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How to Trim Shrubs & Bushes Into Shapes

Shaping  Shrubs & Bushes When shaping bushes, achieve optimum results by honoring their natural habit. Use restraint. Respect the fact that each bush is genetically programmed for a certain size, profile, and branching pattern. Make cuts that support these features and preserve the essential character of the plant. Lollipop shapes look unattractive on the front lawn. […]

How to Plant Begonias

Its as Easy as One Two Three! Growing Begonias It’s Easy to Grow Begonias.  Almost all homes have a place suitable for begonias. Places such as the north side of a building, under shade trees or in pots under a porch roof are perfect spots for planting begonias. Considered a Texas Superstar Plant, begonias will highlight […]

Growing Coreopsis – How to Care Guide

Growing Season is Here! Coreopsis flowers may be annual or perennial and come in a variety of heights. A member of the Asteraceae family, blooms of growing Coreopsis are similar to those of the daisy. Colors of petals include red, pink, white and yellow, many with dark brown or maroon centers, which makes an interesting […]

5 Best Perennial Plants For Texas

5 Best Perennial Plants For Texas

In recent years with the encroachment of global warming and the fracking industry, gardeners in the state of Texas have become all too familiar with water restrictions. This dearth of water has caused many gardeners to seek out water saving perennial plants that require little care and can thrive in the hot, dry conditions that […]

Top Gardening Tips for Texas Lawns

Top Gardening Tips for Texas Lawns

1. Check the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone map and use it as a guide so you don’t plant trees, shrubs, and perennials that won’t survive conditions in your area. 2. Here is a good place to find plants that fit in your hardiness zone.  Check Plants. 3. Prune in the Spring: Flowering shrubs, such as […]