shrubs

Privacy Hedge

Best Hedges for Privacy

With all the hustle and bustle of everyday life having solitude is a necessity. With privacy hedges you can create a private getaway that blocks out all the noises, even in urban areas. Creating a privacy hedge has many others benefits such as protecting your home from high winds as well. So to make it […]

Row of blooming hostas

Are Hostas Edible?

Adding hostas to your landscape brings a host of benefits, but are hostas edible? These perennial plants will come back year after year with the same vigor, to uplift the landscape with its lush green foliage. Flower stalks may appear as well, adding an additional pop of color to the green background. With so many […]

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How to Transplant Azaleas

It happens to all gardeners eventually: A favorite perennial or shrub is in the wrong place, and needs to be moved. Transplanting azaleas is no different. If it’s an azalea, you’re in luck because azaleas have shallow roots, are easy to dig up, and recover quickly from the stress of moving. Even mature azaleas can be […]

Japanese Boxwood

Best Places for Boxwoods

Boxwoods aren’t just for hedges anymore. The compact, bushy shape and pretty little leaves of the Japanese boxwood make a handsome, fine textured evergreen shrub that can be used effectively in many parts of the home landscape. A Japanese boxwood pruned by the thinning method (as opposed to formal shearing – see Perfect Plants’ Basic […]

butterfly bush

Best Fast Growing Shrubs for a Wildlife Garden

Looking to attract animals to your yard through your landscaping and wildlife gardens? Want to help restore natural habitats? If you’re a nature lover, then you’ll love finding beautiful landscape accents that also attract wildlife like bees, butterflies, and birds. Not only can carefully-selected flowering shrubs offer food for wildlife like bees and butterflies, but […]

Short-day & Long-day Plants: Photoperiodism

What is photoperiodism? Photoperiodism in plants is the process by which plants use the length of light and darkness to regulate flowering & certain other processes, regardless of the ambient temperature or weather. This blog will teach you the difference in short day plants and long day plants! Photoperiodism is dependent on a plant’s ability […]

spring flowering peach tree

Early Spring Blooming Trees

Among the things we like best about late winter and early spring are blooming trees with flowers and shrubs that proudly announce that summer is just around the corner. We’re not talking about the crape myrtles, southern magnolias, and fringe trees that bloom later in mid-spring and early summer. Dogwoods, redbuds, Japanese magnolias, flowering plums, […]

evergreen in landscape

Evergreen Trees in Winter

When the flowers of summer have faded to memory, and the autumn leaves have fallen to compost, it’s nice to have evergreen trees in winter to brighten the wintertime landscape. You can even use shrubs! Whether your yard is bright or bleak, it seems like evergreens can make a dramatic improvement. Evergreen trees usually are […]

fall tips butterleaves

Perfect Plants’ Quick Tips For Fall

Now that you have planted your fall vegetable garden, are enjoying the last of your summertime veggies, and are ready to relax in the cooler days of autumn, there are still a few things you might want to do before winter sets in. Fall is the best time to look for bargains at your local […]