Yearly Archives: 2014

  • Foxtail Fern

    Posted on November 21, 2014 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material, The New Homeowner.

    Asparagus densiflorus ‘Meyersii,’ commonly known as Foxtail Fern, is not a true fern, but a showy ornamental shrub with arching, lime green, soft, needle-like leaves. Growing 2’-3’ tall and just as wide, this versatile shrub can be used as a “thriller” in containers, in a mass planting or as a striking accent in the landscape. […]

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  • Bottlebrush Tree

    Posted on November 10, 2014 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material.

    Callistemon rigidus, otherwise known as the Bottlebrush Tree, is a visually appealing, flowering tree used frequently in Texas landscapes for ornamental interest. It grows between 10 and 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide with small silvery green colored evergreen leaves and vibrant red bottlebrush shaped flowers that appear in the late winter to early […]

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  • Camellia

    Posted on November 10, 2014 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material.

    Camellia spp. Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua are well known flowering evergreen ornamental shrubs or trees that will not only give you year round hardy green growth but also impressive blooms in winter. As most Texans focus on spring and summer blooming plants which are abundant and easy to grow, most landscapes are forgotten in […]

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  • Cucumber

    Posted on July 24, 2014 by Kristin in Great for Kids, The Home Garden.

    Cucumbers, or Cucumis sativus, are a great selection for home gardening and come in two types: slicing and pickling. Cucumbers can seem to take up a lot of space due to their 4 to 6 foot vines, but if grown vertically on sturdy panels they take up less space and can prove to be one […]

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