Bush and Shrub Care

  1. The Wonderful Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla)

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    Tired of mowing dangerous hillsides? Maybe you have an area too shady for grass to grow. Is your lake property in need of some bank stabilization

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  2. The Importance of Renewal Pruning

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    Renewal pruning is the absolute best way to rejuvenate older, overgrown shrubs, and also the best tool for maintaining healthy shrubs! This version of a plant ‘buzz cut’ is a much-needed refresher and a very important chore for maintaining and revitalizing a t

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  3. When to Prune Forsythia Shrubs & How to Keep Them Healthy!

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    Rays of sunshine and harbingers of spring, the golden-blooming Forsythia Bush is precisely what we all need to herald

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  4. How To Care For Dogwood Shrubs

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    Dogwood Shrubs (Cornus spp.) are well-known for their colors, which are vibrant during all four seasons of the year! Dogwood bushes are popular choices for snowy climates, where their brilliant stems and berries add color and life to otherwise drab

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  5. Cutting & Drying Hydrangea Flowers

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    Got Hydrangeas? You need to learn how to preserve those gorgeous blooms to bring indoors for years of enjoyment and

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  6. 6 Tips For Gardening With Grow Bags

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    Grow bags! Less plastic, easy to carry, and typically made of felt or other non-woven, pressed fabrics that are more ecologically friendly! It’s a transition that just makes sense!

    Your next tree, shrub, or perennial, and indeed your

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  7. #ProPlantTips: How to Grow & Care for Butterfly Bushes

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    When thinking about Butterfly Bushes, a few images may come to mind. Whether it is the diverse, vibrant shades that make up the Bicolor

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  8. Spirea Care 101: How to Grow and Prune Spireas

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    Spiraea shrubs are tried and true garden workhorses that have been used for over 300 years! They are native to the Northern Hemisphere and there are over 70 species of Spiraea and some species have several dozen varieties. 

    These are super

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  9. Health Benefits of Aronia Berries

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    Aronia bushes, also known as Black Chokeberry bushes, are native flowering and fruiting deciduous shrubs with a long history of use here in the US! We know that the name Chokeberry is not very appealing, but the fruit can be a bit astringent and some

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  10. #ProPlantTips: Pruning and Caring for Lilacs

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    Like a breath of fresh air and the promise of warmer weather ahead, Lilacs are highly anticipated blooms each spring!

    These are some of our favorite flowering shrubs here at Nature Hills Nursery and our horticulturists want to help you know the

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