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Bulbs That Thrive Under Trees

Flowering bulbs look appealing when planted under garden trees. However, planting any bulbs beneath trees is not always successful because of the dense shade cast by the trees, the competition with their roots and the lack of moisture under these trees. If a tree competes with bulbs for light, water or nutrients, the tree always wins.

Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Winter Garden, Early Spring Garden, Exfoliating Bark, dogwood, witch hazel, ilex, berries

Create a Garden with Great Winter Interest

Winters may be long and cold, but your garden can allay that dreariness and be transformed into a place of natural beauty with visually arresting textures, colors, fragrance and flowers. To create such a beautiful winter scene, you need to make sure you select the right plants.

Winter Garden, Early Spring Garden, Winter Flowers, Hellebore, Christmas Rose, Lenten Rose, Flowering quINCE, Cornelian Cherry, witch hazel, Hamamelis, Heath, Erica, Cornus Mas

Pretty Flowers for your Winter Garden

Most people celebrate daffodils as the harbingers of spring, without being aware that many other plants flower much earlier

Iris reticulata (Dwarf Iris)

Dwarf Iris with grass-like leaves and a violet-blue or purple flower with yellow markings that bursts into bloom in early spring to create an effect reminiscent of butterflies hovering low to the ground.

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