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Growing the Carolina Silverbell in the Home Garden
The Carolina silverbell is a United States native tree that bears beautiful white flowers.

Growing the Banana Shrub in the Home Garden
If you like the scent of bananas, plant a banana shrub in your garden and enjoy the fragrant flowers.

Growing Japanese Mockorange - Pittosporum tobira
The Japanese mockorange is a sturdy shrub for subtropical landscapes that bears sweetly scented blossoms each year.

Growing the Chaste Tree in the Home Garden
The chaste tree will add purple blossoms to your garden in summer.

Growing the Little Leaf Linden in the Home Garden
The little leaf linden is an excellent urban tree that features a pleasing scent and attractive foliage.

Growing the Shrubby Cinquefoil in the Home Garden
The shrubby cinquefoil blooms in summer and offers flowers in shades of orange, pink, red, white and yellow.

Growing the Bigleaf Magnolia - Magnolia macrophylla
The bigleaf magnolia does indeed have big leaves. It also has beautiful white flowers.

Growing Weeping Bottlebrush in the Home Garden
The weeping bottlebrush is a tropical beauty features red blooms that will bring hummingbirds to your garden.

Growing Winter Daphne in the Home Garden
The flowers of the winter daphne produce a heavenly scent early in the year.

Growing the Japanese Plum Yew in the Home Garden
If you want a low maintenance evergreen shrub that also produces edible fruit, one choice is the Japanese plum yew (Cephalotaxus harringtonia).

Growing the Japanese Yew in the Home Garden
For an evergreen tree with bright red fruit, plant the Japanese yew (Taxus cuspidata) in your landscape for year round color.

Growing the Elephant Apple in the Home Garden
If you are fond of eating southeastern Asian food, try growing the elephant apple for use in your recipes.

Growing the Pride of Madeira in the Home Garden
If you live in a warm climate where the soil and/or air tends to be salty, consider growing a pride of Madeira shrub.

18 Species of Holly Trees and Shrubs
Holly trees and shrubs are evergreen or deciduous plants that can add color to your garden with their fruit since it is usually red.

Hawaiian Holly, a Species of Ilex
If you are in Hawaii, you are in the right place to find the Hawaiian holly since it is endemic to that state.

Inkberry, a Species of Ilex
The inkberry is a type of holly shrub that, as the common name suggests, has fruit that is black.

Japanese Holly, a Species of Ilex
You can use the Japanese holly for topiaries. The leaves are similar to boxwood shrub leaves. Look for 'Sky Pencil' if you want a living fence.

Longstalked Holly, a Species of Ilex
If you are looking for a holly plant that is more tolerant of cold, salt and pollution, try growing a longstalked holly.

Lusterleaf Holly, a Species of Ilex
The lusterleaf holly is originally from Asia. It has glossy foliage that is evergreen and dark red fruit that provides winter interest.

Myrtle-Leaved Holly, a Species of Ilex
If you are looking for a holly tree that is native to the United States, consider planting a myrtle-leaved holly. It has bright red fruit.

Round Leaf Holly, a Species of Ilex
The round leaf holly tree is a survivor. Members of these species were able to come back after the bombing of Hiroshima.

Small-Leaved Holly, a Species of Ilex
You can find the small-leaved holly in the laurisilva (forest) located on Madeira and Canarias Islands by north Africa.

Yaupon Holly, a Species of Ilex
Yaupon holly is a good choice if you are looking for a shrub or small tree that can grow in salty or drought conditions.

Yerba Mate, a Species of Ilex
Yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis) is a tree from South America. The leaves are the source of a traditional tea that may offer medicinal benefits.

American Holly, a Species of Ilex
If you want to decorate your household for Christmas with a native holly, the American holly looks a lot like the English holly.

Interested in Other Trees and Shrubs?
Suggestions of different genera of trees, shrubs and subshrubs that you may want to grow in your garden.

Carolina Holly, a Species of Ilex
If you are looking for a deciduous shrub that comes from the United States, one of your choices is the Carolina holly (Ilex ambigua).

Catberry, a Species of Ilex
The catberry (Ilex mucronata) is a deciduous shrub that is originally from eastern North America. Birds like to eat the fruit.

Chinese Holly, a Species of Ilex
Chinese holly (Ilex cornuta) has evergreen leaves and red fruit that is good for attracting birds to your garden in winter.

Common Winterberry, a Species of Ilex
One North American species of Ilex is the common winterberry (Ilex verticillata). Its red berries stand out nicely, especially when the leaves drop.

Dahoon Holly, a Species of Ilex
The dahoon holly (Ilex cassine) is a North American native species that can be either a large shrub or small tree.

English Holly, a Species of Ilex
When you picture holly leaves and berries, you are likely thinking of English holly (Ilex aquifolium). It can grow in a wide variety of conditions.

Finetooth Holly, a Species of Ilex
Gardeners in cooler regions who would like to plant a holly shrub should consider planting a finetooth holly. It can also be used in bonsai.

Growing the Hong Kong Orchid Tree - Bauhinia blakeana
Choose the Hong Kong orchid tree if you live in a tropical zone. It can be an amazing focal point in the garden when it blooms.

Growing Ninebark in the Home Garden
Ninebark is a real trooper; it can handle a wide variety of growing conditions with gusto.

Growing the Silver Maple in the Home Garden
The silver maple can be tapped for maple syrup, though the sugar maple is superior.

Growing Queen Palm in the Home Garden
One of the most common palm trees used in commercial plantings is the queen palm.

Growing the Common Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus) in the Home Garden
The common snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus) is a deciduous shrub that bears striking white fruit each fall. They do well in locations with poor soil.

Growing Scotch Pine in the Home Garden
Scotch pine is one of the most common pine trees. This profile covers the basics you need to know if you want to plant one in your yard.

Growing the Blue Plumbago in the Home Garden
For an evergreen shrub with light blue flowers, choose the blue plumbago.

Growing California Sweetshrub (Calycanthus occidentalis) in Gardens
For a California native shrub with attractive maroon flowers, choose the California sweetshrub.

Growing the Japanese Raisin Tree (Hovenia dulcis) in the Home Garden
For an unusual fruit tree, try growing the Japanese raisin tree. The flowers are scented and the edible fruits are much like raisins.

Growing the Lavender Star Flower Tree in the Home Garden
Add some lovely splashes of purple to your subtropical landscape by planting a lavender star flower tree (Grewia occidentalis).

