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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15 Purple Hydrangea Varieties For Majestic Garden Appeal

Thinking of adding some purple hydrangeas to your garden, but aren't sure what to plant? There are many different options, so picking the perfect plant can be a bit confusing! In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago lists out her favorite purple hydrangea varieties you can grow!

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11 Pink Azalea Varieties That Will Liven Up Your Garden

Are you thinking of planting some Pink Azaleas this season, but aren't sure which varieties will grow in your geographic location? There are plenty to choose from, which can make picking the right variety a bit confusing. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago examines her favorite pink azalea varieties, with names and pictures of each!

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17 Beautiful Pink Blooming Camellia Varieties

Looking to add some pink cameallias to your garden this season? Camellias are sometimes thought of as red-blooming shrubs, but there are plenty of camellias that bloom in beautiful shades of pink! In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss walks through her favorite varieties of pink camellias, along with hardiness zones they will thrive in!

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Camellia Varieties: 23 Different Types of Camellia You’ll Love

Looking to add some camellias to your garden this season, but aren't sure which to choose? There are many different types of camellias, so picking just one can be a bit difficult! In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss walks through her favorite camellia varieties, with names and pictures of each!

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How to Plant, Grow and Care For Camellias

Camellias are a popular warm weather evergreen shrub, or tree. These flowering beauties are a mainstay in warmer climates, but they can be somewhat picky about their growing conditions. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss walks through how to plant, grow, and care for Camellias!

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11 Red Camellia Varieties For Bold Garden Color

Are you thinking of adding some red camellias to your garden this season, but aren't sure which variety to choose? There are many varieties to choose from that bloom with beautiful bold red blossoms. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss walks through her favorite red flowering camellia varieties, with names and pictures of each!

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15 Tips For Transplanting or Moving Your Hydrangeas

Are you thinking of moving your hydrangeas around this season? Perhaps you are thinking of taking them out of containers and relocating them to somewhere in the ground? In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago walks through her top tips for transplanting hydrangeas!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!