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Our Favorite Small Trees

In late spring and summer, this Golden Chain Tree bears beautiful hanging clusters of yellow flowers. More small trees: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/trees-shrubs-vines/trees/popular-small-trees/?socsrc=bhgpin071413goldenchain=8

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Cultivation: Grow in moist, well-drained soil in full sun, against a sunny wall. Suggested uses: City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises Soil types: Chalky, Clay, Sandy Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral Light: Full Sun Aspect: South, West Exposure: Sheltered Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)

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Azalea Japonica Baggio - evergreen, low growing spreading shrub with glossy leaves and deep pink flowers in late spring or early summer

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What to Prune When

Early-spring bloomers, such as lilac, forsythia, and rhododendron, bear flowers on wood formed the previous year. The best time to prune them is late spring -- immediately after they finish blooming. If you prune them later in the growing season or during winter, you'll remove flower buds and decrease the amount of spring bloom. Test Garden Tip: To keep spring bloomers flowering vigorously, remove some of the oldest shoots all the way to the ground. This allows younger stems to grow and…

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Flowers to grow for height in the garden, tall plants for flower borders.

Foxgloves are great for adding height to the flower garden and creating a cottage garden look. Beautiful flowers but toxic plant - do not have this where children play.

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