trees and shrubs

  • Design

    Yellow, Chartreuse, and Golden Shrubs and Trees for Big Garden Impact

    I’m a huge fan of golden foliage in the garden. Yellow flowers, of course, have their own appeal in offering color and warmth, but the lengthy contribution of chartreuse to…

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    Design

    Ice Storm in Laura’s Garden

    Today’s photos are from Laura. After a sudden drop in temperature, my suburban Philadelphia garden was transformed with a shimmering coating of ice. Without much forethought but with my cell…

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    Collection

    The Best New Plants for Your Garden

    Each year we do a feature in our big spring issue introducing folks to a slew of new offerings from plant breeders. But this is not simply a list of…

  • best new trees and shrubs
    Design

    Best New Plants: Trees and Shrubs

    Each year we do a feature in our big spring issue introducing folks to a slew of new offerings from plant breeders. But this is not simply a list of…

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    Collection

    Everything You Need to Know About Conifers

    What is a conifer? We think of it as an evergreen plant with needle-like foliage, but a conifer is simply a plant that bears cones. And not all conifers are…

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    Design

    The Best Hollies for the Northeast

    Holly (Ilex spp. and cvs., Zones 5–9) remains underused in many gardens in the Northeast, yet few trees and shrubs offer as many benefits as hollies do. The popular English…

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    How-To

    Plant in Fall for Spring Color in the Northern Plains, Part II: Trees and Shrubs

    When designing for spring color, one should look past the typical displays of flowering bulbs and think of what can be offered by our early-blooming shrubs and trees. When combined…

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    Design

    Lea’s Garden

    Today we’re in New England visiting Lea’s garden. A pretty magical image of a beautiful garden—it looks like Lea has combined every possible shade of green to make this perfectly…

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    Design

    Return to Lydia’s Garden

    Today we’re in Mooreville, North Carolina, in Lydia Grupinski’s garden. Lydia shared some images of this beautiful space last week, and today we’re back to see more! Lydia wired Tillandsia…

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    Design

    The Best Dogwoods for Your Garden

    The fastest way to start a horticultural food fight is to lock eight plant geeks in a room and ask a simple question: “What’s the best dogwood out there?” Even…