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Summer Flowering Shrubs for a Lasting Garden

Perhaps one of the best perennial shrubs that flowers all summer is Camellia. Different cultivars flower at various times, and in various colors, from October through May. So, acquiring two or three varieties will see your shrubs in bloom from autumn to spring. An outstandingly long-flowering variety is Camellia x williamsii ‘Donation’. Its…
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How to Use Bark for Winter Interest

For homeowners who want to add a touch of intrigue to their surroundings, the bark of many trees and shrubs can contribute visual excitement to snowy terrain. The bark of some woody plants is colorful or reflective; others exhibit distinctive patterns or shed their top layers in curls. With a bit of planning and imagination, winter can be…
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3 Shrubs Display Four Seasons of Interest

Some bushes and shrubs produce a glorious display of spring flowers or fall foliage but then are rather inconspicuous during the rest of the year. However, there are several landscaping bushes that will add four seasons of color or interest to the home garden. When considering new landscaping plants, think about planting bushes like viburnums,…
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