Shrubs are surprisingly versatile, offering color, structure, privacy, shelter, and food for wildlife. But how do you choose -- and what works best for your yard? A photo gallery of options is a great start; you'll find dependable choices and helpful advice to guide you toward making a good decision. Springtime is a prime time for many shrubs to put on a colorful and welcome show in the landscape; learn the best plants to choose to add blooms to brighten those early-growing season days. Lilacs are another shrub that offers fragrance in springtime and pretty foliage the rest of the growing season. Bloomerang lilac is a prolific rebloomer -- and one you might want to try for your flowerbeds. Autumn is also a good season to let shrubs shine; discover varieties that add an explosion of deep-color hues to your yard. Shrubs often have short bloom times, but many reward with fantastic foliage. Hydrangeas are prolific and suitable for nearly every region; learn how to tend them best with an ultimate hydrangea guide. Shrubs offer structure and boundaries in your landscape; uncover the best flowering shrubs to use as hedges.
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A Gardener's Guide to Hydrangeas
Everyone loves the big blooms of hydrangeas! Discover everything you need to know about this versatile shrub.
Top Trees and Shrubs for Fall Color
Add a fiery explosion of color to your autumn landscape with this selection of trees and shrubs.
Best Flowering Trees and Shrubs
Flowering trees and shrubs offer seasonal color to your landscape. They are like big bouquets!
Choosing Shrubs for Your Yard
Shrubs add structure, disguise foundations, and add color to your landscape plan.
Choose the Top Hydrangeas for Your Garden
There are many types of hydrangeas, from small to tall. Where you live will dictate which ones you can grow.
Why Won't It Bloom?
Our experts offer tips for getting the best blooms from your flowering trees and shrubs.
Flowering Shrubs by Season
For every season there are several colorful shrub options. Discover how to color your landscape.
Landscaping How-To: Plant a Hedge
Get the basics for planting a hedge in your yard.
Colorful Shrubs for Your Garden
If you want to put on a spring-to-fall color show in your landscape, shrubs are one of the easiest ways to do it.
Best Plants for Hedges
Transform an open yard into a private haven with a hedge. Hedges help block views, wind, and noise.
Add color to your landscape and garden with versatile flowering shrubs.
Growing Heathers and Heaths
These low-maintenance groundcovers offer color and texture to landscapes and gardens.
New Trees and Shrubs for 2013
New for 2013, these trees and shrubs will enhance (and add value) to your landscape.
The 13 Best Summer-Blooming Shrubs
Add floral richness to your landscape with these shrubs that bloom during the hot months of summer.
The Best of Bushes
Ornamental shrubs are the backbone to any landscaping design. See what the colorful options are.
The Most Beautiful Spring-Flowering Shrubs
One of the great treats of spring landscaping is fragrant, flowering shrubs.
Top Lilacs for Fragrance and Color
Offering fragrant spires of blooms, lilacs are one of spring’s best flowers. Great for bouquets, too.
Best Flowering Shrubs for Hedges
Plant privacy in your yard with a wide variety of flowering shrub options.