By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

Euphorbias are a fascinating group of plants. There are over 2,000 species in the genus Euphorbia, including cactus-like plants such as crown-of-thorns, and well-known flowers such as poinsettias. Many of the species are native to southern Africa,... read more.

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Almost everyone has come in contact with dianthus at some point in their lives. The carnations in floral arrangements are a type of dianthus, it’s a popular fall annual flower, and there are also perennial types as well. Dianthus is ancient... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

Wow, it has been a tough start to our fall flower season! Last week we broke multiple heat records, and had both the hottest day of 2019 and the hottest latest day of the year of all-time. Super weird for October… Anyway, our crews pushed... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

We started our fall flower rotation yesterday, so our training for the crews this morning focused on how to fill out the paperwork correctly for each installation, and a quick review of the plants we covered over the last three weeks. So, while we... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

The Myatt team is gearing up for the fall flower rotation, which starts this Monday! In preparation for that, we focused on Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon,’ or golden variegated sweet flag (also called ogon grass) in our training today. These make... read more.

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Going into fall, we always like to review different Carex species with our crews. One reason is that we use carex in our fall container plantings, and another is that we want to prevent any accidental cutbacks. The genus "Carex" is made up of... read more.

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We took a short break from the blog this summer, but are happy to be back this week with one of our favorite trees--the Japanese maple, Acer palmatum. This species has an incredible variety of sizes, colors, leaf shapes, and habits. Ranging in height... read more.

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Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm' looks enchanting in a perennial border. Today our crews reviewed one of the most popular perennials, black-eyed susans, or Rudbeckia sp. The main species are: Rudbeckia fulgida, black-eyed... read more.

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The first summer flowers were installed about 6 weeks ago, so our crews are starting to pinch back some of the more vigorous growers to keep them in check. For Teaching Tuesday, we reviewed these three superstar performers for hot summers. All three... read more.

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You can't get much more southern than a southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)! From the enormous, iconic flowers with their heavy, summery scent to the glossy evergreen leaves that look stunning in every season, it's no wonder these trees are a... read more.

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Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Pedunculata'Photo credit: Maryann DebskiJCRA Photo Collection Today our crews reviewed an interesting evergreen shrub, Cephalotaxus harringtonia, or the Japanese plum yew. Although it has a similar name and similar... read more.

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Paeonia lactifloraPhoto credit: Debra Singer-HarterJCRA Photo Collection What gorgeous weather we had today, after all those storms on Monday! Today we reviewed one of the showiest garden plants with our crews, the peony (Paeonia sp.). Peonies... read more.