Category Archives: Shrubs

Cardinal Cuisine

It’s shaping up to be a banner year for acorns and hickory nuts, but the juneberries (serviceberries) are scarce. Last year I had to pick handfuls of them because the squirrels were climbing into the shrubs and chewing off big … Continue reading

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Everyone Wants One

If we lived on a much bigger property I would line it with Koreanspice Viburnum shrubs. I planted two of them in 2008 and they have grown from a foot tall to nine feet tall and 6 feet wide in … Continue reading

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Mine

My blueberries were very productive this year. For the first time I was able to enjoy a small bowl of berries every day for a couple of weeks. ‘Dwarf Northsky’ has been growing in my yard for six years. The … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Butterfly Bush ‘Butterfly Heaven’

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Lazy Butterfly Bushes

It was a rough winter for butterfly bushes. I lost half my collection including my beloved ‘Honeycomb’. And the plants that did survive were knocked back severely. By now I usually have plants that are 6- to 10-feet tall with … Continue reading

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Berry Time

The blueberries that I should have trimmed off my new ‘Chippewa’ blueberry plant are starting to ripen. I like my blueberries a little tart, so I’ve been picking them and stuffing them in my mouth before they’re truly ripe. They’re … Continue reading

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Blueberry Bonanza

I’ve planted several blueberry bushes over the years, but the one that has performed the best is ‘Dwarf Northsky’. I fenced it in with chicken wire when I originally planted it in 2008, and the bunnies have never been able … Continue reading

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Straight to Red

We have two ‘Autumn Brilliance’ Serviceberry bushes in our yard and they have both cranked up the fall color this year. The leaves usually change from gold to orange to red in fall, but this year they skipped the gold … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Butterfly Bush ‘Butterfly Heaven’

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Up Close and Personal: Butterfly Bush ‘Honeycomb’

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