Lilacs are a beautiful, fragrant sign of spring, and they usually bloom vigorously for weeks. Why, then, do they sometimes refuse to flower? Here are the most common reasons lilacs don't bloom, and what you can do about it.
Typically, when you’re looking for stunning garden specimens, you don’t go trolling the roadside. But that’s where I first became enchanted with wild plum: on a steep, dry embankment near an interstate.
Use these five show-stopping annual vines to create a natural privacy screen, a welcoming habitat for butterflies and bees, and protection against sun, wind, and unattractive views.
Its smooth, blue-gray trunk has vertical fluting that looks like muscles, and it carries male and female flowers (catkins) in early spring and winged nutlets in fall and winter.
Even if you don't live in a region where wisteria is hardy, you're probably familiar with these lovely fast-growing vines.
A tropical tomato relative, has dark purple flowers that fade to lavender-purple and then fade to white.
Ornamental crabapples (Malus spp.) make nice specimen trees, and produce beautiful flowers and fruits.
In midsummer, when the heat is on and the lawn is brown, you might start looking for something to plant that’s tougher and prettier than finicky turf.
White fir is an especially beautiful coniferous evergreen.
The white pine is on the list of most popular Christmas trees.