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About.com Flowering Trees star[offsite link]
Information for homeowners regarding the selection, planting and care of flowering trees for the yard.

Alders for the Landscape star
The alders aren't as common as some landscape plants. These deserve consideration.

Amur Maple star
Everyone welcomes the warm tones of the autumn foliage. However, some plants with gorgeous fall color are nondescript the rest of the year. Happily, that isnīt so for the Amur maple.

Award Winning Plants for 2006 star
Each year, the best trees, shrubs, and woody vines are singled out for special honors. Here are details on some of these 2006 winners.

Beliefs About Bay or Laurel star
Over the years many properties have been attributed to bay.

Camellias star
Camellias are one of my favorite flowers. When I first moved to North Carolina, I couldnīt get over the fact that they frequently bloom during the cold months.

Choosing Shrubs star
Shrubs are amaong the most useful and colorful group of landscape plants. Choosing shrubs isnīt always easy.

Choosing Trees star
Of all the plants in the landscape, trees are the most endearing.

Choosing Trees for the Home Landscape star
Of all the plants in the landscape, trees are the most enduring. Select ones that are well adapted and a proper size for the landscape.

Disease Resistant Crab Apples star
Gardeners can't go wrong with disease resistant crab apples. These are care free plants.

Easy Care Crabs star
When looking for easy care trees, keep the disease resistant crabs in mind. These plants require a minimum of attention.

Fedco star[offsite link]
Fedco offers untreated seeds and organic plants and roots as well as organic gardening supplies. Among their offerings are trees as well as bulbs and tubers.

Ginkgo star
The brilliant yellow fall foliage of the ginkgo or maidenhair tree is reason enough to love this handsome shade tree. It is a living relic.

History of Bay or Laurel star
Bay was a sacred plant among the ancients.

More Disease Resistant Crabs star
There are many disease resistant crabs from which gardeners can choose. The following are particularly outstanding.

Shrubby and Tree-like Plants for Warm Climates star
Gardeners in warmer areas can choose from a number of shrubby and tree-like plants, such as rosemary.

Small Trees for the Small Landscape star
When choosing trees for small landscapes, here are some things to consider.

Snowberries and Coralberries star
At first glance, you might think the ghostly white snowberries and the coralberries have nothing in common. In fact, these are related species. Theyīre in the same group known as Symphoricapos. These versatile shrubs can be used in various ways throughout the landscape.

Some Beautiful Disease Resistant Crabs star
The crabs are among the loveliest of the flowering trees. Here are some disease resistant crabs that are perfect for landscapes.

Some Disease Resistant Crabs star
When choosing a flowering crab, it is a good idea to keep disease resistance in mind. The following disease resistant crabs are highly recommended.

Some Hawthorns for the Landscape star
Hawthorns are lovely flowering trees. Blooming in the spring, these are great additions to the landscape.

Some Serviceberries for the Landscape star
The serviceberries are outstanding trees for the landscape. They're spectacular in the spring when they're in full bloom.

Some Wonderful Flowering Crabs star
When choosing flowering trees, it is hard to beat the flowering crabs. Herre are some recommended disease resistant crab apples for the landscape.

Spring Meadow Nursery star[offsite link]
This is a wholesale site, but the plants are available at local nurseries and garden centers under the Proven Winner brand. At this site you can see the many new varieties of flowering shrubs. The site includes pages for home gardeners.

The Bayberry star
Though they aren't hardy in all areas of the U.S., the bayberries are a wonderful group of evergreens for the landscape.

The Eastern Redbud star
All of the redbuds are excellent small trees for the landscape. Eastern redbud is the most popular.

The Honey Locust star
The native honey locust is an excellent tree for small yards.

The Kousa Dogwood star
The dazzling Kousa dogwood provides beauty in every season. This is especially true during the winter months when we need it the most. For landscape use, it is hard to find a woody plant that is more attractive than the Kousa.

The Versatile Fuchsias star
For landscapes during the spring and fall months, the fuchsia is unmatched. This Victorial favorite came into cultivation in Europe in the late 1700īs.

Tripple Brook Farm star[offsite link]
This site offers 450 plant varieties, including many fine under-used natives and cold hardy exotics. Many of these are suitable for edible landscapes and bird gardens.

Winter Blooming Heaths star
Winter gardens need not be boring. By choosing carefully, we can often find plants that bloom during the colder months. That is the case with the winter-blooming heaths. Among these are Cornish heath and winter heath.

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