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• Name: Purple smoke bushes (Cotinus coggygria cvs.)  • Zones: 5 to 9  • Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; average soil  • Seasonal bonus: The new foliage glows as it emerges and ripens into a deep burgundy.

The Only Shrubs You Need to Grow.This is a picture of purple smoke bush that ignites the border. Their stems grow straight up like pipe cleaners, a habit which makes them useful additions to any border in need of diverse forms.

smoke bush - this is a wonderful bush for the garden. the blooms are very airy, thus the name "smoke" bush. also changes colors with the seasons

Common Names: Purple smoke bush, smokebush, smoketree, purple smoke tree. Zones Size & Shape: Purple smoke bush grows to a size of tall and wide. It is irregular to rounded. Exposure: Grow purple smoke bush in full sun.

Creeping Phlox/ATTRACTS: Ruby Throated Hummingbirds. Plant in rock borders. Great for sunny slopes. Use as a groundcover to control weeds. Great as a groundcover for erosion control. Prefers slightly dry soil. Plant with Red Oak Tree. Spreads quickly. "Scarlet Flame" Hummingbirds favorite. Pull grass out of as soon as you see it, will steal the nutrients. Mulch in Winter with dry leaves.

Plant in rock borders. Great for sunny slopes. Use as a groundcover to control weeds. Great as a groundcover for erosion control. Prefers slightly dry soil. Plant with Red Oak Tree. Spreads quickly.

quick tip, how to make a bee trap

Make a Wasp Trap

Prairie Story: Homemade Wasp Trap DONT KILL THE BEES! use meat or Add vinegar and a banana peel to the sugar and water. The honeybees do not go in the trap but the wasps and yellow jackets will.

Deep purpley-blue flowers that can only be described as 'lobelia blue' are carried on bronze-green foliage. The plant fills out into a 6 inch bush, ideal for borders, rock gardens, window boxes, and p

Lobelia - Crystal Palace

Deep purpley-blue flowers that can only be described as 'lobelia blue' are carried on bronze-green foliage. The plant fills out into a 6 inch bush, ideal for borders, rock gardens, window boxes

Blaze of colour from red twig dogwood tree. . Image from http://2.lushome.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/fall-colors-yard-landscaping-trees-shrubs-3.jpg.

maple for bright colored fall trees and shrubs. Sugar maple will turn red in the fall.

8. Flower power. Flowers are one of the least expensive ways to make the front of your house blossom with curb appeal. For those with a green thumb, sprucing up your home will never be so fun.

DIY front landscaping with 5 tier waterfall. A mixture of perennial and annual flowers keep the flowerbed looking lush all summer and is an inexpensive way to add curb appeal. The black adironack style front porch swing

Garden Fragrance Galore! - Dianthus Firewitch - easy to grow groundcover for a sunny spot in the garden.

Garden Fragrance Galore - Dianthus Firewitch - easy to grow groundcover for a sunny spot in the garden.

Best of Home and Garden: Low-maintenance Plants

Low-maintenance Plants

List of low maintenance ground cover plants and landscaping plants.lord knows I need low maintenance!

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