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Lemony Lace Sambucus Brightens Up Gardens

September 29th, 2014

Sambucus Lemony Lace Elderberry brightens up gardens with gold cut leaf foliage. New leaves of this low growing fruiting shrubLemony Lace Sambucus, emerge as red changing to a brilliant gold as they open. Plant your Elderberry shrub in full to part sun. White flowers open in spring with red fruit maturing in fall.

Lemony Lace Sambucus

Lemony Lace Sambucus Elderberry is even more striking when paired with it’s cousin the Black Lace Sambucus. Growing into the 3 to 5 foot tall and wide range, this attractive shrub will brighten up your garden. Plant just inside your garden area near the border or use alone as a focal plant.

Prune your Lemony Lace Sambucus as young plants to develop full growth habit. Prune older plants after flowering. Plant in full sun in Northern climates and light shade in Southern climates.

  • Deer resistant
  • Border plant
  • Flocal plant
  • Wildlife plant
  • Considered an herb
  • Red fall fruit

Lemon Lace Sambucus racemosa ‘SMNSRD4’ US PPAF  Can PBRAF

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New Bush Cinquefoil – Happy Face Yellow Flowering Potentilla

August 24th, 2014

Plant the Happy Face Potentilla fruticosa for the bright yellow flowers. Adore this bush cinquefoil because it’s so easy to grow and very low maintenanceHappy Face Potentilla is a small compact growing shrub that is deer resistant and also a North America native.

Growing only 2 to 3 feet tall, the large yellow flowers during spring to late summer on theHappy Face bush cinquefoil will pop against the darker green foliage. As with other potentilla varieties, the Happy Face prefers moist, well drained soil, yet tolerates poor, dry soil once established. Prune off 1/3 of the branches in late winter of this low maintenance shrub to keep it full and healthy.

Happy Face Potentilla Blooms

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Yuki Cherry Blossom Deutzia is new small growing flowering shrub

August 17th, 2014

The Yuki Cherry Blossom Deutzia is the first Nikko type Deutzia with pink flowers. This small growing flowering shrub can also be used as a deciduous ground cover. Plant your Yuki Cherry Blossom Deutzia where it can easily be appreciated. In fall you will certainly want to witness the colorful foliage yuki cherry blossom deutzia blossomas it changes from dark green to amazing purple burgundy shades.

This plant is deer resistant, so if deer are causing you headaches, plant these Deutzia shrubs and send the deer on their way. This small growing Deutzia is perfect for small yards or where space is limited.

An easy to grow plant, the Yuki Cherry Blossom Deutzia blooms on old wood so only prune for shaping immediately after spring flowering. Fertilize with a timed release general fertilizer in spring after the plant has leafed out.

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Fragrant Flowering Shrub | Calycanthus Aphrodite Sweetshrub

August 17th, 2014

Calycanthus Aphrodite Sweetshrub will quickly become your favorite flowering shrubs. From mid summer to fall, the Calycanthus Aphrodite will adorn your garden with large red magnolia like flowers. Living up to its name of sweetshrub, this deer resistant shrub will fill the air with sweet apple scented fragrance.

The Calycanthus Aphrodite Sweetshrub blooms on old wood, so be sure to prune only for shaping (if needed) after flowering. The glossy medium green Calycanthus Aphrodite Sweetshrub 2aleaves make a nice backdrop for the gorgeous red flowers that bloom from mid summer on to fall. Space your new Calycanthus sweetshrub Aphrodite shrubs 6 to 7 feet apart.

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The OSO Easy Double Red Shrub Roses Now Available

June 30th, 2014

OSO Easy Double Red Shrub Roses grows in full sun planted in moist, well drained soil. Thesmaller growing shrub rose matures in the 36 to 48 inch height and width range. Space approximately 3 feet apart for a magnificent continual blooming low hedge.

Oso Easy® Double Red Rosa ‘Meipeporia’ PPAF

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New OSO Easy Lemon Zest Yellow Rose Now Available at Greenwood Nursery

June 10th, 2014

The New OSO Easy Lemon Zest is the latest release in the OSO Easy Series. The Lemon Zest opens in mid to late spring with bright canary yellow flowers that continue their brilliance until they fall away.

The small growing OSO Easy Lemon Zest rose matures in the 2 to 4 foot height range making it OSO perfect for small gardens or yards with limited space. This amazing shrub rose blooms on new wood. A light pruning in spring or after flowering will keep this dazzling yellow rose continually blooming.

