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Smoke bush (tree) and American Smoke bush are deciduous shrubs that bring textural interest and color to the yard from spring to fall. Add them to your outdoor landscape with iScape today!
There are compelling reasons to incorporate Oakleaf hydrangea into the landscape, including how it brings an encore of color during the cool season.
Professionals find lavender’s billowy form perfect for flanking walkways and borders while homeowners find them an elegant and easy-to-grow solution for outdoor pottery. Design in iScape today!
Pineapple guava is a handsome, evergreen shrub or small tree that can offer much to the home landscape. Design with it in iScape today!
This evergreen is everything you want in a foundation plant including handsome, fragrant, hardy, and drought-tolerant benefits. Learn more here:
Lindens have a powerful honey-lemon scent that enlivens the neighborhood with fragrance when blooming. Design with it in iScape today!
As one of the largest hardwood trees in North America, tuliptree can grow up to 120 feet in height in garden zones 4 to 9. Design with it in iScape today!
Trumpet vines (Campsis sp.) are gorgeous sprawlers for garden zones 4 to 9. They are quite beautiful in shades of yellow, orange, or red that flower all summer. Design with them in iScape today!
Yews can be used as a low maintenance design answer in city settings and Japanese gardens. Learn more here about how to plant and design with them in iScape!
Flowering magnolia trees (Magnolia sp.) grow to 30 feet tall and have some of the most outstanding blooms in nature. Design with it in iScape today!
A most important tree for the environment, this one does best in areas with hot summers and cold winters. Design with it in iScape today!
Grow black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) for the birds; it is a native to North America and has attractive green deciduous leaves with black berries. Learn more here:
Excellent as hedges, feature shrubs, and foundation plants, arborvitae are remarkably evergreen four seasons of the year. The American Arborvitae is surprisingly resistant to pollution, which makes it an exceptional plant for city and suburban landscaping.
Carex is an incredibly versatile foliage plant in the garden. While it looks like an ornamental grass, it is really a perennial plant with grassy looking plant leaves.
The Sweet Alyssum is a flowering annual plant, seemingly dainty, and known for its explosive flower power. Learn more here:
Hybridized varieties of the elm tree have made a strong comeback because of their resistance to Dutch elm disease. Learn more about them here:
Sky Pencil Holly is remarkable for its slender shape and truly deserves its name. It makes a great focal point, hedge or container planting.
An incredible perennial for garden zones 3 to 8 with memorable foliage and sweet tiny flowers. Read more to learn how to design with it on iScape.
Beech trees have smooth silver trunks that stand quite straight, with glossy green leaves which turn yellow, then brown in the fall. Read more on how to design with it in iScape!
Groundcover roses are tough, low-growing shrub roses that are well-suited to plant below larger shrubs and in the garden as a beautiful flowering, easy-to-grow groundcover for sunny situations.
While it is great when planted in bulk in the landscape, it is also beautiful as a single plant in a small pot. No matter where you put the marigold, it brings a little bit of sunshine and happiness.
These very special cactus plants are grown best in the desert southwest, but can also survive in gardens and landscapes in much of the southern United States. Read more to learn how you can use these in your outdoor space.
Choose these blooming perennials for an absolutely brilliant flowering that will add much to your mid-summer garden.
Aster is a great plant to plant in summer with the expectation of a lovely display of first-season flowers in autumn. Check out our growing guide for Aster ‘Wood’s Purple’.
Try Balloon Flower in your yard using iScape, an easy perennial that brings a touch of fun to the home landscape.
Swamp Asters resemble a New England Aster, but are a North American native that tolerates heavy moisture and is a pollinator favorite. Design with it in iScape today!
The artichoke plant makes an interesting statement plant mixed in a loose and cottage-like garden and fits well in a Mediterranean garden. Learn more here:
Japanese Maples have always been the darlings of the “understory” landscape. Download iScape to design with it today!
Those birch trees come in many shapes and sizes, these trees can be a very ornamental display in smaller landscapes, which makes them worthy of installing.
Learn how Summersweet Clethra grows in this post and you will have amazingly sweet-scented flowers bloom throughout the heat of the season.
A long-lived herbaceous ornamental perennial, this graceful foliage plant can truly light up the dark understory of a wooded area with its waterfall-like foliage. Learn more here:
Prickly Pear Cactus is a beautiful ground hugging, native, multi-stemmed cactus that can survive both northern winter snow and harsh southwest weather with ease. Growing the cactus is easy and quite a novelty in northern gardens.
Dappled Willow is a spectacularly colored cultivar and can be found in the iScape database as a deciduous shrub that is a standout in the landscape for its vibrant color changing leaves.
Many palm trees are slow growers, but the King Palm Tree can help fill in an area quickly, and is a positive feature in city and urban areas that need less tree replacement and more consistent growth.
Considered a rhizomatous herb that flowers in April or May, this plant is a lovely addition to a shaded woodland garden or landscape. As a spring bloomer, it will grow into large colonies that will make a stronger impact in the landscape.
Spruces are well-loved as strong statements in the landscape that come in many shapes and sizes. Here are three spruce tree varieties to consider; Black Spruce, Norway Spruce, and White Spruce.
Bamboo can make a delightful choice for your garden that will add an element of height and beauty. Which bamboo is for you?
A remarkable tree that heralds warm days and new possibilities, find this tree on iScape and design with it to create a beautifully styled landscape.
Now, more than ever, it is important to incorporate edible plants into the landscape as a way to encourage every day Americans to find food at a reasonable cost.
This ornamental edible plant for the landscape can be a long-lived tree for your landscape and provide a fun holiday treat.
There are many annuals that can provide loads of color pop that work well in the fall and early spring. If you are fortunate enough to live in the warmer southern regions, these flowers might last from fall all the way through to the following summer.
Natural or native landscapes are becoming more and more popular. Check out when, where, and how to plant this native prairie plant.
Explore through many different features and plants that will let you know just what type of season to plant them in along with other useful information about the plant.
Spruce is a native conifer from the Colorado Rockies that has a high ornamental value in the landscape. Find out when, where, and how to plant here:
Modern day hybridizations have changed the common weigela from 20 years ago, adding flower color selection, foliage variegation, and broad range in size. Read more here:
Lantana has the most amazing clusters of intensely colored showy cymes that are captivating in the garden. Find out when, where and how to plant this:
Here’s how to plant the wisteria vine in a well-thought-out site in the landscape with iScape.
Find out why these beauties in the home landscape are darlings of the winter season.
Flowering Magnolia trees have some of the most outstanding blooms in nature. Find out how to plant these trees with plenty of room with iScape!
This delicate-looking herbaceous perennial has an exceptionally long bloom period. Does it perform well in urban areas though?
These breath-taking rose bushes can be good functioning tools in the landscape. Find out why:
Read more on how to care and grow this delightfully small gray/blue-toned plant with a very slow growth rate.
This amazing statement in an annual garden bed or window box is best known for its leaf designs, which can be delicate and lacy or quite bold. Read more about when, where, and how to plant.
The time is right to take notice of bulb combos and plantings you may want to replicate in your own yard.
We added tons of new crops, in various stages of growth, so you can plan out all the food you're going to grow this year.
Check out these plants that look just as good at home during winter as they do in a tropical climate
Get a sweet, colorful nudge to put the flip flops away and get out the cozy sweaters!
Here are a few red roses for every purpose in your home landscape! #NationalRedRoseDay
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