Easy pruning Looking for an easy-care, reliable shrub? Japanese spirea’s (Spiraea japonica) pink or white blooms belong in your garden! From excess heat and cold to pests and poor soil, spirea handles it all. And when it comes to pruning, it’s not complicated to keep this shrub healthy and looking neat. Just click ahead to find out three easy ways to prune summer-flowering cultivars and get helpful how-to illustrations, too.
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swaths of Geranium macrorrhizum so dense that no weeds invade the area. It includes the magenta species as well as pale pink 'Bevan's Variety' and almost white 'Ingwersen's Variety'. The deeper the shade, the more sporadic the flowers, however. These are at the front edge of the maple canopy. Also pictured are Hostas, a Spirea bush and Ladies Mantle (Alchemilla mollis).