Garden Blog – Category: Flowering Shrubs

A ‘Berry Nice’ Addition to your Winter Landscape

Winterberry Hollies

Holly Berries for Winter InterestSome of you maybe wondering ‘What are the red berries that I see in the landscapes this winter’? They could be a selection of the Winterberry Holly. Bright red or intense yellow berries create a ‘pop’ of color to the otherwise drab landscape.

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Pink or Blue, Which Hydrangea is for you?

Big Leaf Hydrangeas- Blue or Pink

Hydrangea-Pink or BlueHydrangeas, it always seems like we want what is hard to get. If your garden turns them pink, you want them blue, and if they naturally turn blue in your garden you want them pink. Does this sound familiar?

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Simple Space Saving Solutions-

Compact Flowering Shrubs

When space is limited we recommend compact plants. That being said compact space can be a little different for those who live in the big city who may be lucky to have a 10×10 garden or those who live in an urban area with a slightly bigger back yard. I am going to concentrate on shrubs that have been breed to take less than 3 foot of space, where in the past may have reached heights and widths of 5-8 foot.

For many urban gardeners the thought of shrubs is just not even a thought, shrubs just get way to big! In the past that may have been true, but now there are several ‘old’ shrubs that have been breed to have compact/dwarf habits. Again I will remind you “You don’t have to give up your dreams, you can just shrink them.”

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Bring on The Blue

Let’s Dance® Blue Jangles Hydrangea

Blue Hydrangea Let's Dance Blue Jangles

If I could have a dollar for every time I hear “I want blue Hydrangeas in my yard”, my wallet would be full. The most sought after hydrangea color is indeed blue. Did you know that most Big Leaf Hydrangeas are naturally pink? That probably is why we would rather have blue. You always want what you can’t have, that is until now!

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It’s time to Fall In Love This Summer

Clematis ‘Sweet Summer Love’

Sweet Summer Love Clematis

If there is one Clematis vine that you have to try this year, it is ‘Sweet Summer Love’. The excitement for this vine has been building for the last 2 years, with limited supply last summer only a few were able to add this to their collection. Wait no longer, the supply is here and waiting to find a home in your garden!

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Cute and Compact, With Dainty Spring Blooms

Yuki Cherry Blossom™ Deutzia

Yuki Cherry Blossom™ DeutziaAre you struggling with finding the perfect shrub that will give you spring flower color yet have interesting foliage for the rest of the season? Let me familiarize you with the Deutzia family of shrubs.

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A Fun New Clematis from Proven Winners®

Clematis ‘Diamond Ball’

Clematis 'Diamond Ball'There is so much time and thought that goes into naming plants, but when the name is revealed it is so neat how perfect it fits. New for 2014, Clematis ‘Diamond Ball’, this jewel is going to shine in your landscape.

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Lo & Behold® Buddleia x ‘Blue Chip ‘ just got smaller

Lo & Behold® ‘Blue Chip Jr.’

Buddleia Blue Chip JrLo& Behold® Buddleia ‘Blue Chip’ has been a top seller for the past 5 years and now it just got ‘better’. Why better you ask? We have loved the fact that ‘Blue Chip’ was a compact, sterile Butterfly Bush, and the only thing that could make it better is to be even more compact.

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Pruning Tips for Proven Winners® Big Leaf Hydrangeas

Let’s Dance® & Cityline® Hydrangeas

Hydrangea careTo trim or not to trim, that is a big question! The weather is cooling off and your garden perennials and flowering shrubs are probably starting to look sad. I often get asked “Can I trim my Hydrangeas?”, “Does my Hydrangea bloom on new or old growth? New or old wood?”

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Get Vertical, Get Tangled!

Clematis Flowering Vine

Clematis Looking for a climbing clematis vine to add upward color to your garden? You have come to the right online supplier of clematis vines! Garden Crossings has over 60 varieties of clematis in colors ranging from white, pink, purple, red & yellow. Clematis is a climbing vine that grows anywhere from 2 feet to 20 plus feet.

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A Hardy Hydrangea for Every Size Garden

From Big (8′) to small (3′) we have them all

Hardy HydrangeaSo you love the look of the large, white, cone shaped paniculata Hydrangeas, but are thinking…I don’t have the space to grow that large of a shrub. I am here to tell you that you now have options! When you think of Hardy paniculata Hydrangeas the one that comes to mind in most cases is Hydrangea ‘Limelight’. ‘Limelight’ is a beautiful flowering shrub but does get upwards of 8 foot which may not work in every garden.

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