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Best in Bloom

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Best in Bloom

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Magnificent bloom from a Horse Chestnut tree. Known for its huge domed canopy, gray-brown flaky bark and nut-like seeds which can be toxic if eaten, they can grow to be 100 feet tall and include 6 different species native to North America.

Five bushes for both privacy and beauty: buddiea (pink), forsythia spectabilis (yellow), spirea arguta (white), ceanothus yankee point (blue), and weigelia (burgundy)

Flowering Shrubs Hedge - 5 hedge plants
  • Mary Henry
    Mary Henry

    Too bad they all bloom at different times????

Even though we can't tell you the name of this blue, pink and purple rose, we felt it was stunning enough to share. Anyone know what it is?

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    Lois Pereira


  • Herbee Van Pelt OConnell
    Herbee Van Pelt OConnell


  • dusty 0908
    dusty 0908

    If this is not photo shopped.... I want a dozen plants!!!

With water in short supply in many parts of country, here are six drought-resistant annuals sure to keep color in your garden this summer. | Photo: Burpee |

Drought-Resistant Annuals

Creamy-colored dahlia with purple edges. Just divine.

Here's a different spin on hanging floral baskets: An antique bird cage with flowers spilling out from within.

  • Lisa Searcy Gugler
    Lisa Searcy Gugler

    So pretty.

Enchanting 'Magic Dogwood' (Cornus florida subsp. urbiniana) is a rare Mexican version of the common American Dogwood tree with magical blossoms shaped like Chinese lanterns.

Flower Garden News

If you cut hydrangeas at the wrong time (or prep them incorrectly), they'll deflate fast and furiously. Here's how to pick them, extend their bloom time and revive ones that have already begun to wilt.

How To Keep Cut Hydrangeas From Wilting

Prized for its colorful leaves, Heuchera 'Patchwork' is a semi-evergreen perennial that makes excellent drifts of ground cover, adding a distinctive splash of color to the front of borders, or even brightening winter containers.

Heuchera 'Patchwork' Mix - Perennial & Biennial Plants - Thompson & Morgan

Check out these top picks for plants that provide maximum beauty with minimal hassle.

15 Foolproof Shrubs

In this backyard, a border blooms in three tiers: plume poppy, yellow-flowered helianthus, and barberry 'Helmond Pillar' at the rear; English lavender, 'Big Sky Sundown' coneflower, and daylilies in the middle; and, down front, dwarf barberry 'Bagatelle,' coral bells 'Obsidian,' hardy geraniums, and colorful annuals.

Four-Season Garden Star

Orange and red begonias paired with elephant ears and 'White Nancy' lamium spill from this urn on the back patio.

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Japanese blood grass, barberry, and tricolor sage harmonize in shades of purple and red.

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'Cora Louise' is especially vigorous, producing up to 50 blooms in a season (starting in late spring), once established. It grows to 2½ feet tall and 3½ feet wide. VIA Sunset Magazine

Blooms of 'Julia Rose' measure up to 6 inches across and have a faintly spicy scent. The plant grows 2 1/2 feet tall and 3 1/2 feet wide. VIA Sunset Magazine

Summer: 'Wolf Eyes' Japanese Dogwood: Variegated foliage and large white flowers followed by red berries. It grows up to 20 feet tall and wide.

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A trio of pots with annuals (left) and succulents (center and right) shows the range of plants that thrive in a temperate Zone 5 climate.

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Salix integra ('Hakuro Nishiki'): Details: Spring's pink foliage turns rose, creamy white, and green. It grows up to 15 feet tall and wide.

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Magnolia x loebneri ('Leonard Messel'): Fragrant white flowers in early spring. It grows up to 15 feet tall and wide.

Four-Season Garden Star

'Prairifire' crabapple (Malus 'Prairifire'): Notably scab resistant; purple foliage, red-pink flowers, dark red fruit. It grows up to 20 feet tall and wide.

Four-Season Garden Star

This cluster of pink Rainbow Knock Outs are the first roses to bloom every spring and continue to flower profusely until hit by a hard frost.

From Blah Lawn to Backyard Rose Garden Paradise

In this garden, alkaline-tolerant herbs, such as catmint and lavender, run along the stone paths and act, in theory, as a buffer between the limestone dust and the roses.

From Blah Lawn to Backyard Rose Garden Paradise

Self-sowers, such as pink foxglove, naturalize freely—you can also help by harvesting their pods and sprinkling their seeds

From Blah Lawn to Backyard Rose Garden Paradise

This pergola, nearly engulfed by 'New Dawn' roses, serves as a perch for songbirds and hides the garage from view.

From Blah Lawn to Backyard Rose Garden Paradise

A 'Jude the Obscure' shrub rose, yellow yarrow, and purple catmint form a classic cottage-garden combination.

From Blah Lawn to Backyard Rose Garden Paradise