Garden Blog – Category: Flowering Shrubs

Why Didn’t My Hydrangea Bloom?

HydrangeaThere’s just something about the plump, fluffy blossoms of hydrangeas that make them some of the most loved of all flowers. Maybe you carried them in your bridal bouquet or they remind you of your favorite aunt. We totally get that it can be really frustrating when you’ve taken the time to plant them and they don’t bloom. Let’s figure out how to turn that situation around together.

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10 Recommended Perennials and Shrubs for Clay Soil

Viburnum BrandywineIs your garden’s soil heavy and dense? When you squeeze a handful, does it stick together in a ball? If so, you are probably dealing with clay soil. The good news is that it packs a ton of nutrients that make some types of plants thrive. Let’s take a closer look at ten plants that will love to grow in your garden’s clay soil.

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How much water do my plants need?

Watering PlantsYou’ve planted up your containers and added new perennials and shrubs to your landscape. Now how often and how much do you need to water them? Let’s take a look at the specifics of watering to get those new plants growing.

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Five Ways to Decorate a Shaded Deck or Patio

Shade PatiosJust because your deck or patio is in the shade, it doesn’t have to be dark, uninviting space. Let’s take a look at five distinct styles you can decorate your space with this season. By the time we’re finished, you’ll know how to transform your shaded space into your favorite place to relax outdoors.

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Add a Little Emotion to the Landscape

abelia sweet emotionGardening brings out all kinds of emotions and memories, one shrub that is sure to create a pleasant memory for you is Abelia Sweet Emotion™. Walking through the greenhouse this past spring there was this amazing scent that was drawing me in. Once I located the plant offering that spicy sweet scent I was hooked. Sweet Emotion™ starts off in the spring with bright red buds that burst open in late May resulting in creamy white flowers that are arranged in a nice cluster.

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What’s that Scent? Bloomerang® Lilacs!

lilac bloomerang pink perfumeI love to add a new “Friend” to my butterfly garden each year. Sometimes it may be two or three. This year I added Bloomerang® ‘Pink Perfume’ Lilac. I heard that the blooms were so fragrant that I had to give it a try. Bloomerang® ‘Pink Perfume’ Lilac did not disappoint. This shrub is so compact in size, 4-5 feet, but really performs like the big guys. ‘Pink Perfume’ begins blooming in May with an abundance of gorgeous pink blooms. By mid-June the first round of flowers begin to fade. At this time you may trim the spent blooms. This will encourage more abundant flowers as it reblooms in late-July. ‘Pink Perfume’ will continue blooming through the summer. The lilac bush also makes for a great hedge or boarder for you garden. For those of you that love the wildlife, all the Syringa Bloomerang® series are Deer resistant.

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The Multifaceted Black Lace™ Elderberry

Planting and Baking with Elderberry

Black Lace™ Sambucus ElderberryWhen you decide to plant a shrub, you are more than likely thinking about a shrub that will last for quite some time or one that will provide some type of interest in your landscape. With Black Lace™ Sambucus you will get those benefits as well as an edible treat. If you enjoy planting and baking, you will enjoy this Proven WinnersⓇ Color ChoiceⓇ Flowering Shrub.

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Buddleia and Butterflies Unite

Be Inspired

Inspired™ BuddleiaIf you love butterflies and hummingbirds and want to attract them to your garden, butterfly bushes are your answer! With several varieties and colors, you can select your favorite color or colors and enjoy watching butterflies and hummingbirds flock to your garden. There are three larger sterile varieties that will bring fabulous color, scent and attraction to your garden.

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Creating a Flutter in The Landscape

This Little ‘Miss’ Has A lot to Offer

Butterfly Bushes 'Miss' seriesIf you look closely (at the white flower) you will notice one of my favorite creatures that come and visit the garden, a hummingbird! Are you looking to attract more fluttery friends to your garden this summer? Let me show you 3 of my favorite ‘Miss’es.

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