Landscape Ideas


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

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

Plants for Slopes and Hillsides

Here are plants you can take to the bank – literally. Got a rocky slope? How about a hillside with poor soil and little water? Plants Express has you covered with plants of all sizes, colors and exotic textures for the adventurous landscape designer. Forget the climbing gear since these plants do best when left […] 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

Low Water, Wow Color

Psst, here’s a word to the water wise – you can dramatically reduce your water consumption and still have a bright colorful garden that knocks your socks off. It can be our little secret. Here are some proven performers that are water-wise, easy care, and great for people on the go. These joyful selections love […] 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

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

Unique Plants for a Distinctive Landscape

Form and color are distinguishing factors in all artistic designs, landscape design being no exception. New and unusual plants play an important role in the landscaper’s palette, as are underutilized plants from exotic locations. They add drama, harmony, and interest to differentiate the adventurous from the predictable. The juxtaposition of strong, sculptural plants against a […] 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
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