Q: What are some good groundcover plants for our garden? A: It really depends on what you're looking for. If you want an evergreen groundcover, look no further than a Tam Juniper. Want something more colorful? Vinca is a great, easy-to-maintain ground cover that can quickly spread. Want something that will make a statement? Hardy Plumbago is sure to wow in spring, summer and fall. Some other great options are Snow in Winter, Lamium. Lambs Ear and Ajuga.
Soft leaf yucca
Zone 7-9 Long, bluish-green foliage gracefully bends on this unique-looking yucca. Blooms white flowers in the summer. A moderate grower that can reach 8' tall and wide. Plant in full sun for best growth. Tolerates poor soils and is easy to care for. Low water needs. Be mindful this plant may freeze during harsh winters.
This brand new home was almost finished and needed a spruced-up yard. The client wanted a sharp, clean-looking landscape with a flagstone patio where they could place chairs and enjoy their view of the mountains. The client didn’t want any dirt in their yard. Solution? The entire yard was graveled. The nice thing about a newly constructed home is you have a blank slate to work with, as well as level ground. Since there was no need to clear the vegetation or level out the dirt
Walker Siberian Peashrub
Caragana arborescens 'Walker'
Zone 3-8 Small green foliage covers weeping stems to create this unique-looking specimen. Plant in full sun, water regularly until established, then water occasionally. Blooms yellow, pea-like flowers in late spring. A moderate grower that can reach 6' tall. Tolerates poor soils, strong winds, and drought.
For this week’s Transformation Tuesday, we went back with a client who had another area in their courtyard that they wanted to be addressed. They had a flagstone pathway that was cracking and falling apart. The client wanted the flagstone redone, as well as making the pathway larger. The client loved the color of the flagstone in the patio area and since it wasn’t falling apart, wanted to keep it. We agreed since the rusty tones of the flagstone added a lot of character to t
Q: What should we be doing to protect our outdoor plants during the winter months? A: The first and most important thing is to make sure your plants are suitable for our climate before planting. The only thing that can be done once the plant is in the ground is to apply a generous amount of mulch around the base of the plants. This will help to insulate the ground.
Pam's Pink Honeysuckle Lonicera x Americana Zone 7-10 If you like Honeysuckle, you will want to take a look at this one! Pam's Pink Honeysuckle provides multi-colored blooms, brightly colored stems, and the typical dark green foliage. A fast grower that can quickly reach 12' tall and 6' wide. Blooms from spring to fall. Produces small red berries that attract birds. Blooms attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Plant in full sun for best growth. Water regularly. Trim back abou
This courtyard had plenty of grass but didn’t have a defined walkway from the front gate to the porch causing issues when it rained often resulting in the client tracking in mud. Our client also thought that a defined walkway would improve the overall appearance of their courtyard. The first step of this transformation was to remove the grass from the area where we were going to place the pathway as well as the area to the right. In our day-to-day lives, we usually take the s
Q: I want to put up a coyote fence, but I have a tree where I want the fence to go through, but I don’t want to cut the tree branches. Do you have any way to do it without hurting the tree? A: Yes we do! We can essentially build the fence around the tree. Not only will your tree be preserved, but we think it looks pretty cool!