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!

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.

How to Grow and Care for a Forsythia Bush

Learn how to pick the best forsythia bush for your region, when the bright yellow flowers bloom, and why your...


Top 15 Small Shrubs for Small Spaces

Freshen up your front yard with these short, stylish bushes—all of our expert picks for the top small shrubs are...


Grow a Dogwood Tree for Beauty and the Birds

Dogwoods trees have good looks, and they also attract wildlife. Add a dogwood tree to your yard for colorful flowers,...


Lilac Bush Not Blooming? Here’s What to Do

It can be frustrating if a lilac bush is not blooming. Get expert advice to fix this problem. Plus find...

7 Fascinating Fir Tree Facts You Should Know

Looking to grow an evergreen or just curious about trees? Learn fascinating fir tree facts about these members of the...


8 Types of Christmas Trees You Can Grow

How lovely are thy branches! Learn about the most common types of Christmas trees in America, and how to grow...

Grow a Dwarf Colorado Blue Spruce for Evergreen Beauty

No space for a spruce? Consider adding a dwarf Colorado blue spruce for the look of this delightful tree without...


Hawthorn Tree Care and Growing Tips

Bring birds, butterflies and bees to your backyard with a hawthorn tree! Here's how to grow one—and why it's a...


How to Grow and Care for a Winter Cassia Bush

Down south, you might think you can't enjoy gorgeous fall colors. Think again! Try a winter cassia bush for a...


Why You Need an Oak Tree in Your Backyard

Just one oak tree provides shelter and food for hundreds of bird and butterfly species. Plus, it offers a shady...

Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

Learn why this fascinating phenomenon occurs—and which trees to plant for vibrant foliage.


Invincibelle Spirit II Smooth Hydrangea Is Pretty in Pink

Enjoy continuous blooms from summer to fall with this smooth hydrangea. Invincibelle Spirit II will add months of beauty to...


Top 10 Small Flowering Trees for Your Yard

Even if you have a tiny yard, you can still grow one of these small flowering trees. These bloom-tastic trees...


Favorite Fall Flowering Plant: Autumn Sage

Autumn sage produces tube-shaped flowers that last from fall to spring. The colorful blooms are irresistible to butterflies and hummingbirds.


Why Are My Lilac Leaves Turning Brown?

If you're having trouble with your lilac leaves curling or looking brown, our garden expert can diagnose the problem. Plus,...

Ask the Experts: Deutzia Shrub Care

If you're thinking pink when adding a shrub to your yard, look no further than deutzia! Here's why this long-lived...


Native Shrubs for Birds: American Beautyberry Bush

American beautyberry bush is a versatile, easy-to-grow native shrub that birds love. Plant it in zones 6 to 10 and...


Hydrangea Not Blooming? Here’s What to Do

A hydrangea not blooming can be a frustrating issue for gardeners who adore its beautiful flowers. Here's how to solve...


Butterfly Bush Care: When Do Butterfly Bushes Bloom?

Learn when butterfly bush blooms and how to prune and care for the flowering shrubs. Plus learn if you can...


Grow a Crimson Bottlebrush Shrub for Pollinators

If you need a plant for pollinators and birds, crimson bottlebrush is a perfect pick! Learn how to grow this...


Oakleaf Hydrangea Care and 11 Varieties to Grow

Looking for tough shrubs that deliver year-round beauty? Discover the benefits of growing gorgeous oakleaf hydrangeas!


Grow a Dwarf Hydrangea in Pots and Small Spaces

Even a small patio or porch can have big, bold blooms in the summer with dwarf hydrangea.


Does a Hydrangea Need Full Sun or Shade to Grow Best?

Many gardeners wonder, "Do hydrangeas need full sun, or do they flower better in shade?" Get answers, plus the best...


Top 10 Bushes With Pretty Purple Flowers

Make your yard truly regal by adding a bush with purple flowers. Browse lovely options like lilacs, roses, rhododendrons and...

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This Easy-Care Coral Shrub Rose Is Ravishing

This new low-maintenance shrub rose with a delicious scent is a worthy addition to any yard.


The Best Types of Roses for Every Garden

There are many types of roses to grow, from classic tea roses to sprawling climbing roses. Learn which one is...


6 Breathtaking Blue Hydrangea Bushes to Grow

Blue is a favorite hue for flowers in the garden. Try these blue hydrangea bushes for big blooms and eye-catching...


A Tuff Stuff Mountain Hydrangea Is Tougher Than It Looks

If your reblooming hydrangea is not blooming, you might need a tougher plant. A Tuff Stuff mountain hydrangea is hardier...


6 Stunning White Hydrangea Bushes to Grow

Brighten up your yard with the beauty of a white hydrangea bush! These cultivars feature pure white blooms that are...


8 Prettiest Pink Hydrangea Varieties for Your Yard

Make your garden blush with pink hydrangeas! Discover delightful pink hydrangea cultivars to add to containers, borders and more.