Which Type of Christmas Tree Should You Buy?

Pine trees are immediately what come to mind when most people think of Christmas trees. But a visit to a local tree farm will prove there are several varieties that grow in our area, and each one has its own unique features. Not sure which one to … Read More

Plant of the Week: Sugar Maple

Acer saccharum, more commonly known as a Sugar Maple, is a native tree with a dense, rounded crown of green leaves. It is famous for its spectacular fall color of bright yellow to burnt orange in autumn. The Sugar Maple is a very common tree in the … Read More

Plant of the Week: Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia, more commonly known as the Crape Myrtle, is a favorite among landscapers. It can be grown as either a shrub or a petite tree. Crape Myrtles bloom from late spring until early fall, in varying shades of pink, red, purple, and white. Their petals have a crinkled … Read More

Plant of the Week: River Birch

Betula nigra, commonly referred to as River Birch, are known for their peeling bark characteristic. The exfoliating habit exposes different shades of the tree bark, adding interest to any landscape. The leaf canopy is a lustrous green in spring and summer, changing to yellow in fall. Light Needs: … Read More

Plant of the Week: Japanese Maple

The upright (non-dissected) Japanese Maple is referred to as Acer Palmatum var Atropurpureum. This specimen tree is has attractive foliage that ranges in color from green to burgundy, depending on the variety and planting location. The variety pictured above is planted in a relatively shaded area. The … Read More

Arbor Day – We Heart Trees!

April is a very exciting month for us! Not only does spring really kick into high gear, but both Earth Day and Arbor Day are celebrated in April too! And what better way to wrap up April than celebrating trees? Arbor Day's roots (pun intended), stem all the … Read More