Planting Trees & Shrubs

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How to Brace Your Unestablished Palm Tree

Help your new tree build a strong foundation.

Apple Trees: Where and How to Plant

There's no apple more delicious that an apple off your own tree.

Tree Planting - Maintenance

The 5 things you need to keep your new tree happy.

Tree Planting - Placement of Trees

3 things to help find the best spot for your new tree.

Tree Planting - Pruning

Usually, pruning is not needed on newly planted trees. As the tree grows, lower branches may be pruned

Easy-Care Popular Flowering Shrubs

Different flowering shrubs need different care. Read on to discover more about some of the most popular flowering shrubs and how to care for them.

Tree Planting - How to Plant Your Trees

A properly planted and maintained tree will grow faster and live longer than one that is incorrectly

Tree Planting - Introduction

The 8 questions to answer before you plant a tree.

A Dozen of the Easiest Flowering Trees to Grow

Flowering trees are colorful and fragrant and a wonderful addition to any yard. Here are some of the simplest to grow.

Harvesting Yuca Root

Yuca roots, originating in the tropics of South America, have multiple cooking uses from tapioca to stews, and they are easy to harvest.

Tips for Growing Wine & Roses Weigela

If you want a vibrant garden that will attract plenty of butterflies and hummingbirds, consider adding this shrub.

Identifying Different Varieties of Hypericum

Read this article for advice on hypericum.

5 Easy Shade Trees to Grow

Here are 5 fantastic shade trees for different landscaping situations.

Small Trees for the Urban Homestead

Bring a little green into your personal cityscape.

Growing Bamboo for Privacy

Create a living fence in 6 easy steps.

The Persimmon Tree: [4] Unique Species

The Persimmon tree is a deciduous tree that will go dormant during the winter months. It is mostly common

Plant and Establish Azaleas in Your Yard

Azaleas are shrubs that bloom in the spring. They come in many varieties and colors are the same genus

Considering a Horse Chestnut Tree?

The horse chestnut tree or Aesculus hippocastanum, are flowering trees much like a buckeye tree. They

Is it Too Late to Transplant Your Persimmon Tree

The persimmon tree is a very attractive tree that is popular in Asia and the United States. The Japanese

Selecting The Right Location For Your Azeleas

Azaleas are a beautiful flower and a lovely addition to any yard. The key is to plant them in the right

Will A Palm Tree Grow In My Climate?

One of the common misconception of the palm tree is that they can only grow in tropical areas. There

Beautify Your Garden With A Flowering Pear Tree

A flowering pear or ornamental tree is a beautiful sight. In the spring, these trees produce dense masses

Build Your Own Bamboo Trellis

A bamboo trellis is very useful if you grow vegetales with clinging vines like peas and beans. A bamboo

4 Apple Tree Types You Can Grow

Once upon a time, if you wanted grow your own apple tree, your options were fairly limited. Now, thanks

4 Types of Palm Trees You can Plant at Home

Everyone dreams of a beach vacation full of breezes through palm trees, but most palm tree types will

3 Different Pear Tree Types to Consider

A pear tree is not only gorgeous to look at, but the fruits they can produce are delicious. There are

Sycamore Tree Planting Facts

In Indiana, the sycamore tree has almost legendary status. The rustle of sycamore leaves in a summer

Plant Gardenias in 7 Simple Steps

Planting gardenias is a wonderful way to brighten up any outdoor area with their wonderful fragrance

How to Plant Evergreen Shrubs

4 steps to a privacy hedge.

Espalier Fruit Trees: 3+ Types

Growing espalier fruit trees works well when you have limited space but also want to enjoy fresh food

How to Espalier Trees

Espalier trees work well as a hedge or yard break. The espalier method is also a practical and creative

Espalier Trees: 6 Styles

If you know you want to add some espalier trees to your yard but aren’t quite sure what design

How to Plant a Loblolly Pine Tree

The loblolly pine tree is often used as a quick-growing screen in landscaping. This versatile pine tree

Growing A Willow Tree From Cuttings

Nothing beats the serene beauty and shade of the willow tree. The weeping willow tree grows a huge canopy

Taking Care Of An Apple Tree

An apple tree does not have to be limited to an orchard out in the country, thanks to modern gardening

How to Plant a Crabapple Tree

The flowering crabapple tree bears ornamental fruit. In late April to mid-May pretty flowers bloom. The

Maple Tree Planting and Care Guide

A maple tree grows into a wonderful shade tree and offers a veritable show of colors during the autumnal

How to Plant Almond Trees

Almond trees grow in terrain similar to other fruit and nut trees, and have deep roots that make them

How to Plant a Fig Tree

The fig tree is traced back to the Mediterranean region. It was one of the first domesticated plants

5 Steps to Properly Grow a Tree Peony

One might think that the tree peony, with its large, delicate and beautiful blossoms, requires a great