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Our Favorite Early-Blooming Shrubs

Winter in gardens is often overlooked as a season of interest when it really shouldn't be. There are many shrubs that provide a rainbow of color in colder months. Here are a few of our favorites.

Planting for Winter: Trees and Shrubs

If your winter garden is a little drab, take note from a gardener who has tried everything. Jim Dronenburg shares his favorite trees and shrubs for winter color and interest.

Camellias – A Wonderful Addition to Your “Off-Season” Garden

Familiar to many experienced gardeners and southern-state denizens, Camellias are a wonderful addition to our “off-season” gardens here in the mid-Atlantic. Not many shrubs would dare to bloom in the shortening days of November or the cold, bleary days of February.
Witchhazel

Witchhazels are Strikingly Beautiful Plants for the Winter Garden

Through the gray and somber wood Against the dusk of fir and pine Last of their floral sisterhood The hazel's yellow blossoms shine. -John G. Whittier (The Hoosier poet...)   Sadly, most American gardeners are more likely to know Witchhazel…

Witchhazel

Witchhazels – Strikingly Beautiful Plants For The Wintergarden

Witchhazel Through the gray and somber wood Against the dusk of fir and pine Last of their floral sisterhood The hazel's yellow blossoms shine. -John G. Whittier (The Hoosier poet...) Sadly, most American gardeners are more likely to know Witchhazel…

Helleborus Red Lady; Hurley Garden, Bethesda

Christmas in Your Garden

(reposted from a previous garden newsletter) Growing up in Frederick, Maryland, we had a white Christmas fairly regularly. These days in the Washington metro area, forget it. Snow doesn’t stay on the ground most years until January. That being said...why…

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