30 Flowers for the Honeybee

Top 30 Flowers for bees, or is it? List originates at this posting at RealFarmacy.com as a disclaimer I know nothing about this website, their research on this article, how the list was developed or where they sourced this list. There was a link at the bottom of the list and it leads to a… Continue reading 30 Flowers for the Honeybee

Donate to The Pearl Fryar Garden

I’ll make this post a simple one. I’ve known Pearl Fryar for a very long time and there’s going to come a day when he is unable to take care of this magnificent garden and we need to make sure his vision stay’s alive. “I like to let people see what they want to in… Continue reading Donate to The Pearl Fryar Garden

Industry Shortages Coming?

I always knew that the decline of the housing market was going to hurt/effect our industry for years. It’s a true game changer and there are going to be losers and survivors. I doubt there will be many outright winners. So . . .  I was reading through my ANLA forum and this letter showed… Continue reading Industry Shortages Coming?

Vote for the Worst of the Worst-Shrub.

Okay, here is the list to this date. I only took nominees from the comments, I did not take any from e-mail. I figure if you are going to bash a shrub-bash it in public. There are 10 shrubs listed some by botanical, some by common, and a couple listed by-the whole entire species e.g.… Continue reading Vote for the Worst of the Worst-Shrub.

Shrubs We do Not Like:

Berms and boulders as part of the Landscape

Based on the hugely popular “Trees we do not like“, and “Vote for the Worst of the Worst-Trees” it is now time to bring you . . . [Now that’s a “Shrubbery“, or see below] Shrubs we do Not Like: I have written about a few of these culprits in the past week or so,… Continue reading Shrubs We do Not Like:

Juniperus chinensis ‘Hetzii’

Welcome back to another one from ‘murderer’s row‘ as we count down to Shrubs We do Not Like. We are talking about Juniper c. ‘Hetzii’, or as I learned the common name Hetzi Juniper. This Juniper is a shrub I can promise you I will never plant-ever, no matter what. Form, shape, size, habit, needles,… Continue reading Juniperus chinensis ‘Hetzii’

Euonymous alata

Burning bush, burning bush, burning bush . . . no I am not talking about a bush Moses* has a conversation with, nor am I talking about #43** or any other Bush person***. I’m talking burning bush!!! yah, that’s what I’m talking about Euonymous alata. Possibly the “Mother of all Bushes”. Forgive me if I… Continue reading Euonymous alata