Beautiful Plants for Shady Areas

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Landscape, Plants

Beautiful Plants for Shady Areas

A common misconception is that you need bright sun to grow beautiful plants but that’s not really true.  There are many lovely specimens that do quite well in shady areas.  You can find a full range of options including annuals, perennials and even robust shrubs.  So this fall while you are huddled in front of the fireplace, do some thinking about your spring planting and consider the following to add to your garden. Perennials for Shady Areas Bleeding Heart This old...

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Planning Your Spring Garden

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Landscape, Plants

Planning Your Spring Garden

It may seem counter intuitive, but as we head into the cooler seasons, it’s the time to start thinking about planning your spring garden.  It’s the best time to dream, plan, research and begin the ground work.  (Pun intended!)  In late fall before the ground gets too cold and too hard is the best time to pick your garden location and prep the soil. Spring Garden Prep: First Things First As you begin to plan your spring garden, the first assignment is to find a good site...

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Choosing Trees and Shrubs for Fall Beauty

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Landscape, Plants

Choosing Trees and Shrubs for Fall Beauty

Everybody has their favorite season.  Spring is a joyous time of rebirth when your spirit will come alive along with the sprouts of green popping up in your yard.  Days get warmer and we rejoice in the spring breeze.  Summer brings the pleasure of outdoor activities when the world is alive with sun and you reap the harvest of your garden. Winter is a time for introspection.  You enjoy days of sipping spirits by the fire, long naps and catching up on your reading. Ahh, then...

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Planting Guide for Fall Flowers

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in Plants

Planting Guide for Fall Flowers

By the time August rolls around many homeowners are ready to put away the garden tools and ease into autumn.  But the end of the hot weather is a perfect time to put in those fall flowers that will continue the color in your yard until first frost. There are many varieties to choose from, so let’s review some of the best possibilities. Chrysanthemums (mums) The mum is a favorite for bright bursts of color in autumn.  Though they are really perennials most gardeners (and...

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Plants that Grow Well in the Fort Worth Area – Quick Link Resources

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Plants

Plants that Grow Well in the Fort Worth Area – Quick Link Resources

Plants that grow well in the Fort Worth area include flowers, vegetables, trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and more. It’s easy to get excited when the temperatures start warming up, especially if you love nature. We’ve compiled a few resources to get your creative juices flowing. The Flower Ranch Texas Smart Scape – Specifically for North Texas Gardens Texas A&M recommendations DID YOU KNOW? Salvia is a go-to plant for many landscapers in North...

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