Many homeowners spend a lot of time choosing the right type of flowers, bushes and trees for their garden. Roses are a popular choice for most people because they remind people of love and romance. There is something romantic about such a beautiful flower that sprouts thorns to protect itself. Here are some things you might not know about Growing Roses in Texas.
Old, New and Wild
Old roses are a variety of this flower that existed prior to 1867. With 100s of varieties, old roses are lush and fragrant. These sturdy roses are perfect for many climates and growing locations. New roses are species created after 1867 as hybrids. These roses are bred for size, colors and fragrance. Wild roses have grown wild for 1,000s of years. Many people incorporate wild roses into their gardens for character.
Moving Your Roses
It is okay to cut back your roses and move them. However, this needs to be done in either the spring or the fall. In the summer months, the roses might become damaged due to the extreme heat of the summer while moving them. When you move your roses, you will want to dig a large hole to plant them in. After the rose bush is in its new home, add an organic fertilizer.
Pruning Your Roses
You should prune your roses in the Spring ahead of their blooming season, but not in the Fall. During the fall months, you should cut off any dead areas. It is your goal to make sure your roses grow with an open center to allow maximum airflow. While pruning your roses, take the time to remove any dead or dying stalks or weak canes.
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The dawn redwood is relatively maintenance-free and also fast growing. A large, narrow, pyramidal deciduous conifer. Bright green, soft, fern-like foliage turns to fall colors ranging from orange-brown to red-brown. This is a very special tree, historically as well as botanically. Consider giving it a home in your landscape and preserving one of the Earth’s most ancient of known species!
For those craving a beautiful oriental sensibility in their gardens, you don’t have to look any further than the Japanese maple. A common fixture in Japanese gardening, this tree is known for its vibrant leaf color and unique shape. This tree has now grown in popularity in the US due to their versatility. Their fiery color looks lovely in the autumn season.
The Japanese Maple, or Acer palmatum, is named for its hand-shaped leaves. The trees have been cultivated throughout the world, resulting in many different varieties of these trees. To determine if the Japanese maple is right for your area, there are few considerations to remember!
1. The ornamental tree grows in a 5-8 hardiness zone, and matures to heights of 15-25′ and leaf spread is around 20′. This tree should be planted with plenty of room to grow.
2. Japanese maples prefer acidic, moist, loamy, rich, sandy, and well-drained and clay soils. It has low drought tolerance, so well-drained and moist soils will give the tree its best growing environment.
3. This trees tolerates partial shade and full sun. About 4 hours of unfiltered direct sunlight are optimal for this tree’s development.
The landscaping uses of this tree are limitless. In its healthy growing environment, this tree fills out into a beautiful rounded shape, but can also be grown into a shrub, dependent upon gardener choice. Around May and June flowers will bloom through insect pollination. These flowers are reddish stalks of an umbrella shape. One of the best things about Japanese maples are their easy maintenance. They have no known problems with disease, and provide a welcome shelter for all types of wildlife. If you’re looking for ornamental trees that are both versatile and striking, contact us regarding our Japanese maples today. We provide organically grown maples at a wholesale and retail prices.
When many people think of evergreens, thoughts of Christmas trees and pine boughs come to mind. However, there is much more to evergreens than that. There are several species that bring something special to a Texas landscape and Blue Atlas Weeping Cedars are fine examples of that. Their scientific name is Cedrus atlantica ‘Galuca Pendula’ and you’ll find then on sale now at the Chambersville Tree Farm.
Blue Atlas Weeping Cedars are sold in 45-gallon containers or 34-inch boxes. By all landscaping standards, they are a relatively small species of drought-tolerant, slow-growing evergreen, which tends to reach a maximum height of 12 feet. We’d recommend placing Blue Atlas Weeping Cedars in sunny areas, wherever you’d like a great focal point.
Unlike other species of evergreen, Blue Atlas Weeping Cedars’ branches hang over in a manner similar to weeping willows. They stay green all year round and the needles often take on a pretty, silver-blue hue. It does not produce berries or flowers. However, the trunk and branches may be trained to suit a Texas landscaper or home gardener’s accent needs.
