Weeping Alaskan False Cypress (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Green Arrow') Photo Courtesy of The Tree Center Small Trees – Big Interest

September 8, 2017

If you have a smaller yard to work with but want to add in some height with trees, it can be tough to find ones that won’t outgrow their space and take over. There are many deciduous and evergreen trees to choose from that will stay small, but still provided plenty of year round interest… Read more >

Brass Buttons (Leptinella squalida) Best Lawn Alternatives

September 6, 2017

Whether you want to reduce the amount of lawn you currently have or you just don’t like lawn altogether, there are plenty of lawn alternatives available to use that can also help you save on watering and cut down on maintenance. Groundcovers: Quick spreading groundcovers are a great option if you’re looking for really low… Read more >

Silver Edged Variegated Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Walvera') Photo Courtesy of Monrovia Plant of the Month: Lavender

August 11, 2017

Did you know we’ve officially broken the record for most consecutive days without rain? It’s crazy to think that just this past winter/spring we also broke the record for most days with rain! In this dry, hot weather, nothing beats a cold glass of lemonade or a yummy ice cream cone. And you know what… Read more >

Snow Cap Sedge (Carex siderostricha ‘Snow Cap’) Photo Courtesy of Bluestone Perennials Designing with Ornamental Grasses

July 19, 2017

Ornamental grasses can provide year-round interest while being easy to maintain and incredibly versatile. In the spring and summer, ornamental grasses are bright and lush and in the fall and winter, provide texture and color. They come in all sizes from small, mounding groundcovers to 12 feet tall flowering grasses. Their range in color, texture,… Read more >

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Bowles Golden Sedge (Carex elata 'Bowles Golden') Plant of the Month: Carex

July 12, 2017

Carex, a grass-like sedge, is a wonderfully diverse group that provides year-round interest with its evergreen foliage and adds both texture and color to any garden. While they prefer moist, well-drained soil, some Carex can also tolerate drought like conditions in partial sun to shade once they’ve been established. In a dry shaded area, they… Read more >