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Pruning Crapemyrtle: How, When and Why

pruning crapemyrtles

Pruning crapemyrtles can confound gardeners because there are plenty of bad examples lining the streets of the South (and beyond, with the introduction of hardier crape myrtle varieties). Here are the best strategies for pruning crapemyrtles to encourage better bloom, …

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Natchez Crapemyrtle Stands Apart for Color, Form and Hardiness

natchez crapemyrtle

Virtues: The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is honoring Natchez crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia indica ‘Natchez’) as a Gold Medal Plant this year. Its resistance to powdery mildew, its clean white, heavy flowers and its exfoliating bark set it apart from other crapemyrtles.

Indoor Bonsai: Choose Wisely for Success

Bonsai can make a wonderful houseplant (and a lovely gift) but only if some consideration goes into choosing a type. Here are guidelines for choosing and caring for a bonsai tree that will live its life indoors.

Sunny Days for Golden Hemlock

Until now, the golden hemlock was relegated to the shade. Thankfully, Monrovia has introduced a new variety, Golden Duke, that is at home in the sun or shade. A sport from Golden Duchess, this superb new conifer glows with golden-yellow …

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We Love Pacific Brilliance Pin Oak

Pacific Brilliance Horticulture

We love the architectural quality of Pacific Brilliance pin oak. Unlike other pin oaks that have branches that droop and cause issues when we’re walking, gardening or mowing around the tree, Pacific Brilliance stands upright with no pendulous branches. The …

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Guinevere Dwarf Crabapple Fits Small Gardens

guinevere dwarf crabapple

Virtues:  The dwarf crabapple tree named Guinevere is the solution for gardeners who have limited growing space but want the year-round presence of a woody plant and an ornamental tree’s special effects in certain seasons. This tiny crabapple provides gorgeous …

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