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Wallace Gardens specializes in Southeastern horticulture.
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Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Twisty Baby’ (Dwarf Black... | Wallace Gardens

Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Twisty Baby’ (Dwarf Black... | Wallace Gardens | Garden Design with Wallace Gardens | Scoop.it
Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Twisty Baby’ (Dwarf Black Locust) 



Before planting this tree, it’s important to appreciate the entire tree, for better or worse.
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An excellent nectar source for honey bees. 

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March 14th is Pi Day!  And to celebrate we are... | Wallace Gardens

March 14th is Pi Day!  And to celebrate we are... | Wallace Gardens | Garden Design with Wallace Gardens | Scoop.it
March 14th is Pi Day!  And to celebrate we are going to honor the Pinophyta Division (conifers) of the Plant Kingdom, specifically, trees with botanical names that begin with “Pi” ~ like Picea and Pinus.  Pinophytes are gymnosperms...
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Celebrating Pi Day (March 14th) with conifers whose botanical names begin with "Pi." Happy Pi Day! 

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In honor of Georgia Arbor Day (February 15, 2013)...

In honor of Georgia Arbor Day (February 15, 2013)... | Garden Design with Wallace Gardens | Scoop.it

In honor of Georgia Arbor Day (February 15, 2013), I’m featuring one of my favorite conifers:  Picea orientalis ‘Skylands’ (Skylands Spruce)  


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Gardening with conifers: the Skylands Spruce is sure to make an impression.

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February is National Bird Feeding Month

February is National Bird Feeding Month | Garden Design with Wallace Gardens | Scoop.it

Which landscape plants are useful for attracting birds?

 

Listed below are my top ten favorite trees and shrubs that produce berries for birds ~ and because birds have color vision, choosing plants with red berries is like having “bird magnets” in the garden. REMEMBER: some berries that are edible for birds, can be toxic to humans. 

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Gardening is for the birds - especially if you choose some of these berry-producing landscape trees and shrubs. 

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Cool weather annual here in Georgia: Cineraria.... | Wallace Gardens

Cool weather annual here in Georgia: Cineraria.... | Wallace Gardens | Garden Design with Wallace Gardens | Scoop.it
Cool weather annual here in Georgia: Cineraria. Beautiful shades of blue and lavender last for a long time on an Autumn porch.
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The Hydrangeas and Mrs. Jones. Aren’t they the... | Wallace Gardens

The Hydrangeas and Mrs. Jones. Aren’t they the... | Wallace Gardens | Garden Design with Wallace Gardens | Scoop.it
The Hydrangeas and Mrs. Jones. Aren’t they the B-O-M-B @GreenSoil? They have been drinking (well, I’ve been feeding them) this fabulous “moo poo tea” from Authentic Haven Brand (a small American business in California).
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Two companion roses, both easily maintained as... | Wallace Gardens

Two companion roses, both easily maintained as... | Wallace Gardens | Garden Design with Wallace Gardens | Scoop.it

Two companion roses, both easily maintained as small shrubs. Talk about a color riot! Left: Coral Drift which boasts good winter hardiness; and right: Midnight Blue, which boasts a strong, spicy-clove scent.

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Growing Succulents in Georgia, Zone 7B

Growing Succulents in Georgia, Zone 7B | Garden Design with Wallace Gardens | Scoop.it
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There are a handful of succulents that will stay evergreen throughout the winter in Georgia, Zone 7B. When nestled in container gardens, it's like having an open jewelry box on your porch. 

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Picea omorika ‘Pendula Bruns’ (Weeping Blue Spruce)

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Picea omorika ‘Pendula Bruns’ (Weeping Blue Spruce) 

Talk about the perfect “vertical accent” for the garden….it would have to be this fine-textured conifer.

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Addicted to conifers: here's a beauty. Narrow, upright, elegant. 

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Chioanthus virginicus (Fringetree)

Chioanthus virginicus (Fringetree) | Garden Design with Wallace Gardens | Scoop.it

Chioanthus virginicus (Fringetree or Grancy Gray Beard) is a native to the Southeastern United States. The tree is a prolific bloomer, with fragrant, fringe-like flowers appearing in April on both male and female plants. It is best utilized as an understory tree, where it can be protected from harsh afternoon sun ~ it is the perfect specimen tree for a woodland garden.

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One of those perfect plants for landscapes: native, deer proof, fragrant - and a real show-stopper when in bloom. 

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This little citrus tree was given to me by one of... | Wallace Gardens

This little citrus tree was given to me by one of... | Wallace Gardens | Garden Design with Wallace Gardens | Scoop.it

This little citrus tree was given to me by one of my nurseries to “test drive” through the winter. I planted it up with some ‘Citrus’ Violas and placed it at one of my client’s homes in a sunny, exposed area. 

*fingers crossed* Let’s hope it truly is hardy to Zone 6 (we’re in Zone 7B here in Georgia). I’ll continue to feed it Moo Poo Tea from Authentic Haven Natural Brew through the winter.

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Let the Winter Gardens Begin! #PansyFrenzy | Wallace Gardens

Let the Winter Gardens Begin! #PansyFrenzy | Wallace Gardens | Garden Design with Wallace Gardens | Scoop.it

Container Garden installations in full swing! 

Utilizing a combination of flowers, foliage, and perennials, with lots of spring bulbs buried below for Spring Bling.  

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Give me back my dirt! Please?

Give me back my dirt! Please? | Garden Design with Wallace Gardens | Scoop.it

I’d like you to meet my favorite soil:  Jungle Growth. It is made in Statham (Barrow County), Georgia, not too far from where I do business. I used to be able to purchase it at Lowe’s in Suwanee, Georgia, until last spring, when for reasons unknown to me, it became unavailable.

Like many consumers, I try to use as many locally made and/or grown materials as possible. Jungle Growth is a superior product, I am able to produce amazing results with it, and have been an avid user for years. No other product can compete. I use several hundred bags of this soil every year….and now it takes an Act of Congress to get my hands on a pallet, even though it is made right here in my own state. It’s very frustrating.
 

Yes, Wal-Mart carries this product. No, I don’t do business with Wal-Mart (but I won’t go into detail). Lowe’s has been a great place for me to do business as far as “big box” supply stores go. However, the other products Lowe’s offers as a replacement soil are inferior and I don’t use them - because that would compromise the quality of my work.
 

Remember the pictures of container gardens that I post here on tumblr, on facebook, on twitter, on pinterest, on scoop.it - and all those flowering trees and shrubs? They’ve all been planted in Jungle Growth. No, Jungle Growth isn’t paying me to write this. They don’t even answer their phone. They just make good dirt. It’s that simple.

Another really great thing about Jungle Growth? They’ll tell you why:

Every time you buy a bag of Jungle Growth you are helping us as we help to “Rescue the Jungle” by donating a portion of our profits to various conservation groups and their worthy efforts to help save the rainforests and endangered species animals, and also help the people who live in the rainforest regions.
 

Come on, Lowe’s. Give me back my dirt! Please?

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{In the Garden} Q&A with Nancy Wallace of Wallace Gardens

{In the Garden} Q&A with Nancy Wallace of Wallace Gardens | Garden Design with Wallace Gardens | Scoop.it
Today I’m so very pleased to introduce you to Nancy Wallace, owner of Wallace Gardens in Georgia, and her design work. When she’s not in the garden or running her business, you can find...
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