Fall and springtime are transitional periods in many U.S. states, and both will be graced by abundant color in the yard, provided that you've been wise in your plant selection. Along with flowering trees, the flowering bushes so stunning in springtime are plants no landscape should be without. A good flowering shrub for injecting color into the summer landscape is hardy hibiscus (picture), also sometimes known as "dinner plate hibiscus." Its blooms are enormous.
Examples of flowering shrubs for the springtime yard include:
But we're entertained by a number of other beauties in springtime. For a sampling of some, please click here to browse my flowering shrub resources. For those who prefer a visual overview, please see my pictures of flowering shrubs.
Next, we'll turn our attention to that other colorful season, autumn....