Growing the Fishtail Palm in the Home Garden
If you want an unusual palm tree (it has bipinnate leaves), look for the fishtail palm (Caryota mitis).

Growing Yesterday-Today-and-Tomorrow in the Home Garden
One shrub that bears beautiful purple flowers is yesterday-today-and-tomorrow. The blossoms fade to lavender and white over time.

Growing the California Sycamore in the Home Garden
If you are looking for a Caifornia native tree that can be used to provide shade, take a look at the California sycamore (Platanus racemosa).

Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra) Growing Profile
The Austrian pine (Pinus nigra) is a hardy tree that is a survivor. Use this tree in your difficult landscape spots.

Quince Fruit (Cydonia oblonga) Growing Profile
The quince fruit is closely related to apples and pears. Once it's been fully ripened, it becomes a sweet treat that can be enjoyed raw or used in both sweet and savory dishes.

European Hornbeam Growing Profile
The European hornbeam does not require much maintenance and faces few problems.

Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) Growing Profile
Bearberry can be used as a groundcover. It offers color throughout all of the year.

River Birch (Betula nigra) Growing Profile
If you have a site in your garden that tends to be moist, try growing a river birch. This lovely species serves well as a specimen plant.

Cucumber Tree Growing Profile
The cucumber tree is a hardy magnolia species that serves well as a shade tree.

Orange Jasmine (Murraya paniculata) Growing Profile
If you want to add some lovely white flowers to your garden that are perfumed, one excellent choice is the orange jasmine.

Korean Evodia (Tetradium daniellii) in the Home Garden
Add fragrance to your garden by planting a Korean evodia (Tetradium daniellii) tree. It will also attract bees.

Western Soapberry (Sapindus saponaria) Profile
If you are looking for a tree that can grow in drought conditions, consider planting a western soapberry (Sapindus saponaria).

Umbrella Pine (Sciadopitys verticillata) Growing Facts
If you want to have a living fossil in your garden, consider growing an umbrella pine (Sciadopitys verticillata).

Fern Pine (Podocarpus gracilior) Growing Facts
Try growing the fern pine if you want a tree that is low maintenance, adapts to a wide variety of soil conditions, and provides shade.

Growing the Japanese Angelica Tree - Aralia elata
The Japanese angelica tree is native to Asia and produces creamy colored flowers during the summer growing season. They are followed by purple fruit.

Photo of the Abiu - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
The abiu hails from the Amazon area of Peru & Brazil.

Review of the Fiskars Pruning Stik Tree Pruner
The Fiskars 12' Pruning Stik is a lightweight, ropeless tree pruner. The rotating cutting head has a 1 1/4

Growing the Japanese Larch - Larix kaempferi
The Japanese larch is a deciduous conifer that can be over 100 feet tall. There are weeping cultivars that you can buy.

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Common Lime
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Henry's Lime
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Crimean Linden
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Little Leaf Linden
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Members of the Tilia Genus
If you are looking for a fragrant shade tree, the lindens offer several possibilities. An attractive feature is their heart-shaped foliage.

White Basswood
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Weeping Silver Linden
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Kerria Growing Profile
If you want to fill your garden with delightful yellow flowers, try growing a kerria shrub (Kerria japonica).

Growing the Common Yew - Taxus baccata
If you want to add an evergreen shrub to your landscape, consider a common yew. This grows slowly and does well with formal pruning.

Meet Dappled Willow - Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki'
One of my favorite shrubs is the dappled willow. It features eyecatching foliage with shades of cream, green and pink.

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Japanese Wisteria
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Is One of These Invasive Vines in Your Garden?
Even though they may be beautiful, these 11 vines can take over your garden in the right conditions.

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Considerations for a Living Christmas Tree
If you are in the market for a living Christmas tree this holiday season, take a peek at 12 different possibilities that you could try.

Corkscrew Willow Growing Profile
If your garden looks bare in winter, try a corkscrew willow (Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa'). The branches are especially interesting since they twist.

Growing the Japanese Banana - Musa basjoo
If you like the look of banana trees but are faced with cold temperatures, choose the Japanese banana (Musa basjoo)

Growing the Tamarind Tree in the Home Garden
If you want a tropical tree that is both beautiful and functional, consider growing the tamarind (Tamarindus indica).

Growing the Goumi Fruit Shrub in the Home Garden
If you like to try things that are out of the ordinary, grow a goumi. This uncommon fruit shrub will be covered with red fruit yearly.

Growing Kiwi Vines (Actinidia deliciosa) in the Home Garden
You can use kiwi vines on a trellis or similar support to add beautiful vines that bear the familiar fuzzy kiwi fruit.

Vaccinium Shrubs and Subshrubs
Familiar plants in this genus include blueberries, cranberries, huckleberries and lingonberries.

Growing the Cornelian Cherry - Cornus mas
The Cornelian cherry features early yellow flowers and red fruits that you can eat.

What are Chasmogamous and Cleistogamous Flowers?
In pomology (the study of fruits), you may come across the terms chasmogamous and cleistogamous. What do they mean?

Growing the Koreanspice Viburnum (Viburnum carlesii)
The lovely Koreanspice viburnum (Viburnum carlesii) is a small deciduous shrub that is fragrant.

Growing the Green Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)
One choice for a fast growing shade tree is green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica). However, in some areas where it may falter due to emerald ash borer.

Growing the Pussy Willow (Salix discolor)
If you are creating a garden with the intentions of creating floral arrangements, the pussy willow (Salix discolor) will be a welcome addition.

Growing the Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)
One of the loveliest flowering trees that is available to gardeners is the flowering dogwood (Cornus florida).

Growing the Water Birch (Betula occidentalis)
If you have an area that tends to be on the wetter side, one choice of small tree or shrub is the water birch (Betula occidentalis).

Growing the Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia) in the Home Garden
If you are looking for a North American native shrub with scarlet blossoms, one possibility is the red buckeye (Aesculus pavia).

Growing Large Cranberries in the Home Garden
If you have a place in your garden that tends to be pretty moist, consider growing the large cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) since they are fond of watery spots.

Growing the Eastern Hop Hornbeam in the Home Garden
The eastern hop hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) is a North American native tree that should be planted more in areas hit by drought conditions.

Growing the European Larch in the Home Garden
If you want the look of an evergreen with the added bonus of fall colors, try planting the European larch (Larix decidua) in your landscape.

