Landscape Ideas


Birdscaping for a Bird-Friendly Garden

Birdscaping for a Bird-Friendly Garden Beauty, color and song are just a few benefits of birdscaping. Creating a sheltered haven for birds offers a unique opportunity to observe flittering wildlife in a lovely natural sanctuary. Birds are also a boon to pest control as they dine heartily on insect pests. The secret to a bird-friendly […] read more

Selected Succulents for California Landscapes

A succulent is any plant that stores water in juicy leaves, stems or roots to withstand periodic drought. Technically speaking, even Epidendrums are a part of this large family of plants! But most landscape professionals associate succulents with desert-style plants. Bring a touch of the Southwest to any landscape design Succulent plants provide dramatic, sculptured […] read more

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

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

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

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

Leaves of Accents

Spice up your leafy greens with style and diversity. A full menu of foliage colors and forms will get you almost any look you can imagine. After flowers have faded, a range of colorful foliage remains vibrant for multi-season interest. Or choose a more subdued palette and let contrasts in texture take the forefront. Another […] read more

Small Trees

Small trees provide colorful flowers and foliage when space is limited in urban and suburban environments. Small trees are well-behaved and won’t take over when space is tight. Plant one singly as a patio tree or a stunning specimen in a small lawn. Planted in containers they grace an entrance or walkway, or group in […] read more
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