Why would we want to use ground covers? Here are three valid reasons. First, we want something different – a transition between low shrubs and turfgrass. Second, we have an area where it would be difficult to maintain turf.
Martha shares ideas on gifts for Mom, as well as nifty storage for sports gear, gardening help, a mint julep recipe, and a recipe for elote-style popcorn, using Tajín, a chili-and-lime zest seasoning salt.
Purple works in just about every garden. It goes with most brick colors and it plays well with just about every color plant out there. Here are some purple-hued plants that have performed well for The Garden Guru in North Texas.
Folks have some peculiar notions about what will and won't work in the landscape in North Texas, from home-brew pesticides to plant selection. The Garden Guru is here to address questions with as much diplomacy as he can muster.
Succulents come in many forms. You can find them at nurseries and home improvement stores, or get them at area gardening groups' plant sales. When grouping them for a container, look for varying colors, textures, shapes and heights.
It's tough to find plants that not only thrive in the shade but add some color to the landscape. Luckily, this North Texas gardening expert is here to help by spreading the word on these proven performers.
These small trees, some of them flowering, like southern magnolia and crape myrtles, do well in DFW. And don't overlook some hollies, such as possumhaw and willowleaft, that can be trained or trimmed into tree form.
Designers from Fort Worth, Dallas and beyond say more and more clients are turning to wallpaper as art, from murals to a scene on paper that wraps around a room. Metallics and nature-inspired looks are also on trend.