Category: Trees

Planting Trees

Proper tree selection and appropriate site preparation are essential to the success of new trees in the garden.  In spring, searching for new trees can be fun yet overwhelming.  With so much new stock at the nursery, it can be difficult to decide what to buy.  A quick site analysis of your garden’s conditions (soil, […]

Native Trees For The Garden

Native trees (and plants in general) are treasured not only for their beauty but also for their easy care and hardiness. They’ve adapted to the environment and are able to tolerate even the harshest of conditions. The following trees provide the garden with spring flowers, colorful fall foliage and interesting winter silhouettes. Eastern Redbuds (Cercis […]

Christmas Tree Tips

Tree-Buying Tips Before you go tree shopping, know the size tree your home will accommodate. Measure both the width and height of the space in which you want to place your tree. You’ll want to choose a tree that is at least one foot shorter than the ceiling height (take a tape measure with you). […]

Small Trees For Small Gardens

A single, small to medium-sized tree, carefully placed for shade and visual impact, is sufficient for small yards. Trees in small gardens have a large impact on the landscape and should be carefully chosen. They should be less than 20 feet in height, non-suckering and tidy. Winter hardiness, disease resistance and insect resistance are welcome […]

Choosing The Right Tree For Your Garden

Before planting new tree assess both your needs and the existing conditions of your site.  Trees, like all garden plants, have specific light and soil requirements which can influence its health.  Trees also have specific space requirements.  Some trees spread wide and need a lot of space, such as the beech, while others, such as […]

Pruning Fruit Trees

Growing apple and pear trees in the garden can yield tasty reward every year.  Training and pruning are essential to healthy and productive fruit trees.  Fruit size, quality and pest management are influenced by training and pruning. Neglecting this important task often results in a tangled mass of shoots and branches, insect or disease problems […]

Evergreens For The Garden

Evergreen Shrubs Evergreen are those trees and shrubs which keep their foliage year round. They’re a bit more expensive than deciduous plants but they are worth their cost because of their year-round beauty, hardiness and longevity. Evergreens range from the broadleaved shrubs like rhododendron and laurel to the tall-needled cone-bearing pines and stately spruces. Evergreen […]

Spring Flowering Trees

After a long cold winter, small ornamental flowering trees are among the first garden plants to brighten up the landscape and announce the arrival of spring. The following are a few classic spring flowering trees for the garden. Eastern Redbuds (Cercis canadensis) are treasured for their stunning pink and lavender (though white is available as […]

Garden Trees

There is nothing more beautiful than a flowering shrub in full bloom, except maybe a flowering shrub in full bloom that has been trained to grow as a single stem tree. Imagine having a fragrant Viburnum Tree next to your patio or outside your bedroom window, waking up to such a wonderful aroma. Go to […]