Praiseworthy Plants Proclaimed
Gone are the days of not knowing what plants to plant. Our nine gardening experts have each shared their four favorites — that’s three dozen plants to…
Author: Mark Peterson
Fall, Planning/Design, Plants
Brighten Up Your Garden with Pretty Perennials
Bring the warm glow of fall into your garden with two marigold-like
plants. Both boast bold yellow blooms and invite butterflies to linger in your
Author: Cleveland Powell
Top Ten Native Plants of Texas and Mexico
is upon us and so is the fall planting season. Check out our top 10 list of
native plants to sow this season.
tradition in South Texas…
A Shrub for All Occasions
What requires no water, no trimming, and is one of the few evergreen native hedges for South Central Texas? Cenizo. It's the premier plant for a low-water,…
Author: Brad Wier
Know your Natives: Dotted Gayfeather
Dotted gayfeather is commonly grown for fresh and dried flower
arrangements, but it can be even more beautiful and beneficial in your garden.
Author: Sarah Galvan
Know your Natives: Dwarf Palmetto
Its name means small in size, but the dwarf palmetto packs a big drought-tolerant punch! And it’s a unique evergreen addition to your garden.
If It’s Hot, It Must Be Time to Plant Palms
Now is a good time to consider adding a palm or two to your
landscape. A palm, properly planted and established, requires no supplemental
water — and…
Planning/Design, Plants, Summer
Virtually Indestructible Annuals
are not typically recommended as drought-tolerant, low maintenance plants. But
we’ve discovered a few select varieties to be as heat-hardy and…
Easing Separation Anxiety
an extended summer vacation? It’s important to plan ahead to help your plants
survive the separation.
kids have been out of school awhile…
Author: Donna Fossum
Chinch Bugs: No Easy Fix
The heat and high temps of July and August aren't the only culprits that take a toll on your landscape and lawn. If your St. Augustine grass is looking…
Author: Nathan Riggs
Maintenance, Plants, Summer
Summer Is Pruning Season for Oaks
While it’s always a good idea to paint
fresh wounds with an oil or latex paint, the heat at this time of year actually
helps protect against oak wilt.…
Author: David Abrego
Firecracker Plants for the Fourth
Add a little spark to your landscape this Fourth of July. Firecracker plants are garden superstars with bursts of tiny red blooms that glow like red embers,…
It’s Cool To Be Shady
Trees and shrubs provide us with shade, clean air, clean water and increased property values. During the summer months, these are the plants you want to…
The Hot Weather Vegetable Garden
Even during some of the hottest times of the summer, South Texas gardeners can keep busy. Lucky for us there's still time to plant three great hot weather…
These Summer Plant Picks Are HOT!
Scorching hot days are looming, but that doesn’t mean your landscape has to fry. Now’s the time to perk it up with some heat-hardy plants!
What’s the Secret to Gardening?
When it comes to gardening, many of us are stumped by all that it entails. But really, gardening isn’t so mysterious.
There are many garden-related…
How to Establish New Plants Quickly
Along with proper planting, proper watering leads to quick establishment and fast growth. The key is frequent, small amounts over the course of a few weeks…
Gardening in Full Sun with the WaterSaver Landscape Coupon
Shade in short supply? The plants you pick for a sunny spot must be able to handle sporadic rainfall and scorching summer heat. The WaterSaver Landscape…
Landscaping, Planning/Design, Plants, Rebates & Coupons
Festival of Flowers Is May 27th
From rain gardens to gardens that heal, the Festival of Flowers offers something for every shade of green thumb. Unlike other home and garden shows, this…
Finding Water-Saving Plants Just Got Easier
Back and better than before, the "Find a Plant" section on GardenStyleSA.com now has improved search functions, slideshows and other nifty features. Check…