Great Shrubs

Great Shrubs I'm a fan of shrubs. I love the layering that they provide. You can find these woody-not-trees-plants in all shapes and sizes, all colours--well, most colours--, evergreen, deciduous, in-between... One thing about most shrubs, is that altho' they may tolerate pruning, few of them will thrive if you try to fit too large … Continue reading Great Shrubs

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Propagating Your Favourite Shrubs

I read an article the other day about propagating shrubs from ¬†softwood cuttings, which inspired me to have a go. I have two Sambucus¬†nigras-- a 'Black Lace' and a 'Black Beauty'. The 'Black Beauty' has been wonderful--dark foliage, a lovely shape, and beautiful umbrella-like pink flowers in the late spring. 'Black Lace' should be the … Continue reading Propagating Your Favourite Shrubs