OSO Easy Lemon Zest Rose

Latest in the OSO Easy Rose Series – Lemon Zest Yellow Rose

Cheryl Jones, President of Greenwood Nursery, Inc notes, “The OSO Easy Lemon Zest has become one of our top selling roses from the day we offered it. Just give the re-blooming Lemon Zest a sunny spot and it will put on a flower show from mid summer through the summer. A charmer for small yards, containers and is disease resistant. “

Greenwood Nursery, Inc offers a wide selection of shrub roses for any size garden or landscape as well as many of the OSO Easy Series of roses. A Certified Proven Winners garden center, the staff at Greenwood is available to answer questions about the New OSO Easy Lemon Zest Rose as well as provide assistance in plant selection.

Visit http://www.greenwoodnursery.com to peruse their online plant catalog, which they ship within the continental United States, and Alaska. This Online Garden Center offers an excellent selection of shrub roses, ground covers, ferns, herbs, grasses, perennials, shrubs and trees.

Jones and her husband started Greenwood Nursery in 1978 as a propagation and wholesale nursery in McMinnville, TN. In 1998, the owners took their plant catalog online and, today continue offering a wide selection of gardening plants to the home gardener along with friendly and valuable customer service.

For further information or to place an order for the OSO Easy Lemon Zest Shrub Rose, please visit http://www.greenwoodnursery.com. Questions can be answered by email or by phone during office hours, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm central time.

 

 

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Create Unique Patterns with Common Flowering Shrubs

June 2nd, 2014

You can create unique patterns with common flowering shrubs!

Your garden sends a message about who you are and what you care about. Have you ever seen those well-manicured hedges at famous locations like Versailles? These send a message of nobility, royalty and attention-to-detail. Do you want to create unique patterns with common flowering shrubs to make a good first impression?

Geometric Shapes Words or Animal Landscaping Designs

Before a neighbor or business client enters your home, he or she will see the designs of your landscaping. What messages are you sending to the neighborhood? Make geometric shapes, words or animal designs in your yard with your children to express family creativity.

Planting a tree for the birth of a child is a special commemoration. Each year, your family could get together and plan the garden pattern for the next year. You could make words, shapes or other unique patterns with flowering shrubs. The possibilities are endless.

Choosing the Right Plants for Your Yard

An online plant nursery offers great affordable garden plants along with tips from other home gardeners. Sharing your experiences can increase your gardening knowledge. Here are some of the factors for selecting the perfect plant:

  • Climate
  • Season
  • Soil
  • Sun
  • Watering
  • Owner preferences

There is a natural progression of simple to complex garden plants. Those who want an “easy-to-maintain” yard might select evergreens, bushes and shrubs. Ground cover is a great way to fill that bald spot. A combination of perennials and annuals is the next step. The ideal is to have gardens blooming through each season.

Flowering All Year Long

While a plant “may look beautiful,” it might not be ideal for your yard environment. An online plant nursery can show you plants that grow well in different geographical locations. As you read the free newsletter, you can learn about things like pest control.

Professional gardeners might create different patterns for spring, summer and fall that overlap in the same space. For example, if you use flowering shrubs that bloom in the spring, you could make a square shape with them. Then, add some summer-blooming garden plants in a circle within the square.

Find affordable flowering shrub garden plants for the home gardener to enliven your yard. Beautiful flowers will attract insects, bees, animals and humans who will all want to enjoy your beautiful garden. The proper landscaping will transfer a boring home and yard into an exciting home and wilderness environment.

 

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How to Maintain Flowering Shrubs to Avoid Excessive Growth

May 20th, 2014

You delight in your thriving garden or yard because you spend a lot of time gently nurturing and providing the TLC it needs to be beautiful. Once plants, trees, and flowering shrubs have taken root and established themselves, the rest is about enjoying your garden and maintaining it to keep its attractive appearance in order and avoid excessive growth.

Caring for Large Flowering Shrubs

Use hand-held pruners on larger perennials such as Buddleia, better known as the Butterfly Bush. Cut off the old blooms to keep them flowering beautifully throughout the summer. In the winter or early spring, prune smaller Buddleia back to almost ground level because these plants bloom on new wood each year.

A gorgeous garden shrub that is available in several colors is from the Hibiscus species also known as Rose of Sharon. Prune dead branches back each winter to shape shrubs, and prepare them for the next growth season.

Lilacs are cooler climate shrubs that reward you with early spring blooms and make a pretty hedge. Once the flowers are spent, prune them back to shape them and remove the deadwood. Know that as lilacs age they may grow up to 20-feet tall.

Shrub roses like Carefree Celebration Rose make beautiful hedges that start sending out their orange blooms in spring, and they will continue flowering until the first fall frost. Another good choice is our fragrant Knockout® Sunny Rose. You will want to prune your roses in late winter or early spring for shape and to remove the old canes. Throughout the growing season, deadhead old flowers to keep roses looking neat and encourage new blooms.

Caring for Medium Flowering Perennials

Perennial shrubs like salvias and coreopsis bloom best throughout the season when you regularly deadhead the flowers by either pinching them back or using pruners or garden scissors. Butterflies and honeybees love Pincushion Flower or Scabiosa, which prefers the same treatment, and is perfect growing among your medium height garden plants. Every couple of years, these perennial shrubs should be divided to avoid excessive growth and create more plantings.

