Landscaping with shrubs means using shrubs and bushes in a way that enhance the beauty of the surrounding areas and gives life to an otherwise dreary surrounding. Many different kinds of bushes and shrubs can be used for this purpose depending upon your own personal taste and which type of foliage suits your purpose best.
There is a wide variety in the shrubs used for landscaping. Some are so small and compact, they resemble dwarfs. Others are tall enough to pass of as small trees and in fact may be rightly called trees in areas where the climate is warmer. These shrubs can be classified into two main types – evergreen and seasonal. There are variations even with the evergreen variety.
Shrubs and bushes are used for creating hedges wherein you have formal hedges and informal hedges created for privacy sake. They are used for foundation plantings and specimen plants.
Some of the shrubs used for landscaping are: Rose of Sharon, Pussy willow and Forsythia.
Rose of Sharon: Landscaping shrubs are popularly used for privacy sake so they should be planted right at the border of your property. Rose of Sharon is precisely one such shrub that is used for this purpose. If you don’t feel up to trimming hedges then you can loosely arrange these shrubs into a informal but effective wall.
Pussy willow: Pussy will is considered to be a wild plant but that should be no reason against buying them. These lovely bushes act like a weather forecaster. When they unfurl their furry catkins you can be prepared to experience bright weather.
Pussy willow only hints at bright weather but Forsythia announces the rival of Spring. Among the other uses of Forsythia, if you force its branches in early spring you will be able to enjoy its premature blooms.