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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

This week’s plant of the week is the daffodil, known by the scientific name Narcissus. The name is based on the mythology of the Greek god Narcissus, whose vanity leads to his own death and all that remains of him after he dies is a flower.... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

This week’s plant of the week is winter jasmine. The scientific name of winter jasmine is Jasminum nudiflorum, meaning “naked flower” because it blooms before it leafs out.

Winter jasmine is a semi-evergreen shrub... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

Ornamental grasses are a very large and diverse group of plants. A few examples are maiden grass (Miscanthus spp.), fountaingrass (Pennisetum spp.), switchgrass or panicgrass (Panicum spp.), muhly grass (Muhlenbergia... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

This week, we are focusing on the southern waxmyrtle, also known as southern bayberry. This fast-growing evergreen shrub is native to South Carolina and surrounding southern states. Its fast growth rate and tolerance of deer, drought, wind, salt,... read more.

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.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

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.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in Uncategorized

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.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in Uncategorized

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.