And generally we indulge ourselves, exploring your finest vintage years to collect 80s shades, concert tees, and Atari 2600s. Learn suggestions for creating your most stunning backyard ever. Plant shrubs that flower on “new wood.” Some shrubs bloom on old wood—the wooden that grew in the course of the previous season’s growth. If these shrubs are gnawed all the means down to the bottom in late fall and winter, you’re going to get no flowers the next spring. But shrubs that develop on new wood produced in the spring will bloom even if Rabbits have gnawed the shrubs badly over the winter.