Shrubs/Trees

Great shrubs and trees for the garden, plus how to plant and care for them.

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MARYLAND Horticulturist Carol Allen of Behnke Nurseries in Beltsville, MD recommends some some of her favorite shrubs and small trees.

How to Stake a Tree

KANSAS STATE Staking a tree is important to help it establish a strong root system — especially with strong winds. This segment provides information on where to place the stake, how to protect the tree from rubbing on the stake, and when to remove it. Produced by the Department of Communications at Kansas State University. …Read more »

Annabelle Hydrangeas

KANSAS STATE Looking for an easy to grow hydrangea? Then, consider the Annabelle hydrangea. Just cut the plant to the ground early in the spring, and it will bloom with big, showy white flowers during the summer that turn to a soft green color. Produced by the Department of Communications at Kansas State University. For …Read more »

How to Transplant a Tree

UTAH STATE Demonstration by Ron Patterson, USU Extension, Carbon Country. Empirical data from research in the last century indicates that for most tree species that grow in Utah, roots stop growing when soil temperatures drop below 40 F and start up when soil temperatures rise above 40 F. Learn more at the Utah State website and …Read more »

Fall Needle Drop

U. WYOMING EXTENSION Have you noticed that conifer trees in your yard are losing some needles this fall? This could be a process called fall needle drop, find out more with From the Ground Up. From the Ground Up is your source for Wyoming relevant gardening and horticulture tips, brought to you weekly by the …Read more »

Watering Trees and Shrubs in the Fall

U. WYOMING Fall (and winter) watering is crucial if you want to keep your trees and shrubs healthy through the winter and into the next year. Hudson Hill has more information From the Ground Up. From the Ground Up is your source for Wyoming relevant gardening and horticulture tips, brought to you weekly by the …Read more »

Why do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

RUTGERS U. IN NEW JERSEY Nature puts on quite a show every Fall as leaves change from green to a dazzling array of colors. In this episode of Life’s Big Questions a Rutgers University expert explains why leaves are green and why shorter days are key to creating Autumn’s colorful show. Learn more at the …Read more »

How to Train Climbing Roses

NEW YORK From the New York Botanic Garden in New York City. Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden Curator Peter Kukielski talks about how the climbing roses are trained during the winter at The New York Botanical Garden.

EarthKind Roses for the Northeast

NEW YORK From the New York Botanical Garden in New York City. Uploaded on Nov 17, 2011. The EarthKind rose trials beds at the New York Botanical Garden have entered into their second year of data collection, Join rose garden curator Peter Kukielski as he gives a quick update on the prject and how well the …Read more »

How to Plant Bare-Root Roses

NEW YORK From the New York Botanical Garden in New York City. Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden Curator Peter Kukielski, with some help from students of the School of Professional Horticulture, demonstrate how to plant bare root roses.

Climbing Hydrangeas

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION With Greg Stack, Extension Horticulturist. The Climbing Hydrangea, often considered the “Cadillac” of vines, has clean, glossy green foliage, peeling bark, and large flowers. They tend to do best in filtered shade. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

Pruning Shrubs

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Create a beautiful landscape filled with attractive healthy shrubs with a bit of proper pruning.  Nationally known gardening expert, author & TV/radio host Melinda Myers shows you how.  For Pasquesi Home and Gardens.