How to Grow and Care for Spirea Bushes

Small clustered pink blooms of spirea flowers.

Woody shrubs give great structure to the garden, and ones that provide flowers as well as fall color are invaluable for multi-season interest. Spirea gives pretty spring flowers and bright green foliage that turns into vibrant fall color, and it’s fast and easy to grow! Get the full details here on Gardeners Path.

How to Grow Turpentine Bush: the Desert Dazzler

Ericameria laricifolia or desert turpentine bush in full bloom with yellow flowers.

Pretty flowers aren’t just for areas with acidic soil, moderate temperatures, and bucketsful of rain. Now at Gardener’s Path, learn how evergreen desert dazzler turpentine bush contributes resplendent, deep-green needle-like leaves and showy, brilliant yellow blossoms to sophisticated Southwest landscapes.

15 of the Best Woody Shrubs for Fall Color

A Japanese style garden in the autumn showing off bright orange, red, and yellow fall colors.

While many plants, with their beautifully colored flowers, shine brightly in spring and summer, others really come alive in autumn. We put together a list of our favorite woody shrubs that add spectacular fall color to the landscape with their leaves, stems, or flowers. Read the roundup now on Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow and Care for Sago Palm

Horizontal image of a green feathery cycad.

Learn from Gardener’s Path how you can add a dose of prehistoric drama to your landscape, home, or patio with sago, an ancient plant from Japan that looks like a palm but is actually related to conifer trees.

Persian Shield: An Exotic Specimen Plant

Enjoy Persian shield as a tall plant, or cut it back for a bushy specimen | GardenersPath.com

Are you looking for an exotic new plant for the house or garden that’s a cut above the rest? Consider Persian shield, a unique tropical variety with amazing, iridescent purple leaves. Learn all about this exceptional indoor/outdoor tropical plant, right here on Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow and Care for Bay Laurel Trees

Green bay laurel shrub growing between pink, red, and purple flowers, and other types of plants.

For outstanding versatility, bay laurel has it all. Used as an evergreen woody shrub or a trimmed topiary specimen, it can be planted in the ground or a container, and can even grow indoors. Plus, it’s an essential kitchen herb. To find out more about how to grow your own, read more now on Gardener’s Path.

19 Fragrant Flower and Shrub Favorites for Your Garden

Violet lilac flowers in bloom.

Several aspects of a plant inform our decisions in the garden. Color, shape, size, maintenance, and growing requirements all come into play. But one component can make us forget about everything else – fragrance. Heady, intoxicating, sweet, fruity, sensuous, and spicy, the scent of a flower is incomparable! Join us for a look at 19 fragrant flower and shrub favorites.

13 of the Best Evergreen Shrubs for Your Garden

Blue and green juniper growing in a carpet in a garden bed with a wood retaining wall, with a sidewalk to the right.

Finding the right evergreen shrub for your garden can be a headache, especially if you want something unique. We’ve taken the guesswork out of the project and compiled 13 of the best evergreen shrubs for you to consider. Read on to see our favorite picks and learn how to grow them at home, here on Gardener’s Path!

How to Grow Vitex Chaste Flowering Shrubs and Trees

Six spikes of lilac-colored vitex flowers, on narrow stems with skinny green leaves beneath the blooms that come to a sharp point, with green and brown foliage in the background.

Looking for an assertive grower whose attractive purple, pink, or off-white bloom spikes resemble those of lilac? Vitex — aka chaste plant — is a drought-tolerant beauty that can be pruned into a shrub, or allowed to stretch into tree form. To learn why this plant is anything but chaste, read more on Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow and Care for Chinese Fringe Flower Shrubs

A Chinese fringe flower is growing alongside a rough, wooden fence. The plant has bright pink and narrow petals reaching out in all directions.

Bring unique flair to your landscape with Chinese fringe flower, a vigorous grower with delicate, frilly pink or white blooms in the springtime. Whether it’s pruned to shrub size or allowed to flourish to tree proportions, this easy-care evergreen plant makes a wonderful addition to Southern gardens. Read more now.

How to Grow Salvia Flowers: Easy-Care with Colorful Blooms

Red salvia flowers with green teardrop-shaped leaves.

Looking for a durable plant that isn’t very thirsty or hungry and thrives in almost any soil? Consider growing any of the 900 or more varieties of salvia — tall, short, annual, perennial — you’ll get a tough plant softened by beautiful and profuse blooms in white, pink, red, coral, purple, blue, yellow, or coral.

Easy Landscaping with Ornamental Grasses: Simple Tips for Carefree Success

Potted ornamental grasses. | GardenersPath.com

Hardy, long lasting, and carefree to grow, ornamental grasses are a mainstay in professionally designed landscapes. With a superb diversity of textures, color, shapes, and sizes they can add drama and flair, or subtle softness. Their applications in the garden are many, and they’re one of the best plants to bring out your inner designer. Discover for yourself how readily these plants will work in your garden with our best tips and tricks.

The 5 Best Shrubs for Hedges High and Low

Hedges can be used for privacy or to divide to spaces | GardenersPath.com

From a curtain of arborvitae around the pool to a knee-high boxwood square around the rose garden, hedging is a landscape technique that adds beauty and function to any garden setting. Discover the best plants to create privacy and define borders in this article from your friends at Gardener’s Path.

Growing Delicately Blooming Lilacs

Growing Delicately Blooming Lilacs | GardenersPath.com

Have you always wondered how to grow this beautiful looking and brilliantly smelling flowering bush? If so, check out our guide and find out what you need to know. Fill your neighborhood with the sweet smell of lilacs now.

Native Vines for Your Landscape

Red trumpet creeper vines climbing a wall.

Vines are handy for trellis or lattice arbors, to trace up trees, or to decorate a mailbox. For many, the thought of planting a native vine in their landscape or garden is preferential due to their easy maintenance. If you are considering a native vine, then these profiles should give you a few choices to …

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