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  • April 4, 2014 10:46:53 PM EDT 0

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    Posted in Flowering Shrubs By Heidi Grasman

    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 10x10 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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  • February 1, 2013 12:00:00 AM EST 0

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    Posted in Flowering Shrubs Landscape Plantings By Heidi Grasman

    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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