Landscape Ideas


Bee Happy, Bee Friendly Plants for California

Would you like to be a BFF to bees? Invite them to a tasty smorgasbord of sweet, fragrant delights. Your garden will benefit from an aesthetically beautiful interpretation of nature while keeping our hard-working pollinators healthy and happy. Bees do so much for us, pollinating 80% of the fruits and vegetables we eat, that the […] read more

Fragrant Plants

The pure pleasure of a fragrant breeze is irresistible. Match that with beautiful blossoms and you’ve created an enchanting landscape. Closely tied to memory, fragrant plants draw visitors again and again to relive memories of happy occasions and romance. Place these beauties where their lovely fragrance will draw foot traffic along a path or entryway, […] read more

Great Bloomers for West Coast Landscapes

Plants Express brings you an international showcase of beautiful bloomers. These selections flower for a long period, do well in a range of conditions, and provide an incredible variety of fragrance, bloom habit and color without a lot of maintenance. Plant individually, in containers or in borders, or plant en masse to dazzle with drifts […] read more

Citrus – Low Maintenance Eye Catchers

Citrus are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the taste. This family of sub-tropical evergreens with lush glossy leaves and fragrant white flowers are perfectly suited to the West’s warm days and cool nights, requiring very little maintenance. They can be planted in groves or individually, in pots, as hedges or along […] read more

Edible Ornamentals

Edible Ornamentals – The Gourmet Garden What could be more practical and stylish than a lush landscape that produces loads of luscious fresh food ripe for the picking? Whether it’s a bounty of colorful fruit on gracefully branching trees, vine-covered trellises hanging with scrumptious tropical fruit, paths lined with fragrant herbs, or containers filled with […] read more

Cascading Gardens

Take your garden to the next level with gorgeous plants that soften the hard edges as they cascade over vertical surfaces. Beautify any retaining wall or rock garden with plants that scramble playfully over the edge. Brighten any tight space with vibrantly colored plants that tumble over the edges of pots, window boxes and tubs. Set your sights high with hanging baskets that are fun to fill, easy to rearrange, and provide airy privacy on patios and porches. read more

Colorful California Natives

Groove out with these real California natives. Sporting a swirl of color, these plants are eager to soak up the California sunshine. These Natives of coastal and inland regions thrive on lots of sunshine and good drainage. Moderate to occasional watering in summer is required, but too much water can limit habit and performance.   […] read more

Pittosporum – Landscape’s Best Supporting Actor

Pittosporum – Landscape’s Best Supporting Actor Foliage fans will always find a Pittosporum to please. These versatile and hardy plants are available in a range of attractive foliage and forms, from the two-toned leaves of variegated species to fast growing trees to the more compact dwarf varieties. The flowers are often quite fragrant and range […] read more

Salvia – A Sage Choice

A cinch to grow, Salvia dazzle for months on end with an intense show of color. Valued for its scent of the chaparral as well as its range of unusual colors, this heat lover is easy to grow and irresistible to hummingbirds. These adaptable beauties prefer poor dry soil conditions and will sulk if given […] read more

Winter Color to Cheer the Seasonal Chill

Winter Color to Cheer the Seasonal Chill After cold weather arrives and summer blooms fade, the cure for winter gray is a good dose of color to raise the spirits. Plants with cool-weather color are not as scarce as you may think and offer colors from sunny yellow and cheerful pink to traditional red. You […] read more
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