Yearly Archives: 2013

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    Reasons to Live in Houston – Summer – From a Gardening Perspective

    Posted on September 11, 2013 by Kristin in The Home Garden.

    Summer Frequent summer rains allow for easier garden maintenance and supplemental watering is required only every other day with no rainfall.  If you have irrigation in your garden area, then watering is even easier especially while you are on vacation. My recommendation is to leave your garden at ground level instead of using a typical […]

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    Reasons to Live in Houston – Spring – From a Gardening Perspective

    Posted on September 10, 2013 by Kristin in The Home Garden.

    Spring Early spring is the perfect opportunity for fruit tree planting. Peaches, Loquat, Kiwi, Fig, Pomegranate, Blueberries, and more fruiting trees and shrubs are best planted in the early Spring to avoid the stresses of summer and winter on the plant before they are established. Blackberries are in full bloom for weeks before fruiting. You […]

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    Texas Sage

    Posted on August 5, 2013 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material, Texas Natives.

    Texas Sage, commonly known by other names as Cenizo, Texas Ranger, or Barometer Bush, is a well-known native shrub often used in Texas commercial and residential landscapes. Texas Sage is evergreen and typically needs full sun to look its best. Texas Sage has very unique silver-gray velvet textured leaves and bright purple flowers that bloom […]

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    Gulf Muhly – Muhlenbergia capillaris

    Posted on June 14, 2013 by Ashley in Landscape Plant Material, Texas Natives, The New Homeowner.

    Muhlenbergia capillaris, most commonly known as Gulf Muhly, Pink Muhly, or Hair Grass, is a hardy ornamental grass native to Texas and most of the United States; however, it grows most successfully in zones 8-11.  Gulf Muhly grows only to 3 foot tall and wide, and it has a wide range of uses in the […]

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    Salvia greggii – Autumn Sage

    Posted on June 12, 2013 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material, Texas Natives.

    Salvia greggii, commonly known as Autumn Sage, is a small woody perennial that is often used commercially in Texas and is found in zones 5-9. This perennial can grow 2-3 feet tall and wide and is easy to grow as it is heat and drought tolerant and considered a native in North America. Salvia greggii […]

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    Mammoth Sunflower

    Posted on June 11, 2013 by Kristin in Great for Kids, Landscape Plant Material, The Home Garden.

    Varieties of Helianthus are my favorite summer flowering plants. If you are not known for your green thumb, then this may soon become your favorite garden flower as well. The Mammoth Sunflower is a particularly interesting variety as it will grow over 10 feet tall with flower centers reaching over 8″ in diameter. If you […]

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    Texas Superstars

    Posted on June 10, 2013 by Ashley in Landscape Plant Material, Texas Superstar.

    Many Texans have heard of the terms Texas ‘natives’ and ‘superstar’ plants for Texas but have no idea which plants they are referring to. The “Texas Superstar” plants are those that have been tested by researchers from Texas A&M University to see which varieties perform best in the extreme weather of Texas without regular care and […]

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  • HDG Landscape Design Vitex Tree

    Vitex agnus-castus

    Posted on June 5, 2013 by Ashley in Landscape Plant Material, Texas Superstar.

    Vitex agnus-castus, otherwise known as Chaste Tree or Monk’s Pepper, is a popular tree in Texas especially in residential areas, municipal medians, and parks. This deciduous tree can grow anywhere from 12 to 20 feet tall and will grow well in full sun from zones 6-9. Some of the cultivars for this plant are considered […]

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    Blackberry – Rubus fruticosus

    Posted on June 4, 2013 by Ashley in Landscape Plant Material, Texas Superstar, The Home Garden.

    Rubus fruticosus, commonly known as the Blackberry shrub, naturally grows throughout the UK.  Other species that are more naturalized in North America, include the Rubus laciniatus and Rubus armeniacus. This deciduous perennial shrub can be planted in full sun, and the fruiting canes are best managed along a fence line. Even though the Blackberry shrub is […]

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  • Town Home Front Landscape

    Posted on May 9, 2013 by Kristin in 3 Dimensional Models, Projects.

    A tropical themed landscape screens brick wall between Dallas town homes. See the 3D Video  

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