Plant Tag

You've been walking out your back door to an area of your home that should bring relief from the stress of the day but when you do you are hit with an ominous question, what should I do with my backyard. For some of you,...

With the advent of the heavy rains we've been having in Oklahoma, new plants may be showing signs of stress. Things to look for are yellowing of leaves and/or brownish spots, wilted leaves and quite possibly defoliation. Also, if the leaves are turning black or...

Time for another installation of Jerry's favorite plants for Oklahoma landscapes! Today's special variety is the Smoke Tree or Cotinus coggygri. The Smoke Tree so called for its small pink “tufts” exhibited in the Spring. These tuft blossoms “puff” in the warmth of early Summer,...

When it comes to landscapes, domestic forces, in the form of dogs and cats, can be just as destructive as any force of nature. They dig and chew and leave a mess, and can generally be a nuisance. Rather than do away with the love...

If you were blind to all but one color of the rainbow and were asked to describe that rainbow to an artist, how accurate do you think that artist's rendering might appear to someone with normal site? This is one of the challenges faced by...

Spring! Time for weeds to make their annual return to battle against your flowers and ground covers. If you are doing your own beds this year, here are a few tips to make the arduous task less so. If you find it is still too...

While Ward Design Group strives for relevant, artistic design, we also aim to give our clients yards they can live in, and what better way to do that than with design elements that accommodate children. You may think that children and good design are mutually...

Many people assume that once Winter hits unless it snows, their landscape loses most of its visual impact. With the right Winter Interest plants, this does not have to be the case. In fact, many plants look their best when Old Man Winter sends a...

When thinking of landscaping, many homeowners never get past plant material. Plants are great and represent most of the landscaping that has been done down through history. They also represent a major portion of the cost of many installs and add their own cost to...