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April 27, 2017 admin

Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla  Height: 2-3′ Width: 2-3′ Exposure: Part Sun, Shade (Morning Sun) Performance: Perennial Gardeners love the bold show of Hydrangea macrophylla. Their larger than life flowers captivate a landscape making it well worth the extra effort they require.   Hydration is essential for a healthy hydrangea. Hence the Latin name, ‘Hydra’, which describes the plant’s excessive need for water. The species macrophylla, refers…

May 28, 2015 admin

Cape Daisy Botanical Name: Osteospermum Height: 9-12″ Width: 12″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Annual Bloom: Assorted Colors (February-May)       Osteospermums awaken a wintered garden.   Otherwise known as the Cape Daisy, this South African native possesses luminous flowers that rejuvenate and make a garden shine. Here in north Texas, these sun-lovers take kindly to the cool temperatures…

May 28, 2015 admin

Botanical Name: Pelargonium × hortorum Height: 15-18″ Width: 10″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Annuals Bloom: February (Assorted Colors) Zonal? Interspecific? What do these terms mean? The, zonal geraniums make up the traditional Maverick series. Zonal geraniums are the oldest and most well known, brought to Europe from frost free South Africa in 1632 by John Tradescant, gardener to…

November 17, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Dianthus x ‘Ideal Select’ Height: 9″ Width: 9″ Exposure: Full Sun Performance: Annual Bloom: Assorted Colors (Fall/Spring)  This fall, use a colorful assortment of these low-growing, compact plants in edges, masses, or containers for instant seasonal color. Dianthus is a short lived perennial, the Ideal Select series is bred for superior annual performance. Once temperatures dip down low the flowering begins to diminish.  Dianthus is…

November 17, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Chrysanthemums Height: 15″ Width: 18″ Exposure: Full Sun Performance: Annual Bloom: Assorted Colors (October-November) As the summer heat begins to break these fall beauties begin to crack. Well known for their bright colors, mums provide a welcoming site to doorways and front porches. Used for autumn displays they can be combined with pumpkins, gourds, hay bales,…

November 17, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Farfugium japonicum ‘Giganteum’ Height: 2-3′ Width: 2′ Exposure: Shade Performance: Perennial  Bloom: Yellow (August-November) The bold, glossy green leaves of Farfugium japonicum ‘Giganteum’ look like something straight out of a tropical oasis. Its attractive large, shiny foliage makes the perfect specimen in any moist, well-drained shade garden. The giant round-to kidney-shaped leaves reach anywhere from 12-15” wide….

November 16, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Salvia leucantha Height: 4′ Width: 3-4′ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Perennial Bloom: Purple/White (September-October) Salvia leucantha is an excellent low-maintenance perennial for showy fall color. Its narrow silver-green foliage produces long cascading-like flower stalks with attractive velvety soft blooms of violet and white. Occasionally, some S. leucanthas produce equally as admirable solid…

August 22, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Salvia longispicata x farinacea ‘Mystic Spires’ Height: 30-40″ Width: 24″ Exposure: Full Sun Performance: Perennial  Bloom: Blue (June -October) Salvia ‘Mystic Spires’ is an exceptional perennial for season long color. Adorn landscapes or large mixed containers with the prominent 10” flower stalks of ‘Mystic Spires’. Its deep, true blue flowers provide an excellent nectar source and…

August 22, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Buddleia davidii ‘Buzz’ Height: 2-3′ Width: 2-3′ Exposure: Full Sun Performance: Perennial Bloom: June-October (Assortment of colors)  Attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds this summer with the showy flowers of ‘Buzz’ Buddleia, a smaller Butterfly Bush suited for patios or small gardens. This deciduous shrubby perennial is a real butterfly treat massed with sweetly scented, 4-6″ long, arching flower…

August 22, 2016 admin

Botanical name: Aloe dorotheae Height: 12″ Width: 12″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Annual Bloom: Orange-Red This attractive relatively, low growing Aloe has intense foliage colors ranging from lime green to orange-red to bright crimson. The unique fiery red leaf color occurs in the hot summer if planted in sun. Fleshy, white-spotted succulent leaves reach around 10” long and…

August 22, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Lantana x hybrida ‘New Gold’ Height: 1-2′ Width: 2-3′ Exposure: Full Sun Performance: Annual/Tender Perennial Lantana ‘New Gold’ provides reliable summer color when temperatures are too hot to handle. This spreading lantana forms a solid mound covered in 1” golden clusters from spring till frost. ‘New Gold’ set the standard in the green industry with its exceptional…

August 22, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Euphorbia milii  Height: 2-3′ Width: 12-18″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Annual/Tender Perennial Bloom: Pink Euphorbia milii is a novelty. The variety ‘Pink Cadillac’ has coral pink blooms that last for months. Native to Madagascar, E. milii forms thick thorny stems that store water in case of drought. In the landscape, a mild north…