except from GardenGate.com by Garden Gate Staff
Shrubs add color and structure to any bed or border — especially in spring. And they’re a great choice if you don’t have a lot of room in your yard but still want the height and architectural interest a tree provides.
Even though many spring-blooming shrubs put on a show for only a few weeks, it makes us treasure them all the more, especially early in the season. We love them so much we give them key spots in the landscape where they’ll have maximum impact and where we can appreciate them when they are in bloom.