Category Archives: Shrubs

When to prune?

Hydrangea pruning
Hydrangea pruning
The mild fall weather has brought an influx of pruning and trimming questions. I thought I might take a moment to share a few tips, reminders and how-to advice.  Without a doubt one of the most frequently asked pruning/trimming questions … Continue Reading ››

What’s Doing the Blooming? Witch-hazel

        A lovely late season surprise is the winter bloom of our North American native, Witch-hazel. In late autumn, as the green summer foliage of Witch-hazel begins to turn golden yellow, an exciting event is unfolding among its' branches. Bright yellow ribbons of lightly fragrant flowers are starting to bloom. … Continue Reading ››

Trees and Shrubs for Soggy Soils

With all the rainfall we've had this year, areas with chronically poor drainage have caused trees and shrubs to become stressed, or even die.  Here's a short list of trees and shrubs that are able to tolerate soggy soils without much stress. Trees: American Larch, Quaking Aspen, River Birch, Autumn Blaze Maple, Firefall Maple, Celebration Maple, Swamp … Continue Reading ››