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Lilac Bushes?How do you start one from another bush? Do you just cut a piece off - or what? Thanks, Annie-M

 

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Propagating Lilac Bushes?How do you plant lilac bushes from another plant? Deborah

 

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Helping A Frozen Rosemary Bush?I just bought a rosemary bush (still in it's original pot) and dumb me left it out and it froze. Well, the leaves are brown now. It still smells wonderful. Now I see 3 or 4 little green shoots coming from the ends of the stems. The thing is pretty much brown all over.

 

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Evergreen Shrubs Turning Brown?Last year I planted some evergreen shrubs. They are planted from 6 feet to 8 feet a part individually. They are about 3.5 feet tall. Something is turning them brown from the inside out. I have already lost one.

 

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Black Mold on Lilac Bushes?My Lilac Bushes have black mold on them, what is it and is it harmful?

 

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Rose Food for LilacsI had a lilac bush that never bloomed and then I was told to feed it rose bush food. I did so and it bloomed the next year and every year since.

 

Azalea and ButterflyMorning dew and butterfly on azalea in our backyard.

 

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Gold Star Esperanza Advice?How do I encourage a shrub to become "sturdy" rather than scraggy? The plant is Gold Star Esperanza.

 

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Lilac Bush Near a Septic Tank?I had planted a beautiful lilac bush 3 years ago 4 feet from our septic tank not really thinking about how big it would get. This bush had gotten huge and growing twice as fast as all the other beautiful lilac's I have around the house, my only concern is what is the root system like?

 

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Spirea Not Leafing Out?Why isn't my spirea leafing out this spring? I've cut back sprigs and it seem to be alive.

 

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Overwatered Hibiscus?My hibiscus was severely overwatered! I left on a business trip after I put my plants outside in their drained pots and we had an awful week of rain. Upon returning my plants had yellow leaves and they fell off.

 

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Training a Lilac Bush?I have a three-year old lilac bush that is growing in the wrong direction since I accidentally planted it at a slight angle. Can I use wire to retrain the branches to stand up straight?

 

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Care For Potentilla Shrubs?I have 6 potentilla shrubs that are close to 15 years old planted on the south side of our house. They have been beautiful until the last couple of years. They are brown and drying and look spindly. We prune them every fall. Does anyone know what could be wrong?

 

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Looking For Yellow Shrub The Flowers Through Summer?I Live in the Northeaster part of the country and I am looking for a shrub, preferably yellow that flowers all Summer.

 

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Help My Azalea?A friend gave me her azalea before moving. Before replanting, I removed baby's breath that had wrapped itself into and over the plant. I even rinsed the root system to keep it from returning.

 

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Esperanza Bush Not Blooming?My Esperanza bush is not blooming. I purchased 5 of these bushes with tiny clusters of trumpet like yellow flowers, 2 months ago. One bush has never blossomed. It is growing taller and spreading, but no flowers! What could be the problem?

 

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Shrubs Have Dead Limbs?The shrubs in front of our house have a lot of dead limbs in with the regular ones. I thought about cutting the whole thing down to about 6 inches. Or should I just go through them and pull out the dead ones and trim back the tops? Thank you.

 

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Oleander Not Blooming?My Oleander is not blooming. What can I do?

 

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Do Hibiscus Leaves Close at Night?Do Hibiscus leaves close at night and reopen during the day?

 

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Hydrangea Won't Bloom?How do I get my Hydrangea plant to bloom?

 

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When Do Hibiscus Bloom?My hibiscus looks great, good color leaves and lots of buds to bloom, nothing falling off yet, but no blooms as of yet. There are no bugs. I just want to know when will I see a bloom? The buds are about 1 inch right now. Help me, it's my first hibiscus.

 

Leaves of Dwarf Korean Lilac Get Brittle and Discolored?My dwarf Korean lilac bush is not doing well. Can you share any ideas if it could be bugs, lack of nutrition, or rabbits, or something else like a fungus? The leaves get brittle and discolored.

 

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Flowering Shrubs for Partial Sun?What kind of a small flowering bush can I plant in a garden that faces east and gets direct sun from 8:00-12:00? The rest of the day is shady.

 

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Choosing the Right Shrub for Your Garden?We are looking for shrubs that will do well with cold weather, freezing or below in the winter and are heat tolerant in the summer, it is in the upper 90's in Bryson City, North Carolina. They must also require little maintenance, since we will not be there too often.

 

Purple Beauty Berries on Bush

Garden: Beauty Berry Bush (Callicarpa Americana)My Beauty Berry Bush (Callicarpa Americana) is in full bloom right now and it is gorgeous. I actually dug a few of these out of the woods about 2 years ago and every year they get bigger and fuller.

 

Burning bush, fall foliage.

Growing a Burning BushThis is a page about growing a burning bush. Easy to grow and prized for its fall foliage, the burning bush makes a nice addition to your garden.

 

growing gardenias

Growing GardeniasThis is a page about growing gardenias. Prized for their enchanting fragrance and creamy white flowers gardenias may be on your list of plants to try growing.

