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Small size, big impact as a landscape hedge. These shrubs rarely top 8 feet, but they will hide a chain-link fence.
They often come with flowers and can be used below power lines or larger trees, providing understory songbirds will adore.
More than two stories tall, these are your climbing, build-a-treehouse trees. They're like shady family heirlooms for your yard.
These can definitely take hot and dry. Great architectural interest, but place thoughtfully or someone might get poked.
No drama. No fuss. And they come with an easy-to-read scale of zero to 10.
Turn your yard into a haven for hummers.
These large shrubs are good for providing the privacy you want or screening out the view you don’t want.
Your neighbors will be green with envy at your landscape’s year-round color.
Fresh herbs, expensive to buy but oh-so-easy to grow. Bon appétit!
These plants are full of flowers with colors that pop. They may freeze back in winter, but come back strong year after year.
These are your climbers. Some are evergreen and most flash fabulous flowers from spring through fall.
These plants can cover a lot of ground as they spread low across your yard.
Both decorative grasses that grow in bunches sporting wispy flowers or the kind you have to mow are found here.
These plants shy away from the sun. They prefer to show their true colors in the shadows.