Terra Forming: Creating Your Own Terrarium

By Doyle Fitz | July 18, 2016

Terrariums are cool, they’re essentially terraforming in a jar! That’s right people the future is now, want to build an ecosystem up from essentially nothing look no further than a terrarium. And what’s more we just set up a wicked terrarium display area and potting station…                …so let’s dig a little deeper, learn some…

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Crape Myrtle

By zel | July 12, 2016

It’s time to declare, loud and clear this time: Stop topping those poor crape myrtles BY NEIL SPERRY     Sent to us by Peter Sproul 01/03/2015 10:08 AM 01/03/2015 10:08 AM This photo shows how unsightly crape myrtles can be when they have been butchered. This is done annually by the landscape crew that…

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The Grass is Always Greener

By Doyle Fitz | July 11, 2016

I am a big advocate of reducing grass square footage in suburbs all over Texas; it takes an insane amount of water and care to keep it happy. So…when sitting down to write this I thought why not give a little background on turf; from what it meant more than a hundred years ago to…

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The War on Mosquitos

By Doyle Fitz | May 24, 2016

Mosquito War is Serious Mosquitos suck, pun intended; they bite too…well at least the females, the male mosquito lives off of nectar. With all the rain recently there has been a steady influx of the little vampires, so I figured let’s review some of the products utilized to repel or deter the buggers. These will…

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Hydrangeas, The Chameleon of the Flower Garden

By Doyle Fitz | May 17, 2016

Hydrangeas are what I immediately think of when I imagine a cottage garden, something taken straight out of a Thomas Kincaid cottage painting. Don’t ask me why…that image just resonates with me when I think of that plant; which is odd, as most plant attributes portrayed in landscape paintings aren’t prominent in shade loving plants…no…

Gardening in May

By zel | May 16, 2016

Monthly To Do List & Advice Plant Vegetable Seeds: Beets, Cantaloupe, Chard, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Honeydew, Lima Beans, Okra, Pumpkin,  Radish,  Summer Squash, Tomatillos, Watermelon. Plant Herb Seeds: Basil, Chives,  Fennel, Horehound, Lamb’s Ear, Lavender, Lemon Grass, Lemon Verbena, Mexican Mint Marigold, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Santolina, Summer & Winter Savory, Sorrel, Tansy, Tarragon, Thyme, Yarrow.…

Grubs

By Doyle Fitz | May 13, 2016

The Menace Beneath? Probably Not Grub worms are a question I get asked about quite frequently…and let’s get one thing straight, chances are you probably don’t have a grub worm problem. There are over 100 species of June Bug in Texas and the majority of them don’t cause significant damage to lawns. But how can…

Summer Annuals

By zel | May 1, 2016

Summer is right around the corner but that shouldn’t stop you from spicing up your garden. Summer annuals are a great option for adding instant color without being too concern about the heat. Try the following annuals available and make your garden stand out!! Cosmos: This summer annual tolerates the drought,  our poor soil &…

A Texas Icon

By zel | April 24, 2016

By Doyle Fitz             Bluebonnet…just the name sparks an image of a Texas plain in spring covered in a wave of beautiful blue flowers in my mind and with all the rain we’ve been blessed with this winter it is looking to be a colorful season here in Texas. Now I could choose any wildflower…

Evergreen Trees for Privacy

By zel | April 28, 2014

Do you have an eye sore you would like to hide? Perhaps that air conditioning unit, garbage can or even something in your neighbor’s yard? Maybe you just need to block the view into your garden to create privacy? An easy solution for screening is an evergreen screen. Tall Evergreens Eastern Red Cedar (Juniper virginiana)…

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