dwarf shrubs

  • Episode 135: Spring Flowering Dwarf Shrubs

    Episode 135: Spring-Flowering Dwarf Shrubs

    If you’re looking to add some heft to the spring garden but don’t want to overwhelm genteel bulbs or ephemeral perennials, then spring-flowering dwarf shrubs are the answer. These little powerhouses…

  • Pollypetite rose of Sharon

    A Rose of Sharon That Doesn’t Produce Unwanted Seedlings

    What comes to mind when you think of “old school” or “classic” plants? You might think of your grandmother’s bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla and cvs., Zones 5–9), common lilac (Syringa…

  • Globosa Nana dwarf japanese cedar

    This Underutilized Dwarf Conifer Is a Great Boxwood Substitute

    Japanese cedar is an extremely beautiful, variable, and overlooked conifer that offers much appeal in the landscape. Not an actual cedar at all, Japanese cedar is in the genus Cryptomeria,…

  • Design

    Surprising Shrubs for Small Spaces

    My old garden was big. There was room for tree-size lilacs, billowy shrub roses, and rhododendrons so sturdy that you could climb on them. I knew that moving across town…

  • Design

    Conifers for Shade

    Yes, you can grow evergreen trees and shrubs in shade. Who knew?