Landscape Ideas


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

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

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

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

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

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

Evergreen Conifers

Year Round Color in a Range of Hues Adaptable and hardy, evergreen conifers offer twelve months of color in a range of hues varying in shades of green, gold, blue, and silver. Sometimes the color is displayed as seasonal new growth or variegated foliage. A Size and Shape for Every Landscape These beautifully hued evergreen […] read more
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