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Trees, Shrubs & Vines

The best, most beautiful, thoughtful gardens are those that are dynamic in all four seasons -- not just in spring or summer. The way to achieve that yearlong interest is to include foundation trees and shrubs as well as blooming vines. Start with the best small trees, which pack a big punch. You'll achieve shade, structural interest, and colorful foliage with one of these varieties. Shrubs are also a good way to add blooms without adding a lot of maintenance to your garden; consider one in our collection. One of the most popular shrubs with gardeners is hydrangea -- but did you know how many varieties there are? Hydrangeas come in a staggering array of shapes, sizes, and varieties. Take a good look at the distinctive foliage and flowers with these varieties, and discover growing tips, too. Lilacs are another favorite fragrant shrub, particularly in springtime, and there's a size and flower type for whatever your needs are. Start with one of these top 10 easy-care, sun-loving selections to add beauty or establish privacy in your landscape. Finally, annual vines are a great way to add immediate color to your yard without a lot of commitment; try one of these great growers for impact in your yard.

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