The Big Picture
Have you ever gone on vacation and splurged on some exotic clothing item, only to return home and realize it doesn’t really go with your lifestyle or anything in your closet? The same thing can happen in your landscape. We gardeners are impulsive buyers. While it’s great to get that Silk Floss Tree you can’t live without or to pop some bright Gazanias into a bed that needs color, it’s also a good idea to step back once in a while and take a look at the big picture.
If your landscaping has lost that pulled-together look or an area of your yard needs a complete overhaul, we’re here to help. At Evergreen Nursery we have everything you need to achieve your ideal design. Remember that trees and large shrubs are the foundation of your landscape. If your trees are overgrown or reaching the end of their lifespan, you can start by replacing them with flowering varieties like Crape Myrtle or Purple-leaf Flowering Plum or a California classic tree like the Coast Live Oak. Choose a variety of shrubs in varying sizes and textures to complement them. Foliage doesn’t just come in green - bring in golds like Golden Euonymus and Old Gold Juniper and reds like Tequila Sunrise Coprosma and Red Tip Photinia.
Make sure your beds combine plants with similar needs for watering and sun exposure. If you’re switching over to a more waterwise landscape, contrast large succulents with a variety of companion plants like Lantana, Leptospermum, Kangaroo Paw and Fortnight Lily.
If you follow us on social media, you may have noticed our recent posts featuring landscape ideas that include plants we grow here at Evergreen Nursery. By providing you with photos of actual creative plant combinations, you may be inspired to try some new plants with your old favorites. If you don’t follow us already, come join us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter! Is it time for a new look? Come on in, bring the kids and the dog – we’ll be waiting for you right here at Evergreen Nursery.
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