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!

Pollinator Magnet: How to Care for and Prune Butterfly Bush

Learn when butterfly bushes bloom and how to take care of your plant, plus why some varieties are not appropriate for every garden.

7 Things You Need to Know Before Planting a Tree

Planting a tree is a wonderful investment for your property. Follow this checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything...


Top 10 Tree Diseases (And What to Do About Them)

Trees contribute mightily to a landscape's value, so it's important to keep them healthy. Here's how to deal with 10...


Choose the Best Roses for Your Garden

Before you toss any old rose plant into the ground, use this guide to find the rose that's a perfect...


5 Lucky Shamrock Facts for St. Patrick’s Day

Learn how to tell fact from blarney when it comes to this symbol of Ireland! Here are five shamrock facts...

Grow Crotons for Year-Round Fall Foliage

If you love the reds, yellows, and oranges of fall foliage, grow crotons and enjoy those vivid hues all year...


9 Best Fall Shrubs to Grow This Season

Turn up the heat in your cool-weather backyard with fiery fall foliage.


9 Small Evergreen Shrubs to Grow for Year-Round Beauty

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


How to Prune and Care for Crape Myrtle Trees

Beloved in the Southern states, crape myrtle trees flower profusely in summer. Learn how to properly care for and prune...


3 Different Ways to Grow Moss

Go mad for moss! One easy-growing plant, three ways to cultivate it.


5 Elegant Japanese Garden Styles to Try

A touch of Japan adds minimalist style to your own backyard.


7 Fabulous Facts About Flowering Trees

Learn more about everyone's favorite spring showstoppers!


Signs of Spring: Viburnum and Dogwood

Blooming trees and shrubs like native viburnum and dogwood are one of the great pleasures of spring.

Signs of Spring: Forsythia and Redbud

Growing up in Ohio, I had a forsythia bush outside my bedroom window. This allowed me to be one of


Top 10 Fast Growing Shrubs

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


Top 10 Quick Growing Trees for Your Landscape

Try planting one of these quick growing trees in your yard for beauty, shade and wildlife benefits.


Growing Hibiscus Outside and In

The blooms of this popular tropical shrub are real showstoppers. Get tips for growing hibiscus outside or indoors.


Colorful Winter Gardens

It may be winter, but not all gardens are covered in snow. Enjoy these colorful Southwestern winter gardens.


Alternatives to Invasive Shrubs

Find out which invasive shrubs to avoid and what to replace them with.


Top 10 Plants That Attract Waxwing Birds

Every garden should have waxwings! With a little planning, you can bring in these gorgeous fliers with colorful fruit-bearing plants...


4 Drought-Tolerant Flowering Shrubs for Southern Gardens

If you think drought tolerant means boring, here are four drought tolerant flowering shrubs you'll want to add to the...

Attract Wildife with Rose of Sharon

This beloved shrub has gorgeous flowers that attract wildlife in droves, including butterflies and hummingbirds.


Growing Lemongrass

Grow lemongrass for culinary purposes, as an ornamental grass, or just for the fresh scent!


Gardening Made Easy: 60+ Tough Plants

Take the guesswork out of your garden and put these tough plants to the test in your backyard.


Top 10 New Plants for 2014

It’s time to celebrate! The garden world is abuzz over this year’s arrivals, and we're sharing our list of top...


9 Beautiful Flowering Trees for Your Backyard

With beautiful flowering trees, you get the height and size of a tree, plus the beauty of flowers. Check out...


Gardening with Ornamental Grasses

Low-maintenance and versatile, gardening with ornamental grasses is a great way to prove that grass is more than a tidy...