When it comes to soil quality, this type of evergreen tends to prefer acidic, well-drained loam with plenty of space for its root system to grow. Its root system tends to spread out as well as go deep below the soil’s surface. And it will typically need to be watered routinely until the roots become established. In most instances, that will take a year from the evergreen’s initial planting.
Once the Blue Atlas Weeping Cedar has been established and trained, there is very little work that will need to be done to it other than the occasional pruning. We’d recommend taking on that task in the winter. To learn more about the Blue Atlas Weeping Cedar and other good-looking evergreens, please contact us.
Trees have long been used for shade in landscaping. They gracefully lend a sense of majesty and beauty. Trees impart a sense of ownership and history as well. Crape myrtles are a flowering tree that lend a sense of style and elegance to modern Texas landscapes.
Many trees flower for a few weeks in the spring and early summer. They then grow past the flowering stage as their blossoms turn into nuts or berries. The beauty of the flowers is a transitory condition and lasts a short time. This is not the case with crape myrtles. They display their beautiful flowers all summer and well into autumn for continued color in any landscape.
Large Color Variety
Crape myrtles come in many different colors. These range from white and pink flowers and go all the way through red and purple blossoms. This is dependent on the choice of tree chosen. Each variety of tree has its own color blossoms. This makes pairing the tree with a certain area or garden scheme an easy choice for color matching.
A Range Of Sizes
Making the choice to plant a tree depends on the size the tree will grow. This is not an issue with the crape myrtle tree. Sizes range from only 1 foot to trees that will grow up to 100 feet tall. The range of height gives these beautiful trees a wide variety of location options for the grower. Their use in large or small areas and their size makes them the perfect complement for any garden area.
There are a great deal of choices for crape myrtles and we have nearly 30 varieties available. Please contact us for help with choosing the perfect tree for your landscaping needs.
Chambersville Tree Farm Testimonial:
Ever since I moved into my house 3 years ago, I have been unhappy with my landscaping. The builders landscaper never listened to me and planted things that I didn’t want. I tried to redo things myself with no success. I had a quote from another company, but it was $10K. After finding out that Anna, from Chambersville Tree Farm, did landscape design, I had her come out to give me a quote. She did an amazing job in completely transforming my beds from mismatched and ugly, to beautiful! She stayed within a reasonable budget and even reused my existing plants. For the first time in 3 years, I am proud of how beautiful the front of my house looks! I highly recommend Anna, and Chambersville Tree Farm, they are a great company who puts their clients first!
Its going to be a beautiful day so make sure you stop by Chambersville Tree Farms for Rose Dango A Celebration of Blooms this Saturday, May 2nd! We will start at 8 am with coffee and donuts. The day will be full of tours, rose sales, and information about our beautiful roses!
We will have several speakers including Claude Graves who will be informing us on the dangers of Rose Rosette disease.
You won’t want to miss this event! Visit RoseDango.com for more information! We will see you THIS SATURDAY, MAY 2nd!
Spring is here at Chambersville Tree Farms and you won’t want to miss our 8th Annual RoseDango Celebration! It will take place on Saturday, May 2nd. Come ready to walk our gardens, hear informative speakers, and purchase some roses of your own! The event opens at 8:00am with coffee and donuts and the gates will close at 5 pm. Please join us in our celebration of blooms!
Not only is RoseDango a celebration of roses and wine, but it’s a learning experience too! Join our speakers on their adventures with roses and enjoy free admission to each presentation!
Last week, Chambersville Tree Farm attended the Collin County Garden Show. The Garden Show is an indoor event packed with exciting and informative educational events with hands on activities and demos from local experts. Presentations were made by well-known keynote speakers, including Claude Graves, who discussed the Rose Rosette disease. The emphasis on the show was Earth Kind Gardening. We spent the day listening to experts and learning about Earth-Kind gardening in Collin County.
The Texas A&M Forest Service website is a great online resource for Texas Trees. On their website, you will find information that can help you plan for your available space and determine how to care for your tree after it’s planted. There are distinct characteristics with every tree and the Texas Tree Planting Guide provides information on watering needs, tree size, leaf type and growth rate, etc. You can also contact the Chambersville Tree Farm with tree planting questions and we can help you find the perfect tree.
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