Our online plant nursery offers many affordable garden plants to beautify your yard. Greenwood Nursery invites you to explore our site and sign up for our information packed newsletter. We are proud to offer superior garden plants, and our customer service department is always happy to answer any of your questions, so contact us today.

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The Biggest Problem with Flowering Shrubs and How You Can Fix It

April 9th, 2014

Most people use flowering shrubs to enhance the appearance of their homes and along property lines and fences, but sometimes these shrubs will grow so exuberantly that they overgrow their allotted spot in your garden and must be cut back. Indeed, one of the biggest problems with these shrubs is knowing when and how to prune them. You don’t want to just start chopping at the plant; instead you want to be well informed about where and how to make your cuts in order not to discourage new growth and the blooming cycle. An article in the Colorado Master Gardener Notes presents excellent information on when and how to prune a shrub. Also published by Colorado State University is the very helpful and very specific “List of Common Flowering Shrubs and their Pruning Needs.” Pruning influences not only the size and shape of your plant, but also the flowering characteristics of a shrub, and may even protect the shrub from various diseases.

 

The Blooming Season

Since pruning can affect the development of blooms on your shrub, it is wise to know the blooming season for your shrub. If your flowering shrub is a spring

Forsythia Flowering Shrubs

Forsythia Flowering Shrubs

blooming plant, you do not want to prune it in the fall or winter because you would be removing the new growth on which the new buds will be forming. The time to prune a spring flowering shrub is right after it has bloomed and before the new buds are set. If your shrub were a summer flowering plant, you would want to prune it in the early spring before new growth begins. Pruning at the wrong time, and in a wrong pattern can result in fewer blooms and some hilariously misshapen plants – See Figure 2.

 

Pruning To Protect From Diseases

Pruning can also protect your shrubs from some diseases. Shrubs that are susceptible to powdery mildew can benefit from pruning to thin the plant and increase air circulation. Removing the affected shoots from the plant can reduce other plant diseases, such as scale, galls or borer diseases.

In order to minimize your need to prune your shrubs, you will want to balance taller shrubs at the corners of the home with lower plants along walls. You might consider dwarf varieties that will not outgrow other garden plants.

 

Where To Look For Garden Plants

A good place to start looking for affordable garden plants would be at an online plant nursery or your local garden center. You might consider selecting a variety of shrubs, some which bloom in the spring or summer, and some that have pretty fall foliage or are evergreen and bear berries to provide winter color. The use of ground cover plants can also add interest and design elements to your garden.

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Tips for Hiring a Home Gardener to Help You in the Garden

March 31st, 2014

Can you imagine owning a gorgeous garden? You can have a lovely place where plants, shrubs, flowers and trees fill your own backyard with beautiful scenery. Even if you don’t know how to cultivate a breathtaking garden yourself, you can hire someone who can help…a home gardener.

The Cost Of A Gardener
Many people spend weeks toiling over gorgeous greenery to make their garden a reality. If you want to spend the time and energy on your gardening efforts, this can be an investment for the future. The more you spend time on your garden, the more you’ll learn.

However, if you would rather not spend the money or the time researching and working in your yard, you can go ahead and hire a gardener to do it for you. Most gardeners will charge anywhere from $35 to $55 an hour for their services. This usually includes pruning your shrubs and your trees; purchasing and delivering plants; and planting your pots, urns and window boxes with annuals. It should also include weeding a flowerbed full of perennials, mulching and

edging your yard and designing flowerbeds for your property.

What To Look For In A Gardener
Before you hire a gardener to handle the garden plants and flowering shrubs in your yard, consider what qualifications are important to you.

Ask your neighbors if they have a gardener that they would recommend to you. Gardeners who generally have five to 10 years of experience will more than likely be great to hire for the job. It’s vital that your gardener has a great reputation. They should have positive testimonials that show their experience, professionalism and dedication to maintaining a multitude of yards in the past few years.

You also want your gardener to be punctual, reliable and honest. This is someone who will be on your property when you may not be present, so it’s important that you trust him or her. Unless you have stated otherwise, your gardener should be working with adequate tools that allow him or her to complete the job

well.

Decide What Projects You Would Like Completed
This is your time to think about what you want to do with your yard. When you hire a gardener, you can discuss what you’ve imagined would look nice for your home.

How would you like to use your yard? Are you going to be grilling outside and inviting friends over during the warm months? Would you like to put in a gazebo and decorate it with colorful flowers everywhere?

You can order from Greenwood Nursery and get affordable garden plants, ground cover plants and flowering shrubs that will embellish your backyard. Our online plant nursery is exactly what you need to transform your garden.

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