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Cityline® Vienna Hydrangea

Showstopping Hydrangeas

What’s not to love about hydrangeas? The blooms are quite diverse in form, size, and color—from lacecap to multi-colored flowers and even reblooming varieties—in beautiful palettes of pink, purple, blue, lime, red, white, and more. Read on for more information about the types of hydrangeas and how to care for them.

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Azalea 'Green Glow'

Azalea Care Tips

Welcome spring with blooms that provide stunning color as accents or mass plantings. These evergreen shrubs prefer filtered shade to morning sun. Read our tips for planting and care to keep azaleas green and blooming.  
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Camellia 'Yuletide'

Cold-Hardy Shrub Combos

As the weather cools, we look for shrubs that will thrive in colder temperatures. We have three cold-hardy shrub combinations for your yard. Winter never looked better!

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Heavenly Bamboo, Yucca, Manzanita

Simply Stunning Recipes for Summer Planting

Whether starting from scratch, or revitalizing an existing landscape, it can be a bit overwhelming to know where to begin. Need a little nudge? We've created a collection of plant combinations that do very well during our sizzling summers and create a space that feels cool and lush. 
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Coneflower 'Cheyenne Spirit'

Summer Container Recipes

Create stunning combinations using our thriller, filler, spiller recipes as a guide. You can adjust for quantities to fit the pot you select. We've created combos with water and sunlight needs in mind, as well as colors and textures that play well together.
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Wallflower and Lantana

Start with the Basics, Part III

Welcome to Part III in our series about basic landscape shrubs. Read on and learn about some of the top-performing shrubs for our area. We've matched them with companions so you can pick the ones you like to personalize your landscape design.
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Start with the Basics, Part II

Start with the Basics, Part II

Welcome to Part II in our series about basic landscape shrubs for the Sacramento region. We've selected some of our top shrub picks that perform well in our area year-round—and then matched them with companions to help you personalize your landscape design.
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Start with the Basics, Part I

Start with the Basics, Part I

Welcome to our series about basic landscape shrubs for the Sacramento region. We've selected some of our top shrub picks that perform well in our area year-round—and then matched them with companion options that will help you personalize your landscape design.
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Pruning

Pruning

Now that fall’s upon us, it’s time to prune a few things in your landscape. But what exactly is pruning? Pruning trims old growth to encourage new growth and blooming. Although, timing is everything. Find out if the timing is right for a few of your favorites.
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