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!

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.


4 Drought-Tolerant Flowering Shrubs for Southern Gardens

If you think drought tolerant means boring, try drought-tolerant flowering shrubs you'll want in the garden even when rainfall is...


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...


Easy Gardening for Tough Locations

Living in the far north or south can make for tough growing conditions, but we've got tips for easy gardening...


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Winter Cassia

Florida’s fall colors are a little different than those up north. While others are watching the last colorful leaves of


Top 10 Shrubs for Shade

Don't let your shady yard stop you from having a lively landscape—jazz up your space with our list of the...


Ground Covers for Shade Gardens

Low-light ground covers add beauty in shade gardens.


Grow Dogwood Trees to Attract Birds

Not only do dogwoods trees have good looks, they also attract wildlife. Add a beautiful tree to your yard for...


Small Trees That Attract Birds for Food, Shelter and Nesting

Attract more birds with these small trees and shrubs that provide food and shelter in all seasons. These varieties are...

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Favorite Fall Plant: Autumn Sage

Living in the Desert Southwest, I am always grateful when September comes around and the summer heat begins to abate.


Signs of Spring – Fragrant, Flowering Fruit Trees

There is nothing that says spring is here as formerly leafless fruit trees covered in blossoms. What makes it even


Second Chance for a Damaged Tree

Have you ever had a favorite damaged by a storm or severe cold temperatures?  Was the damage so bad that


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Low-Litter Plants for Landscaping Around Swimming Pools

Who doesn’t love to take a dip in the pool on a hot summer’s day?  I certainly do.  But I


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Focus on Natives: Live Oaks and Spanish Moss

Perhaps no image is more representative of the southern outdoors than a giant live oak dripping with Spanish moss. When

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Beautiful Native Perennial With a Floral Surprise

Globe Mallow is one of my favorite native shrubs.  It brings a ‘cottage garden’ look and feel to my desert