The Tropical Look: Hibiscus

The Tropical Look: Hibiscus

Hibiscus-Perennial or Tropical? The genus “Hibiscus” refers to both Tropical and non-tropical Hibiscus varieties. There are noticeable differences between the two types. Tropical Hibiscus are non-hardy varieties that will not survive our winter temperatures and therefore they are treated as annuals in our area. The Tropical Hibiscus

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Flowering Shrubs: Sun or Shade

Flowering Shrubs: Sun or Shade

Flowering Shrubs Shrubs are an important part of any landscape and can be used as a focal point in the landscape or great accents to trees or hardscapes. When considering what kind of shrubs you want for your landscape make sure you consider flowering shrubs that compliment

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Shade Gardening

Shade Gardening

“Don’t be afraid of the Shade” Shade Gardening in North Texas doesn’t have to be hard! There are many varieties of plants to choose from that thrive in the shadier spots in and around our landscapes! You can choose from blooming annuals like Impatiens, Green Leaf Begonias

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Pansies Are Tough!

“Pansies Are Tough” (Viola x witrockiana) They may not look like it with their delicate foliage and petite colorful blooms but pansies are tough. Pansies, once established, are one of the toughest annual flowers available able to survive temperatures as low as the single digits. Pansies planted in

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Late Fall Landscaping Tips

“Summer is gone bye, fall has flown bye and winter is knocking on our door” As each season arrives along with it comes a variable list of perennial task. For most die-hard gardeners, landscaping is a year round event that is truly never complete! There is almost

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Fall Pre-Emergent Weed Control

Fall is just around the corner, which means it’s time to think about Fall Pre-emergent weed control. Weeds are categorized as either broad leaf or grassy type weeds. A Pre-Emergent herbicide controls unwanted weeds and grasses by targeting the weed seed just before or immediately after the

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How to Water when it’s Hotter

The amount of water your landscape requires and the amount of water it receives will determine its overall health and beauty.  Proper watering techniques are a critical part of landscape maintenance and ultimately the key to plant survival. Plant selection is crucial; when choosing your plants, select

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The Pumpkin Carving Tradition

Each October, ghoulishly decorated pumpkins illuminated by candlelight watch over front porches and peer through windows of many American homes. A sure sign that Halloween is near. The tradition of carving Jack O’ Lanterns originated in Ireland, where turnips, beets and potatoes were used as lanterns, made

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