Posted by Mike G on June 17, 2003 at 22:21:27:
In Reply to: shrub ideas posted by Jane on June 14, 2003 at 13:46:19:
: I need some gardening advice. I want to plant some shrubs or bushes in my yard, but I don't know where to begin. I would like to plant a few different bushes, and maybe even a few small trees. I see plants I would like all the time when I'm driving, but then when I try to do research I can't really find anything.
: I don't like the look of formal or stiff shrubs or bushes. I want something that has strong branches, yet flexible also. Branches that are really durable and won't break off easily. I would like to grow something that grows pretty fast also.
: Can someone point me in the right direction?
Look for an althea (rose of sharon) shrub. You will love this plant because it is beautiful and fits your description. In my opinion, it's the best flowering shrub for a sunny spot.