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Trees 88 Stories

One of autumn's joys is watching the leaves on the trees change color; look at the enduring popularity of day trips (or even longer excursions) just to enjoy this phenomenon. If you're lucky, you can enjoy the show at home thanks to the trees that are already planted. If you think a little more color is needed in your...
Pretty Trees for Patios, Paths and Other Tight Spots
People have grown trees in their gardens since ancient times. But as gardens become smaller and more valuable as outdoor living spaces, is there still room for a tree? I know from living with the smallest of garden spaces that whether or not to plant...
How to Keep Your Citrus Trees Well Fed and Healthy
Growing citrus trees is incredibly rewarding, especially when you bite into a delicious slice of sweet, tangy fruit. Maybe oranges are your favorite...
Great Design Plant: Chionanthus Virginicus
White fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) is a large shrub or small tree with a native range across the southeastern United States, but it can tolerate temperatures in colder zones. Fringe-like flowers cover the tree for two weeks in late spring,...
Stretch the Budget, Seasons and Style: Add Conifers to Your Containers
Perhaps your perception of using conifers in containers is limited to a weary topiary spiral juniper gathering cobwebs by the front door, or a young Alberta spruce dressed up in a gaudy foil pot cover and decorated with a cheap red velvet bow, as seen...
Great Design Plant: Parkinsonia Flor Paints the Desert Green and Yellow
Perhaps the most iconic tree of the desert Southwest is the palo verde (Parkinsonia florida), with its characteristic green trunk and branches. This native desert tree comes with a Spanish name that literally translates to “green...
Great Design Plant: Southern Magnolia, Iconic U.S. Native
Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) has an old-world charm, with its large, dark, glossy green leaves reminiscent of the tropics. Like the southern...
Great Design Plant: Southern Live Oak Offers an Unbeatable Canopy
Live oaks grace the U.S. South with their Spanish moss–laden branches and epic proportions. The oldest live oak tree, the famous Angel Oak of South Carolina, is estimated to be more than 400 years old. To say that the live oak is a tough tree...
Narrow Trees for Tight Garden Spaces
Many homes, especially those built in the past 40 years or so, have narrow side gardens. These can be a challenge to design, because once the path is in place, there appears to be little room for anything else. As a result, many homeowners cannot get...
Great Design Plant: Skylands Oriental Spruce, a Favorite Conifer
Conifer addiction can be a terrible thing. Just ask anyone who knows me. Visitors to my garden frequently ask me which of my 100 conifers is my favorite. Without hesitation, I answer the Skylands Oriental spruce. It has beautiful...
How to Grow 10 Favorite Fruit Trees at Home
There’s no denying that the sweetest fruits are those picked off the tree at the peak of ripeness, whether it’s a bunch of cherries you’ve chased the birds away from; a peach so juicy, you have to bend over to avoid staining your clothes; or a crisp...
11 Japanese Maples for Breathtaking Color and Form
The mere sight of a well-grown Japanese maple evokes mental images of tranquility and mysticism unlike any other plant. These versatile trees are equally at home in the courtyards of a weathered Japanese temple and a contemporary urban high-rise. With...
8 Reasons to Plant a Great Tree
What better way to celebrate Arbor Day than by planting a tree in your garden or on a neighborhood street? Trees help mitigate heat-island effects by providing shade for streets and parking areas, add to the value of a property, provide habitat, cool...
If You Have Room for Only One Fruit Tree ...
Few things that you can do in the garden are more satisfying than growing your own fruit. But what if your space or time is limited? Based on my personal taste, and with a mild-climate slant, here are some choices when you have room for only one fruit...
Grow Plum Hybrids for Your Favorite Fruit Flavors
There’s been a proliferation of plum hybrids, crosses between plums and other stone fruits, over the past few decades. Plumcots led the way, but apriums and pluots rapidly gained acceptance. These days you can find peach-plum, nectarine-plum and cherry-plum...
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