Growing the Medlar Tree in the Home Garden
One curious fruit tree is the medlar (Mespilus germanica). The fruit needs to start rotting before you eat it.

Growing the Butternut (Juglans cinerea) in the Home Garden
The butternut (Juglans cinerea) is a sibling of the black walnut (Juglans nigra) and also produces edible nuts.

Growing the White Frangipani (Plumeria alba) in the Home Garden
The white frangipania (Plumeria alba) is a tropical tree that bears gorgeous white flowers.

Growing the American Hazelnut in the Home Garden
If you are fond of hazelnuts, try the American hazelnut. This North American native shrub works well as part of a wildlife landscape.

Escallonia rubra Growing Profile
If you are a fan of red flowers, the escallonia is an evergreen shrub that will blossom for you throughout the year.

Growing the Jujube - Ziziphus jujuba - in the Home Garden
If you are looking to grow a fruit you can't buy in stores, try the jujube (Ziziphus jujuba). This deciduous tree produces a stone fruit.

Growing the Coastal Tea Tree - Leptospermum laevigatum
If you are in Zones 9-11 and live near the ocean, the coastal tea tree (Leptospermum laevigatum) may grow well in your garden.

Growing the Southern Wax Myrtle (Myrica cerifera) in the Home Garden
If you are looking for a tree that can provide four season interest, the twisted trunks of the southern wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera) may fit the bill.

Growing the Creeping Oregon Grape (Mahonia repens) in the Home Garden
If you are trying to find an evergreen groundcover for your garden, take a look at the creeping Oregon grape (Mahonia repens). It provides color in all four seasons.

Growing the Sparkleberry - Vaccinium arboreum
The sparkleberry is a relative of the blueberry that is able to tolerate a greater pH range than many other members of the Ericaceae family.

Growing the Siberian Pea Shrub - Caragana arborescens
The Siberian pea shrub (Caragana arborescens) is a deciduous shrub is does very well in colder climates. It has yellow flowers and pea-shaped fruit.

Growing the Japanese Pagoda Tree (Styphnolobium japonicum) in the Home Garden
The Japanese pagoda tree puts on a flower show in the middle of summer when it produces clusters of creamy white or green-yellow blossoms.

Good Pruning: Limbing Up for Street Tree Clearance
This Good Pruning Gallery exhibit is a street tree pruned with proper technique to limb it up and create clearance for pedestrians and cars. Gradual pruning and good cut practices are demonstrated.

Review of Stearn's Dictionary of Plant Names for Gardeners
If you are interested in learning about the botanical names for the plants in your garden, check out Stearn's Dictionary of Plant Names.

Small Trees for the Tropical Landscape Book Review
Gardeners who are looking for trees to include in a tropical landscape should take a look at Small Trees for the Tropical Landscape.

Golf Course Tree Management Book Review
Learn more about the proper integration of trees into a golf course with Golf Course Tree Management by Sharon Lilly.

Growing the Aleppo Pine - Pinus halepensis
One pine tree that does well in warmer areas is the Aleppo pine. This can be used as a cut or living Christmas tree.

Growing the American Beech - Fagus grandifolia
The American beech comes from North America. It is a large tree that can add four season interest and provide shade.

Growing the Redleaf Rose (Rosa glauca) in the Home Garden
The redleaf rose (Rosa glauca) stands out in the garden because of its leaves, which can be coppery, purple or blue-green.

Growing the Kobus Magnolia (Magnolia kobus) in the Home Garden
The Kobus magnolia (Magnolia kobus) is a tree that will add scented white flowers to your landscape.

Growing New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus) in the Home Garden
New Jersey tea (Ceanothus americanus) is a shrub that will attract hummingbirds, birds, butterflies and more to your yard with its white flowers.

Growing the American Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) in the Home Garden
If you want to grow a fruit native to North America, try the American elderberry. The cooked fruit is used in a variety of foods,drinks and medicines.

12 Shrubs That Attract Butterflies as a Caterpillar Food Source
Use these 12 shrubs to entice butterflies to visit your garden. These have leaves that caterpillars like to eat.

12 Trees That Attract Butterflies as a Caterpillar Food Source
One way to bring butterflies to your garden is by providing food for their larvae. Choose one of these 12 trees to help feed those hungry caterpillars.

Botanical Definition of Trace Elements - Tree and Shrub Glossary
Learn what a trace element is and why it is important for your trees and shrubs.

What is a Subshrub?
You may have heard the word

What Is an Arboretum?
Some gardens use the name arboretum. What makes them different?

How Can You Get Rid of Scale on Euonymus?
Learn ways to get rid of these pesky pests on your euonymus shrubs

Why Do Trees Fall After Floods?
After heavy rainstorms and floods, reports come of fallen trees. Why does this happen?

A Guide to the Trees of Utah and the Intermountain West Review
If you are a resident of Utah, use A Guide to the Trees of Utah and the Intermountain West to help you learn about the trees all around the state.

Trees in the Urban Landscape: Book Review
If you are working with an urban landscape, you need to read

How to Make Money Growing Trees: A Book Review
If you are looking for a business opportunity, read

What Is the World's Oldest Tree?
Find out which trees live the longest here.

What Trees Have the World's Biggest Leaves?
Find out which type of tree has the world's largest leaves.

Summer Tree Care
Summer can be a stressful time for trees due to the heat and possible droughts. Make sure you are watching them diligently for signs of trouble.

What is the World's Largest Seed?
Learn which plant produces the world's largest seed and where it can be found.

Signs of a Healthy Shrub
Here are some common signs indicating that you have a healthy shrub.

What Winter Tree Care Will You Need to Do?
Winter is a time of rest and renewal for your trees. There are still tasks you can do during this time.

Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers, Plants and Trees
Interested in the folklore of different plants? Check out the Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers, Plants and Trees book.

What Fall Tree Care Will You Need to Do?
The gardening season isn't over once fall arrives, especially when it comes to trees. It's an excellent time to plant trees. Many fruits and nuts are ripening now. It's also important to start preparing for winter.

How to Start Your Own Compost Today
You've got the beginnings of a great soil amendment in your kitchen and yard. When you compost your kitchen scraps and yard clippings, you recycle waste and create a nutrient-rich soil additive in the process.

