Trees and Shrubs

Find information on trees and shrubs previously published to A Forest Garden in the links below:

General Information About Woody Plants:

For the Love of Trees (Six on Saturday)

International Day of Forests and Trees (March 2019)

Growing Indigenous Trees From Seed

Native Virginia Trees

Choosing a Tree for the Garden (February 2014)

Fall Color (Six on Saturday) (November 2020)

Color Winter Beautiful (Six on Saturday) October 2020

Arbor Day: Planting a Beautiful Future (April 2018)

Bringing Birds to the Garden (July 2013)

Our Forest Garden (Six on Saturday July 2020)

Obsession: Botany and Empire, As Seen From Jamestown, Virginia (August 2013)

When Wood Breaks Into Bloom (Six on Saturday April 2020)

Flowers From Wood (Six on Saturday March 2019)

A Year in the Life of a Tree (January 2016)

The Trees in the Forest (February 2014)

The Trees’ Knees (February 2014)

A Fresh Start: Carbon Gardens

Evergreen (Six on Saturday January 2020)

Plants Want to Live (May 2019)

Aged Beauty (Redbud – April 2019)

The Shape of Things (January 2019)

Pruning July 2013

Winter Pruning January 2014

Give Them Time (Green Thumb Tip # 17) (April 2018)

Cypress January 2014

Diversify! (Green Thumb Tip # 16) (March 2018)

In Bud (January 2018)

Will Deer Eat It? (April 2017)

Gardening in a Place With Deer (July 2015)

A New Vocabulary for Gardening: The Natural Habitat Garden

Expect the Best (late winter damage to woodies) (April 2017)

Woody Vines (November 2015)

The Beauty Left Behind (November 2014)

Foundation (stems and trunks) (October 2014)

And the Forest Remains (June 2013)

Specific Species:

American Hazelnut, Corylus americana (March 2014)

American Holly, Ilex opaca

Buddleia (Blossom XXIX) August 2017

Burning Bush, Euonymous (November 2013)

Holly (November 2014)

American Sycamore, Platanus occidentalus

Aralia spinosa (Butterfly’s Choice August 2018)

Azalea (April 2014)

Camellia sasanqua (Blossom XLIX October 2019)

Camellia Season (October 2015)

Autumn’s Rose (October 2014)

Camellias (October 2013)

Crape Myrtle: One Hundred Days of Flowers (August 2013)

Dogwood, Cornus florida (April 2018)

Edgeworthia in the Garden (September 2013)

Forsythia (March 2014)

Hydrangea (Blossom XXXIX) (May 2018)

Oakleaf Hydrangea (May 2018)

Ligustrum in the Winter Garden, Ligustrum japonicum (January 2014)

Mimosa/Persian Silk Tree, Albizia Julibrissin

Paper Mulberrry, Broussonetia papyrifera

Pyracantha (October 2013)

Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis (April 2014)

Eastern Redbud- Cercis canadensis (April 2015)

Hibiscus Summer (July 2019)

Japanese Magnolia (April 2014)

Japanese Maple (Pot Shots March 2019)

Mountain Laurel, Kalmia latifolia (May 2014)

Oakleaf Hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia (May 2018)

Pollarded Platanus (May 2014)


R. ‘Crown Princess Margareta’ (May 2014)

Flowers for Mother’s Day

November Roses (2014)

Southern Wax Myrtle (October 2013)

White Poplar, Populus grandidentata (March 2014)

Wisteria (May 2018)

Wisteria (April 2014)