 

Japanese Aucuba

Growing Aucuba JaponicaThis is a page about growing Aucuba Japonica. This flowering, shade loving shrub, is a good garden choice, enhanced by its tolerance to both pollution and drought.

 

Plumbago

Growing a PlumbagoThis is a page about growing a plumbago. This fast growing, drought tolerant, flowering plant will attract birds and butterflies to your garden.

 

lilac flowers

Growing LilacsThis is a page about growing lilacs. Lilacs are known for their beautiful sprays of flowers and lovely scent.

 

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Lilac Not Budding?My lilac tree leaves all withered last August and September after flowering. Now no new buds this spring. When I scrape the branches some of them are green, but it does look dead, can you help please?

 

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Lilac Hardly Flowers?I am having problem with a lilac tree. It's several years old, but only puts out about four to six blooms each year. The tree is about seven feet or more tall and we have given it general fertilizer, but flowers still are few.

 

Rose of Sharon

Growing Rose of SharonThis page is about growing Rose of Sharon. A beautiful addition to your yard, this deciduous flowering shrub produces flowers in the late summer and fall.

 

Growing Azaleas

Growing AzaleasThis page is about growing azaleas. These beautiful blooming shrubs have many varieties and can grow outdoors in most locations.

 

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Winter Protection for Dwarf Burning Bush?I planted some dwarf burning bushes in mid-northen Minnesota. Should I cover or wrap them this winter (10-40 degrees)?

 

Pink Oleander

Growing Oleander?This is a page about growing oleander. Oleander shrubs are a popular plant because of their flowers and ability to withstand harsh conditions.

 

Lilac Blooming

Lilac Not BloomingThis is a page about what to do about a lilac not blooming. We love to have fragrant lilacs in our garden, so when they don't bloom it is very disappointing.

 

Growing Cinquefoil (Bush)

Growing Cinquefoil (Bush)This is a page about growing cinquefoil (bush). Cinquefoil, also known and portentilla, is a great addition to your garden.

 

Guelder rose (Viburnum opulus)

Growing ViburnumThis is a page about growing viburnum. There are over a hundred varieties of this easy to grow beauty.

 

Ornamental Shrubs

Caring for Ornamental ShrubsThis page is about caring for ornamental shrubs. Given a good start in the yard, most shrubs are easy to grow and maintain.

 

Camellia Bush

Camellia Bush Losing Buds?This is a page about a camellia bush losing buds. The buds on your camellia aren't opening, instead they are dropping off the bush.

 

Frangipani

Growing Frangipani (Plumerias)This is a page about growing Frangipani (plumerias). These tropical small trees and shrubs produce beautiful, fragrant flowers.

 

Forsythia

Forsythia Not Blooming?This is a page about forsythia not blooming. It is very disappointing when your flowering scrubs don't flower.

 

Growing Camellias

Growing CamelliasThis page is about growing camellias. These small, flowering evergreen trees come in many varieties, including some that are grown for tea.

 

Lilac Bush

Lilac Leaves Turning Yellow?This is a page about lilac leaves turning yellow. The leaves on your lilac bush are turning yellow and maybe even curling. You will need to determine the cause in order to treat your bush with the correct product to restore it to health.

 

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Hydrangeas

Dividing Hydrangeas?This is a page about dividing hydrangeas. Hydrangeas can be successfully divided to increase your plantings of this beautiful flowering shrub.

 

Rhododendron with pink flowers.

Starting a Rhododendron from a Cutting?This page is about starting a rhododendron from a cutting. These beautiful flowering shrubs are a great addition to your landscape.

 

Rhododendron with pink flowers growing in front of a picket fence.

Growing Rhododendrons and AzaleasSpring and fall are the best times to purchase and plant azalea and rhododendron clumps. This page is about growing rhododendrons and azaleas.

 

Burning Bush

Burning Bush Does Not Turn Red?This page is about burning bush does not turn red. When buying green euonymus in the spring, it can be difficult to to tell if it really is a burning bush.

 

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Sweet Broom Not BloomingThis page is about sweet broom not blooming. A Canary Island native perennial shrub that has distinctive yellow flowers, and is known to be drought resistant.

 

Callistemon (Bottle Brush)

Growing Callistemon (Bottle Brush)This is a page about growing callistemon (bottle brush). The brilliant fuzzy red flowers of this popular shrub/small tree look like delicate bottle brushes, giving it its familiar name.

 

Hedge

Removing HedgesThis is a page about removing hedges. Hedges are very efficient in their job of creating a dense privacy wall of living shrubbery. Their success can be a hinderance when trying to remove an unwanted hedge.

 

Black Lace Elderberry

Caring for a Black Lace Elderberry?This is a page about caring for a black lace elderberry. This beautiful shrub with its purplish black leaves and lovely pink flowers is relatively easy to care for.

 

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Hydrangea Bush Doesn't Flower?I have a hydrangea bush that doesn't flower at all. In early spring I mixed in fertilizer that was supposed to turn the blooms blue, but nothing happened. Should I dig up the bush or what?

