Outstanding Ornamentals Photos

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Beautyberry is an old-fashioned favorite. The magenta-purple berries are borne in great abundance in the fall. (Photo courtesy of Lane Greer.)
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Cotoneaster looks best when the arching stems are allowed to cascade over a wall. (Photo courtesy of Lane Greer.)
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The dark pink blossoms of this flowering quince open in early spring. (Photo courtesy of Lane Greer.)
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Doublefile viburnum bears numerous white blossoms in spring. The shrub is usually wider than it is tall. (Photo courtesy of Lane Greer.)
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Rhododendrons and other flowering shrubs create a feeling of spring. (Photo courtesy of Brian Whipker.)
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Oakleaf hydrangeas produce great flowers and have beautiful wine-red fall foliage. (Photo courtesy of James L. Gibson.)
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Big-leaved hydrangeas are treasured for their pink or blue flowers. A great shade plant, this one blooms in summer, and the flowers are easy to dry. (Photo courtesy of James L. Gibson.)
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Kerria, sometimes called Japanese rose, has bright yellow blossoms. The single flower form is shown here, but there are many double varieties as well. (Photo courtesy of Lane Greer.)
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Common lilacs are in great demand in spring for their wonderful fragrance and pale purple flowers. In the North, lilacs can become more tree-like. (Photo courtesy of Lane Greer.)
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The trumpet creeper vine is available in many shades of orange, salmon, and yellow. This one is ‘Morning Calm’. (Photo courtesy of Lane Greer.)
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Sometimes called Japanese andromeda, pieris is an early spring bloomer with white or pale pink chains of flowers and evergreen foliage. (Photo courtesy of Lane Greer.)
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Japanese apricot belongs to the same family as cherry trees, but this beauty blooms at least a month earlier. (Photo courtesy of Lane Greer.)
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Cherries are an all-time favorite. There are single and double flower forms available, as well as weeping varieties. (Photo courtesy of Lane Greer.)
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There are many variations of Japanese maples: red, green, weeping, dwarf, and cutleaf are just a few. This red weeping form is highly prized by gardeners. (Photo courtesy of Lane Greer.)
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Creative combinations of annuals, perennials, and woody plants in the retail setting can add color, height, and fragrance. (Photo courtesy of Brian Whipker.)
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A selection of choice shrubs enhances your inventory and your bottom dollar. (Photo courtesy of James L. Gibson.)
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A selection of choice shrubs enhances your inventory and your bottom dollar. (Photo courtesy of James L. Gibson.)

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