Category Archives : Shrubs


Heavenly Bamboo #Shrub Fills Empty Space in #Landscape! #shrubs

                      We encountered a gorgeous shrub while traveling in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.A. The reason we like it is because it maintains interest and color throughout 4 seasons! Even in the cold of Winter, the red berries persist! During Spring, Summer and Autumn, […]

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Blue Coreopsis Bush how to garden beginner gardener

Cut Back Blue Coreopsis in Early Spring! #gardeningtips

It’s early Spring in the mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.A. and it’s a perfect time to prune our Blue Coreopsis shrub! Why? Blue Coreopsis blooms gorgeous blue flowers in Autumn, so pruning now avoids damaging flower buds and gives the shrub a boost. It is not necessary to fertilize Blue Coreopsis, but we do spread […]


Euonymus #Shrub Brightens #Spring #Landscape! #shrubs

    It’s early Spring in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.A. and our Euonymus shrub has glossy green and gold leaves that brighten your landscape! This is a perfect shrub to establish a property line because it grows quickly! It maintains it’s leaves throughout all seasons, even in the cold of Winter. During Winter […]

Euonymus Shrub Brightens Spring Landscape! how to garden beginner gardener beginner gardening

Butterfly Bush [Photo Courtesy: www.pixabay.com] how to garden beginner gardener beginner gardening

How to #Grow & Care for #Butterfly Bush! #gardeningtips

Buddleja, buddleia, butterfly bush. #flora #natura #nature #naturaleza #flores #flowers #bridge #buddleja #buddleia #butterflybush #green #botanic #botanica A post shared by Siu (@siuspot) on Mar 24, 2017 at 8:06am PDT This Summer, we plan to get close-up photos of our Butterfly Bush flowers … Until then, we are showcasing other gardeners’ pics! Happy first day […]


Icy #Evergreens in #Winter #Landscape! #landscapes

      The Blizzard of 2017, also called Stella Blizzard 2017, made it’s way up the East coast of the U.S.A in March. It left only a couple of inches of snow in the Mid-Atlantic area, but it also left lots of ice! The reason we love evergreens in our landscape is because they […]

Icy Evergreens in Winter Landscape! how to garden beginner gardener beginner gardening

Tropical Shrub Blooms White Flowers! how to garden beginner gardener

#Tropical #Shrub #Blooms #White #Flowers! #whiteflowers

We are vacationing in the sub-tropical climate of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA. During an after-breakfast walk, we notice a very large shrub with white flower clusters that resemble Azalea flowers! The shrub is eye-catching and gorgeous! The leaves are about 3 inches long, glossy green, slender and pointy. If you know the name of […]


5 Reasons for #Golden Privet #Shrub! #lowmaintenance #shrubs

  The official name for Golden Privet shrub is Ligustrum Vicaryl Golden Privet. It is an unusual name for a shrub but it is a stunning, eye-catching shrub that serves several purposes in your garden or landscape. This unique shrub has golden leaves in Spring that get a little more green as the Summer arrives. It’s […]

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Peach Tropical Canna! beginner gardener how to garden

#Tropical #Canna & #Blue Coreopsis #Shrub! #flowers

It’s a late Summer morning and we notice a nice contrast of plants in our Triangle garden … We have tropical Peach Canna, which hasn’t bloomed yet; and a background of Blue Coreopsis shrub. Blue Coreopsis is a low maintenance shrub. Tropical Cannas require more TLC because the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. is not […]


6 Reasons to #Grow #Cistena #Shrub! #pinkflowers

                    Cistena is a large shrub that blooms light pink flowers in early spring. It is a member of the cherry family. Since it is a flowering shrub, we fertilize twice per year with an organic fertilizer Espoma PT18 Plant Tone, 18-Pound, once in early spring […]

Cistena Shrub in Full Bloom! how to garden beginner gardener

Blue Coreopsis Flowers how to garden beginner gardener

#Bees Love #Blue Coreopsis #Shrub! #blueflowers #flowers

Blue Coreposis bush is a maintenance-free perennial! It blooms beautiful bright blue flowers in late summer through fall. It attracts butterflies and bees to your garden. It is very easy to maintain. Cut back hard in early spring with quality pruning shears such as Fiskars 25-33 Inch Power-Lever Extendable Hedge Shear (9169), and fertilize with […]


#Butterflies Love #Butterfly #Shrub! #butterflygardening

  On a sunny fall morning, we noticed a Yellow Tiger Swallowtail feeding on our Butterfly bush. I carefully walked toward him so I could record him. He flew toward the camera which was delightful! Butterfly bush will bring beautiful butterflies to your garden! To learn how to care for Butterfly bush, click here.   […]

Red Admiral Butterfly [Photo Courtesy: butterfly.conservation.ie]

Burgundy Barberry shrub how to garden beginner gardener

#Bees Love #Barberry #Shrub! #shrubs

  Burgundy Barberry Shrub provides deep burgundy color all year long. During the Winter, it provides color and structure in your landscape. It blooms small yellow flowers in early summer, which attracts honey bees. It has sharp thorns which keep the deer away. Barberry is very easy to maintain. Prune with pruning shears, such as […]


