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Hi! I'm Caitlin, the Recruiting Specialist and Company Ambassador for Myatt Landscaping. I handle hiring, outreach, social media, and basically whatever else comes my way! My background is in horticulture, but I'm loving my new role in human resources and marketing. On this blog, I will be sharing some of the training we do with our crews so that others can benefit too, and I'll share stories about the amazing people who are part of the Myatt Landscaping family. Welcome!

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

#TeachingTuesday: Tulip Poplar

 Tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) is a large, native, deciduous tree. It is also referred to as tulip tree, or yellow poplar. The straight species, meaning the one found in the wild, can... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

This week’s plant of the week is the Japanese flowering cherry tree. Flowering cherries look beautiful when blooming in the spring, but can look messy at other times in the year. The most common ornamental cherry trees in the landscape are... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

This week, we’re focusing on gardenia, also known as cape jasmine. The scientific name is Gardenia jasminoides. The genus name honors Alexander Garden (1730-1791), a Scottish physician, botanist and zoologist who settled in Charleston,... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

This week, our plant is American arborvitae, or Thuja occidentalis. American arborvitae is a slender, evergreen tree native to eastern North America. It has a broad pyramidal shape, and rich green summer color. The most common cultivar is... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

This week, our plant is Swamp Sunflower, or Helianthus angustifolius. It’s a large, native, herbaceous perennial that grows to about 6 feet tall every year from the ground up. It blooms in the late fall, making it one of the last... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

Echinacea and Rudbeckia are a couple of powerhouse perennial genuses! The most common species, Echinacea purpurea (purple coneflower) and Rudbeckia fulgida (black-eyed susan), are very popular in perennial borders,... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

This week we are covering Daylilies, or Hemerocallis. Daylilies are an herbaceous perennial, which means they die back to the ground during winter, and have no woody stems. Hinted at by the genus name, which comes from the Greek words... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

There are several species of Wisteria, but three are most commonly encountered in the landscape: Chinese, Japanese, and American wisteria (Wisteria sinensis, W. floribunda, and W. frutescens). Both Chinese and Japanese are very aggressive... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

If you live in the south or have visited the south in the summer, you have without a doubt experienced firsthand the popularity of crape myrtles. Not only seen in gardens and landscapes, crape myrtles are tough enough to be a common choice for street... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

Meadow or wood sage is a generic name for a few species of salvia that are similar. It includes Salvia nemerosa, Salvia pratensis, Salvia x sylvestris, and many other hybrids. Other common names applied to these sages include: meadow sage, violet... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

Japanese privet is a tough evergreen shrub tolerant of a variety of conditions making a great choice for many North and South Carolina landscapes. It is drought tolerant, salt tolerant (important for those on the coast!), deer resistant, and will... read more.

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Irises have captivated human interest for thousands of years, from ancient Egypt where it was used by pharaohs as a symbol of power, to ancient Greece and Rome, where the name of the flower originated from the goddess of the rainbow, Iris. More... read more.