› Gardening Trees

Gardening Trees
Finding The Best Ornamental Garden Trees For Your Garden

How to choose your Gardening Trees. Growing trees is not difficult but the right choice sometimes is! We help you to choose the perfect ornamental trees for your garden.

Garden Trees come in many sizes and shapes and many of our gardens are filled with trees of, often, very mixed ancestry.

Often we begin our gardening plan with trees in place and sometimes we plant our own.

They become the structure on which we plan our basic garden design considering such things as how much shade a particular tree casts, or how much the roots consume the surrounding moisture, or whether leaves or needles drop from the branches.

Choosing A Garden Tree

When choosing a tree for a garden we have to consider how large it will become. Semi-dwarf and dwarf varieties are great choices if your garden space is limited. These trees are often slower growing and keep a manageable size.

gardening tree

A lot of trees will grow into sizeable specimens that will be too big for most gardens. Always check out the size your chosen tree will grow into. Make sure not to plant it too close to the house or other structures.

We should of course also consider the planting zone, the temperature and the soil conditions. Pick out a tree that is suitable for these circumstances.

Are we looking for visual shape, wind protection or fruit? Do you want a pretty one with nice flowers in the spring or an ornamental tree with nice foliage? Some native trees can provide a great habitat and food for birds and other wildlife...so there are a lot of things to consider before you making a choice.

Is it important for you that the tree is evergreen and keeps its foliage during the winter months? This is particularly important if you look for screening and privacy. Large conifers like Pine, Thuja or Junipers are a fine examplea for this pupose.

Trees can provide the backdrop and the structure to our outdoor space and as gardeners we need to arm ourselves with the knowledge and skills to make sure we get the most from our trees of choice.

Check out these pages on gardening trees...

The American Redbud Tree:
The American Redbud tree is a beautiful ornamental tree suitable for small gardens. Don't miss out on it!

The Flowering Crab Apple Tree:
One of the most beautiful ornamental trees! Abundant flowers, pretty fruit and nice foliage - what more do you want! Check out how to grow this magnificent tree here.

Trees For Coastal Gardens

Why not visit with our web friends?

Midwest Gardening
Information for gardeners in cold climates. Growing annuals, hardy perennials, hardy roses,

Want to learn how to grow your own food from seed?

Grab the cheat sheet and learn how to avoid the 7 most common seed starting mistakes!

    We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time.

    Powered By ConvertKit

    Back to top

    Recent Articles

    1. Growing Potatoes In Containers - How to Plant Potatoes In Pots

      Growing Potatoes In Containers is great fun. This simple way of growing potatoes can be done on the patio, on balconies or backyard. Harvest loads of delicious tubers from a potato planter.

    2. Building Raised Garden Beds From Used Pallets For Nearly FREE

      An easy step by step guide to building raised garden beds from recycled pallets plus free tutorial download.

    3. 8 Tips For Easy Vegetable Gardening

      Do you think easy vegetable gardening is not possible? Here are 8 gardening tips that will save time and reduce the need for hard work in the veggie garden.

    New! Comments

    Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

    › Gardening Trees