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8 shrubs that provide reliable good looks without a lot of work

The Best Shrubs for Your Yard

If you've been wanting to add some foliage and color to your yard, look no further. These are the best shrubs to grow, according to our expert.

Hypericum (St John's Wort) Great shade plant. - Very tough plant, good for dry clay. Grows into a small shrub

Hypericum

The Only Shrubs You Need to Grow - A garden designer recommends eight plants that provide reliable good looks without a lot of work

The Best Shrubs for Your Yard

If you've been wanting to add some foliage and color to your yard, look no further. These are the best shrubs to grow, according to our expert.

A good starting point for pruning any plant is to remove dead, diseased, or damaged stems as soon as you see them. Dead stems attract insects and invite diseases to develop. Also remove crossing branches, water sprouts (vigorous upright growing shoots tha

What to Prune When in Your Garden for the Healthiest Plants

A good starting point for pruning any plant is to remove dead, diseased, or damaged stems as soon as you see them. Dead stems attract insects and invite diseases to develop. Also remove crossing branches, water sprouts (vigorous upright growing shoots tha

Autumn Joy Sedum: Cut down at 4th of July, will still bloom and won't fall over and make a mess in your garden! #gardening

Super Plants

Had a (non gardening) co worker a few years ago who just moved into a different home. It was a primarily shady yard, and they could tell it had been fashioned into a garden, even though it was winter when they moved in, they could see there were lots of little plant markers in the yard with names on them. It was soon discovered that the previous owners were of my ilk, i.e., "plant maniacs"! When Jim wrote down some of the names and showed me, i immediately recognized most of the variety…

Blue Star Juniper; full to partial shade, 16" high and will eventually get to 3' across (but very slow growing). Beautiful year-round color!

The Best Shrubs for Your Yard

If you've been wanting to add some foliage and color to your yard, look no further. These are the best shrubs to grow, according to our expert.

Sedum spurium Dragons Blood- succulents are a huge trend right now. They are gorgeous, low maintenance and cost effective.

Fall Sedums

I apologize in advance, because this is a bit of a long blog post. Maybe I should have divided it into two posts, but for some reason I really wanted to keep this whole family of plants together. So, go grab a coffee and prepare to settle in to see this long string of pictures. Sedum/Stonecrop is a broad group of plants that have thick, fleshy succulent-like leaves. Most bloom in August/September and on into October. I happen to think that they are indispensable plants to have in the garden…

Abelia Kaleidoscope is a fast growing, low-maintenance evergreen shrub. It delivers three seasons of foliage color. Late summer blooms attract butterflies!

Abelia Kaleidoscope - Shrubs

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'Purple Pixie.' A true dwarf with a weeping, cascading habit that grows 1-2 feet high and spreads 4-5 feet. You can plant it as an evergreen ground cover, but I think it's even better for a container. You can plant it in a pot that's 3 feet tall and in a couple of years, you won't be able to see the sides of the pot. It also combines pink flowers and purple leaves. (Best for in front of siding, not brick, or in natural area.) (Grumpy Gardener)

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How do you like my flower garden? It's just a little something I've been working on for the past couple of weekends. Those energy drinks my son keeps giving me have had a profound effect.

Dalea: Clusters of rose-purple flowers cover this shrub in fall. Needs minimal to moderate watering.

Dozens of Water-Wise Plants That Go Way Beyond Succulents - Sunset

These water-wise plants grow effortlessly in droughty conditions and bloom in an array of colors — and best yet, they aren't all succulents.

It's almost Ceanothus season!!! This handsome native shrub or small tree is attractive in so many respects: it requires little water to thrive, has lovely true-blue flowers, attracts bees, butterflies & birds, & has a lovely fragrance. It’s also evergreen, fast growing, long lived (in Ceanothus terms), heat tolerant, & low maintenance. 'Ray Hartman'

PlantFiles Pictures: Ceanothus, California Lilac 'Ray Hartman' (Ceanothus) by AnniesAnnuals

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