Planting And Care Of Shrubs

Written by Paul Curran

In general, trees and shrubs are planted and cared for inrepparttar same way,repparttar 113358 difference between them being chiefly one of height. One definition ofrepparttar 113359 difference, however, is that while a tree has only one trunk, a shrub has several stems or trunks.

Not so long agorepparttar 113360 number of reliable shrubs was quite limited, but todayrepparttar 113361 many new hybrids have lengthenedrepparttar 113362 list andrepparttar 113363 gardener's choice is almost endless. No matterrepparttar 113364 region, it is now possible to plant shrubs that will satisfy color needs, bloom at various seasons, cover bare spots where grass won't grow, or grow in such profusion and depth that screening purposes are served.

Shrubs are valuable torepparttar 113365 gardener because they bridgerepparttar 113366 gap between trees and flowers. As do trees, they serve as boundary markers, softenrepparttar 113367 lines of buildings, act as a decorative background for flower beds and hide unsightly views.

Like flowers, they add character and shape torepparttar 113368 garden, blooming forth with colorful blossoms and attracting birds with their berries. One big item in their favor is that they mature rapidly, yet remain as hardy and long-lived as trees.

Planting of shrubs is tittle different from planting of trees. Early spring isrepparttar 113369 most favorable time since it givesrepparttar 113370 plant a long spell of good growing weather to get reestablished. Inrepparttar 113371 milder sections ofrepparttar 113372 country, however, transplanting may be done throughrepparttar 113373 winter months. In New England, evergreens may be planted in September and May, and deciduous shrubs in October and May.

Flowers of Red Violet in Dramatic Display

Written by Hans Dekker

Flowers of Red Violet in Dramatic Display

Although many flowers are red-violet, several types of Japanese Iris exhibitrepparttar color in a most spectacular fashion.

Japanese Iris (I.ensata) arerepparttar 113357 last ofrepparttar 113358 Iris to bloom and usually bloom about a month after Bearded and Siberian Iris have finished. Japanese Iris are a beardless iris that bearrepparttar 113359 largest flowers of all. Spikes that reach up to three feet tall carry blooms in unique shapes, colors (includingrepparttar 113360 most brilliant red-violets), and striking patterns that measure as much as one foot in diameter. Broad foliage with a raised mid-rib makes a vertically interesting backdrop for other plants whenrepparttar 113361 Japanese Iris has finished blooming.

The Japanese Iris is native to much of eastern Asia and has been cultivated in Japan for over 200 years. Single blooming varieties have three standards and three falls, doubles have six falls and peony-type blossoms are downward sloping with nine or more falls. Cultivars with red-violet flowers includerepparttar 113362 “Royal Banner”,repparttar 113363 “Velvety Queen”, andrepparttar 113364 spectacular, dark red-violet “Laughing Lion”.

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