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Flip through some home gardening and green industry articles.

Premium Crops Grow Profits

At a time when differentiation is key, you could be taking advantage of value-added and proprietary products to improve your bottom line.


Excess rainfall and flooding- How it creates dangerous hazard trees.

Trees with rotting root systems can topple over with no warning. Heavy rain, flooding and storms can saturate soil, creating hazard trees. Trees can fall or break during storms.


What IS a Horticulturist? What IS a Landscape Architect? You mean they are different?!

Often, when I have to explain to someone that a Horticulturist and a Landscape Architect are two totally different professions, I usually get a look of complete confusion or disbelief. Believe me; it’s like comparing apples and eggs.


What is the difference between a professional horticulturist and a master gardener?

Ok folks, we need to have a chat about what does, and doesn’t, qualify as a professional certification in the Horticulture industry. Why do we need to have this conversation? Because homeowners keep asking us professionals whether or not we’re master gardeners.


Don’t Resist Change

One of the most important questions everyone in the green-industry supply chain should be asking is: Are we relevant to younger home owners?


Summer Fruits!

Planting even one fruit tree is a small investment that can yield years of delicious fruit for eating and baking. Many fruits are easy to grow in Texas with minimal effort.


Edible Flowers for the Summer Garden

Edible flowers make a wonderful complement to salads and desserts. While the most commonly used edible flowers tend to be those of cool-season plants like viola and calendula, the summer garden also has a bounty of edible blooms to offer.


Cestrum ‘Orange Zest’

Despite its beauty and toughness in the garden, Cestrum aurantiaum isn’t well known by many Texas gardeners. Also known as orange jessamine, this tropical shrub can be grown as an evergreen perennial in many parts of the state.


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