Category Archives: Planting

Plants for Summer Color

The heat of summer can be stifling here in the Dallas area. It is also a difficult time of year to find plants that can perform well without melting. A couple that I've found that seems to take the heat well are the Texas bird of paradise or Caesalpinia gilliesii and dragon wing begonia a begonia hybrid. The Caesalpinia gilliesii requires full sun. It starts blooming in July and through the summer...
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Containers for Summer

zebrina-pendulaGet an early start on planning for summer. I love using containers in our landscape projects.  They add a punch of color to any patio or front entrance to a home.  Containers allow you to better control the soil mixture.  However, in our Texas heat, they can dry out fast.  So, I recommend using large containers as they will...
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Bulbs – Tulips, Hyacinth, Daffodils

As the weather changed to cooler days and cold nights, we removed the summer annuals and installed winter color including blubs. This meant pulling out the lush and full begonias and coleus. We had great success with the Alabama Coleus. They reached a height of 2′ and withstood direct sun once established. They were starting to show cold damage and it was only a matter of time before the colder weather...
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Designing With Containers

We love containers. They can have a big impact in any setting. By investing in large pots for your design you will have more success with your plantings. Small ones dry out too fast especially in the Texas heat. And since we are dedicated to landscaping Dallas and the surrounding areas, we know that our client's will appreciate the beauty of a well planted container. Click on photo to enlarge...
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