Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' - This deciduous shrub has oval, mid-green leaves and produces small, creamy-white flowers in May and June. But it's really grown for the brilliant, flame-coloured stems that are revealed when the leaves, which turn orang
Spring and the garden are such a dreamy combination, because what you plant now will make your yard and balcony beautiful in summer. It’s a joy to see the garden wake up after winter. The highlights are the spring bulbs, tree blossom and flowering shrubs
Keep the garden vertical. That's why it's good to look for shrubs and trees that max out interest as they grow up, not out. Try dwarf varieties for a small backyard, as well as more columnar evergreens (bonus—they boost wintertime interest, too).
Clematis 'Little Mermaid' Appealing pink blooms with sunny yellow centers. Each flower has a generous count of wide tepals for a full look. Clematis 'Little Mermaid' is a mid-sized vine to grow on a trellis, fence, or throug
Mountain Laurel - If you take a springtime drive through the Appalachian Mountains you may see wild mountain laurels in flower on hillsides and meadows. This spectacular native evergreen shrub makes a great landscape plant sporting large clusters of cup-s