Tropical Garden Style With Hardy Plants - Book Review
If you want a garden with a tropical theme, look into buying a copy of

Growing the Common Horsechestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) in the Home Garden
If you want a tree with gorgeous clusters of white flowers, consider planting a common horsechestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum).

Growing the Big Leaf Maple - Acer macrophyllum
The maple tree with the largest leaves is the big leaf maple.

Growing the Pawpaw Tree - Asimina triloba
The pawpaw tree, a North American native, produces delightful fruit.

Learn About the Different Flower Parts
Learn the flower parts with this handy diagram. Each one is defined and noted on the picture.

Is Gummosis a Problem?
If your tree appears to be weeping sap, it may be developing gummosis.

Meet the Fig Tree Fruit
Can you name which type of fruit tree produces a syconium?

Sumac Trees and Shrubs
Become acquainted with 12 members of the sumac (Rhus) genus.

Growing Border Forsythia
Border forsythia is one of the heralds of spring, bursting into bloom before many other plants.

How to Make Scented Pine Cones With Glue and Spices
Scented pine cones can be an easy and fun craft to do with your children, especially if you use glue and spices.

Pruning Lavender - Promoting Flowering And Long Life
Lavender is a fun plant to prune, and a forgiving one. The key is to know that the plant tries to form weak wood at its center, and to slow down this process. this article tells you how and when to prune heavily to keep your plant alive and flowering its heaviest for as many years as possible.

Growing the Angel's Trumpet in the Home Garden
The angel's trumpet features gorgeous trumpet-shaped blooms which will create a beautiful focal point for your tropical garden.

Can You Grow Apples From Seeds? Would You Want To?
Can you grow apples from seeds? The short answer is yes. The more important question is whether you would want to grow apples from seeds.

Do Bananas Have Seeds? How Do They Reproduce?
Have you every stopped to think and wonder if bananas have seeds? Learn how these trees reproduce.

Acacia Tree and Shrub Species Varieties List
See pictures and facts about 31 different acacia tree and shrub species. Another name for this type of plant is wattle.

Acacia Tree and Shrub Species Varieties List
See pictures and facts about 31 different acacia tree and shrub species. Another name for this type of plant is wattle.

What is the Difference Between Trees and Shrubs?
Have you ever wondered how you can know if a plant is a tree or a shrub? Find out here.

Where Are A Plant's Nodes and Internodes?
Plant nodes and the internodes that connect them are critical parts of all plants that gardeners need to know about for pruning and grafting. Learn why nodes are important, and figure out how to find these parts of the plant on your own.

Growing Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar in the Home Garden
The weeping blue Atlas cedar will create a focal point in your garden since it has twisted weeping branches and blue-green needles.

Shrubs for Part Shade and Full Shade Areas
These shrubs can grow in part shade at least, and some can grow in full shade.

Shrubs for Part Shade and Full Shade Areas
These shrubs can grow in part shade at least, and some can grow in full shade.

Shrubs for Part Shade and Full Shade Areas
These shrubs can grow in part shade at least, and some can grow in full shade.

Shrubs for Part Shade and Full Shade Areas
These shrubs can grow in part shade at least, and some can grow in full shade.

Growing Jacaranda Mimosifolia Trees
For a gorgeous tree with purple flowers, choose the jacaranda.

Pruning Lavender - Popular Varieties, Specific Tips
In this guide to pruning lavenders, popular varieties of lavender are listed and matched up to their identifying type of flower spike, with a brief strategy given for pruning each popular type.

Jasmine Shrubs and Vines - Jasminum
Enjoy the glorious scent that jasmine shrubs and vines produce when you plant one of these species.

Pruning - How to Recognize Dead Wood
Recognizing dead wood is the first step to good pruning. Use these tips to recognize dead wood in your shrubs and trees quickly and efficiently so you can practice good pruning even in winter.

How to Make Scented Pine Cones With Essential Oils at Home
There are many different fragrance choices if you use essential oils to make scented pine cones. Learn how you can make some at home.

Basics of Pruning Roses
This article covers the basics of rose pruning and is a jump-off point to articles with more detail and specific types of roses.

Growing Weeping Willow Tree in the Home Garden
One common weeping tree is the weeping willow. Learn more about growing this in your garden

How to Handle Plant Suckers
With proper planting, moderate pruning, and some simple aftercare, you too can prevent those pesky plant suckers!

What Does It Mean if a Tree Bleeds Sap?
Should you worry if your tree is bleeding sap? Learn which trees tend to bleed sap and if you need to do anything about it.

12 Trees That Require Little Pruning
Pruning is one chore you will get to avoid if you plant one of these 12 tree species.

11 Shrubs and Vines with Fragrant Flowers
If you are in the market for some fragrant shrubs or vines, take a look at one of these 11 species.

12 Evergreen Conifers to Consider for Your Garden
Are you looking into adding an evergreen conifer to your landscape? Try one of these 12 species.

Growing the Douglas Fir in the Home Garden
Learn how you can grow a Douglas fir in your own garden with this growing profile.

Growing the Windmill Palm - Trachycarpus fortunei
If you live in a temperature region but want the look of the tropics, plant a windmill palm.

What Are Deciduous Conifers?
Deciduous conifers are unique trees that sport features of both deciduous and coniferous trees. Learn what characteristics they share here.

Growing the Korean Fir - Abies koreana
This small fir features striking purple cones.

List of Plants That Are Often Grafted
When you buy a plant, the seller usually won’t know if it has been grafted or not, leaving you to guess. This list of commonly grafted plants will help you guess.

Review of Topiary and the Art of Training Plants by David Joyce
A review of Topiary and the Art of Training Plants by David Joyce

Japanese Zelkova Growing Profile
If you like the look of elm trees but worry about Dutch elm disease, try its cousin the Japanese zelkova.

What Are Plant Tropisms?
Have you ever heard the word tropism used in connection with plants? Learn what this means and the different types.

Why Is My Variegated Tree Turning Green?
Why would a variegated tree or shrub start producing regular green leaves? Learn why and how to fix this problem.

Why Should You Thin Fruit on Your Fruit Tree?
It may seem counterintuitive, but when you thin fruit from your tree, you set the stage for a better fruit crop. Learn the reasons why here.

Shrub of the Week - Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
When I was first studying horticulture, I took several identification classes. We would study pages of common and scientific names, growing details and other

Shrub of the Week - Harlequin Glorybower - Clerodendrum Trichotomum
One of the funkiest shrubs I've ever seen is the Harlequin glorybower (Clerodendrum trichotomum). In the summer, it produces clusters of white flowers.

