Trees and Shrubs
Ornamental Tree Choices
A wide variety of trees can be successfully grown in containers, not just the dwarf varieties that normally come to mind. So don't hold back! Here are some tips on how to choose a tree for your container garden.
A Topiary is a living piece of art - and mostly admired for its shape and compact impact in the garden. Now add all that to a container garden already serving so many other purposes, and it makes container gardening more exciting. Find out how you can grow your own topiary, it's not so hard to do!
Crepe Myrtle Tree Photos and Descriptions [offsite link]
An excellent chart of many crepemyrtle varieties from Clemson University. Lists size, color, hardiness, length of bloom, and other attributes. Photos also available.
Lemon Trees in Containers
Growing your own container lemon tree is a treat for many reasons – least of which is being able to have lemon tea! It's a versatile fruit with many uses in several arenas not the least of which includes the kitchen, for health, for homecare, cleaning and just for plain garden beauty. Here’s how.
Living Christmas Trees
You can easily grow a dwarf conifer in your container garden to use as your Christmas tree for many years. Special care is needed when moving indoors to ensure your tree's health. Here are the tips you need to grow a healthy Container Christmas Tree for many years to come.
Ornamental Avocado Containers
I came across a row of container trees in someone’s garden the other day that were really cute but what were they? They had a lush tropical look, clean, thick stems (rather than fat trunks) and thick glossy wide ovate leaves that left the surrounding garden bed dappled. I just had to find out more!
Plant a Tree in a Pot
Artistry in a container could be a million and one things and it could be a tree. Trees are easy to grow, easy to care for, form good focal points, can offer fruit and beauty and calm and confidence, just ask anyone who is growing one already. Why not join them? Start planning now!
Shade Tolerant Bushes
Container plantings are perfect for brightening up a shady area. Perennial bushes are not only easy to car for, but their beauty will lend color and joy to your garden for years to come. Here are eleven favorite bushes for containers, with tips for planting and care.
Shrubs - Angel's Trumpet
An Angel´s Trumpet shrub or standard in your garden will astonish and delight visitors, and you! These fast growing, large flowered, wonderfully scented evergreen perennials are natives to warm areas, so they need to be protected from frost, making them perfect for containers.
Shrubs - Flowering Abutilon
An Abutilon (Flowering Maple) shrub or standard in your garden will provide beautiful bell-shaped blooms from late spring through summer, and some varieties bloom almost continuously. These evergreen perennial shrubs are perfect for containers. Here's how to grow yours.
Shrubs - Forsythia
If you are looking for an interesting shrub with beautiful flowers, to use as a backdrop for your garden or to train as a screen or for shade, forsythia is a perfect choice. Here are tips for growing, training, pruning, and general care of this gem for your garden.
Shrubs - Mahonia
The various Mahonias, including Oregon Grape and California Holly Grape, are wonderful shrubs for containers. They are easy to grow, have clusters of yellow flowers in spring followed by pretty, edible fruit, then colorful foliage in fall and winter. Here are tips for growing yours!
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