Branches of viburnum, holly, and barberry offer architectural grace notes and still other means for signaling the season.
Evans sees tree of heaven and Japanese barberry , garlic mustard and stilt grass invading the heart of the forest.
Along the lakefront a curving sweep of barberry and daylilies terminated at gazebos overarched by old apple and willow trees.
The barberry bushes have bright red little berries for all the world like Redhot candies.
Dwarf barberry has reddish-purple foliage in sun.
Plants such as privet or barberry need severe pruning immediately after planting and at the beginning of the second year to make them bushy.
Although the California fan palm is the major attraction, another rarity is the Kofa barberry , a three-foot-tall shrub known only from the Kofa Mountains and from the Ajo Mountains, farther south.
As Graham stood on the top of the wooden step ladders, trimming away at the box, and the barberry that tangled into it, he glanced down at the cat.
Rugged shrubs like barberry and potentilla give the garden permanent structure, while the rocks help protect the plants from searing winds and keep the soil from drying out.
Grow thorny plants like agave, barberry , cactus, Natal plum, and yucca under rear windows.