Growing the Ozark Witch Hazel in the Home Garden
If you are looking for a witch hazel that is native to North America, try growing the Ozark witch hazel (Hamamelis vernalis).

Growing the Yellow Strawberry Guava in the Home Garden
For a sweet tropical treat, try growing the yellow strawberry guava (Psidium littorale). This South American shrub bears tasty red or yellow fruits.

Growing the Coralberry in the Home Garden
If you want a groundcover with red fruit, one possibility is the coralberry (Symphoricarpos orbiculatus).

Growing the Common Sea Buckthorn in the Home Garden
The common sea buckthorn is an excellent choice for the seaside garden. It is covered with orange fruit in the fall.

Growing the Sweetberry Honeysuckle in the Home Garden
If you are looking for a honeysuckle plant for your garden, consider the sweetberry honeysuckle. It has the added bonus of producing edible fruit.

9 Weird Facts About Trees
Trees are more intriguing than you may think. These 9 weird facts about trees prove it! From gender to crime prevention, trees are definitely not simplistic.

Botanical Latin Meaning - Definition of Vulgaris and Vulgare
Botanical Latin Meaning - Definition of Vulgaris and Vulgare

What Is a Type Species?
Find out what a type species is in botany.

What is Balled and Burlapped?
Learn what it means to buy a balled and burlapped tree.

Botanical Definition of Samara
Learn what a samara is and what trees bear them.

What Does Acicular Mean?
Acicular is a type of leaf shape. Find out what it is like here.

What Is a Phyllode?
Most acacias and some other plants have phyllodes, but what are they?

What Are Bare Root Trees?
Learn what bare root trees are. Trees & Shrubs.

What Is Senescence?
Senescence can be seen on deciduous trees on the fall. What is it?

Where Does Latex Come From?
Do you know how latex balloons, gloves and other products are made?

What Are Chill Hours?
Fruit trees require a certain amount of chill hours every winter. Learn what they are and how to choose the proper kinds for your area.

How to Plant and Prune an Informal Hedge
You can get a lot more for less work out of an easy informal hedge. From choosing plants to the yearly pruning, this guide will show you how to keep your informal hedges just handsome enough to get invited every year to the garden party.

Repair Grafting - Inarching
Do your tree’s roots need repair or replacing? Inarching is the graft you need. Step by step, saplings to waxing, this article will show you how to mend your tree with inarch repair grafting.

Grafting - Making a Bark Graft
The bark or rind graft is a simple way to graft a trunk or large branch in the spring, summer, or tropics. This article will show you how to make one, step by step, with just a few easy cuts.

Scions & Rootstocks - The Tops and Bottoms of Grafts
When you graft, you always graft a scion to the top of a rootstock. A what to a what? This basic article explains the terms “scion,” “rootstock,” and why both are important.

Good Pruning: Pruning to Repair Tree Damage
Shocks like drought and winter kill can do huge damage to a tree. Good pruning can save them over time by directing regrowth energy to the best branches. This step-by-step with large photos shows you how.

Good Pruning: Pruning to Repair Tree Damage
Shocks like drought and winter kill can do huge damage to a tree. Good pruning can save them over time by directing regrowth energy to the best branches. This step-by-step with large photos shows you how.

Good Pruning: Pruning to Repair Tree Damage
Shocks like drought and winter kill can do huge damage to a tree. Good pruning can save them over time by directing regrowth energy to the best branches. This step-by-step with large photos shows you how.

Good Pruning: Pruning to Repair Tree Damage
Shocks like drought and winter kill can do huge damage to a tree. Good pruning can save them over time by directing regrowth energy to the best branches. This step-by-step with large photos shows you how.

Good Pruning: Pruning to Repair Tree Damage
Shocks like drought and winter kill can do huge damage to a tree. Good pruning can save them over time by directing regrowth energy to the best branches. This step-by-step with large photos shows you how.

Good Pruning: Pruning to Repair Tree Damage
Shocks like drought and winter kill can do huge damage to a tree. Good pruning can save them over time by directing regrowth energy to the best branches. This step-by-step with large photos shows you how.

Growing the London Plane Tree - Platanus x acerifolia
The London plane-tree can be found in many cities because of its tolerance for pollution.

Growing the Strawberry Tree - Arbutus unedo
One beautiful drought tolerant shrub is the strawberry tree, which features dainty flowers and colorful round fruits.

Growing the Avocado Tree - Persea americana
If you live in an area that is tropical or subtropical, try growing your own avocado tree.

Growing the Pear Tree - Pyrus communis
The pear tree is a favorite in many home gardens. Learn more about growing this species here.

Growing the English Oak - Quercus robur
If you have the room, the English oak can be a powerful addition to your garden.

Growing the Bur Oak - Quercus macrocarpa
The bur oak is a shade tree that has large acorns. It is very adaptable to the urban setting.

Growing the Downy Serviceberry - Amelanchier arborea
The downy serviceberry is a deciduous shrub or tree with edible fruit.

Growing the Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) in the Home Garden
If you have a spot where the soil seems to be wet all the time, buttonbush may be the perfect shrub for you. It also has unique flowers that look like a pincushion covered with pins.

Meet Some of the Elm Tree Species
Elm trees (Ulmus) are popular trees that have faced many problems due to Dutch elm disease. Learn more about 20 of these species, including ones that are resistant to this disease.

10 Shrubs for Zone 10 - Shrubs That Grow in the Heat
These 10 shrubs will work well for your garden in Zone 10.

12 Trees for Zone 6
All 12 of these trees will be able to grow in a Zone 6 landscape.

10 Trees for Zone 10
These 10 trees are able to survive in Zone 10.

10 Trees for Zone 3
If you live in Zone 3, consider one of these 10 trees for your garden.

Growing Summersweet - Clethra alnifolia
Summersweet is a medium shrub that can adapt to most gardens.

Growing Canary Island Pine - Pinus canariensis
The Canary Island pine does well in warm areas and is a beautiful tree with long needles.

Growing the Red Maple - Acer rubrum
Many parts of the red maple are indeed red.

Growing the Common Gardenia in the Home Garden
The common gardenia is an evergreen shrub that is renowned for its gorgeous white flowers that will add a pleasant fragrance to your garden.

