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Happy Holly Days
It’s red berry time and with bunches of fresh holly leaves and berries or branches of winterberries...
How to Make Rose Potpourri
See how to make a simple, classic potpourri recipe using rose petals and other flowers. It’s a...
The butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii) is a beautiful, fast-growing, deciduous shrub with masses of...
How do you plant a rose bush? How do you grow roses? Our Rose Plant Guide will get your started—...
How to Prune Roses
Pruning roses is not as complicated as it may seem, though it’s important to follow the right...
June Birth Flowers
June’s birth month flowers are among the most fragrant of all, the rose and the honeysuckle. Learn...
When to Prune Different Kinds of Hydrangeas
Hydrangeas can sometimes be a tricky plant to care for, so it is important to learn when to prune...
Hydrangea Varieties for Every Garden
There are so many beautiful hydrangea varieties—from mophead to lacecap types, with extravagant...
With immense flower heads, hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist....
Shrubs and Trees for Birds
To attract birds to your garden or backyard, you need shrubs and plants that provide food and ...
How to Grow Azaleas
Known as “The Royalty of the Garden,” azaleas have long been adored for their brightly colored...
Spring Pruning Guide for Trees and Shrubs
Which trees and shrubs get pruned in spring? See the Almanac’s spring pruning guide listing when...
Mistletoe Meaning and Lore | Why We Kiss Beneath It
Of all the plants used as Christmas decorations, none has the long and interesting history of...
Year of the Rose: Best Types of Roses
In honor of the rose’s long and colorful history, as well as its place in gardens, the National...
What is Witch Hazel?
Witch hazel is a shrub that blooms in late fall and can make for both a valuable landscaping plant...
Best Shrubs for Fall Planting
The gardening season is winding down. Last call for filling in those bare spots in your landscaping...
How to Overwinter Your Plants and Garden
Learn how to properly overwinter your garden plants to keep them protected from snow, wind, and...
Rhododendron Care and Growing Tips
In late spring, the rhododendrons are blooming! Here’s more about this stunning flowering shrub—...
Rhododendrons and azaleas, both from the genus Rhododendron, have long been mainstays of late...
Who doesn’t love lilacs? The ideal lilac shrub has about 10 canes and produces flowers at eye-level...
When to Prune Trees and Shrubs
When trees and shrubs become overgrown, it’s time to break out the pruning shears. With this guide...
Easiest Roses to Grow for Beginners
Roses have changed, and it’s about time! Today, there are easy-to-grow types of roses—from David...
Best Disease-Resistant Roses
When thinking about roses, most people envision hybrid teas. However, being susceptible to disease...
Plant Guides: Flowers, Bulbs, Roses, Shrubs, Houseplants
Our Growing Guides for flowers cover popular annuals, perennials, bulbs, roses, and shrubs—as well...
Let Us Bare Roots
From Georgia to Quebec to my currently frigid Wisconsin, it’s time to plant bare root roses. If...
Old Roses are Tough and Gorgeous
The only hybrid tea rose that will survive in my -20F winters is ‘Cherry Parfait’. It’s beautiful...
Pruning Pointers for Trees and Shrubs
Pruning trees and shrubs may be the most feared act in gardening. Using sharp metal objects to cut...
Winter Pruning Guide for Trees and Shrubs
Late winter is a good time for pruning in many regions. Here are some tips and a list of common...
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