Fireglow Japanese maple is one of the best upright Japanese maple trees for hot sun exposure. Its autumn foliage is always magnificent. Read more: http://www.finegardening.com/collaboration-nature#ixzz3uJj8w7EX Follow us: @finegardening on Twitter | FineGardeningMagazine on Facebook
Placing empty glass bottles (wine bottles, antique bottles, colorful bottles) in the garden as a way to trap evil spirits is a Southern tradition. These days, a bottle tree is also a way to remember a special celebration or add sparkling color to a quiet spot in the garden. See our Bottle Tree, Bottle Bush, and Colorful Bottles at gardeners.com.
Carolina Sapphire Cypress is the fastest growing conifer we've seen for making a privacy screen! Faster growing than Leyland Cypress, the Carolina Sapphire adds 3' to 5' per year and will reach a height around 40 feet. The attractive foliage is bluish-grey in color and contrasts well with plants nearby. The foliage is also extremely aromatic. This evergreen grows best in full sun in zones 7-10.