Landscaping

9 Summer Flowering Trees for a Stunning Texas Yard

There are many trees that not only survive but also thrive in Texas’ warm and sunny climate. Which ones also produce beautiful summer blossoms for a spectacular-looking yard? Good trees to plant for flowers in the Texas summer include the Desert Willow, Texas Wild Olive, Dogwood Tree, Southern Magnolia, Guayacan Tree, and the Jerusalem Thorn…

9 Attractive Flowering Trees for Spring in Texas

Blooming trees can be an attractive addition to any home or garden. When the flowers begin to blossom, they leave a delicious aroma lingering in the air. Not only do flowering trees smell amazing, but they’re beautiful as well.  Some of the best flowering trees for spring in Texas include the Desert Willow Tree, Retama…

What Is the World’s Tallest Grass?

What’s the tallest grass in the world? Well, it’s not the grass in your yard, whatever you think or your neighbors say. You probably don’t even realize that the tallest grass in the world is grass, but it is. The tallest grass in the world is Dendrocalamus giganteus, also known as giant bamboo, dragon bamboo,…

When & How Long Does Lavender Bloom?

Lavender is a popular, versatile plant that can make a stunning addition to your garden. However, you may be wondering when and how long it blooms. Most varieties of lavender bloom in early spring to early summer. Blooming periods vary from 3-4 weeks to year-round. When and how long lavender blooms depends on the variety…

What Causes Roses to Wilt? (And How To Save Them)

Roses are widely regarded as both one of the most beautiful and most fragile flowers that grow in nature. Like other plants, roses can grow to be strong, luscious flowers. However, it often requires a lot of work to get them to this stage, causing many to ask: What causes roses to wilt? Roses wilt…

11 Small Ornamental Grasses for Your Garden

Ornamental grasses are a great way to add some versatility and subtle beauty to your garden. The texture, reliability, and easy-to-maintain nature of these grasses can really make a garden or a path stand out. If you’re looking for something that won’t turn into a 6′ tall, 6′ wide towering behemoth, I have a few…

15 Shade Loving Plants for BEAUTIFUL Hanging Baskets

Everyone has shady outdoor areas where a pop of color is needed – and what better way to bring in the color than with a hanging basket of live plants. A covered porch, patio, pergola, or other structure that produces shade can still be home to plants that develop colorful, interesting foliage and/or colorful blooms….

15 Beautiful Star Shaped Flowers for Your Garden

Flowers come in every bloom shape, size, and color imaginable, including star shaped. Many gardeners like to stick with a theme to make the flower garden look cohesive and flowers that produce star shaped blooms are a popular choice. There are a wide variety of bloom colors, plant sizes, and floral fragrances within the plant…

19 Beautiful North Carolina Native Trees You Should Grow

If you’re a native North Carolinian, you may be thinking about designing your landscape to include trees from your home state. Not only can these trees add a sense of place to your yard, but they also provide a natural habitat for local birds and other wildlife. North Carolina native trees are generally easier to…