Spreading English Yew (Taxus baccata ‘Repandens’)

The spreading English yew, Taxus baccata ‘Repandens’, is an exceptional low growing conifer that performs well in sun or shade. Its spreading habit makes it ideal as a medium-sized groundcover. Known for its very dark green needles year-round and is one of...

Geranium ‘Johnson’s Blue’

Relatively easy low growing perennial will grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Once established it will have some drought tolerance. In hot summer climates, it will bloom from late spring to early summer. In cooler climates,...

Mexican-orange (Choisya ternata)

Mexican-orange is a dense evergreen shrub. Mature height may range from 6-8’ high and just as wide. Not only are the white 1-1.25” flowers fragrant but the green foliage has a distinctive odor. Flowering from May to June and will occasionally bloom for longer periods....

How to Properly Mulch Your Trees

A neighbor recently asked me to evaluate his pine trees. Two Austrian Pine trees flank his driveway and one was suffering significant needle loss as compared to the other. Upon investigation, I discovered that the failing tree had eight inches of mulch at its base...
Lenticel

Lenticel

(lěn’tĭ-sěl’) Raised pore on the surface of bark, which provides access for air to the inner tissues. image source: wlcutler