Shrubs

ninebark bush

How To Grow and Care for Ninebark Bush (Physocarpus opulifolius)

Ninebark, Physocarpus opulifolius, is a wonderful native shrub that provides year-round interest, even though it is deciduous. This low-maintenance plant is incredibly cold hardy which makes it a great plant for cold northern gardens all the way down to zone 2. Read on to learn more about growing and caring for this versatile shrub. What …

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japanese andromeda

How To Grow and Care for Japanese Andromeda (Pieris japonica)

Japanese andromeda is a highly ornamental and showy flowering shrub or small tree that has many uses in the garden. With so many different cultivars available, there’s a Japanese pieris for just about anyone. If there’s one downside to this plant, however, it’s that it has some highly toxic properties. Nevertheless, this is a great …

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hydrangea plants

Hydrangea Companion Plants: What to Grow With It

The hydrangea is a garden staple – and if you’re considering growing hydrangea companion plants, that’s a wise choice. There are certain plants that, when grown next to hydrangea bushes, benefit from similar growing conditions and offer similar visual appeal. Not only that, but hydrangeas offer various advantages to plants growing nearby. If you’re wondering …

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propagating hydrangeas

How to Propagate Hydrangeas

Are you interested in learning the many ways to propagate hydrangeas?  Hydrangea propagation isn’t necessarily challenging, but there are a few specific steps you will need to follow in order to be successful. Here’s what you need to know. How Do You Grow Hydrangeas From Cuttings?  There are a few different ways you can propagate …

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