Yearly Archives: 2015

  • BigEars_HDG

    Lamb’s Ear

    Posted on December 14, 2015 by Kristin in Great for Kids, Landscape Plant Material.

    If you are looking for a deer resistant, low maintenance and drought tolerant evergreen ground cover (zones 8-10) or perennial (zones 4-7), Lamb’s Ear is the ideal plant for you.  Resembling the down-turned, soft ears of a lamb, Stachys byzantine, commonly called Lamb’s ear, is a low growing, soft textured perennial with fuzzy, greenish-silver leaves. […]

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  • TurksCapHDGLandscapeDesign

    Turk’s Cap

    Posted on June 22, 2015 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material, Texas Natives, Texas Superstar.

    Malvaviscus arboreus, or Turk’s Cap, is a large flowering shrub with a natural tendencys, has a tropical look with large leaves, and flowers resembling a turk’s cap bloom or a closed hibiscus flower. It can grow 6 to 8 feet tall and wide with a wild habit that, when used correctly, can work well in […]

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    Planting for Dogs

    Posted on January 9, 2015 by Kristin in The New Homeowner.

    Many homeowners with dogs struggle with the same problems and ask the same questions. How do I get my dog to stop peeing on my garden? Are there dog pee resistant plants? Are there DOG resistant plants? The truth is, training is the best way to handle plant related dog problems, but there are some […]

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  • Abelia

    Abelia x grandiflora

    Posted on January 8, 2015 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material.

    Abelia x grandiflora, often called Glossy Abelia, is a multi-stemmed, bush-like shrub with arching branches and studded with small, glossy, deep-green leaves which are evergreen to semi-evergreen.  This fast-growing, dense shrub is best used as a barrier or hedge due to its spreading nature and towering height of 6 feet. From mid-summer to fall, Abelia […]

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  • Dianella - HDG Landscape Design

    Dianella tasmanica

    Posted on January 2, 2015 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material.

    Dianella tasmanica, often called Flax Lily or Tasmania Lily, is an evergreen, tropical, ornamental shrub with long, grass like leaves. This plant is not a native of Texas as it originates in Australia, but it is very well suited for USDA hardiness zones 8-11. The fan shaped, strap-like leaves are similar to Iris species and […]

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