Three Easy Flowering Shrubs
Country kids find unique places to play. Springtime with its warmer weather and green grass were heaven-sent for a little girl from the Midwest. One of my favorite secret places to play was under the lilac and bridal wreath shrubs. I could hide and play for hours under white clouds of cascading flowers. I dreamed of becoming a bride some day and having lilacs and lily of the valley as my flowers.
Woody plants are long-lived and can provide color, shade and shelter for animals as well as humans. Shrubs need ample space to grow, unlike flowers, shrubs grow and mature to twice their size. Shrubs come bare rooted or container grown. A big no- no is planting a shrub too deep, in fact it is the main cause for plant failure. The hole should be twice as wide as the plant but not too…
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