Naturalizing Bulbs for Spring Gardens

Naturalizing Bulbs for Spring Gardens

We all like surprises, especially those botanical wonders that pop up in our garden during a Texas winter. These deciduous beauties emerge as the soil temperature cools off producing strap-like leaves in January and February. We have forgotten what we planted last...
Our Beloved Summer Saviours – Shade Trees

Our Beloved Summer Saviours – Shade Trees

Selecting a tree for your home or work space is like selecting a pair of shoes; you want to make sure it fits, has the desired shape, leaf type, fall color and flowers, if desired. Trees are grouped in small, medium, or large categories and knowing the mature (full...
What is that on my Sago Palm???

What is that on my Sago Palm???

We are seeing more fruiting and cone bearing with our beloved cycads than ever before; either because of the long cold winter and/or more plants have become mature enough to fruit. As you have noticed there are two different types of cones; Tall slender cones that...
The Shady Ladies of the Garden

The Shady Ladies of the Garden

Gardens are all about light and the less light an area receives; the larger the leaf surface is to capture those precious rays of sunlight for photosynthesis. Areas receiving filtered or short windows of direct sun have this protected exposure due to the large trees...
PLEASE STOP PLANTING CRAPE MYRTLES!!

PLEASE STOP PLANTING CRAPE MYRTLES!!

The way crape myrtles look in February and March is a travesty (a distorted representation of a tree) and a tragedy (an event causing great suffering destruction and distress) to the individual plants. To what am I referring, but the way the trees get brutally whacked...