Continuous Color: A Month-by-month Guide to Shrubs and Small Trees for the Continuous Bloom Garden
A guide to using more than flowers to make a beautiful garden, this book discusses the small trees and shrubs that make up much of the structure for contemporary gardens. Trees and shrubs are arranged according to months of interest with many of the trees' characteristics described through multiple seasons--flowers in spring, foliage in summer, foliage and fruit in fall, and bark in winter. Gardeners can find the information they need quickly, and each of the 272 entries include beautiful photographs showing the plant characteristics in a natural setting. Specific gardening information is listed for each tree--the plant type, zone grown in, fruit or flower, habit or foliage, height, width, spacing, light, soil, care, uses in the garden, problems, insider's tips, and complimentary plants. Deciduous, evergreen, and broadleaf evergreen trees and shrubs are all profiled.
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2ONE 3–5 feet Sun Acer palmatum ACS classification Aster Astille Average to rich azalea background barberry Berberis Berberis thunbergii Blue branches bright green buds Chicago Botanic Garden clusters color accent COMBINES Compact conifers Cornus crabapple cultivars dark green leaves Deciduous shrub 4–8 Deciduous tree dense dogwood Dwarf evenly moist evergreen fall color feet 3–5 feet feet Full sun feet Part shade feet Sun FLOWER/FRUIT foliage color fragrant Full sun Rich glossy Gold grow growth HABIT/FOLIAGE hedge HEIGHT WDTH/SPREAD Hemerocalis Hosta Hydrangea inches Japanese maple japonica leaf light shade Average light shade Rich LIGHT SOIL long blooming mixed border mounded NSIDER'S TIPS Nursery orange Phlox paniculata pink PLANT TYPE PREAD purple red in fall red-purple Rhododendron rounded form season shade tolerant showy small space specimen spirea spreading stems Sun to light texture TH/SPREAD U.S.E.S. PROBLEMS Viburnum weeping Weigela florida well-drained Prune white flowers WIDTH/SPREAD winter interest yellow in fall ZONE