After a hard freeze, we often see damage to plants that had survived normal winter weather. When that happens, it’s useful to look around your neighborhood and other landscapes to see what shrubs not only survived, but also look good.
Trees & Shrubs
Tree and Shrub Planting Guide
Planting a tree the right way doesn’t have to be complicated! Let us walk you through how to do it.
Hummingbirds Arrive in Houston!
Now that August is here, it’s time to make your garden ready for hummingbirds that will be passing through Houston this month! Hummingbirds typically make their way through Houston for a short period in spring during their northern migration. A majority of this population usually returns for a month, or a bit longer, in August […]
Get Ready for a Fabulous Fall Garden!
August: Yep, it’s hot and humid. It’s also probably not when gardening is front and center on your mind. But experienced gardeners know that August is the perfect time to start planning and plotting for the fall garden. If you don’t start now, it’s easy to get sucked into back-to-school and other fall events; before […]
Beautyberry: A Texas Native Showstopper!
You might have noticed that with the arrival of fall that one of our very best Texas native plants has started putting on its best show. American beautyberry, Callicarpa sp, is best known for its fantastic display of fall berries; most often in a stunning shade of purple. Beautyberry is an excellent native for Houston […]
The Best Screening Shrubs for Houston
You know the phrase “good fences make good neighbors”? Well, we couldn’t agree more! But what do you do when there is no fence or the fence is unsightly? Privacy screening shrubs to the rescue! Here at Buchanan’s, we think that living plants can make the best fences. Now through fall and winter is an […]
Chaste Tree, Vitex; A Favorite Texas Blooming Tree
As summer approaches, so does a bounty of blue and purple-flowering summer perennials and annuals, such as salvia, scabiosa and scaevola. Plants that flower in the purple color range attract butterflies to the garden, making for a lively show. But purple is not just for herbaceous perennials and annuals: One of our favorite blooming trees […]