Umbrella Cockatoo Umbrella Cockatoo (Cacatua alba) are also known as White Cockatoos. They are native to the lowlands and rainforests of Indonesia and Australia. There are 21 types of Cockatoos, the smallest being Cockatiels. Unfortunately, Umbrellas are subject to wild captures for the caged … Read more about Cockatoo Cabana
Ta Da!!!! Our rose orders are in to the growers! The list below, is what will be coming in January. We select our list by choosing varieties that have proven to be disease resistant and tolerant of our climate. If the rose is described as having a matte finish on the leaves or best for arid … Read more about Roses for 2014
Take a second look! Trumpet Vine, Cuphea, Turks Cap and Salvia are putting on a show now. This means it’s almost time for Hummingbirds. But, what looks like a Hummingbird, hovers like one, but is not a Hummingbird? A Sphinx Moth. They’re so named because their caterpillars lift and arch their … Read more about Was that a Hummingbird?
Rip, amend, plan The staff, here at the nursery, have decided that Mighty Matoes are completely worth planting. The yields are great and the disease resistance is too. As with most tomatoes, mine, at home, have stopped setting fruit (curse you hot nights...stands shaking fists in the air). One … Read more about Fall for veggies
My old house I live in an older neighborhood (from the 50's), close to 290 and the 610 loop. Few original owners are left and for a long time there were lots of renters, which is never a good thing. The kids of the original owners finally became tired of being landlords for crappy tenants and … Read more about Yard work…not always green
Some days... There have been times when I feel like I might scream if somebody asks for another Indian Hawthorn, Red Tip or Ligustrum. Let's face it, the old standby's are capital B...BORING! I understand, the builder put them in and one died or the previous owner wanted low maintenance, but … Read more about A 6 pack of cool!
Crape History 101 Although they are native to China, crape myrtles have become an icon for the South (and yes, that gets a capital “S”…because it is a specific place). The original crape myrtles, Lagerstroemia indica, were very prone to powdery mildew. Since 1956, breeders have … Read more about Crape Myrtles
It has begun... Now, that the weather has decided to be more "normal", we are starting to see the usual suspects showing up. Leaffooted bugs, snails, slugs and the gambit of other hardened criminals, have ridden back into town. Determined to "do their thing" and have their way with our yards, … Read more about Go on the prowl!