Fear at first glimpse As I was walking through the nursery today, I saw something that stopped me in my tracks. It made my head and heart start to race. My brain struggled to come up with the name of what I was looking at. I knew it started with a "D". Should I move it? Would it spread worse … Read more about Yikes! What is that?
Fashionable plants? Much like the fashion world, where styles come and go, plants are subject to the same sort of forces. Designers demand new colors, heights and textures. Growers are always trying to figure out which plants they need to grow, because the designers used it. Unlike the … Read more about Oldies, but goodies!
As the weather starts changing so do our diets and cravings. We start thinking about soups, stews and our favorite winter meal, chili. These warm meals can be made better and cheaper if you add your own herbs. Have you bought fresh herbs in the store lately? You get enough for 1 or 2 dishes … Read more about 10 easy herbs to grow, save money and add flavor.
One of the most common questions we get is "When is the best time to plant trees?". Although we plant trees all year-long, the very best time of the year is in the fall and early winter. When planted between October and the New Year, trees have the best chance of survival. This is true for most … Read more about 4 reasons to plant trees now!
We have heard this a lot lately. Should you consider it? When putting in a new landscape or replacing an old one, considering all your options is always the best way to go. Should you choose a xeriscape in the Houston area? Probably not. We are NOT saying "don't plant drought tolerant plants". … Read more about “I want to xeriscape”
If your landscape took a big hit, you might be thinking about hiring a professional to do the work for you. We have talked to a lot of landscapers and they are already lining up jobs for this fall. Patty Banzhaf, our landscape designer, has told us that she is already booked up for … Read more about Get in line for landscaping
What a change in the weather! Maybe we won't break into a sweat walking from our front door to our car any more this year. It seems like everyone's mood is getting better too. With the change in weather, we should start thinking about doing things in the yard again (besides watering). If your yard … Read more about AAHHHHHH, that’s better! Now lets look ahead.
I do it, you do it, in one way or another. Some people are really bad about it, some of us try to hide it and some of us don't even realize we do it. It usually drives us crazy when other people do it, while we smugly think "I never do that". What is it? Procrastination. Here is my story. In … Read more about My weed from hell