall branches.
Hearts a Bursting Bush
This is my Hearts A Bursting bush, sometimes known as a strawberry bush. It is showing its fall colors. The seed pods open in the fall and the seeds, usually 3-5 in each cluster resemble M&Ms. This is a plant that is native to the upper piedmont of North Carolina.
Getting Rid Of Buckthorn Organically
When it first arrived from Europe in the 1800's, buckthorn was heralded as the ideal shrub plant for creating hedges. That all changed a short while later when it began to plunder its way through our natural areas.
Solutions For Ornamental Shrubs
Shrubs provide the garden with structure and form. They create shade, control wind, add color and drama, and once they become established, most are easy to grow and maintain.
How To Grow And Care For Burning Bush
Burning Bush (Euonymus) makes a wonderful ornamental addition to nearly any yard or garden. Here are some tips for growing and caring for burning bush in your landscape.
Planting Container-Grown Shrubs
If you're thinking about adding some shrubs to your landscape, early fall is a great time for planting container-grown shrubs. The combination of warm soil and autumn rains encourages rapid root growth and cuts down on your need for watering.
Getting Rid of a Rose of Sharon
Removing certain plants and shrubs from your garden can require specific followup measures to deal with suckers and seedlings. This is a guide about getting rid of a Rose of Sharon.
Growing Lavatera (Tree Mallows)
Lavatera or tree mallow is a name assigned to a perennial semi-evergreen shrub. The genus Lavatera also contains annual plants. This is a guide about growing lavatera (tree mallow).
This is a guide about planting shrubs. Choosing the best location for your new shrub is the first step towards having a beautiful, healthy addition to your garden.
Removing Lilacs from Lawn
Lilac bushes spread via root suckers. This is good if they are planted where you want a privacy shrub wall, but can be frustrating if they are getting into the lawn. This is a guide about removing lilacs from lawn.
Buzz Buddleia As Standard
My two year old dwarf butterfly bush is coming along nicely. I am training it in the classic 'standard' form. By the end of the season, I should have twenty or so, more.
How to Grow Sumac in Your Garden
This is a guide about how to grow sumac in your garden. The sumac is fast growing, hardy, and provides lovely fall and winter color. They would make an excellent choice for a garden of some size as they spread and can crowd a small garden.
Burning Bush Not Growing Well
I planted a burning bush plant. While planting it all hair roots were torn off. 6 months later it is not dead, but looks exactly as we planted it. It has not grown at all. Should we wait or replace it?
Hydrangeas Not Flowering
I have 4 plants in different areas of my yard and not one has produced a flower this year. They all have plenty of green leaves. Why?
Planting Shrubs Where Pines Grew
We had a bunch of pine trees cut and the stumps ground up. Now we have a lot of saw dust and shavings on the area where we want to plant some shrubbery. What will grow well in this area?
Rhododendron Doesn't Have Many Leaves
My rhododendron "Bambino" has few leaves and they are scraggly. It has lovely blooms, but looks "ill". What can I do to improve its leaf growth?
When to Plant a Burning Bush
It is October 1st in Wichita Kansas; can I still plant a burning bush?
Lilacs Not Blooming
I planted 2 lilac bushes from my cousin's suckers 4 years ago. The plants look healthy, but I haven't had a single bloom yet. Is there anything I can do?
Growing a Burning Bush
Starting a Rhododendron from a Cutting
Lilac Not Blooming
Snowball Bush Won't Bloom
Growing a Plumbago
Lilac Bush with Very Little Leaves
Growing Rhododendrons and Azaleas
Lilac Leaves Turning Yellow
Do Hibiscus Leaves Close at Night?
Burning Bush Losing Its Leaves
Burning Bush Does Not Turn Red
Sweet Broom Not Blooming
Bringing a Hibiscus Plants Indoors for the Winter
Caring for Ornamental Shrubs
Growing Rose of Sharon
Growing Aucuba Japonica
Growing Amsonia hubrichtii (Arkansas Blue Star)
Hibiscus Damaged By Cold Weather
Hibiscus Not Growing
Growing a Mexican Red Bird of Paradise Tree
Hydrangea Bush Doesn't Flower
Caring for a Black Lace Elderberry
Growing Callistemon (Bottle Brush)
Forsythia Not Blooming
Growing Frangipani (Plumerias)
Camellia Bush Losing Buds
Growing Cinquefoil (Bush)
Winter Protection for Dwarf Burning Bush
Lilac Hardly Flowers
Lilac Not Budding
Growing Summer Heathers
Garden: Beauty Berry Bush (Callicarpa Americana)
Choosing the Right Shrub for Your Garden
Flowering Shrubs for Partial Sun
Leaves of Dwarf Korean Lilac Get Brittle and Discolored
When Do Hibiscus Bloom?
Hydrangea Won't Bloom
Oleander Not Blooming
Shrubs Have Dead Limbs
Esperanza Bush Not Blooming
Help My Azalea
Looking For Yellow Shrub The Flowers Through Summer
Care For Potentilla Shrubs
Training a Lilac Bush
Spirea Not Leafing Out
Lilac Bush Near a Septic Tank
Gold Star Esperanza Advice
Azalea and Butterfly
Rose Food for Lilacs
Black Mold on Lilac Bushes
Evergreen Shrubs Turning Brown
Helping A Frozen Rosemary Bush
Propagating Lilac Bushes
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