Shrubs

The Japanese Barberry Bush

The Japanese Barberry Bush

The Japanese Barberry Bush (Berberis thunbergii) is a great little colorful plant that fits into almost any type of landscape design. A nice shiny burgundy almost red plant that works well in a Xeriscape area or a more oriental or formal type of landscape.  They do need regular watering even after they have become established.  It […]

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The Podocarpus Hedge

The Podocarpus Hedge

The Podocarpus Hedge Plant (Podocarpus macrophyllus) Also called the African Fern Pine.  A great looking upright evergreen plant that can be used as a patio tree.  It can do well in larger containers for that formal topiary look.  It is grown and used for privacy screens, topiary,  and hedges. The foliage is tuff with long needle-like leaves […]

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Plant Root Stimulator

Plant Root Stimulator

What is “plant root stimulator”?  Is it a vitamin for plants? Or is it just a type of fertilizer?  So how does it work? Do I really need to use it? Good questions? Without a good root system, your plants will have a tuff time growing and thriving. What is Plant Root Stimulator? It works by […]

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Health Benefits of Rosemary

Rosemary Herb Health Benefits

Rosemary Herb Health Benefits.  There several types of rosemary and all of them provide health benefits.  The most common one is Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly called just Rosemary.  It is an aromatic herb indigenous to the Mediterranean area. What is Rosemary? Rosemary is traditionally known as the herb of remembrance and friendship. According to many gardeners once […]

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5 Kinds of Plants for Your Landscape Business

5 Kinds of Plants for Your Landscape Business

5 Kinds of Plants for Your Landscape Business.  If you have a passion for lawn care and landscaping, you’re probably in the business already or are about to go into business. You’ll need a beginner guide (linked below) and you’ll need some ideas for what types of plants you will want to provide and install […]

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Arbutus Unedo Strawberry Tree

Arbutus Unedo Strawberry Tree

Arbutus Unedo Strawberry Tree.  Also called the Dwarf Strawberry bush.  For something different in the garden you might want to try planting this great evergreen tree/shrub.  It produces edible strawberry-like fruit and a showy white flower that bloom at the same time.  The blooming season is late fall and into late winter. The stems and […]

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The Benefits of gas hedge trimmers

Benefits of Using Gas Hedge Trimmers

Benefits of Using Gas Hedge Trimmers Keeping the hedge requires time and effort. The best gas hedge trimmer will complement your personal needs. Most gas hedge trimmers are durable and powerful machines helping you do the trimming of your hedges, fast and easy. Whether you are looking to a purchase a machine for commercial or […]

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Turks cap plant

Turk’s Cap Plant

Turk’s Cap Plant (Malvaviscus arboreus) also called the wax plant, Texas mallow, and red mallow. This is one shrub that grows really fast and grows about 6-7 ft. tall and about 4-5 ft wide.  It is a hardy shrub that can tolerate the hot southwest sun or the cold 20-18° degree cold weather. If you are […]

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Viburnum Tinus Shrub

Viburnum Tinus Shrub

Viburnum Tinus Shrub or Viburnum tinus ‘Compactum’is a handsome evergreen plant that does well in the Southwest.  Most Viburnums cannot tolerate the hot summer southwest heat.  But this one will! Also called the “Spring Bouquet Plant”.   A good looking evergreen shrub with dark green foliage and fragrant,  light pinkish white spring flowers right around early […]

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yaupon-holly-berries

The Yaupon Holly Tree

The Yaupon Holly Tree (Ilex vomitoria) is an evergreen shrub.  Shinning small leaves that stay green year-round with twiggy branches that are sharp and pointed.  It grows to about 15 ft. tall and wide usually in about full maturity at about 8-10 years.  The Yaupon Holly Tree will produce small white flowers in late spring, […]

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