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Best May Moments in My Garden

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I can hardly believe the month of May has just about passed us by. The garden really takes off in May and is actually my favorite month in the garden along side June. Everything is still so fresh, there are many shades of green complimenting each other and the flowering shrubs and trees are in their prime time. It’s warm…

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Best Spring Shrub – Viburnum plicatum tomentosum ‘Mariesii’

Viburnum M. growing at Sensible Gardening and Living

Spring is definitely flowering shrub power time but one of my all time favorites is Viburnum Mariesii. Several different cultivars of Viburnum are available with the most common known probably being the “Snowball” bush. As lovely as they all are nothing beats Mariesii for form and shape. With its distinctive layered, tiered branches there is no mistaking it. “Shasta” is…

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Double Flowering Plum

Double Flowering Plum at Sensible Gardening and Living

This spring shrub is absolutely gorgeous for about 2 weeks in spring. Double Flowering Plum ( Prunus triloba ‘Mutiplex’) literally explodes with double pink blooms. An averaged sized shrub growing to about 8 feet tall and wide and requiring very little prunning as it keeps it’s shape well. It starts to bloom on leafless branches and by the time the…

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Flowering Shrubs

Flowering Shrubs with Sensible Gardening

Why Shrubs As much as I love flowers, especially flowering perennials, a large garden comprised of only these makes for quite a lot of work. I do enjoy this work very much however my back is saying enough is enough. With a very large garden to fill I have found myself leaning towards adding a flowering shrub here and there.…

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