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.

blue flowering shrubs

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Blue Flowering Shrubs: 17 Blue Flower Bushes For Your Garden

Are you thinking fo adding some blue flowering shrubs to your home garden? There are a number of different bushes with blue flowers to choose from when picking out a new shrub for your home garden space. In this article, we take a deeper look at our favorites, with names and pictures of each!

Hydrangea in Pots and Containers

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15 Tips for Growing Beautiful Hydrangeas in Containers

Thinking of container planting some hydrangeas this season? Container planting can sometimes be a bit more of an art, than science. In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago walks through her top tips for beautiful hydrangea blooms in containers or pots this season!

Hydrangeas Grown in Zone 10

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Can You Grow Hydrangeas in Hardiness Zone 10?

Do you live in hardiness zone 10, but aren't quite sure if hydrangeas will stand up to your heat and humidity? Hydrangeas are gorgeous shrubs, but they typically thrive in the right environments. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago examines what you can expect when growing hydrangeas USDA hardiness zone 10.

Blue Hydrangea Varieties

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11 Blue Hydrangea Varieties Bursting With Color

Thinking of planting blue hydrangea but aren't sure which variety to choose from? The good news is that you have plenty of different options to choose from! In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago examines her favorite blue hydrangea varieties to plant in your home garden space!

Shrubs for Shade Gardens

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31 Shrubs For Shade Gardens and Shady Areas

Do you need some shrubs for shady areas of your garden? Perhaps you are creating an entire shade garden but aren't sure which shrubs to plant? The good news is, there are plenty of shade loving options, no matter your hardiness zone or geographic location. In this article, we look at our favorite shade-loving shrubs.

Hydrangea Variety in Full Sun

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21 Different Hydrangea Varieties That Love Full Sun

Thinking of planting some hydrangeas but aren't sure if they can take full sun? Well the good news is, there's actually plenty of different hydrangea varieties that are sun tolerant! In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago takes a deeper look at her favorite full sun hydrangea varieties.

Grow Hydrangeas

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

Hydrangeas are one of the most commonly planted flowering shrubs. This isn't without a good reason. These fantastic shrubs are very popular for their hardy nature and beautiful flowers. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago walks through how to plant, grow, and care for Hydrangeas in your garden.

Perennial Hydrangeas Outdoors

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Hydrangeas: Are They Annuals, Perennials or Biennials?

Thinking of planting some hydrangeas this year, but want to know if they will return the following season, or if you'll need to replant them? The answer will depend on your hardiness zone. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago examines if hydrangeas are annuals, perennials, or biennials.

Hydrangeas Sun or Shade

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

Are you thinking of planting hydrangeas in your garden, but aren't sure if they prefer full sun or partial shade? Better yet, can they grow in fully shaded areas? While the answer to these questions is often variety dependent, there's some good general guidelines you can adhere to. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago examines if your hydrangeas need full sun, partial shade, or if they can live in full shade.

Red Flowering Shrub Bush

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Red Flowering Shrubs: 21 Red Flower Bushes For Your Garden

Thinking of adding some red flowering shrubs to your home garden? There are many different bushes with red flowers to consider when thinking about adding them to your garden space. In this article, we take a deeper look at our favorites, with names and pictures of each!

Hydrangeas Zone 8

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Can You Grow Hydrangeas in Hardiness Zone 8?

Do you live in hardiness zone 8, but aren't quite sure if hydrangeas will thrive in your climate? Hydrangeas are gorgeous shrubs, but they typically grow the best in the right environment. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago examines what you can expect when growing hydrangeas USDA hardiness zone 8.

Hibiscus Shrub or Tree

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Is the Hibiscus a Shrub, Tree, or Other Type of Plant?

Are you thinking of planting some hibiscus in your garden or around your home, but aren't sure what type of plant it is? Are you asking yourself, "is hibiscus a shrub, tree, or other type of plant?" These magnificent plants make a fantastic ornamental in just about any garden, depending on your climate. Find out what type of plant the hibiscus is, and why.

Rose of Sharon with Hardy Hibiscus and Chinese Hibiscus

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Rose of Sharon vs. Chinese Hibiscus vs. Hardy Hibiscus: Plant Differences & Similarities

Thinking of planting a Hibiscus in your garden? These exotic flowering plants add a touch of the tropics to every garden landscape. With so many species and a range of confusing common names, it can be difficult to decide which Hibiscus type is right for you. Gardening expert Madison Moulton breaks down the similarities and differences between the most popular Hibiscus varieties, and what you can expect from these stunning shrubs.

Tropical Fiesta Hibiscus

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Fiesta Hibiscus: How to Grow, Plant, and Care For These Popular Exotics

Thinking of planting a Fiesta Hibiscus around your home, or in your garden? This easy to care for tropical plant can be a beautiful addition to any home or garden. But they also have a few quirks you'll need to be aware of before planting them. Gardening expert Madison Moulton examines the best ways to plant, grow, and care for the Fiesta Hibiscus plant.