 

bright red, orange, and yellow flower

Growing a Mexican Red Bird of Paradise TreeThis is a page about growing a Mexican red bird of paradise tree. This beauty is an excellent choice for your arid landscape.

 

A close up of a hibiscus plant covered in ice.

Hibiscus Damaged By Cold WeatherKnow what to do to when a shrub has been damaged by a hard winter. This page is about hibiscus damaged by cold weather.

 

Hibiscus flower, goulashes, watering can, and gardening gloves displayed on grass with a wooden fence in the background.

Hibiscus Not Growing?The hibiscus is a deciduous shrub that can provide lots of garden color during the summer. This page is about hibiscus not growing.

 

Rose of Sharon plant in bloom

Getting Rid of a Rose of Sharon?Removing certain plants and shrubs from your garden can require specific followup measures to deal with suckers and seedlings. This is a page about getting rid of a Rose of Sharon.

 

Planting Shrubs

Planting ShrubsThis is a page about planting shrubs. Choosing the best location for your new shrub is the first step towards having a beautiful, healthy addition to your garden.

 

Sumac

How to Grow Sumac in Your GardenThis is a page about how to grow sumac in your garden. The sumac is fast growing, hardy, and provides lovely fall and winter color. They would make an excellent choice for a garden of some size as they spread and can crowd a small garden.

 

wildflower

Growing Amsonia hubrichtii (Arkansas Blue Star)This drought tolerant and disease resistant perennial, native to Arkansas and Oklahoma, is grown for its feathery foliage and pretty blue flowers. Birds and insects like the flower nectar and deer are repelled by the milky sap. This is a page about growing Amsonia hubrichtii (Arkansas blue star).

 

A lilac bush growing outside.

Removing Lilacs from Lawn?Lilac bushes spread via root suckers. This is good if they are planted where you want a privacy shrub wall, but can be frustrating if they are getting into the lawn. This is a page about removing lilacs from lawn.

 

Lavatera

Growing Lavatera (Tree Mallows)Lavatera or tree mallow is a name assigned to a perennial semi-evergreen shrub. The genus Lavatera also contains annual plants. This is a page about growing lavatera (tree mallow).

 

A blooming lilac bush.

Getting Rid of Lilac Suckers?Lilac shrubs produce lots of root suckers. That is good if you are trying to create a hedge, but not so much when they start coming up in your flower beds or lawn. This is a page about getting rid of lilac suckers.

 

A hydrangea bush that is blooming at the bottom more than at the top.

Hydrangea Blooming More Near Bottom of Plant?Growing a well shaped hydrangea shrub that is covered with blooms is not too difficult although there are several factors that play a part in this enterprise. First and foremost is proper pruning. This is a page about hydrangea blooming more near bottom of plant.

 

Barberry bush in autumn.

Growing a Barberry Bush?The barberry bush exhibits a range of foliage colors from green to yellow and a rich burgundy. There are near thornless varieties as well as the more typical thorny type. Use them as a natural hedge. This is a page about growing a barberry bush.

 

Blooming Weigela Florida

Growing Weigela FloridaThe weigela florida, a deciduous shrub, is native to North China, Korea, and Japan. It grows well in zones 4-8, enjoys full sun, and is covered in rose pink blooms from April to June. This is a page about growing weigela florida.

 

beautiful red hibiscus bloom

Overwintering a HibiscusIn colder climates you will want to bring your hibiscus indoors in the winter. They can reside in the garage or in the house. If they do not go dormant you will need to water sparingly. This page contains useful information regarding overwintering a hibiscus.

 

A snowball bush in full bloom.

Growing a Snowball Bush?The snowball bush is an easy to grow type of deciduous viburnum. They are native to Europe, Northern Africa, and Central Asia. They do well in full sun to part shade. With spring come the lovely flowers that give this bush its name. Read more on this page about growing a snowball bush.

 

Firethorn berries and leaves.

Growing Pyracantha (Firethorn)The pyracantha or firethorn is an evergreen shrub native to Southwest Europe eastward into Southeast Asia. They resemble and in fact are related to cotoneaster. Bright red orange berries stand out in contrast to the green serrated leaves. Numerous thorns line the branches. This page contains information on growing pyracantha or firethorn.

 

Growing a Strawberry Bush  - small slender shrub

Growing a Strawberry Bush?I planted an euonymus americanus last fall. In spring it was full of flowers. The flowers never bore fruit. The plant is about 3 tall, but does not have new growth, branches, or leaves. It is in a semi shaded place.

 

Several pussy willow branches.

Growing a Pussy WillowPussy willows are a fun and easy to grow addition to your landscape. They contain a natural rooting hormone, which makes it easy to propagate your plant.

 

A euonymus bush with variegated leaves.

Growing EuonymusThese easy to grow small trees or low shrubs are valuable for garden design. The color-filled foliage of the burning bush is a popular variety.

 

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