Shrubs & Bushes

Trying to figure out which shrubs to plant in your garden this season? In this section, we cover everything you need to know about shrubs and bushes. You'll find information on the most popular shrubs, including hydrangeas, lilacs, and rhododendrons. You'll also find our growing guides, and shrub lists with recommendations for certain hardiness zones.

hydrangeas zone 3

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Can You Grow Hydrangeas in Hardiness Zone 3?

Do you live in the colder climate of hardiness zone 3? If so, you may be wondering if you can successfully grow hydrangeas in this climate due to the chilly weather. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago examines exactly what you can expect when trying to grow hydrangeas in this hardiness zone!

Green Hydrangea Flowers

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11 Green Hydrangea Varieties for your Garden

Looking for a hydrangea variety that's a little different? Maybe you just want to spruce up your yard for Saint Patrick's Day? There are many different green hydrangea varieties that you can add to your garden! In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago examines her favorites!

evergreen shrubs

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31 Evergreen Shrubs For Beautiful Year Round Foliage

Are you looking for some evergreen shrubs to add to your home or garden space? Evergreen shrubs are a great way to keep your garden looking green, even in the wintertime. There are many different options you can choose from, depending on your hardiness zone. In this article, we look at our favorite evergreen shrubs you can add to your home or garden!

red hydrangeas

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17 Red Hydrangea Varieties With Beautiful Red Blooms

Are you looking for a red hydrangea to plant this season but can't decide which one to pick? Red can be a difficult color to plant with, since so many plants are varying shades of red. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago lists out her favorite red hydrangea varieties for your garden, with names, pictures and hardiness zones of each!

hydrangeas heat wave

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11 Care Tips For Hydrangeas During a Heat Wave

If your hydrangeas are cooking from the heat this season, you are not alone! The good news is, there's a few actions you can take to keep them thriving. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago walks through her top tips to help your hydrangeas stay alive and look their best during hot summer temperatures.

rhododendron bloloming tips

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14 Tips For Beautiful Blooming Rhododendrons This Season

If you are trying to keep your rhododendrons blooming as long as possible, you are in the right place! Rhodies are beautiful blooming shrubs, but there are some actions you can take to keep them blooming even longer. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago gives you her top tops to ensure your Rhodies are blooming all season long!

grow azaleas

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Azaleas

Thinking of adding some Azaleas to your garden this season but aren't quite sure where to start? Azaleas are one of the most popular shrubs you can grow, behind Hydrangeas and Rhododendrons (which Azaleas are just a variety of). In this article, gardening expert and flowering shrub enthusiast Jill Drago teaches you how to plant, grow, and care for Azaleas in your garden!

Tree Shaped Hydrangea in Yard

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How to Grow & Shape Your Hydrangea Shrubs into Trees

If you are trying to grow your hydrangeas into a tree, but don't know where to start, you are in the right place. Growing hydrangeas as trees can be a little bit of a challenge, but it can be done with a patience and dedication. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago walks through each step you'll need to follow for beautiful tree like hydrangeas.

white hydrangeas

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17 White Hydrangea Varieties With Stunning White Blooms

Thinking of adding some hydrangeas with white blooms to your garden this season? It can be tricky to pick the perfect variety with so many different options to choose from. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago examines her favorite white hydrangea varieties, with names, pictures and hardiness zones of each!

cold hardy hydrangeas

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27 Cold Hardy Hydrangea Varieties For Cool Climates

Do you live in a cooler climate but really want to plant hydrangeas this season? There are actually many different varieties of hydrangea that can survive in colder hardiness zones. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago examines her favorite hydrangeas for areas that get some cooler weather!

lilacs blooming

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14 Tips To Keep Your Lilacs Blooming All Season

Looking to get the biggest and brightest blooms out of your lilacs this season? There are actually several things you can do to encourage the flower growth of these prolific bloomers. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros walks through her top tips for getting the most out of your lilacs this year!

Lilacs shade or sun

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Do Lilacs Prefer Full Sun, Partial Shade, or Full Shade?

If you've decided to add lilacs to your garden this season, it's a good idea to make sure you pick a proper location where they get the perfect amount of sun to meet their needs. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros looks at the sun needs of the lilac, and if they prefer full sun, partial shade, or full shade.

oakleaf hydrangea

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Oakleaf Hydrangeas

Thinking of adding some oakleaf hydrangeas to your garden this season, but aren't sure where to start? This species is a favorite amongst many gardeners, so it's important to start off on the right track if you are adding them to your garden this season. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago walks through how to plant, grow, and care for Oakleaf Hydrangeas.

watering hydrangeas

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How Much and How Often Should You Water Hydrangeas?

Are you struggling to figure out how much or how oftern to water your hydrangeas to heep them looking great? Overwatering and underwatering hydrangeas is a common problem that's easily solved. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago examines how much water your hydrangeas need, and how frequently you should water them.

Hydrangea species arborescens

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Smooth Hydrangeas

Smooth hydrangeas are one of the more popular types of hydrangea grown each season. Their compact shrubby nature makes them ideal for areas where you may not want a fully grown, taller plant. In this article, coastal gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago outlines each step for planting, growing, and caring for smooth hydrangeas.

full sun lilac

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17 Different Lilac Varieties That Thrive in Full Sun

Lilacs are fantastic plants, but they are fairly notorius for their preference of the shade. But did you know there are some varieties that are a bit more sun tolerant than others? In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros walks through her favorite lilac varieties that can handle full sun conditions.

deadhead lilacs

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How to Deadhead Lilacs in 7 Simple Steps

Deadheading your lilacs can be one of the best ways to encourage their beautiful blooms. Getting the timing right on when to deadhead is important, but deadheading lilacs is a fairly straightforward process. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros walks through 7 simple steps to deadhead your lilacs this season!

Hydrangea Kept Blue During Blooming Season

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6 Simple Steps For Keeping Your Hydrangeas Blue

Are you struggling to keep your hydrangeas blue this season? It actually all comes down to the type of hydrangea you own, and soil science. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea expert Jill Drago provides six simple steps for keeping those beautiful blue blooms!