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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.

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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.

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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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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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Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum' Now that temperatures are up in 80's and everyone is hurrying to get trees and shrubs planted before the summer heat sets in, it's a good time to review proper watering. The important thing to remember is that once a... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

The redbud, Cercis, is one of the most beautiful native trees in the eastern US. Cercis canadensis, the eastern redbud, is the one we see in the Carolinas most commonly. The tiny light purple/pink flowers (there are also white varieties) open in early... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

Even if you don't do any gardening or landscaping at all, if you live in the south, you probably know what an azalea looks like. In April, you can drive around any neighborhood to see the brightly colored shrubs completely covered in blooms. Many... read more.

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Spring is really here! We are seeing so many beautiful flowering plants in the landscape this week. To finish out March, we will be covering the loropetalum shrub, or Chinese fringe flower (Loropetalum chinense). This plant has been in the United... read more.

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What a beautiful St. Patrick's Day weekend, reaching the upper 70's on Friday, and even though the temps dropped back down, we had clear sunny weather Friday through Sunday! We're doubling up today to get back on schedule,... read more.