Shopping with DCRG for the perfect plants -Part 2
Most successful gardens have foundation plants, trees and shrubs, and ground cover, along with perennials, annuals, and vines. Over the next few weeks, we will walking you through step by step on how to create the perfect outdoor space for your home. If you missed last week, be sure to check out the first couple of steps on last week’s post.
Planning your shrubs.
Entire gardens created with shrubs and shrub borders are low-maintenance alternatives to flower borders. When choosing a shrub, consider characteristics besides size—flower or berries; bloom time; leaf form and seasonal color; requirements for sun, soil, and water; and pruning needs. Like trees, shrubs are classified as either evergreen or deciduous. They can fill a landscape with flowers, fragrance, greenery, color, and form in a way that belies their size.