#Winter #Red Welcomes the #Holidays! #holidayseason

        Winter Red Welcomes the Holidays! For true gardeners, Winter ushers in a time of rest, recuperation, and planning for Spring. Typically, the Winter landscape is bland and unforgiving. Fortunately, we have discovered a few shrubs that can add color, volume and interest to your Winter landscape. The following shrubs add vivid […]

Winter Red Welcomes the Holidays! beginner gardener how to garden

Burning Bush beginner gardener how to garden

4 Reasons to #Grow Burning Bush! #autumn #landscape

It’s Fall in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. and our Burning Bush leaves are transitioning to red! Here are 4 reasons to grow Burning Bush in your landscape: Burning Bush is very easy to maintain. Just prune once per year to maintain shape. Burning Bush will give you brilliant red leaves in the Fall. […]


6 Reasons to #Grow #Milkweed #Shrub in Your #Garden!

  The name “milkweed” doesn’t sound like a very attractive name. When gardeners think of “weeds,” positive thoughts typically don’t come to our minds. However, there are 5 reasons to grown ‘Milkweed Bush” in your garden: Monarch butterflies are attracted to gardens with a milkweed bush. The milkweed bush is a host plant for Monarch […]

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Neon Spirea Shrub beginner gardener how to garden

8 Reasons to #Grow Neon Spirea in Your #Garden & #Landscape!

    Neon Spirea is our favorite easy-maintenance flowering shrub! It is extremely easy to maintain and it blooms beautiful magenta flowers consistently throughout summer! What are 8 reasons to grow Neon Spirea in your garden? Neon Spirea blooms gorgeous magenta clusters of flowers beginning in late Spring, and continuing throughout Summer! Neon Spirea are […]


Snowmound #Spirea #Flowers Look Like #Snow! #shrubs

  Snowmound Spirea shrub blooms in mid Spring and the dainty white flowers look like a layer of snow has fallen! It blooms consistently every year, and the shrub is very easy to maintain. For beginner gardeners, the Spirea variety of shrubs are excellent choices because they are very easy to maintain! For details on […]

Snowmound Spirea Blooms Look Like Snow! beginner gardener how to garden

Front Sidewalk #Garden is #LowMaintenance! #gardening

  Our Front Sidewalk Garden includes Red Potted Geraniums, Japanese Wildflowers, Euonymus Shrub, Tall Arborvitae Evergreens, and Irises. In our birdbath, we placed Hens and Chicks succulent plants. The Front Sidewalk Garden is very low maintenance … we prune the Euonymus a couple of times per year to keep it small. The Japanese Wildflowers require […]

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Autumn Gardens how to garden beginner gardener

Gorgeous Side #Garden Stands Up & Greets U! #gardening

        When we turn the corner and walk down the hill, our Side Garden stands up and greets us everyday! I have always loved Side Gardens. When I was growing up, my parents had a Side Garden of Irises, Lilies, Roses, and Azaleas. Side Gardens are typically not as visible from inside […]


4 Reasons to Add #Yuletide #Camellia to #Autumn #Landscape!

  Our huge Christmas Camellia is ready for the holidays! It’s sporting bright red and yellow blooms and is standing 10 feet tall. We purchased the Camellia at a plant nursery in Chincoteague, Virginia about 7 years ago. It was about 18 inches tall at that time. It’s very easy to grow and maintain. We […]

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#Autumn #Landscapes in the Mid-Atlantic U.S.A.! #trees #shrubs

      When the temperatures cool down, it’s a welcome respite from the long, hot Summer! Autumn is our favorite season! The trees and shrubs begin to change colors. Nature gives us a free show of colors, textures and berries!     Autumn ushers in a kaleidoscope of colors, such as red, yellow, burgundy, […]

Red Maple Tree in Autumn how to garden beginner gardener

Golden Barberry Shrub in Late Autumn how to garden beginner gardener

4 Ways Golden Barberry #Shrub Improves #Autumn #Landscape! #shrubs

  Golden Barberry Shrub is a very low maintenance shrub that has many uses in your landscape. Here are 4 ways Golden Barberry shrub can improve your landscape: If you would like to create a natural fence along your property line, Golden Barberry shrub is a good choice. It provides color year-round, and it has […]


Brighten #Autumn #Garden w/ Burning Bush! #shrubs

It’s Fall in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. and our Burning Bush leaves are transitioning to red! Burning Bush is very easy to maintain. Just prune once per year to maintain shape, and in return, Burning Bush will give you brilliant red leaves in the Fall. This is our 1st video on Burning Bush […]

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Snowmound Spirea Blooms Look Like Snow! beginner gardener how to garden

3 Ways to Prepare #Flowering #Shrubs for #Winter! #shrub

                    Neon Spirea has beautiful magenta blooms. The shrub is very easy to maintain and blooms all spring and summer. In the Autumn, the leaves turn gold, which is a nice accent color for your Autumn landscape!                   […]


How 2 Attract #Butterflies! #pollinators #pollin8rchat #butterflygardening

                      Whenever I am in the mood to see some of God’s most beautiful creatures, I step outside and slowly walk over to our Butterfly (or Buddleia) Bush. Butterflies absolutely love Butter Bush! In our backyard, a  ten foot tall Butterfly bush leans up against […]

Black Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly [Photo Courtesy: cambridgeincolour.com]