Great Gardens: Summer 2014

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Try these little varieties in tight spaces, perennial beds and containers


by Meghan Shinn

hrubs are indispensable components of any garden, because they offer multi-season visual interest, value to wildlife, tolerance of difficult conditions and general low maintenance (all depending on species, of course). Some shrubs, particularly older varieties or straight species, simply grow too large for the small lots and gardens of today. Happily, breeders have cut many old-fashioned shrubs down to size, providing versatile plants that need no pruning to stay in place.

A pair of Creme Fraiche deutzia.

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