Entries Tagged as 'Shrubs'

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Planting perennial shrubs and trees in December

forced spring by Darwin Bell Where TheGardenLady lives, we are having unusually warm weather. Of course, winter officially arrives on Dec. 21 st. So this is still a good time to be out planting perennial shrubs and trees. The soil is still soft enough for you to dig ample holes. When your shrub or tree […]

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

The Dry Dip Method for Propagating Hardwood Plants, Trees or Shrubs

Ume, Japanese plum by autan My favorite fanciful tree creators, Pooktre Tree Shapers, just notified TheGardenLady that they have put a new video on their website. This video shows how to propagate new trees from branches of the wild plum trees that they use for most of their living tree sculptures. They will be using […]

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Identifying Shrubs

  Recently a reader of TheGardenLady asked if I could identify some shrubs that grow in her area. TheGardenLady believes she knows the genus of plants they are but is not quite sure of the species.  Bridalwreath Spiraea by louisa_catlover The white flowered shrub is in the spirea family. And I believe the species is […]

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Shrubs, Perennials and Trees with Chartreuse or Gold Leaves

In the morning light by Quite Adept Since the email arrived asking for recommendations of plants with burgundy leaves, TheGardenLady has been thinking that some readers might be interested in plants with Chartreuse or golden foliage. When TheGardenLady first saw chartreuse leaves on plants, she couldn’t understand why people would want leaves that look sick. […]

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Winter Flowering Plants – Part III

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Primavera’ by Tie Guy II In addition to winter-flowering flowers (see here and here), there are also winter flowering shrubs. Many of these shrubs are hardy in US hardiness zones 5 and warmer. One of the earliest blooming shrubs is the witch hazel. Witch Hazel, Hamamelis intermedia “Pallida” is considered one of […]

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Shrubs that Grow in Little Sun

Aucuba japonica by heathervhogg TheGardenLady received this question from Kelly. I live in Georgia where it can get really hot and dry at times. I have a space in back against my house which gets little or no sun during the day. I would like a shrub or two which may live in these conditions. […]

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

7 Easy to Care for Flowering Shrubs

Hibiscus syriacus, “Rose of Sharon” by ConanTheLibrarian TheGardenLady was asked to recommend some less commonly known flowering shrubs that are easy to care for and will create a hedge or shrub border between two houses in temperature zone 6. “Easy care: to TheGardenLady means that the shrubs are pretty much pest free including pesty deer […]

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Planting Native Trees and Shrubs

new green ash 3 by withrow Are readers of TheGardenLady thinking of planting native trees and shrubs in your yards? Are you willing to plant them as seedlings? Especially now, after the terrible storm that blew so many trees down, you might be considering replanting your property. A place to get them is a nursery […]

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

8 Things To Do For The Garden In December

                                        (Photograph by Daniel Starrason) Here are 8 things you can do for the garden in December: 1. Plant bulbs until the ground freezes or during a thaw. 2. Put burlap on stakes for winter protection of broadleaf evergreens or shrubs like roses that you want to protect. 3.  Apply winter mulches to bulbs, perennials, […]