Horticulture Definition of Acerifolia - Botanical Latin Meaning
Botanical Latin Meaning - Definition of Acerifolia

Growing the American Hornbeam - Carpinus caroliniana
The American hornbeam is a native tree that tolerates shade.

Do Any Fruits Have Their Seeds on the Outside?
In the plant reproductive process, seeds form inside the ovary after pollination.There are some fruits where it appears that the seeds are carried on the outside, but this simply isn't true.

Growing the Vine Leaf Maple (Acer cissifolium) in the Home Garden
The vine leaf maple comes from Japan and features leaves with three leaflets.

Pruning Heavy Branches - Weight Reduction and Jump Cuts
Pruning heavy branches is a different kind of pruning requiring two phases. Doing it wrong will hurt the plant. Pruning heavy branches the right way means making many cuts and a jump cut, which this article will show you how to do.

What Is a Self-Fertile Tree?
Some fruit trees are described as self-fertile. Learn why this is important for the success of your crop.

Growing the Sycamore Maple - Acer pseudoplatanus
This tree is named sycamore maple because the leaves resemble those of the sycamore.

Growing Dawn Redwood in the Home Garden
Dawn Redwood is a deciduous conifer that can be used as a shade tree. Learn more about growing this stately tree.

Growing the Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara)
The Deodar cedar is a majestic evergreen conifer that has a naturally pendulous shape.

Growing the Lily Magnolia (Magnolia liliflora)
A deciduous shrub with exquisite reddish-purple or pink flowers that come early in the year. See if they could be a lovely addition to your garden.

Growing the Macadamia Nut Tree in the Home Garden
Lucky inhabitants of tropical regions can grow their own macadamia nut trees in their gardens. Learn more about growing these plants.

Dead, Damaged & Diseased Wood - Concepts for Pruning
Removing dead, damaged, and diseased wood is plant triage: the first step of good pruning. This guide tells you how to find dead, diseased, and damaged wood in your own plants and why it is important to remove these before doing any other pruning.

How to Use a Pruning Saw for Trees and Shrubs
Do you need to prune a large shrub or small tree? Doing the job right means cutting some thick wood, and that means using a pruning saw. This guide is full of practical, simple tips for pruning and a handy step-by-step for how to use a pruning saw.

How to Care for a Tree or Shrub Post-Grafting
Your new graft is a tender thing that needs a lot more follow-up care than an old plant out in the garden. 45% of graft success comes from aftercare, and it is a simple and inexpensive process you can learn to do from this article.

Black Haw Viburnum Prunifolium Growing Profile
The black haw viburnum is a large shrub that features an abundance of white flowers in the spring.

Making Living Fences by Pruning & Grafting
A living fence is an impassible hedge of plants growing densely and joined by approach grafting, the easiest type of grafts to make. With pruning, grafting, and time, you can make beautiful fences that don’t need paint and can’t rust!

Formal Hedge How-To
Formal hedges. Everyone knows what they look like, and lots of people think they have to turn boxwoods and yews into them. If you are of that mind, or want a smooth and elegant evergreen backdrop to your border garden, this article will show you how to make these labor-intensive plant forms.

General Ideas to Know About Pruning Clematis
Pruning clematis vines means knowing when your plant blooms and how that affects when you should work. Clematis pruning doesn’t have to get you all tangled up: start with the general ideas and tips here, then move on to the step-by-step guide when it’s time to work.

How And When To Use Hedge Shears
Hedge shears let you put a long, straight edge in shrubs, and they let you do it quickly—too quickly, if you use the tool on the wrong plant. This article overviews how shears can help in formal hedging and fall cleanup, but otherwise should stay in the shed.

How To Prune - Making Clean Pruning Cuts
Pruning is a lot easier than brain surgery, but it’s just as important to make clean cuts. this guide is full of tips and tricks to tell you the best spots on your plant to cut at and how to choose the right tool so that each cut you make is a clean pruning cut.

Pruning - The Rule of 1/3 for Shrubs
The “rule of one-third” in pruning is a limit to how much you should take off at one time. It’s also a goal you can boldly shoot for when thinning a shrub to give it good shape.

Growing the Japanese Persimmon - Diospyros kaki
The Japanese persimmon produces beautiful orange fruits and a foliage display in autumn. Learn more about growing these Asian fruits here.

Growing the Olive Tree - Olea europaea
Olive trees have been cultivated since ancient history. Learn more about growing this tree in your landscape.

Growing Tips and Maintenance of Bird's Nest Spruce
A good dwarf conifer for your garden is the bird's nest spruce. Learn more about growing these shrubs here.

Tree Pruning With Loppers
Pruning with loppers lets you easily make cuts to wood from about a half inch to one and a half inches thick - too thick for pruners and too small for a saw.

Citrus Greening Causes & Control - Asian Citrus Psyllid
Citrus greening is an incurable disease that attacks citrus species and their relatives. It spreads through the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri).

Growing the Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) in Home Gardens
Grow an ancient plant in your garden by planting the sago palm (Cycas revoluta.) These cycads are similar in appearance to palm trees.

World Hardiness Zones - Trees & Shrubs
Use these maps from around the world to determine what USDA zone your country falls under.

Walnut Tree Species
Learn more about some of the species of walnut trees.

Botanical Definition of Evergreen
Learn what it means when a tree or shrub is evergreen.

Horticulture Definition of Banana Pup
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Banana Pup

How to Make Pine Cone Bird Feeders at Home
Have your kids help make these simple pine cone bird feeders with you at home. These will help make your yard more bird-friendly.

How to Set Up Your Own Watering System
One of the essential keys to tree and shrub health is ensuring they get the water they need. You can make it easier for yourself if you install a watering system in your yard.

Which Trees Have Opposite Branching?
Not many trees feature opposite branching, so this can be a key characteristic for identification. Learn which trees sport this type of branching.

Know When to Expect to Start Harvesting Fruit
This timetable lists the months when you can expect the fruit on your tree to mature.

Growing Blueberries - Vaccinium spp.
Blueberries are great because they have fewer pests than most of the other fruit trees and shrubs. The key to their success is making sure they are grown in acidic soil. With varieties as small as 6

Growing Witch Hazel in the Home Garden
Want flowers that bloom later in the year? Try growing the witch hazel shrub. This skin care staple will also provide a fall leaf show.

