Monthly Archives: March 2013

  • Passionflower Vine

    Posted on March 28, 2013 by Kristin in Texas Natives.

    Passiflora spp., more often known as the Passionflower Vine, is known for its stunning and unique flowers. You can find this semi-evergreen perennial vine from zones 6-11, and it should be planted in full sun. Tendrils allow this vine to climb, and once established, the Passionflower Vine may be difficult to eradicate as it is […]

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  • ‘Mother of Millions’ Kalanchoe

    Posted on March 26, 2013 by Kristin in Great for Kids.

    Succulents are not a new interest for interior and exterior interest. However, the Kalanchoe daigremontiana is an especially interesting succulent that is easy to care for and even fun to have for children. Kalanchoe daigremontiana Kalanchoe daigremontiana is also known by many as the Mother of Millions. There are several similar varieties known as Mother […]

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  • Texas Star Hibiscus

    Posted on March 26, 2013 by Kristin in Texas Natives.

    Hibiscus coccineus, more often known as Texas Star Hibiscus, is a Texas ‘Super Star’ and perennial shrub many have not given a chance. You can expect this plant to reach anywhere from 3′ to 8.’  This perennial dies back to the ground in the winter, grows from zone 6a to 11, and can withstand many […]

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  • Outdoor Fireplace Designs

    Posted on March 25, 2013 by Kristin in 3 Dimensional Models.
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  • Sugar Snap Peas

    Posted on March 21, 2013 by Kristin in Great for Kids.

    For Kids Peas in general are fast germinating and fast growing which makes them a great indoor container plant or garden plant for kids to grow on their own. The fast germination of these plants are a quick reward for your child’s effort to start their own garden, and the fast growth rate will show […]

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  • Tree Staking

    Posted on March 20, 2013 by Kristin in The New Homeowner.

    Tracey from Rosenberg (Southwest of the Houston area) asks how long should she keep newly planted trees staked before they should be removed. The rule of thumb is that tree staking should be removed at one year from the time of planting. Typically tree or landscape installation companies will end their tree warranties at one […]

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  • OFF! – Grown in Your Backyard

    Posted on March 19, 2013 by Kristin in Insects and Animals.

    As we quickly approach mosquito season Chelsea from Dallas asks what she can do to prevent these pests. Luckily there are several varieties of plants that can be purchased and placed in containers so that you and your guests can enjoy your patio and home without being covered in OFF! Pelargonium citrosum Pelargonium citrosum is […]

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  • Esperanza – Tecoma stans

    Posted on March 18, 2013 by Kristin in Texas Natives.

    Tecoma stans, more often known as Yellow Bells or Esperanza, is a favorite perennial shrub for Texans. You can expect this plant to reach anywhere from 3′ to 25′ depending on the variety you have selected and your location. Many Esperanza can be treated as an annual to a perennial from zones 7-11. The 2″ […]

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