It’s a Cleyera Affair!

It’s a Cleyera Affair!

Wait a minute… Are those star-crossed lovers in your garden providing an elegant twist of color and texture, taking your landscape to the next level?! Nope, it’s Cleyera! The Romeo and Juliet Cleyera from the Southern Living Plant Collection to be precise. (And...
Garden and Landscaping Edging Ideas

Garden and Landscaping Edging Ideas

  Edging is a proven way to improve anyone’s landscape. Its primary task is to distinguish one area from the next. Thus, edging serves as a way to separate the lawn grass from your garden bed. Likewise, its aesthetic value cannot be denied. This is why there are many...
For The Birds

For The Birds

Looking for plants that will attract birds to your yard? Fortunately, this really isn’t that difficult! More than anything, birds want a few simple things: food, shelter, and potential nesting sites. So we’re gonna go through 8 of our favorite varieties of plants that...
Perennial Perfection

Perennial Perfection

“What is ol’ PlantsbyMail rambling on about today?” you may ask (rhetorically, because presumably you’ve already read the post title). Well.. We’re talking about the Powerhouses of Petals. The Barons of Bloom. The Foremost in Flowers. Perennials, of course!...
8 GREAT Low-Maintenance Plants

8 GREAT Low-Maintenance Plants

Some gardeners get a lot of satisfaction from maintaining their landscape, pruning and shaping to their heart’s content. Some gardeners…not as much. If you want some plants that will allow you to focus on other things, this list of 8 low-maintenance plants is for you!...
6 Spectacular Shade Plants

6 Spectacular Shade Plants

It can be frustrating when you have an empty spot in your landscape that you really want to fill, but alas…it’s too shaded for your favorite bloomers… Well fear no more! For today we are going to go through some of our favorite shrubs for bringing new life to...
Nandina 101 – Intro to Nandinas

Nandina 101 – Intro to Nandinas

Course Description Welcome to Nandina 101! Nandinas are a classic choice for Southern landscapes and they have been for quite some time. If you’ve spent any time in the South at all, then you’ve driven past at least one of these southern favorites, even if you didn’t...
Introducing the New Autumn Bonfire Encore Azalea

Introducing the New Autumn Bonfire Encore Azalea

Get to know the newest member of the Encore Azalea family, the Autumn Bonfire! The Bonfire takes a page out of another Encore Azalea’s playbook, the Autumn Fire, when it comes to their decadently rich, brilliantly true-red, semi-double blooms. However, unlike...
Spring Cleaning Your Garden

Spring Cleaning Your Garden

After a long, cold winter it’s finally time to step back into the garden, but “Where to begin?” you might ask. Spring cleaning your garden is an important step for getting your plants off on the right foot. We’re going to go through some steps that should help...
Perennial Care in Your Garden

Perennial Care in Your Garden

Perennials are some of the most rewarding plants around for gardeners, and fortunately, perennial care isn’t so difficult. With a little extra attention, these prolific bloomers will be around for years bringing you flower after flower. These are some of our...