How to Prune Floribunda Rose Bushes: Step-by-Step
Your rose hedges and low filler rose bushes are floribunda roses. Pruning them is easy, as you can do almost all of it with the quick cuts of hedge shears. Learn how here.

10 Trees for Small Spaces
You can still grow trees even if your garden is on the smaller side. Choose one of these trees that stays under 25' tall and wide.

Growing the African Scurf Pea in the Home Garden
The African scurf pea (Psoralea pinnata) bears an abundance of butterfly-shaped flowers that smell like grape drink.

Growing the Toyon Shrub in the Home Garden
The toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia) is an evergreen shrub that originates in California. It bears beautiful red fruit every year.

Horticulture Definition of Dripline
Learn what dripline means in the world of trees and shrubs

How To Use Hand Pruners (Secateurs)
Hand pruners, or secateurs, are the tool you will use most as a gardener. Period. Using hand pruners is easy and natural; you can just go at it and do what feels right. But when you want to come inside and meditate on the process, or take your pruning to the next level, let this guide be your staircase.

Does Chewing Gum Come From Gum Trees?
You may think that gum comes from gum trees (also known as eucalyptus), but would you be right?

Pruning With Pole Saws Safely For Tree Pruning
Using a pole saw is a must for the homeowner or gardener that needs to prune a large tree, or remove dead wood. The pole saw is a dangerous tool but can be used safely with discretion and a little guidance.

12 Uncommon Fruits You Should Grow
Try one of these 12 uncommon fruits in your landscape. From Cornelian cherry to silver buffaloberry, there's something for everyone.

Pruning the Different Types of Roses
Here’s where to start to find out how to prune any kind of rose! This page will list all the types and a brief pruning strategy with links to a detailed step-by-step.

6 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree
Don't throw your tree away after the holidays - recycle it! This list includes 6 different ways you can recycle your Christmas tree.

Growing the Blue Blossom Ceanothus - Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
The blue blossom ceanothus comes from California.

Growing the Kentucky Coffee Tree - Gymnocladus dioicus
An excellent option for your landscape is the Kentucky coffee tree. Read more about the proper growing conditions for this tree.

What Does Wet Feet Mean in Gardening?
Find out what wet feet means in the world of horticulture.

What Is a Foliar Application?
If a chemical says to do a foliar application, what do they mean? Find out here!

Botanical Definition of Fascicle
This definition explains what a fascicle is and where you can find it on trees & shrubs.

Growing the Giant Dogwood - Cornus controversa
The giant dogwood is a tall dogwood species with a beautiful white floral display.

Growing Bladder Senna - Colutea arborescens
If you like yellow flowers and interesting fruit, you may want to plant the bladder senna.

How to Do Approach Grafting
Approach is how grafting happens in nature. It’s often preferred for grafting tropical plants, and an easy way to graft any two plants or branches that are close, such as to make living fences and sculpture.

How To Use Pole Pruners
Pole pruners are a bit of a specialty tool, but if you don’t like ladders and have a lot of high things to work on, and you’re a bit of a perfectionist, they could save you a lot of trouble. Let me help you choose and use a good one with this guide.

Clematis Pruning Step By Step - Maintaining Clematis
This step by step guide to pruning clematis will tell you what to do and when to do it to keep your vines tidy and heavily flowering. Whether your clematis blooms in early spring, mid-spring, or late summer, this guide will tell you how to train and prune your clematis plants. Page 4.

Clematis Pruning Step By Step - Renovate Yearly
This step by step guide to pruning clematis will tell you what to do and when to do it to keep your vines tidy and heavily flowering. Whether your clematis blooms in early spring, mid-spring, or late summer, this guide will tell you how to train and prune your clematis plants. Page 5.

Clematis Pruning Step By Step - Manage New Growth
This step by step guide to pruning clematis will tell you what to do and when to do it to keep your vines tidy and heavily flowering. Whether your clematis blooms in early spring, mid-spring, or late summer, this guide will tell you how to train and prune your clematis plants. Page 6.

Good Pruning: Limbing Up for Street Tree Clearance
This Good Pruning Gallery exhibit is a street tree pruned with proper technique to limb it up and create clearance for pedestrians and cars. Gradual pruning and good cut practices are demonstrated.

Clematis Pruning Step By Step
This step by step guide to pruning clematis will tell you what to do and when to do it to keep your vines tidy and heavily flowering. Whether your clematis blooms in early spring, mid-spring, or late summer, this guide will tell you how to train and prune your clematis plants.

Clematis Pruning Step By Step - Establish the Clematis
This step by step guide to pruning clematis will tell you what to do and when to do it to keep your vines tidy and heavily flowering. Whether your clematis blooms in early spring, mid-spring, or late summer, this guide will tell you how to train and prune your clematis plants. Page 2.

Clematis Pruning Step By Step - Training Clematis
This step by step guide to pruning clematis will tell you what to do and when to do it to keep your vines tidy and heavily flowering. Whether your clematis blooms in early spring, mid-spring, or late summer, this guide will tell you how to train and prune your clematis plants. Page 3.

How To Make a Cleft Graft
The cleft graft is an easy graft to try with just basic household tools. It take very little finesse with your knife. This article will show you how to try your first cleft on a cut stump with just a saw or a chisel, knife, and other household tools.

How to Make a Side-Veneer Graft
A versatile graft of simple cuts, the side-veneer works on small plants, even evergreens like dwarf conifers. This guide tells you how to make and use the side-veneer graft.

How To Make a Side-Stub Graft
For turning a young tree in your garden into another type, a side-stub graft is relatively easy, and can save you money and work of buying a whole new tree. This kind of side graft takes simple tools and just a few cuts to make.

How to Make a Splice or Whip Graft
A simpler and easier to make graft is the splice graft, also called the whip graft. Perfecting your splice graft will also let you work on cutting consistently while joining small wood together.

Canyon Live Oak - Quercus Chrysolepis - Types of Oak Trees - Try Canyon Live Oak
Canyon live oak (Quercus chrysolepis) is also known as gold cup oak and maul oak. Page 3.

Coast Live Oak - Quercus Agrifolia - Types of Oak Trees - Try Coast Live Oak
Quercus agrifolia is known as the coast live oak, California live oak, or Encina. Page 4.

Trees & Shrubs
Quercus suber is known as cork oak. Page 5.

Sonoran Scrub Oak - Quercus Turbinella
Quercus turbinella is the scientific name for Sonoran scrub oak. Page 10.

