Category Archive for: ‘Plant Picks’

All About Encore Azaleas

The beautiful blooms azalea bushes provide are often associated with springtime. But, fortunately, Encore Azaleas rebloom in the spring, late summer, AND fall. There are thousands of azalea species, hybrids, and cultivars, but only 31 are Encore Azaleas. Development of these special hybrid blends started in the ’80s. As a result, we get to enjoy these showy flowers several times …

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Monarchs on the Move

The annual migration of monarch butterflies occurs each year in the fall. No one knows for sure how millions of monarchs instinctively know when to depart and where to go. But it seems to be triggered by the autumn equinox and related to the Earth’s magnetic field. Butterflies are important contributors to the world’s ecosystem. In fact, they not only …

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National Indoor Plant Week 2017

National Indoor Plant Week is the third week each September to celebrate indoor plants and their many benefits! Indoor plants work to purify the air in your home or work space. But how? The leaves and roots absorb pollutants, refreshing the air you breath. Studies show plants reduce stress and tension. Indoor plants brighten a space and encourage a more …

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A Gift for Mom

A Gift for Mom

Are you looking for the perfect gift for Mom?  Does your Mom love herbs?  Does your Mom love flowers?  Does your Mom love decorative items?  Does your Mom love color?  Does your Mom love Gerbera Daisies?  Does your Mom love Calibrachoa? Does your Mom love Geraniums?  Does Your Mom love trailing vines and flowers?  If you answered yes to any …

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Begonias

Beautiful Begonias

There are so many new varieties of begonias to choose from!  Here’s what you need to know about growing different types.  They are southern perennials, which means that in frost-free climates, they can live all year round. They like conditions that appeal to many tropical plants. They like morning sun and a little afternoon shade. Wax begonias can tolerate more sun …

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Caladiums

Caladiums

Caladiums are full of southern charm that light up your garden!  Their leaves come in the most wonderful color combinations of white, green, chartreuse, red, and pink.  The shady spots in your yard have never looked so good. With so many varieties you are sure to find one you love!  For a big show, plant a bunch of your favorite variety! …

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Gazania

Gazania

The gazania, which is native to South Africa is also called sun-catcher. These sun-loving daisy shaped flowers, with vividly-colored petals, wow the eyes. They look pretty in containers, beds, borders, and as ground-cover.  They come in rich shades of yellow, pink, purple, bronze, white, orange, red and coral.  They love our Texas heat!  They bloom from summer to winter.  They are tolerant …

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Easter Baskets

Easter Baskets

What kind of Easter Baskets are you putting up this year?  I know you must think I’m confused, Easter Baskets are for kids and hunting eggs.  Well my thought is, once you’re an adult spring hanging baskets take the place of Easter Baskets.  I love adding spring color to my yard with hanging baskets.  I love how the Easter egg …

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Sunpatiens

Sunpatiens

I have found a new plant that I absolutely love!  Sunpatiens are actually impatiens that can handle the Texas sun!  I know what you are thinking, this must be a garden myth.  Well, it’s not!  If you love the brilliant color of impatiens but don’t have the perfect shady spot in your yard this plant is for you!  The growers …

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lemon tree

Lemon Tree

The scent of citrus that a lemon tree brings evokes memories of summer.  That smell makes me think of Lemonade and sitting on the porch for hours.  Lemon trees are perfect for being grown in an urban setting, since they do well in containers or planted in the ground.  They are easy to care for and can create a lovely …

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