The Life of a Tree

various types of trees growing in rows on a farm both near and off in the distance

By the time a tree is planted at your home, it has seen many faces and places. A lot of time and effort is put into the tree before it can ever provide shade for your yard, become the ultimate treehouse tree for your kids, house a happy little tire swing, or provide fruit, fragrance, […]

Selecting Japanese Maples

Upright Japanese Maple

Adding specimen plants to a landscape design is one way we like to add interest and focal elements to an outdoor space. Japanese Maples are an excellent selection for a specimen plant as there are several different varieties to choose from. As long as you have a suitable location for the tree, you can really […]

Smart Irrigation Systems

In the North America, landscape irrigation water use averages more than five billion gallons each day. Over half of this water is wasted due to overwatering caused by inefficiencies in conventional irrigation methods and systems.  Smart irrigation systems offer economical, practical, and sustainable solutions to the shortcomings of traditional watering. Smart irrigation systems use Wi-Fi […]

Dogwood Trees: Native vs. Chinese Varieties

We carry 3 different types of Dogwood Trees: Native Dogwood (Cornus florida), Chinese Dogwood (Cornus kousa), and Kousa Hybrids. Many are familiar with common native dogwood cultivars such as the Cherokee Princess, Cloud Nine, Cherokee Brave, and Cherokee Chief. But with a little bit of clarification on the kousa and kousa hybrids you can check […]

New Tree & Shrub Varieties to Look for in 2022

Limelight Prime new 2022

There are a whole host of new or recently new tree & shrub varieties showing up in the market. Breeders have done a superb job! However, knowing if they will be available is a pretty big IF.  Nursery inventory is the lowest we’ve ever seen it. A triple hit of the 2021 Texas freeze, Covid […]

Multiple Reasons to Choose Multi Stem Trees

trees surrounded by mulch planted around a small lake

Multi-stem trees are a common choice for landscape designers, and over the recent years, they have increased in popularity and availability for all gardeners. A multi-stem tree is a tree that has two or more stems or trunks growing from one root. Therefore, they will have a broader canopy and more foliage, but you can […]

5 Underappreciated and Overlooked Plants

Vitex Flip Side

When it comes time to think about which plants you are going to use for your upcoming landscape project, you may be surprised at how many options are out there.  Most homeowners are familiar with many of the classic plantings such as roses, hydrangeas, maples, etc., but there are a lot of lesser known trees […]

Types of Roses: What is the Difference?

Knockout and Drift Shrub roses are wonderful options for landscape designs, but what about all the others. We just received a plant shipment with lots of beautiful roses on it ranging from grandifloras, to climbing, to floribundas, to hybrid teas. So what can you expect from each of these? Keep reading to get some quick […]