Plant of the Month

Chinese Fringe Plant - Plant of the Month: November 2015

Loropetalum Chinensis So many people ask me "what is that plant with the purple to burgundy color leaves?"  There are just a few plants that fall into that description and the most popular one is the Loropetalum.  It's a funny name but some know it as Chinese Fringe Plant or Chinese Witchhazel.  Over the last […]

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Gulf Coast Mulhy - Plant of the Month: October 2015

Fall In Love with Ornamental Grasses Gulf Coast Muhly Muhlenbergia Capillaris Ornamental grasses have become very popular over last several years and with good reason.  They are very hardy in most areas of the United States and seem to tolerate many soil and water conditions.  It would always surprise me when I would have a […]

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Perennials: Mexican Bush Sage - Plant of the Month: September 2015

Fall In Love with Perennials Nothing feels more like fall than Mums, gourds and of course pumpkins. I bought this mum at the local grocery store and it is a least 2’ across and gorgeous.  I wanted to fill in a corner of my deck, so I surrounded the beautiful large mum with fall splendor.  Since […]

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Red Yucca and Yellow Yucca - Plant of the Month: August 2015

Red Yucca and Yellow Yucca Hesperaloe parviflora The dog days of summer are officially here.  July this year was not too bad, in fact here in the Texas Hill country, I had over 6 inches of rain.  What a blessing.  Then August hit and so did the heat and the rain is no where to be found. […]

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Compact Texas Sage - Plant of the Month: July 2015

COMPACT TEXAS SAGE Leucophyllum frutescens There is very little a gardener loves more, than to get 3.5 inches of rain during the hottest, driest part of the summer. The other day we had four days of beautiful, wonderful rain.  In the Texas Hill Country that is unheard of, but oh so very welcome.  It was […]

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Gaura Whirling Butterflies - Plant of the Month: June 2015

Guara Guara lindheimeri Several years ago I had a project at a lake house in Grandbury Texas.  Planted in the entrance to the subdivision were a bunch of Guaras. Every single time I drove into that subdivision I noticed this unusual plant.  I had seen them at the wholesale nurseries but had never used them […]

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Shasta Daisy - Plant of the Month: May 2015

Shasta Daisy Chysanthemum morifolium The Shasta Daisy is a classic perennial that is easy to grows and will give your garden color all summer long.  This was my Grandmother's favorite plant.  My mom told me she had them planted all over her yard and they grew and bloomed with little care.  Mom then told me […]

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Knock Out Roses - Plant of the Month: April 2015

Knock Out Roses Rosa 'Knock Out' Having a beautiful garden seems to be a universal desire for most of us!  So when I meet with my clients and they describe that they want a beautiful yard that has lots of color but is low maintenance, the last plant they think about are roses.  Most people […]

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Gerber Daisy - Plant of the Month: March 2015

Gerber Daisy Gerber Daisy Sweet Series Gerber Garvinea Unique and robust describe this strong garden performer and now this 1st ever winter hardy Gerber Daisies is available.   This collection comes in a rainbow of colors including Sweet Dreams, Sweet Glow, Sweet Honey, Sweet Sixteen.le and the flowers are super-sized!  A True Gerber Daisy with […]

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Mealy Blue Sage, aka, Salvia Farinacea - Plant of the Month: February 2015

Mealy Blue Sage, Salvia farinacea. Mealy Blue Sage is a low maintenance and is a long-blooming perennial. It is native to New Mexico and Texas. Mealy Blue Sage grows 18"-36"  tall and 18"-36" wide. Leaves are usually about 3"  long, lance-shaped and  grey-green to green in color . Mealy Blue Sage blooms from April until frost […]

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