Growing Trees, Shrubs & Grasses

Whether you’re growing grass, trees or shrubs, the right mix can make or break your backyard landscaping. We’re sharing expert grass, shrub and tree growing tips and advice you can use!

New Age White Lilac Is a Fresh Update on a Classic Shrub

Fill tiny spots in your yard with New Age White Lilac. Pollinators will love this fragrant, beautiful flowering shrub!

10 Little-Known Peony Plant Facts

Timeless and lovely, a peony plant is beloved for a reason. Discover what makes peonies such popular flowers for gardeners.

Plant Native Firebush to Attract Hummingbirds

Does firebush attract hummingbirds? The answer is a resounding yes!

Hibiscus Flower Care 101: Outdoors and Indoors

The flowers of a tropical hibiscus shrub are showstoppers. Get expert tips for hibiscus care, both outdoors and as houseplants.

Top 10 Colorful Year-Round Shrubs and Bushes

Liven up your yard in every season with year-round shrubs and bushes! From holly to beautyberry, there's a perfect pick...

Are Brugmansia Flowers Right for Your Yard?

Brugmansia—also known as angel's trumpet—makes a gorgeous addition to your garden. Here's what to know about these pollinator favorites.

Hummingbirds Will Fall in Love With Rose of Sharon

A rose of Sharon shrub has large, gorgeous flowers that attract pollinators in droves, including bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

Is a Black Locust Tree Invasive?

Stunning blooms are beloved by pollinators, but this tree is not a good choice for every yard. Find out if...

Spilled Wine Weigela Stuns With Foliage and Flowers

Bring in the hummingbirds (and bees, and butterflies) with spilled wine weigela! Learn the plant's growing zones, light needs and...

Chinese Snowball Bush Vs Hydrangea: What’s the Difference?

These puffy plants look almost the same! Learn the differences between snowball bush vs hydrangea, including their growing zones and...

Don’t Grow an Invasive Russian Olive Tree in Your Yard

The Russian olive tree was once a popular choice. See why a garden expert says you should avoid this invasive...

Grow Winter Daphne Shrubs for Early, Fragrant Blooms

Give your garden a treat with Banana Split Daphne shrub. This winter daphne has fragrant flowers that bloom in late...

A Beginner’s Guide to Growing a Camellia Bush

Camellia flowers are beloved in the south. Evergreen leaves and fall-to-spring blooms make them favorites. Learn how to grow a...

How to Identify Emerald Ash Borer Damage

The emerald ash borer is deadly to ash trees—and aggravating for homeowners. Here's how to know if your tree has...

Grow Pretty Purple Fountain Grass for Birds

Purple fountain grass is an ideal choice for winter and fall interest—and it brings in the birds, too! Here's how...

Your Complete Guide to Holly Trees and Berries

These native plants dazzle with bright berries and glossy leaves while attracting wildlife to gardens throughout the seasons.

Grow a Berry Heavy Gold Winterberry Bush for Beauty and the Birds

Liven up cold-season gardens and homes with this gorgeous winterberry bush. Berry Heavy Gold is also a favorite of hungry...

Are American Pokeweed Berries Poisonous?

A garden expert answers questions about American pokeweed. Find out if this shrub is a native plant and if pokeweed...

Plant Gin Fizz Juniper for a Bush Bursting With Berries

Plant a Gin Fizz juniper bush for low-maintenance greenery that looks great in every season. Plus, you'll attract flocks of...

10 Small Evergreen Shrubs to Grow for Year-Round Curb Appeal

Small evergreen shrubs make your yard look great in every season. Dwarf evergreens also provide benefits for birds and wildlife.

How to Grow a Tulip Poplar Tree

With unique leaves and showy flowers, a tulip tree offers superb wildlife value.

Grow a Gorgeous Fall Garden Your Birds Will Love

Plan a fall garden that flourishes beyond spring and summer. Follow these tips to create a landscape you and visiting...

Grow Brandywine Viburnum for Tie-Dye Berry Clusters

The easiest way to grow Brandywine viburnum with its clusters of pink and blue berries that both gardeners and wildlife...

Grow a Black Chokeberry Shrub for Berry-Loving Birds

Looking to add fall interest to your yard? Learn why black chokeberry is a perfect choice, both for you and...

The Best Hydrangea Bush for Every Yard and Growing Condition

Discover what makes hydrangea bushes so versatile and our top picks for full sun, shade, pots, cut flowers and more!

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Top 10 Perennial Ornamental Grasses for Your Garden

Weave motion and texture into your garden beds with perennial grasses. Find the perfect ornamental grass pick for your...

Globe Mallow: Native Perennial Plant With a Floral Surprise

Globe mallow is a native shrub that brings a cottage garden look and feel to a desert garden. In spring, this...

Tianshan Seven Son Flower Shines in Every Season

Discover Tianshan seven-son flower's amazing attributes as the seasons change, and learn how and where to grow it in your...

Attract More Birds With a Silky Dogwood Shrub

Silky dogwood shrubs are native plants that boast benefits in every season. Here’s what you need to know before planting...

Top 10 Small Shrubs for Small Spaces

Yes, you do have room for an extra shrub or two—all of our picks for the top 10 shrubs for...

Top 10 Fast Growing Shrubs for Instant Curb Appeal

Get fantastic looking results and landscaping benefits even faster than usual with our gardening expert's picks for fast growing shrubs.