• Mystery Spring Blooming Shrub

    Hi TBG ! I inheirited this shrub when we purchased our home, and I have no idea what it is. None of my books or magazines have helped in ID’ing it. It’s approximately 3 – 4′ high, with a similar…

  • beginner’ s question – periwinkle and some mixed questions

    Hello, not only I am a complete beginner but I wonder if there’s is even a bit of green in my thumb, yet, I know what I like and I have finally been able to have a small vegetable garden…

  • Propagation of cutleaf sumac and Pinky Winky hydrangea

    How do you propagate golden cutleaf sumac and ‘Pinky Winky’ hydrangea?…

  • Oregon grape, Mahonia aquifolium

    I have this plant on the north side of the house where it gets very little light, but, grows happily. It has been there for years and years. Two questions. Each winter some  upper branches die back and I prune…

  • Pruning Schedules

    Hi there,I have an assortment of shrubs that I’m wondering what sort of pruning schedule, if any, applies. I know that shrubs that bloom on new wood can be done early but how early and just how much should I…