Plumbago - so pretty & cheerful - thrives in the hot Texas summer. Disease- pest- and deer-resistant. Can grow into a large bush, and also can be trained to grow on a trellis.
Succulent Gardening, California Style
My recent trip to Southern California was pure heaven for the succulent enthusiast. From homes and businesses to garden shops and restaurants, gardening with succulents is just a way of life out here.Succulents, along with the occasional cacti, are found virtually everywhere, since they can grow year round without the threat of a harsh winter.
Learning New Things - The Pineapple
I learn something everyday. Sometimes what I learn is very minute and I don't realize that I have actually learned anything. Sometimes I feel like I am a true blonde and feel pretty stupid that I didn't know it to begin with....lol. Let me tell you a little story of my blondness.......... I was at the neighbors. We were watching Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader (no comments from the peanut gallery...K). A question was asked about pineapples but I can't for the life of me remember the…
Cold Hardy Pink Texas Salvia
18-20" tall x 18-24" wide. Enjoy this deep-pink flowered form of Texas Sage for its long bloom-time and excellent cold hardiness. 'Cold Hardy Pink' is a compact growing little woody shrub that is highly attractive to hummingbirds and bees all season long. Javelina resistant
Garden Housecalls - Purple smoketree ‘Royal Purple’
* Common name: Purple smoketree 'Royal Purple' * Botanical name: Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' * What it is: A small tree or large shrub with rich, deep-burgundy, oval leaves and airy, pinkish flower clusters in summer that look like puffs of pink smoke. Leaves turn scarlet in fall. * Size: 15 feet tall and 12 feet
Rain Lily White (Zephyranthes Candida)
Most frequently found in pink flowering forms, rain lilies are also available in a white cultivar with the faintest kiss of pink on the inside of the petals. Candida grows 6"-10" tall, making it ideal for rock gardens and for tucking into groundcovers for an extra bit of sparkle. After a late summer or autumn shower, e
Cerastium Olympia -- Bluestone Perennials
Cerastium Olympia is a gem in the border. The common name of Snow in Summer seems appropriate for the sparkling blanket of white blooms. As hardy and useful as Silver Carpet, but the flower stems are upright and the plants form neater clumps. Our plant spacing recommendations are based on how quickly these plants will spread in their first season of growth.