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.

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Lilac Varieties: 25 Different Types of Lilac Cultivars

Trying to decide what lilac variety to plant this season, but can't pick without a little help? Lilacs have over 25 species, with thousands of cultivars, so it can be hard to settle in and pick the perfect shrub. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jarosz shares her favorite lilac cultivars you can plant in your garden this season.

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Can You Grow Hydrangeas in Hardiness Zone 9?

Planning on adding some hydrangeas to your garden, but aren't sure if they can cut it in the heat of hardiness zone 9? These popular perennial shrubs can be a bit picky as they grow, especially in warmer climates. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago examines if you can grow hydrangeas in hardiness zone 9, despite the heat.

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31 Orange Flowering Shrubs With Names and Pictures

Thinking of adding some orange flowering shrubs to your home garden? There are many different types of bushes that display orange blooms when in season, so picking the right one can be a challenge. In this article, we take a deeper look at our favorites, with names and pictures of each!

Spring Hydrangea Care Tips

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11 Tips For Spring Hydrangea Care This Season

Spring hydrangea care is a bit different than other seasons. In spring, you are working to get your hydrangeas to rebloom, and encourage their prolific flower growth. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago walks through her top tips for spring hydrangea care.

hibiscus varieties

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41 Different Types of Hibiscus Varieties For Your Garden

Planting hibiscus in your garden can be a challenge if you don't know what type of hibiscus to plant! There are many different varieties, with different colored flowers that can grow across many different hardiness zones. In this article, we examine our favorite types of hibiscus varieties for your home or garden space!

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Lilacs in Your Garden

Are you planning on growing lilacs this season, but aren't quite sure where to start? Lilacs are a popular shrub that can survive and thrive in many different hardiness zones. In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros walks through how to plant, grow, and care for Lilacs in your garden space.

Color Changing Hydrangea

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How to Change The Color of Your Hydrangeas in 6 Simple Steps

So you've decided you want to change your hydrangea's color to vibrant pink, beautiful blue, or a vivid violet? Some varieties of hydrangea will adjust their flower color based on the nutrient values of the soil. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago walks through how to change the color of your hydrangeas in 6 simple steps!

Lacecap Hydrangea in Blue

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Lacecap Hydrangeas

Lacecap hydrangeas are a wonderful addition to any garden. But if you've never grown them before, where do you start? Lacecaps can be a bit pickier than other types of hydrangea, so it's important to understand all their needs before you begin planting. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago highlights every step you'll need to follow when growing lacecap hydrangeas this season.

Bright Hydrangea Blooms

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15 Tips To Keep Your Hydrangeas Blooming All Season Long

If you've planted hydrangeas in your garden, you may be wondering how to keep their blooms going as long as possible. Hydrangeas can be picky plants, which makes perfect blooms a never-ending challenge. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago gives you her top tips for longer and brighter blooms.

pink flowering shrubs

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Pink Flowering Shrubs: 31 Pink Flower Bushes For Your Garden

Thinking of adding some bushes with pink flowers to your home or garden space, but aren't quite sure what to look for? There are many different shrubs with pink flowers that will survive across many different hardiness zones. In this article, we look at our favorite decidious and evergreen pink flower bushes that you can add to your home or garden this season.

Deadheading Hydrangeas

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11 Tips For Deadheading Hydrangeas Correctly

If you are trying to deadhead your hydrangeas for better blooms this season, you aren't alone! Deadheading is the art of removing spent blooms so that new ones can come and take their place. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago walks through her top tips for properly deadheading this season.

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How to Prune Hydrangeas in 7 Simple Steps

Pruning your hyhdrangeas is more of an art than science. These beautiful flowering shrubs are quite common all over the United States, and the world. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago takes you through each step of properly pruning your hydrangeas.

white flowering shrubs

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White Flowering Shrubs: 31 White Flower Bushes For Your Garden

Thinking of adding some bushes with white flowers to your home or garden space, but aren't sure where to start? There are many different types of white flowering shrubs that will grow in a variety of hardiness zones. In this article, we take a look at our favorite shrubs with white flowers to help you find the perfect fit for your garden space!

Healthy Hydrangea Bloom

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11 Reasons Your Hydrangeas Aren’t Blooming, and How to Fix it

If you planted some hydrangeas expecting some big and beautiful blooms only to be disappointed, you aren't alone. Hydrangea blooms can stall for a number of different reasons. The good news is many of these problems are correctable. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago looks at the most common reasons your hydrangea may not be blooming and how to fix it.

Flowering Shrub in Garden

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Flowering Shrubs: 71 Different Types of Flowering Bushes

Thinking of planting some flowering shrubs in your home or garden, but aren't sure which ones are best? There are many different types of flowering shrubs, with many having different colors and completely different looks. In this article, we examine our favorite flowering bushes, with names and pictures of each!

Perennial Shrub in Garden

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61 Perennial Shrubs For Your Home and Garden

Thinking of planting some perennial shrubs but aren't sure which ones will best fit your home or garden space? There are many different options for perennial shrubs, so picking the right one can be a bit confusing. In the following article, we examine over 60 of our favorites, to help you find the perfect match for your garden this season.

Hydrangea Next To Fern Companion Plant

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15 Hydrangea Companion Plants For Your Garden

Thinking of planting some new plants along with your hydrangeas this season but aren't sure what plants are the best companions? Companion planting can be a bit tricky, depending on the plant. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago walks through her favorite companion plants for hydrangeas.

purple flowering shrub

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21 Purple Flowering Shrubs With Names and Pictures

Thinking of adding some purple flowering shrubs to your home garden? There are many different options when considering a bush with purple flowers to add to your home garden. Many of them are quite hardy, and will require minimal maintenance. In this article, we look at some of our favorite purple flowering shrubs for your home garden.