A shrub is distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and shorter height, usually under 6 m (20 ft) tall. Plants of many species may grow either into shrubs or trees, depending on their growing conditions. Small, low shrubs, generally less than 2 m (6.6 ft) tall, such as lavender, periwinkle and most small garden varieties of roses, are often termed subshrubs or bushes.
An area of cultivated shrubs in a park or garden is known as a shrubbery. When clipped as topiary, suitable species or varieties of shrubs develop dense foliage and many small leafy branches growing close together. Many shrubs respond well to renewal pruning, in which hard cutting back to a ‘stool’ results in long new stems known as “canes”. Other shrubs respond better to selective pruning to reveal their structure and character.
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FINALLY! Spring has finally come. After a long, insanely cold winter, spring is here. And now to explore spring in the south.
Living in the desert for 7 years, I’ve missed nature. I’ve missed seeing the trees and flowers bloom. I’ve missed the sound of all the different birds chirping. I’ve missed seeing the squirrels roam about from tree to tree.
So last week I went to the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. Instead of blowing up Instagram, here we go…