Shrubs play an intricate and versatile role in the landscape. They can be used as large filler plants to close an empty space in the vertical picture between shade trees and low growing groundcover. Larger shrubs that grow thick and lush are often used as beautiful privacy screens and backdrops for colorful garden beds. Low growing, spreading cultivars can produce carpets of mounding groundcover. Often, the hardest part about using shrubs is having to select certain varieties from the fast array of colorful options and sizes that are available. Whether you want bushes that bloom with brilliant flowers, or a steady dose of color with vivid foliage, you will be sure to find something that will masterfully fill the void in your landscape by using shrubs.