Create A Sustainable Garden That Helps Wildlife

"Easy steps to double numbers of butterflies, birds, bees, and other wildlife at home" National Wildlife Federation With more than 7 million people participating across the country and 2.5 million acres of Certified Wildlife Habitat, the National Wildlife Federation's Garden for Wildlife movement is the nation's longest-running and largest effort dedicated to helping wildlife locally. The...

Scents and Succulents

We all know how beautiful succulents can be with their complex shapes, colors, and growth habits. What some don't realize however, is that there are many succulents that also have a beautiful aroma. (Like we needed ANOTHER reason to love them!) When your succulent blooms not only will you get a gorgeous display of flowers, but you may also get to enjoy their fragrance depending on the variety...

Seasonal Ideas & Information for June

June Bloom Summer time is a great time to start gardening. We’ve put together a list of activities to consider for your June gardening. Vegetables & Herbs -  Mornings are still a great time to be out in the garden.....late afternoons shortly before dark are also a tolerable time to be out.  Check the mulch throughout the garden and replenish any areas where it is getting too thin....

Rangoon Creeper

The Rangoon Creeper vine should be your next summer addition to your garden. They require full sun and are rapid growers, so you will see their progress quickly. Like any vine, it helps to have a supportive structure/tree/wall for them to wrap around. They have a beautiful flower that'll decorate your garden. If they bloom out of control, you can trim them to your liking. You can read more about...

Rhapis

Rhapis, also known as Lady Palms, are such an elegant, stand-alone plant. They are incredibly versatile, so you can grow them indoors or outdoors! If you plan on keeping them indoors, place them near an east-facing window out of direct sunlight. Watering them can be tricky as it does depend on the season. You generally want them lightly watered, but never soaked. Your Rhapis can flourish...

Plumbago

Looking for a beautiful shrub/vine that is easy to take care of? You're going to fall in love with the Plumbago. Plumbagos are a sprawling shrub with branches that resemble vines, so you get the best of both worlds. They are the perfect plant for Texas because they can handle the heat. Make sure you water them regularly, but know that they can tolerate a slight drought. Their vibrant blue...

Bleeding Heart Vines

If you are looking for a vine to spice up your garden, you got to get the Bleeding Heart Vines. They are a sub-tropical vine with shiny green foliage and dazzling crimson and white blooms. Although they can grow up to 15 feet long, they can be well-behaved and non-aggressive. You can easily train them to wrap around the support of your choice. While Bleeding Heart Vines thrive outdoors in the...

Butterfly Bush

Add these beautiful flowers to your garden, and you'll attract butterflies and other beneficial insects! They come in a variety of colors from dark purple through pink to white. Choose the color that suits you best, and you'll love the vibrancy they add. Butterfly bushes bloom in the summer. Therefore, you should choose a sunny or partly shaded area to plant them. If you need to enrich the soil,...

Lantanas

The verbena-like Lantana flowers have long since been admired for their extended bloom time. This large flowering shrub is native to Central and South America and readily grows into thickets. Caring For Lantanas Caring for lantana flowers is very simple. For starters, choose a sunny location and plant them in well-draining soil. Although these plants are tolerant of many soil conditions, lantana...

Portulaca

Portulacas available at Tom's Thumb Nursery The Portulaca is a beautiful low growing ground cover plant. Native to Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay, portulaca flowers are sometimes known as the sun rose or moss rose. Where To Grow: Portulaca flowers tolerate many kinds of soil but prefer sandy, well-drained soil and love the full sunlight. These plants are excellent for high heat and drought...