best trees

  • plants for winter interest

    Trees and Shrubs with Winter Interest

    I see winter as beginning with the first falling leaf and ending with the first sign of new growth. That can be a very long stretch in the Northern Plains…

  • Episode 124: Wish List Plants

    Episode 124: Wish List Plants

    It doesn’t matter whether we’ve been naughty (Danielle) or nice (Carol) this year—we’re still going ahead and adding plenty of plants to our wish lists. We’re talking about trees that…

  • trees in pots at a nursery

    Tree Shopping Tips

    A tree is a big investment, so it is worth taking some time to find exactly the right tree for your garden. Before you begin shopping, it’s a good idea…

  • trees with fall color

    Trees With Great Fall Color for the Northwest

    Although summer is a great and botanically bountiful season, fall is always a much-welcome time of year—especially after the heat of summer. I love living in the Northwest. The extremes…

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    Plant These Trees for the Best Fall Color

    Having grown up in New England, and living there now, I consider myself pretty spoiled in fall. After all, tourists literally flock to my section of North America every autumn…

  • dove tree

    A Dazzling Dove Tree You’ll Want to Make Space For

    Wow, just wow. This tree will stop you in your tracks. ‘Lady Sunshine’ is a rare but dazzling variegated dove tree that makes a great woody plant specimen if you…

  • Chinkapin oak

    Resilient Trees for the Southwest

    Trees anchor our landscapes both in size and scale. Landscapes without trees seem barren; even desert environments need trees. Trees stand out in the arid high desert where I live.…

  • 9 New Trees and Shrubs for Your Garden

    9 New Trees and Shrubs for Your Garden

    The tiniest panicle hydrangea yet Name: Fire Light Tidbit® panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘SMNHPK’) Zones: 3–8 Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…

  • best native woodies

    Regional Picks for Best Native Woodies

    Gardeners love native plants, and for good reason. They are built to thrive in the conditions of a specific region, often without complaint, and are an essential component in the…

  • Design

    Episode 48: Best Small Trees

    It’s said that every great garden should have at least one tree. They serve as focal points, give the garden structure, and generally just help a landscape look more mature.…