Propagate Your Shrubs from Softwood Cuttings - Fine Gardening Article-30 shrubs you can grow from cuttings: Forsythias (Forsythia spp.) Honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.) Hydrangeas (Hydrangea spp.) Japanese maples (Acer palmatum cvs.) Kerria (Kerria japonica) Large fothergilla (Fothergilla major) Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) Magnolias (Magnolia spp.) ...and more
Winter doesn’t have to be white in the garden. Even if there is a blanket of snow covering the soil, these colorful characters will add some pizzazz to the winter garden with their showy limbs, bright berries, and even some flowers! Here are some ideas for what to plant for winter garden interest.
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Prune Red Twig Dogwood~Remove about a third of the stems at ground level every year. Cut out old, weak stems as well as well as those that are damaged, discolored, or growing poorly. This method of pruning keeps the color bright and the shrub vigorous. Cut back the entire shrub to 9 inches above the ground if it becomes overgrown or out of control. This is a good way to quickly renew the plant, but it leaves a bare spot in the landscape until it regrows.
Winterberry Few deciduous shrubs garner winter interest like winterberry. Unlike its cousin, holly, winterberry drops its leaves in fall, so nothing detracts from the showy brilliance of the red berries. Winterberry is often regarded as a must for cold-weather landscaping, and it's easy to see why. You'll love the colorful fruit, and the birds will love you for it.