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Chinese Mimosa Tree, Albizia julibrissin

Chinese Mimosa Tree, Albizia julibrissin

The Chinese Mimosa Tree can grow anywhere from 20-40 feet, mine is extremely slow growing, I’m putting that down to the almost concrete like soil I planted it in, took two of us with a gas powered auger to drill the hole! If I had better soil conditions, it would grow a little faster. I have seen these flourish in North Texas so they will grow. My theory is I will sacrifice the mess for it’s beauty, the seeds will drop and germinate, maybe some pre-emergent will take care of...

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The Great Mimosa Tree Sacrifice!

The Great Mimosa Tree Sacrifice!

You know me I’m fed up with the hum-drum plant selections from nursery’s, so I’m constantly on the look out for the weird and wonderful. When I get a sniff of a new plant the first thing I do is ask around, “hey, what do you think of Mimosa’s?” I ask. Every time I get the same response, don’t go near it, keep away, invasive, messy…so I went and brought one for my wife’s birthday! Image Source: Mimosa Tree Check those blooms out that peeked...

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Battle of the Bottle Brush

Battle of the Bottle Brush

Native to Australia the Bottle Brush makes a striking shrub/tree if cared for correctly. As soon as you mention Australia when talking about plant life you immediately put this one to the way side if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, but wait, this shrub works, I literally have the living proof. The photo is from my very own Bottle Brush, the genus Callistemon which belongs to the family Myrtaceae and is grown throughout Australia. They love water, again if you live in Texas or other dry...

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32-0-8 – What Do these Fertilizer Numbers Mean?

32-0-8 – What Do these Fertilizer Numbers Mean?

Ever wondered what the three numbers represent on a bag of fertilizer for your lawn and landscaping plants mean? Choosing the correct fertilizer can be a challenge. Three of the elements necessary for lawn and plant growth are oxygen, hydrogen and carbon. These are all available from the environment free of charge! Image Source: Hedera helix seedling However, plants also need nutrients that aren’t always available. Nutrients don’t stay long in the soil and have to be replenished...

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Lawn Aerating: The Benefits of Aerating Your Lawn

Lawn Aerating: The Benefits of Aerating Your Lawn

Often heard friends, acquaintances or lawn professionals talk about the benefits of lawn aeration? British Lawns will give you a more in-depth explanation on what this process actually does for your lawn and also explain the do’s and don’ts that some industry leaders ignore. What is Lawn Aerating? Aerating is the process of punching holes into your lawn to allow air flow, enable fertilizers to work better and allow water to reach the roots more easily. Image Source: Originally found here,...

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