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    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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    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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    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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