Southern Live Oak - Quercus Virginiana - Types of Oak Trees - Try Southern Live Oak
Southern live oak is the common name for Quercus virginiana. Page 11.

Texas Live Oak - Quercus Fusiformis - Types of Oak Trees - Try Texas Live Oak
Texas live oak is a native tree in the United States. Page 12.

Northern Pin Oak - Quercus Ellipsoidalis - Oak Tree Image Gallery - Try Northern Pin Oak
Quercus ellipsoidalis is known as the Northern pin oak. Page 6.

Sand Live Oak - Quercus Geminata - Photo
The common name for Quercus geminata is the Sand Live Oak. Page 7.

Scarlet Oak - Quercus Coccinea - Oak Tree Image Gallery - Choose Scarlet Oak
Quercus coccinea is known as the scarlet oak. Page 8.

Shumard Oak - Quercus Shumardii - Photo of Shumard Oak
Common names for Quercus shumardii include Shumard Oak, Spotted Oak, Schneck Oak, Shumard Red Oak, and Swamp Red Oak. Page 9.

Valley Oak - Quercus Lobata - Photo of Valley Oak
Valley oaks (Quercus lobata) are native to California. Page 13.

Water Oak - Quercus Nigra - Photo of Water Oak
The scientific name for the water oak is Quercus nigra. Page 14.

California Black Oak - Quercus Kelloggii - Photo of California Black Oak
The California Black Oak is the common name for Quercus kelloggii, a native oak of California. Page 2.

Downy Oak - Quercus Pubescens - Types of Oak Trees - Try Downy Oak
Quercus pubescens is known as downy oak. Page 17.

Chapman Oak - Quercus Chapmanii - Types of Oak Trees - Try Chapman Oak
The Chapman oak (Quercus chapmanii) is found in Florida. Page 15.

Gambel Oak - Quercus gambelii - Photo of Gambel Oak
Gambel oak is the common name of Quercus gambelii. Page 16.

Oregon White Oak - Garry Oak - Quercus Garryana
The scientific name for Oregon White Oak is Quercus garryana. Another common name is garry oak. Page 19.

Holly Oak - Quercus Ilex - Photo of Holly Oak
Holly oak (Quercus ilex) is also known as Holm oak or evergreen oak. Page 18.

Mistletoe - Christmas Plants Photo Gallery - Order Santalales - The Parasite Mistletoe
Mistletoe. Trees & Shrubs.

Pear Tree - Christmas Plants Photo Gallery - Pyrus Communis - Grow a Pear Tree
A pear tree is part of the first gift sent in the Christmas carol

Poinsettia - Euphorbia Pulcherrima
Poinsettia is a shrub or tree in its native Mexico. Page 3.

Areca Palm - Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens - Photo of Areca Palm
Areca palms are a great choice for an indoor palm tree since they removes pollutants from the air. Page 3.

California Fan Palm - Washingtonia Filifera - Photo of California Fan Palm
The California fan palm is native to California, and is also found in Nevada, Arizona and Florida. Page 2.

Austrian Copper Rose - Rosa Foetida Bicolor - Shrubs For Water Conservation - Try Austrian Copper Rose
Austrian copper rose is a shrub that can be used in water conservation gardens. It has coppery-red and yellow blossoms. Page 2.

Rose of Sharon - Hibiscus Syriacus - Shrubs For Water Conservation - Try Rose of Sharon
Rose of Sharon will conserve some water in the garden. Page 4.

Horticulture Definition of Stone Fruit - Tree and Shrub Glossary
Learn more about what is considered a stone fruit.

Horticulture Definition of Perfect Flower
Perfect Flower - Tree and Shrub Glossary

Horticulture Definition of Acid Soil
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Acid Soil

Pruning Popular Clematis Varieties
In this guide to pruning clematis vines, popular varieties of clematis are listed and matched up to their flower size, color, and pruning time, with a brief strategy given for each popular type of clematis.

Coconut Palm - Cocos Nucifera - Photo of Coconut Palm
Trees & Shrubs.

Types of Palm Trees
Palm trees are common to many tropical locations. Some are able to handle cooler temperatures also.

Oak Trees - Quercus - Oak Tree Image Gallery
Oak trees fall under the genus Quercus and belong to the Fagaceae (beech) family.

Oak Trees - Quercus - Oak Tree Image Gallery
Oak trees fall under the genus Quercus and belong to the Fagaceae (beech) family.

Blackjack Oak - Quercus Marilandica - Photo of Blackjack Oak
Blackjack oak is a common name of Quercus marilandica.

Botanical Definition of Endemic
The word endemic refers to the nativity of plants and animals, as well as medical infections.

Horticulture Definition of Microclimate
Learn what a microclimate is in the world of horticulture.

Horticulture Definition of Glauca - Botanical Latin Meaning
Learn what glauca means when found in a plant species or variety name.

Horticulture Definition of Defoliation
Learn what the word defoliation means.

Horticulture Definition of Scarification
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Scarification

Tree and Shrub Selection Guide - Tips for Tree and Shrub Selection
Whether you're starting out with a empty yard or just looking to add new plants, picking the right trees and shrubs can seem like a daunting task. It doesn't have to be, though. Use these guides to select the best trees and shrubs to plant in your garden.

Interspecific Hybrid - Tree & Shrub Glossary - Definition of Interspecific Hybrid
Tree & Shrub Glossary - Definition of Interspecific Hybrid

Pinecone Crafts to Make - Easy Pinecone Crafts
Fall and winter bring thoughts of pinecones. You can bring a natural, outdoorsy feel to your home with pinecone crafts. They can be used to make ornaments for the Christmas tree, fill the house with delightful scents, and keep birds fed throughout the winter. These crafts are easy enough for chidren to participate.

Treeless Space - Balloon Christmas Tree - Creation of a Balloon Christmas Tree
Jeremy Telford, the "Balloon Guy," makes his own balloon Christmas trees every year. They're non-toxic and biodegradable, since the balloons are made from tree sap.

Fertilizing Trees & Shrubs
Nutrients are essential for proper tree and shrub growth. Learn how to spot nutrient deficiencies and add the necessary fertilizers and amendments. Compare chemical and organic fertilizers.

Watering
Trees and shrubs can be killed by improper watering. Here you can learn the proper way to water and methods of making your own watering systems. You can also see ways to conserve water.