• Philodendron

    Posted on April 3, 2017 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material.

    Searching for a large, exotic feature to your tropical landscape? A great addition is Split-Leaf Philodendron, or Philodendron bipinnatifidum, which sports huge, palm-like, dark green-lobed leaves. Reaching 12-15′ in height and with a potentially matching width, this seemingly tropical and moisture loving plant actually prefers well drained fertile soils with an opportunity for the soil […]

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  • Garden Potato

    Posted on March 6, 2017 by Kristin in Great for Kids, The Home Garden.

    Solanum tuberosum, more commonly referred to as Garden Potato, is a cool season vegetable hardy in zones 1 to 7, or most of the continental United States. Potatoes produce best when planted in early spring with warm days and cools nights. Potato is a common culinary vegetable but is often overlooked by home gardeners, which […]

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  • InteriorDesign

    Posted on October 14, 2016 by Kristin in Projects, Renovations.

    Whether you are looking to make an outdoor place an outdoor room or renovate an indoor space, the rules of design really don’t change. Designers are challenged with site constraints whether we are designing a small space or 30 acres. I always ask my clients many questions to help translate their thoughts into design goals […]

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  • HDG on DIY Yardcrashers

    Posted on September 3, 2016 by Kristin in 3 Dimensional Models, First Time Landscape Owners, Projects, Renovations, Texas Natives, The New Homeowner.

    HDG Landscape Design was fortunate enough to be selected as the first and only Texas designer for DIY Yardcrasher’s Houston episode.  The California crew and host soon realized things really are bigger in Texas after receiving lots of donated resources from generous local companies including Tomball’s beloved nursery, The Arbor Gate.  We were about to […]

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  • Variegated Ginger

    Posted on August 29, 2016 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material.

    Do you require a show stopper to set your yard apart from your neighbors? Variegated ginger’s striking, yellow and green striped form provides a perfect tropical look you’ve been searching for in your landscape. These unique plants will quickly fill in an area of your landscape, but be careful that you leave enough room for […]

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  • Bulbine

    Posted on August 15, 2016 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material, The New Homeowner.

    Looking for a unique and showy succulent for your Central Texas garden? Tropical-looking Bulbine is sure to become the “star” of your garden. Bulbine frutescens, or Bulbine, is a clumping, succulent, tender perennial with aloe-looking leaves and bright blooms.  Bulbine’s tough evergreen leaves grow 18”-24” high and spread just as far. The showy, star-shaped yellow […]

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  • Plants for Fall and Winter Edible Gardens

    Posted on August 5, 2016 by Kristin in First Time Landscape Owners, Great for Kids, Landscape Plant Material, The Home Garden.

    HDG Landscape Design’s tried and true winter edible garden can be contained in a single large landscape pot. Using the thriller, filler, and spiller method, I like to plant a Meyer Lemon tree as a central focal point, a ring of bright green Butter Lettuce surrounding, 3 trailing Rosemary spaced evenly at the edge of […]

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  • Mexican Feather Grass

    Posted on August 1, 2016 by Kristin in First Time Landscape Owners, Great for Kids, Landscape Plant Material, Texas Natives, Texas Superstar, The New Homeowner.

    Nassella tenuissima, more often known as Mexican Feather Grass is a common ornamental grass in Texas landscapes and still referred to Stipa tenuissima by some authorities. This perennial grass can reach 24” to 36” in height and 15” to18” in width. Ornamental grasses in general are grown for a texture and interesting foliage. Mexican Feather Grass […]

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  • Agave

    Posted on July 25, 2016 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material, Projects, Renovations.

    Agave spp. is one of the most spectacular show stopping plants for the southern landscape with the most common species of this genus being Agave americana, also known as Century Plant, due to its long lifespan. The Agave species is most recognized as being used in tequila. Agave can grow to a height of 4 […]

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  • Artemisia

    Posted on July 11, 2016 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material.

    Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’, or Powis Castle Artemisia, is a medium perennial used in many landscapes both as an accent plant and as a means to break up monotonous greens and soften bright colors. Powis Castle can grow to be 2 to 3 feet tall and twice as wide giving it the ability to make landscape […]

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