Woody Plants

Aug 28, 2012

Woody plants depend on the right soil conditions and are great for gardening exhibits and parks. Woody plants complement any garden with the right amount of texture and foliage. Woody plants are easy to find at local nurseries and usually begin as starter plants. An avocado tree is one woody plant usually grown in nurseries and pruned correctly at an early age. Buying woody plants from a local nursery will save gardeners the extra step of growing woody plants from the seed.

If not the rustic type, woody plants are available in baby form, ready for simple planting. That will also save time since gardeners can buy as many starter trees as necessary to plant them all over the garden. If you have a large land area, woody plants can take up a lot of space on your property and provide all kinds of shading for lounging around and picnicking. For gardeners that want to start growing woody plants, a vast landscape is needed to support their growth. Woody plants should be grown separately from soft-based plants since hard and soft plants require different forms of attention.

Woody plants must be regularly pruned to make room for new and thriving branches. That is especially pertinent to woody plants that produce fruit. To grow any hard plant, you must know what trees you like. If they are non-native trees, check your local USDA zone map to see if the tree you want to grow can be grown in your area. For trees that produce fruit, think of your favorite fruits you like to eat and begin learning how to grow these fruits from scratch. Fruits such as avocados, apples, bananas, oranges are all woody plants grown with time, patience, and discipline.

Check with your local nursery to see what is offered and what kind of woody plants may appeal to you. Be sure to buy several woody plants to secure a higher success rate when nurturing. It is always best to buy plants and seeds in bulk to provide a lush garden and to save money.