Monthly Archives: August 2012

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Dragon-Eye Pine

 

This is one cool looking evergreen. This slow growing specimen can reach over 30 feet tall! This tree has odd colored needles covering it. They are green with yellow bands on them. This yellow intensifies as the summer goes on. It is rumor that this tree was sometimes kept at the entrance of Samurai's homes. […]

By |August 30th, 2012|Uncommon Plants|0 Comments

Golden Spanish Fir

A collectors item this is a very rare and unique tree. It has very stiff nonpointy needles. The needles are green but every year the new growth is a very special sulfur-gold color. This is a very slow growing tree that may only grow up to 10 feet tall.

By |August 29th, 2012|Uncommon Plants|0 Comments

Umbrella Pine

 

This is an ancient Japanese evergreen tree. Fossil records date it back to first appearing over 230million years ago (which is before the dinosaurs.) Unlike most pines the needles aren't needles. They have the shape of a needle but are not sharp and are soft, glossy and leaf like. These trees are very slow growers […]

By |August 28th, 2012|Uncommon Plants|0 Comments

Burning Bush

A burning bush is a wonderful plant to have in your yard. At full maturity it is between 6 and 10 feet tall. This plant will flourish in full to part sun. This plant will be green for most of the year but starting in the late summer will become a beautiful red that is […]

By |August 27th, 2012|Uncommon Plants|0 Comments

Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia or commonly known as a crape or grepe myrtle is a fantastic tree. They have just started flowering and have a beautiful flower that most trees can not match. They come in all sorts of different colors including red, white, pink, purple and lavender. They get raspberry colored berries after flowering that do not […]

By |August 24th, 2012|Uncommon Plants|0 Comments

Sweet Potato Vine Flower

One of the seldom known facts about the sweet potato vine is that when the plant gets large enough it will produce a flower. The flower is very similar to that of a petunia with a very bright purple color. For a plant that is grown for its foliage and trailing growth habit the flower […]

By |August 10th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Japanese quail

Adding to the chicken collection, we recently built a new coop to accommodate our covey of Japanese quail. They are very interesting and fun to watch birds. Next time you are in for plants, stop by the quail coop to see these odd birds.

By |August 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Make your own portable garden

For those grid locked in hardscapes in need of some color to brighten up the cement, mother nature is here to help. One can build their own seasonal garden to brighten up even the dullest of areas. All that is needed is an ideal spot to showcase your creation and we can supply the rest. […]

By |August 1st, 2012|Landscaping Tips|0 Comments