Entries for February 2008
Rhododendrons and azaleas flower in just about every color, are often fragrant, and have beautiful, dark green foliage.
Hydrangeas are popular shrubs with showy flower heads.
Known for their exceptional fall color, Japanese maples paint the autumn landscape with shades of brilliant red, orange and gold.
Rugosa rose produces loads of beautiful, fragrant, rosy violet flowers in early summer and sporadically in late summer and early fall.
Lilacs are a favorite old-fashioned shrub used for cut flowers, hedging, and landscape specimens.
Thornless hawthorn looks a bit like a crabapple.
It’s almost unfair to call American hazelnut a shrub. The word just doesn’t do justice to this statuesque, intriguing woodland plant.
Honey locust trees have a graceful appearance.
Horse chestnuts are magnificent large trees with attractively divided foliage.
In spring, dark pink buds open to pure white blossoms. Later the flowers develop into bright red, 1/2-inch crabapples that stay on the tree into winter.