How to Propagate and
Shrubs form the backbone of any garden design and planting scheme.
Even small gardens can find room for the smaller and low growing varieties.
Not only do they form the backbone to a garden they can also be used as focal gardening plants in their own right.
And some of them produce beautiful flowers, berries and fruits as well as attractive foliage.
Some are even scented.
Evergreen varieties will give colour all year round as their foliage remains in growth all year.
Even the deciduous types are well worth growing as some have beautiful flowers and attractive foliage for part of the year. But at the end of their growing season they will loose all their foliage.
But before loosing their foliage many species will change to dramatic autumn, fall, colours, gold’s, reds, bronzes.
So if you want some colour all year round grow the evergreen varieties.
They can differ enormously in size, shape and growing habit so be careful in choosing the right type for your garden.
This is especially important in smaller gardens as large types will look out of place and put all other plant life in shade as well as draw all the moisture and goodness from the soil.
And don’t forget they will grow. What starts of as a tiny plant in a pot brought from a garden center will grow in height and width once planted in your garden.
So make sure you know its growing habit and final height and spread. This should be on the label but if it is not ask the staff at the garden center or do your own research in books or on line.
But growing them is usually easy and trouble free, just make sure you grow the right types.
And propagating them is really not that difficult and can be as easy as taking simple cuttings or just sowing seeds.
Autumn, fall, is a good time to propagate many of them which you can do quite easily.
While some can easily be propagated at other times of the year.
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