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Perennial Picks of the Week

Looking through magazines, scouting plants on Pinterest, falling in love with gardens featured online… all fun past times.  But when it comes to planting new plants, the place to go is your local garden center.  We know what does well here in our area, and trial plants we aren’t familiar with before we recommend them. … Read more »

How to Control Crapemyrtle Bark Scale!

This article covers the topic of controling Crepe Myrtle (also spelled Crepemyrtle, Crapemyrtle or Crape Myrtle) bark scale. There is a new serious threat to one of our favorite trees; even more serious than the unsightly and oft mentioned crape murder.  As a reminder, crape murder is the extreme pruning of crapemyrtles that results in… Read more »

All About Begonias

Begonias are one of our most popular plants and there are so many to choose from!  Each has unique characteristic and therefore, different purposes in the landscape (or home).  As we approach the spring planting season, we thought you might want to learn more about these versatile, eye-catching and easy to grow plants.  This post… Read more »

Let There Be Light: Houseplant Lighting Explained

Let there be light Having houseplants in your home is uplifting, and helps make a home cozy.  We want plants to soften our rooms and provide fresh air. Lighting can play a big role in the placement of plants for our interiors, and it is interesting to note that the words used for outside areas… Read more »

How to Effectively Use Dormant Oil

What is dormant oil? Dormant oil refers more to when the oil has traditionally been applied rather than what it is made of. Newer dormant oil formulations are typically refined from petroleum oil, such as mineral oil. Unlike home remedies, they also contain an emulsifier to help water mix with the oil, which will provide… Read more »

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Screening Plants for Arkansas Landscapes

Do you live on a busy street or need to build in some privacy around your home? Then you may want to consider planting a living fence, or privacy fence. The benefits of a privacy screen include blocking strong winds, limiting street noise, and defining spaces in addition to masking unsightly views. Read on for… Read more »