To assist you in choosing the perfect plants and trees for your northern, eastern, and western Texas landscape projects, Earth-Kind offers a plant selector on its website. We encourage you to use it to help you make the right choices.
In order for our landscape design service to be successful, we need to create landscapes that are beautiful, low maintenance, and which conserve and protect the environment as well as the natural resources.
In order to keep your landscaping as eco-friendly as possible, you should minimize the amount of water, fertilizer, and pesticide you use. In order to choose the right plants for your environment, you will need to find plants that are tolerant of heat, drought, pests, soil conditions, and fertility conditions.
A fast-growing tree like the dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) can make an excellent privacy tree for a corner of a large suburban lot since it grows no more than two feet per year before reaching maturity at approximately 80 feet tall.
As it grows, it is a shrub that prefers moist or wet soils, and both sun and shade. During its growth phase, it resembles an evergreen and has fine needles that are soft to the touch.
As the tree grows and matures, its needles become various shades of red, brown, and white before dropping in the autumn, revealing a variety of interesting shapes and patterns in the winter, as well as bright orange peels on the trunk.
Among the many brilliantly colored tree species available, this Sioux Crape Myrtle tree (Lagerstroemia indica x faueri ‘Sioux’) stands out not only because of its dark green foliage but also for its pink flowers and even its bark.
It will not only help enhance the beauty of your landscape throughout the year, but it will also be a beacon for you every day of the year.
Spring is when the show begins as a lush green flush appears on the trees which marks the beginning of the show.
After that, you will get to see a succession of stunning pink flowers that bloom constantly throughout the hotter part of the summer without letting you know when they are going to bloom.
There’s no end to the blooms on those ruffled blooms, and they keep coming, even in the coldest months of the year.
This tree is extremely beautiful and is absolutely stunning during the spring and summer. Its pink blossoms look like crepe paper, which is why most gardeners refer to it as the Crepe Myrtle. I believe this is why it is known as the Crepe Myrtle.
The leaves will start to turn bright shades of red and purple at this time of year as the flowers begin to fade. This will ensure that the garden will continue to look visually interesting even after the leaves have fallen.
The Sioux crape myrtle has a rounded trunk with a marbling appearance caused by its bark, which is shed in sloughs that range in color from dark brown to beige as it peels off.
With its long-lasting display, this variety will not only bring you delight throughout the whole year, but will also make your thrifty gardener happy, since it does not require much care at all to maintain.
Plants are able to grow very quickly, because they are often grown for a short period of time.
It is one of the worst things that can happen to a person when their view or an eyesore is obscured or covered up quickly.
I was wondering if you might be interested in using the space that was left in your border yesterday if you want to fill it in.
Often, however, in order to attain your goals, you won’t want a fast grower, and there are times when you don’t want to work with one.
Plants are planted so that when they come back next year, they will look exactly like the day that they were planted the year before.
For example, if you have a rock garden or a Zen garden that needs to be filled with a plant, you may not have enough room to plant a large plant, so you want to get a better idea of just what kind of plant you will get right now.
Among millions of people all over the world, the current trend of having small gardens is certainly one that has gained a lot of popularity in the recent years.
With its size, the Cream Ball False Cypress is perfect for those who have problems fitting it precisely where they want it and are confident that it will not be out of bounds next year, or even the year after, which is exactly how you want it. After all, if one of these things describes you, then the Cream Ball False Cypress is the perfect plant for us.
There is nothing like the grayish-green mass of Cream Ball to complement maroon-leaved perennial plants and dark green conifers. As it grows up to form a round feathery mass, the cream highlights all around make it a great foil for these plants.
Including this top performer in your summer activities is a great way to include the best performers in your community.
Unlike the clumping Bamboo Dragon Head (Fargesia dracocephala ‘Rufa’), which loosens with age, this Bamboo stays put in the garden and leaves an easy to maintain tropical look in its wake.
There is no doubt that any room will be enhanced by the addition of the Dragon Head Bamboo, which grows quickly to reach a height of six feet with its arching canes.
There is the ability to arrange them in a row so that you can create a wonderful “Living Wall” that can be used to support your outdoor activities throughout the year.
Modern homeowners are lucky enough to have a plant that can thrive in a wide range of sun exposure conditions, so it is a real asset to them.
If you plant a long row of plants pretty much anywhere in your landscape, there won’t be much need to worry about lower performance in the shadier areas.
A dragon head plant puts on an amazing show throughout the year. The shoots should be left to stand during the winter, and pruned down in the spring once they are fully developed.
It won’t take long for you to see a fresh crop of orange-red shoots as soon as spring arrives. The orange-red shoots will develop a mid-tone green color as they mature, and when they reach full size they are likely to grow rapidly.
A Muskogee Crane Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei ‘Muskogee’) can be found in most parts of the world and can make a wonderful accent or specimen tree in any landscape.
A colorful variety like this has a wide variety of ornamental characteristics, such as huge, beautiful lavender blooms, as well as a wide variety of other features.
The Muskogee Crape Myrtle is a beautiful plant that requires little maintenance once it is established. Once established, the Muskogee Crape Myrtle is relatively drought tolerant once established, and once established, it is quite easy to care for.
From late summer until the first frost, you can enjoy the activity of blooming in the park for a long time during the summer months.
There is no shortage of long panicles of light purple flowers on this plant throughout the growing season, which cover the entire plant from top to bottom.
During the summertime, Moskogee grows in droves and blooms throughout the summer. It was first hybridized in 1964, and it was named Moskogee after a Native American tribe.
Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata ‘Whipcord’) can be considered to be an example of an evergreen mop-head characterized by thick, thread-like tendrils that prevent the plant from displaying a rounded, globe-like shape.
There is something unique about the form that this tree takes as the leaves push out from the center and pour downward, creating a unique appearance to the tree.
Originally originating from the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, Whipcord Western Red Cedar is one of the most commonly found native American trees.
This is one of the most interesting things about Whipcord Western Red Cedar because it is one of the newest cultivars, born from a chance discovery in 1986, which makes it one of the most intriguing ones.
This is a cultivar of the arborvitae tree, although it has the shrub-like qualities associated with a western red cedar throughout its long life expectancy of at least 50 years. Deer don’t seem to be attracted to this cultivar, even though it is actually a cultivar of the arborvitae tree.
Whipcord’s foliage is not only known for a variety of color changes throughout the winter months, but at the same time it has a unique appearance. During the summer months, the foliage is covered in glossy green. As the weather cools down in the winter months, the foliage turns an eye-catching bronze-green hue.
There are several elements that need to be considered when designing a garden, including careful planning and thoughtful selection of plants.
A hardworking yard that thrives in any climate and is large or small, whether it is in a cold climate or a hot climate, ensures that every plant performs an important function.
One of the most important landscaping options (but one that tends to be overlooked) is the use of evergreen structure plants for their long-term ability to survive in cold climates.
Make sure to select choices that will elevate your overall look to a higher level, even if it is just an inconspicuous change.
It is my pleasure to introduce you to ‘Ilex Magland’, a variety of Oakland holly which has been improved and polished over time.
One of the features that really set it apart from others in its category is its oval, leathery, lustrous, deeply lobbed leaves.
Additionally, this type of plant has the advantage of being self-pollinating. In the spring, the floral clusters of this variety are fragrant and very fragrant, but the flower itself is not very impressive in appearance. There is a male and female flower on this plant.
Additionally, the Oakland Holly family, as a whole, is a self-pollinating plant, and can also be used to pollinate a variety of other plants as well.