Steel Magnolias

With the warm temperatures that we are experiencing here in Raleigh, we are seeing a lot of Spring bloomers blooming early.  Some of these early bloomers that we especially like include the improved cultivars of the tulip magnolia family.  Although there are numerous magnolia varieties to choose from, these seasonal specimen trees can provide a great focal […]

Winter Gardening in Raleigh?

Are you new to the Raleigh area?  Think winter gardening is just crazy?  Perhaps you moved from a place where shovels are only used for snow removal this time of year.  Well, have no fear!  Raleigh’s moderate climate extends our planting season into the winter months.  Old man winter can make an appearance, but for […]

Marvelous Maples

Why do we think Japanese Maples are Marvelous? There are so many varieties that the options are endless!  This ornamental beauty offers an array of vibrant colors and sizes for every garden enthusiast.  There are so many choices for large and small gardens that no one has to be left out of the Japanese Maple experience. Japanese […]

Trees Please!

Trees are vital to our lives.  They provide oxygen, cleaner air,  shelter for wildlife and also reduce heat created from urbanization in addition to being aesthetically pleasing.  Trees can also identify a town, city or entire region.  Just like the Live Oaks draped in Spanish moss define certain areas of the South, Washington, DC and […]

Colors by Crapes

As we all enjoy the beautiful colors of the spring, let us introduce you to one of the South’s most flamboyant summer bloomers. The Crape Myrtle Tree is truly a southern gem in the landscape, as it provides seemingly endless summer color. The flower colors range from white to all shades of pink, lavender, and […]

Jump Start Spring

Have you been thinking about warmer weather and beautiful blooming flowers with all of this back and forth North Carolina weather? The good news is that you can actually get a jump start on Spring by forcing branches to bloom in the comfort of your own home! The Procedure There are ornamental trees and shrubs […]

Fall Colorvision

Well folks, it will be Fall for another month and a half. However, the Fall colors are starting to fade. It’s really windy today here in Raleigh and the leaves are doing just what they’re supposed to do in the fall…they’re falling. Even though the beautiful color show is starting to come to an end, […]

Forest Pansy Redbud

Looking for that perfect tree to add to your yard? You may be interested in a Forest Pansy Redbud. Here are a few fun facts: Long lasting, bright purple/pink blooms start appearing in spring before the leaves. The leaves are blood red and heart shaped when young and turn a dark purple/green as it matures. […]

Who’s the Boss?

In our last article, we talked about dry creek beds and how they help when you have water collecting in your yard. If you’ve decided a dry creek bed isn’t the solution for you but you still want a beautiful yard, we have the perfect alternative! Show the sog who’s boss with these trees, shrubs, […]

Trees and Plants for Winter Interest

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a great holiday season and are having a great start to the new year! We said good-bye to 2014 and hello to Winter! Contrary to popular belief, Winter is the perfect season for new installations and plantings. We have carefully selected a few trees and plants that […]

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