Category Archive for: ‘Plant Picks’

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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Salsa Time

Salsa Time is upon us! Spring is here and it’s time to get tomatoes and peppers planted.  You want to have all the essentials to make salsa.  If there is one thing we can all agree on, tomatoes and peppers grown at home just taste better!.  There are so many varieties, it makes it hard to choose. You might love, …

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Gerbera Daisy Warrens

Gerbera Daisy

The Gerbera Daisy is one of the most popular plants to add to your yard and home.  With it’s bright flowers and easy maintenance this is a plant you will come to love.   This plant screams spring is here!  We’ve included all of the information you will need to have this great plant become a favorite. Gerbera Daisy – …

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Vinca Plants

For the summer one of my favorites are Vinca Plants since they really deliver. In Kingwood we know that we can have hot dry summers and the Vinca will be happy. The Vinca has glossy green leaves and pretty pink, white lavender, or red flowers. Vinca works great in containers or hanging baskets, or planted along a garden bed where it …

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