Plant Fertilizers

By Doyle Fitz | May 23, 2017

Let’s talk plant fertilizers and fertilizing! When to do it? How often? How much? What those numbers mean? First and foremost, let’s break down nutrients and what some of them do. Plant nutrients are essential for a plant to remain healthy, just like people when something gets outta whack, symptoms begin to appear. Nutrients can…


Hydrangeas, The Chameleon of the Flower Garden

By Doyle Fitz | May 1, 2017

Hydrangeas the Chameleon of the Flower Garden 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…

Wooly Stemodia

By zel | March 27, 2017

Silvery leaves; purple flowers Texas Native: Texas Height: 4-6″ Spread: 3’+ Light: Sun/part shade Deciduous Drought Tolerance: Low Maintenance: Prune unattractive foliage Delicate blooms; good cascading plant for pots; needs good drainage; can be poisonous to livestock

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…


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…

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.…


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…

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