Make the most out of shrubs—follow these tips on where to plant them.
Gather ripe seed in the fall, when red seeds are visible on the fruit. Plant them right away or keep them in a cool, dark, moist place for planting the following spring.
Japanese flowering apricot is a small ornamental tree that grows best in full sunlight in moist, well-drained soil that’s both fertile and acidic.
Sassafras, which is native to North America, has brilliant fall color and unusual green-yellow flowers in the spring.
Summer Wine’s chocolate-burgundy leaves provide a delicious backdrop for summer and fall perennials.
Popular for its lemony scent and bright white flowers, sweet bay magnolia is a perfect solution to add color and scent to that area in your yard that doesn’t drain well.
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.