Pruning Hydrangeas...in late winter or early spring cut them back to 24 inch stems that will reduce flopping since you have a framework of old growth.

Pruning Hydrangeas...in late winter or early spring cut them back to 24 inch stems that will reduce flopping since you have a framework of old growth.

The bright golden blooms of forsythia are practically synonymous with spring in much of the country. Northern gardeners should choose one of the cold-hardy selections, such as Meadowlark, which provides reliable bloom even after sub-zero winters. Name: Forsythia selections Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade and well-drained soil Size: 2-15 feet tall; 3-9 feet wide Zones: 4-8

Best Flowering Shrubs for Hedges

The bright golden blooms of forsythia are practically synonymous with spring in much of the country. Northern gardeners should choose one of the cold-hardy selections, such as Meadowlark, which provides reliable bloom even after sub-zero winters. Name: Forsythia selections Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade and well-drained soil Size: 2-15 feet tall; 3-9 feet wide Zones: 4-8

My Monet Weigela- small bush 12in-18in high with a spread of 18in-24in wide. Zone 4-9 Sun to partial sun.....Great for accent and low to ground displays....Love it!!!!

My Monet® - Weigela florida

My Monet Weigela- small bush 12in-18in high with a spread of 18in-24in wide. Zone 4-9 Sun to partial sun.....Great for accent and low to ground displays....Love it!!!!

Weigela: Full sun to part shade Hardy in zones 4-8 Flowering shrub. This long time favorite of the Midwest Garden is very adaptable and prefers full sun, and will tolerate heat, drought, poor soil and Northern winters. Clusters of trumpet flowers that attract hummingbirds cover the bushes in spring and early summer. Growth habit is rounded and dense, with slightly arching branches. Weigela has typically been grown for its’ spectacular summer flower show, but new cultivars with interesting…

Weigela: Full sun to part shade Hardy in zones 4-8 Flowering shrub. This long time favorite of the Midwest Garden is very adaptable and prefers full sun, and will tolerate heat, drought, poor soil and Northern winters. Clusters of trumpet flowers that attract hummingbirds cover the bushes in spring and early summer. Growth habit is rounded and dense, with slightly arching branches. Weigela has typically been grown for its’ spectacular summer flower show, but new cultivars with interesting…

Burning Bush: (Euonymus alatus) Part to full sun Hardy in zones 4-8. A colorful hardy shrub in fall it has deep emerald leaves that look rich and healthy all summer with little attention. Branches arch slightly giving the shrub a graceful look. The dwarf can get 4-6 feet tall but can be trimmed. When grown in full sun, the leaves turn blazing red in fall. The large form of the ‘Burning Bush’ reaches a height and spread of 10-15 feet, and will prune to a striking tree, especially in fall…

Burning Bush: (Euonymus alatus) Part to full sun Hardy in zones 4-8. A colorful hardy shrub in fall it has deep emerald leaves that look rich and healthy all summer with little attention. Branches arch slightly giving the shrub a graceful look. The dwarf can get 4-6 feet tall but can be trimmed. When grown in full sun, the leaves turn blazing red in fall. The large form of the ‘Burning Bush’ reaches a height and spread of 10-15 feet, and will prune to a striking tree, especially in fall…

'Emerald n Gold' Wintercreeper. 'Emerald 'n Gold' wintercreeper is a wonderful evergreen for adding color to shaded areas of the garden. The rich green leaves are decorated with a broad yellow edge that takes on a pink or burgundy tinge in winter. If you plant it up against a wall, it may climb like a vine. Size: To 4 feet tall, 3 feet wide Zones: 5-9

Colorful Shrubs for Your Garden

'Emerald n Gold' Wintercreeper. 'Emerald 'n Gold' wintercreeper is a wonderful evergreen for adding color to shaded areas of the garden. The rich green leaves are decorated with a broad yellow edge that takes on a pink or burgundy tinge in winter. If you plant it up against a wall, it may climb like a vine. Size: To 4 feet tall, 3 feet wide Zones: 5-9

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