Flowers in winter gardens are few and far between, but witchhazels are one large shrub that blooms when everything else looks drab or dead.
I don’t know whether talking to plants works – but it’s worked for me.
Unfortunately, most bright red shrubs you see right now are an invasive alien shrub called ‘burning bush,’ also known as ‘winged euonymus,’ that’s escaping into our woodlands and replacing plants our birds and butterflies need to survive. There’s a much better alternative which is equally as attractive.
A perennial that looks like a shrub all summer, then dies back to the ground for winter, our native Baptisia australis, or ‘False Indigo’ may become one of your favorite plants.
Fothergilla is an easy-going shrub that’s adaptable to different sites and soils, and has few problems with pests.
Here’s an easy-to-grow native shrub with multiple seasons of interest from spring flowers to show-stopping fall color. Itea virginica, also known as Virginia Sweetspire.
Blueberries bushes aren’t only great native plants, they display all-American colors too – white spring flowers, blue summer berries and red fall foliage.
- Sea Isle City Residents Prove They’re Stronger Than Sandy As Rebuilding Efforts Continue
- Pa. Senate Tackles Liquor Bill
- Family Of 10-Year-Old Boy Killed In Chester Accident Speaks Out
- Health: Study Shows Facebook Initiative To Boost Organ Donation Registration Worked
- NJ Health Officials Advise Residents Of Coyote Sightings
- Most Romantic US Honeymoon... GHI @Home - Metal Shingle /... 11th Annual Gary Papa 5K Run-... Athletes We Wish Stayed In...
- Tiger Woods At The US Open At... Final Round: The U.S. Open At... Baseball Shots Of The Week –... Behind the Scenes: TP...
- Orr At The Shore 2013 NCC Retro-Rama Party The Philadelphia Diamonds Of... 2013 US Open At Merion
- Storm Photos: June 13, 2013 WIP Morning Show Father's Day... US Open At Merion Practice... Julius Erving Through The...