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!

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...

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.

Grow an Endless Summer Hydrangea for Weeks of Blooms

Add more beautiful blooms to your garden! Learn to care for an Endless Summer hydrangea, and what sets this shrub...

When to Prune Hydrangeas for Big, Showy Blooms

When it comes to hydrangea pruning, timing is everything. Learn when to prune hydrangeas for spectacular flowers next summer.

Grow Green With Limelight and Little Lime Hydrangeas

Love hydrangeas and the color green? Add a Limelight hydrangea to your yard for vibrant color. Or try a Little...

6 Hydrangea Types You Need in Your Garden

Discover the different hydrangea types you should plant in your backyard, including panicle hydrangeas, smooth hydrangeas and more.

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.

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.