Planting for Dogs

Many homeowners with dogs struggle with the same problems and ask the same questions. How do I get my dog to stop peeing on my garden? Are there dog pee resistant plants? Are there DOG resistant plants? The truth is, training is the best way to handle plant related dog …

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Abelia x grandiflora

Abelia x grandiflora, often called Glossy Abelia, is a multi-stemmed, bush-like shrub with arching branches and studded with small, glossy, deep-green leaves which are evergreen to semi-evergreen.  This fast-growing, dense shrub is best used as a barrier or hedge due to its spreading nature and towering height of 6 feet. …

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Dianella tasmanica

Dianella tasmanica, often called Flax Lily or Tasmania Lily, is an evergreen, tropical, ornamental shrub with long, grass like leaves. This plant is not a native of Texas as it originates in Australia, but it is very well suited for USDA hardiness zones 8-11. The fan shaped, strap-like leaves are …

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Bottlebrush Tree

Callistemon rigidus, otherwise known as the Bottlebrush Tree, is a visually appealing, flowering tree used frequently in Texas landscapes for ornamental interest. It grows between 10 and 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide with small silvery green colored evergreen leaves and vibrant red bottlebrush shaped flowers that appear in …

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Camellia

Camellia spp. Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua are well known flowering evergreen ornamental shrubs or trees that will not only give you year round hardy green growth but also impressive blooms in winter. As most Texans focus on spring and summer blooming plants which are abundant and easy to grow, …

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