Cathy Isom has a few suggestions for you to complete your garden. She lets you know about some flowering bushes that will add beauty to your garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
If you like the idea of adding flowering bushes to your property, here are a few that you should consider.
Rose of Sharon bushes produces in a variety of colors, including white, red, lavender, or light blue. They bloom in the late summer, and despite the name, they aren’t roses. Instead, they’re a member of the mallow family, more closely related to the hibiscus plants. Just a note, Rose of Sharon are poisonous to dogs.
Lilacs are a sign that summer is on the way. Common lilacs are beautiful to look at, and they also happen to be one of the most fragrant flowers around.
Azaleas are a colorful shrub that belongs to the same genus as rhododendrons. They bloom in the early spring, showing you that warmer times are on the way.
Another favorite of the flowering bushes for residential homeowners is forsythia. These are some of the first plants to burst into color in the spring, showcasing yellow blossoms before the bush even creates leaves.
Summersweet is a rare flowering shrub that blooms in shady places. These flowers offer a sweet and spicy fragrance that is loved by butterflies and bees, so be sure to place them away from children’s play areas.
Other great flowering bushes to consider for your garden include: Buttonbush, Sweetshrub, Butterfly bush, and Camelia.
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