We have a new house and I would like to identify the plants in the yard so I can find out what they need and take good care of them. Do you know an online source that would help me identify the plants? We have five bushes in our back yard that look like they need trimming, but I’m afraid I should trim them in the fall or spring and not now. They have long straight branches with little tiny simple leaves all along them about an inch long. The leaves have very tiny little teeth along the edges. You have to look very closely to see them, from a few feet away they look smooth. The little leaves are narrow and come to a point. They are probably just everyday bushes you can buy at a nursery, but I would like to be able to find out what they are online. Do you know of a site that I might use?
The Gardener’s Answer
Hello, Cathy: You are welcome to send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.