The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to bring the spirit of Christmas into your home than with a living tabletop Christmas tree? At PlantsByMail.com, we’ve curated a delightful collection of evergreen nursery shrubs that come beautifully adorned with decorative burlap pot covers, ready to add a touch of festive charm to […]
Discover the myriad benefits of fall planting, from the gentle weather conditions that reduce stress on both plants and gardeners to the opportunity for roots to establish before winter's chill sets in. As the seasons transition, fall becomes the ideal time to enrich your landscape, and at PlantsByMail.com, we have a handpicked selection of shrubs and trees perfectly suited for your autumn planting endeavors.
Hydrangea shrubs are a classic landscape and garden feature, and they’re virtually unmistakable! Their trademark cluster blooms change color depending on the pH of the soil, with the exception of true white blooming species (Paniculata and Quercifolia). Specifically, pink blooms come from alkaline soil, blue from acidic soil, and purple from somewhere in between. Hydrangeas in […]
Gardenia season is here! Southern gardeners cherish the Gardenia because of its iconic fragrance, eye-catching blooms, and reliable evergreen foliage. However, many new varieties are capable of growing down to USDA Zone 7a. This means the humble southern Gardenia is spreading to entirely new areas across the United States! A Brief Gardenia History… We tend […]
Encore Azaleas are some of the most popular landscape plants on the market today! However, with so many varieties, where do you begin? We’ve attempted to create the most comprehensive guidebook to the different Encore Azalea types on the web! A bold task, I know, but as they say, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you […]
Clay soil is quite common in the United States, and it can be quite a pain for gardeners to deal with too. For a couple of different reasons. Common Gardening Problems Caused by Clay Soil: Problem #1: Clay soil retains quite a bit of moisture. Any plant that is susceptible to root rot is going to […]
Cue up the music and strike up the band, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! And yes I know it’s not Christmas time.. I’m talking about Fall planting season! Everyone knows that Spring is a great time to deck out your landscape with new shrubs, trees, and bloomers in general. But not everybody […]
Privacy fences and walls are great, but they can be expensive and they require upkeep. However, privacy plants will basically take care of themselves after they’re established, and they only get more impressive with time. Moreover, they filter out CO2 from passing vehicles, they’re comparatively affordable, and they have a fantastic natural beauty to them. Still […]
Natural hedges and screens are phenomenal alternatives to fences or walls. They’re perfect for enhancing your landscape appeal while serving a highly functional purpose. Your hedges and screens are going to be there for years. For this reason, it’s worthwhile to do some due diligence to ensure you’re planting them appropriately. There isn’t a universal set […]
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 two new exciting variegated Cleyera varieties! The Romeo and Juliet Cleyera from the Southern Living Plant Collection to be precise. (And that makes much more sense when you […]
Landscape edging is a proven way to improve and define anyone’s outdoor space. 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 garden and landscaping […]
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 help to entice feathered friends into your landscapes. Here are: 8 […]
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! 1. Endless Summer Hydrangeas 2. Encore Azaleas 3. Evercolor Carex […]
It can be frustrating when you have an empty spot in your landscape that you want to fill, but alas…it’s too shaded for your favorite bloomers… Well, fear no more! Today we will go through some of our favorite shrubs that grow in shade that can bring new life to any shade garden. So without […]
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. This blog post is going cover some of the best ways to use these guys in your landscape.
Get to know the newest member of the Encore Azalea family, the Autumn Bonfire! The Encore Azalea Autumn Bonfire takes a page out of another Encore Azalea’s playbook, the Autumn Fire Encore Azalea, when it comes to their decadently rich, brilliantly true-red, semi-double blooms. However, unlike the Autumn Fire, this azalea is for gardeners looking for […]