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.
Four Fab Flowering Shrubs for the Seasons
Our Favorite Small Trees
Practically everyone has room for one of these small (under 30-foot) trees in their yard.
The Best Conifers for Your Yard
Use evergreens to add color and interest to your landscape every day of the year.
New Trees and Shrubs for 2013
Don't miss out on the hottest new varieties for this year!
A Gardener's Guide to Hydrangeas
Hydrangeas are the queen of flowering shrubs. Learn how to grow them with our expert tips.
Top Trees and Shrubs for Fall Color
End the gardening season with a bang! Here are top trees and shrubs for fall color.
Colorful Shrubs for Your Garden
Who needs flowers when you have shrubs like these that offer attractive foliage all season long.
Best Plants for Hedges
Whether you want a hedge for privacy or to define a space, you'll definitely want to consider one of these shrubs.
The 13 Best Summer-Blooming Shrubs
These flowering shrubs come into their own once summer heat arrives. You won't want to garden without them.
The Most Beautiful Spring-Flowering Shrubs
Fill your early-spring garden with beautiful flowering shrubs. We think these are some of the best.
What to Prune When
Learn when to prune all the trees and shrubs in your yard.
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