What do we do now? One big thing this year 2011 taught us is that we had forgotten what a real drought is. Oh, we can go two months without rain and moan like crazy, but we were not ready for this year. This shows in our trees the most, signs of stress are all over Houston. With … Read more about What is next for our trees?
Ok, they're cheap in the store, but how can you beat having bragging rights for a beautiful crop of onions? Onion Planting Guide Before You Plant Do not put in soil or water before planting. Keep cool and dry until you can plant. Follow these instructions for best results. Troubleshooting Tips … Read more about Onions are on their way!
Trees get grades? Trees, like many other commodities, have standards and grades. Trees are measured in several ways. Pot size, which is usually measured in gallons. RCW uses a # sign instead of the word gallon. Height is the real height of the plant...and NEVER includes the soil in … Read more about Specifications for trees
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 … 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”