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Crape Myrtles: You won’t Believe These Different Varieties

Our area is starting to look really magnificent due to the show put on by the summer blooming plants that are finally starting to show off their beauty, especially Crape Myrtles. They’re often mistaken for spring blooming trees, but they’re worth the wait, because once they start blooming in the summer they don’t stop until […]


Summer: Is it too late to plant?

Summer has officially started, although some areas have already been experiencing drought conditions and extremely hot summer temperatures for a while. Heat waves and summer weather often prompt common questions like, “Is it too late to plant?” or “Would it be better to wait until the fall to plant?” Today we’re going to answer those […]


Summer Bloomers: The Top Trees and Shrubs

As summer sets in, and temperatures rise up into the 90 degree range and stick, what beautiful blooms do you see in your landscape? The spring flowers from Redbud trees, Dogwoods, flowering pear, and flowering cherry trees have bloomed and dropped. However, you don’t have to wait all year for spring to come back around […]


Peaches: The Ultimate Summer Fruit

Peaches are a universal sign of summer, think back to some of your best childhood summer memories. We’re willing to bet that they involve swimming, chasing after butterflies, and a family gathering that involved lots of good food, including ice cream and something like a peach pie or cobbler. Peaches have always been around, because […]


Shade Trees: Fast Growing and Full of Benefits

It’s hot! How do you get relief from the sun once the warmer seasons turn up the heat? You can get a cool glass of water or take a dip in a pool, but the real providers of heat relief are shade trees. Think back to your last family reunion, if it was outdoors I […]


Palm Trees: Big, Small and Cold Hardy

Once we get the first taste for summer we imagine the warmth of the hot sun, the feel of warmed sand on our feet, and the beautiful views of tropical palm trees. In fact, when people start thinking about taking a summer vacation palm trees are the first thing they think about, so much so […]


Double Knockout Roses: The Guide to Everything

For centuries roses have held symbolic meanings. The Greeks identified the rose with the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, and this was only the beginning of man’s love affair with these seductive flowers. All over the world roses are seen as symbols of love, friendship and compassion. Along with these symbolic meanings, there is also the […]


Blueberries: Secrets To Tons of Berries

Who doesn’t love blueberries? They have a variety of uses from eating fresh to baking into desserts like cobblers, breakfasts like muffins and scones, and healthy eating in salads and smoothies. There is a blueberry use for everyone! Best of all, blueberries are easy to grow. The plants don’t take up much space, and pump […]


Gardenias: Check Out These Care Tips

Gardenias are a romanticized flower of the South. They’re commonly seen in corsages during prom season, and used for beautiful floral displays during summer weddings. Gardenias are prized for their large creamy, white, fragrant blooms that last all summer. They’re perfect for growing in containers, and as hedges outdoors. However, they have a misleading reputation […]


Repel Mosquitoes Naturally With These Plants

It’s warming up, and it’s time to go outside. Shorts are making their way out of storage closets and winter coats are getting heavy and warm. The perfect time of the year to be outside is upon us. Get ready to prep the grills and host barbecues or family reunions. However, keep in mind that […]

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