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By: Garden Design

Summer is almost here! Soon it will be time to sit back, relax, and enjoy your spring gardening efforts. But in the meantime, here are 10 popular shrubs (get them in the ground now before things really heat up), design tips straight from the pros, inspiration to make a good first impression, and the newest self-watering pots to hit the market!

10 Shrubs You’ll Love

These 10 shrubs are popular for a reason—they’re easy to grow and they bloom beautifully. With selections for gardens located in Zones 3 through 9, this list has something for everyone! 

Shrubs 101

Do you have questions about buying, planting, or growing shrubs? We have answers. Check out Shrubs 101, where you’ll find what you need to get started growing beautiful shrubs in your garden, like the Incrediball® hydrangea pictured above.

Design Advice from the Pros

Do you wish you could get design insights and practical tips straight from a pro? Well, you can! Four designers from different climates share over 20 tips and lessons they learned while designing their own personal gardens. 


Premium quality Michael Carr Pottery + a self-watering design by landscape architect Jack Barnwell = perfection! Unmatched design, refined colors, and unique finishes make these containers a favorite of landscape professionals and home gardeners alike. Learn more about this new pottery line taking the U.S. by storm.

10 Landscaping Ideas for the Front of the House

Taking a walk through your neighborhood is a great way to get ideas and inspiration for ways to upgrade or simply change up the look of your home. Check out these 10 houses that make a great first impression.