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19 Jun 2018

Acuba’s

Description: Hello All… So sorry for being gone for a while. We have had a lot going on these past few weeks.  WE HAVE A GRADUATE!!! Can’t believe Cody has graduated.  But enough about us.  Today we want to talk to you about Acuba plants. These plants are beautiful EVERGREEN shrubs that love the shade and and they can grow 6-10 ft tall.  Their leaves are nice leathery green or have a golden that can reach 5-8 inches in length.  These shrubs may have some flowers on them but they are planted for the EVERGREEN foliage they have.

The Acuba does really well the more shade they get.  If this plant is in to much sun the leaves will wilt and turn black.  The more shade this shrub gets the nicer the foliage is.  The acuba survives in our southern winters and cold snaps.  Thank the Good Lord for that.  🙂 These shrubs need well drained soil.  When watering these plants make sure you water with cold water and not hot water from the hose.  If the water is too hot you could encourage disease and no one wants that.  You plant these shrubs about 4 ft. apart.  They may grow a little slower but to keep them the height you want you just prune the tops of them. If you have the variegated type of acuba use it as a specimen, in screens or groupings, provided it is planted in shade. The variegated types brighten a dark corner or break the monotony of a large sea of green.

Mulching these plants is pretty easy.  You need a 2-3 inch layer of mulch around and over the base of the plants to help the soil hold moisture and to help prevent weeds.  Hey these shrubs are not liked by insects too much so that’s a plus. lol.. These shrubs are pretty disease resistant as well.

 

 

Features

The Features of these shrubs These shrubs are EVERGREEN.  That way you have a beautiful plant all year.  These shrubs LOVE the shade and grow 6-10 ft tall.  The leaves are a nice green and golden color and can reach 5-8 inches in length.  Acuba’s are pretty disease resistant and insects are not a big fan of them.  They come in a variegated type as well.  There are 5 different varieties of acuba’s. They do well when planted in a group or as a screen.

 

Functions

Functions:They are great to plant in mass.  They make a wall of beautiful EVERGREEN and depending on the type of acuba you decide on you may have leaves with beautiful golden color on them.  They brighten a dark corner or break up the sea of green if it is the variegated variety.

 

Benefits:

Benefits of these shrubs are:

  • Very nice EVERGREEN
  • Perfect for the shade
  • Will make a terrific screen shrub when planted in a mass group.
  • They come in 5 different varieties
  • Pretty much disease resistant
  • Insects do NOT like them!!

 Summary:

Acuba’s are nice EVERGREEN shrubs that come in 5 different varieties.  They are pretty disease resistant and insects do not like them.  Praise the Lord!!! The acuba loves the shade and moist soil.  they grow 6-10 ft tall so they will be perfect for a blank wall or corner of your house.  They make a pretty EVERGREEN wall of shrubs when planted together. You plant these shrubs about 4 ft. apart.  Mulching is a pretty simple step.  You need a 2-3 inch layer of mulch around and over the base of the plants to help the soil hold moisture and to help prevent weeds

Hope you enjoy learning a little about acuba’s.  I promise to get on here more frequently to give you some insight on some other plants.  We pray that each of you have a terrific day and please let us know if we can help you in any way.

Cortney with EVERGREEN commander!

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

16 May 2018

Encore Azalea’s

Description:

Encore Azalea’s are some wonderful shrubs to have.  These new type of azalea’s are dwarf in size compared to the ole timey azalea’s. These azalea’s are wonderful to put under a window or in any space you would like in you design.   They bloom 2 different times of the year and are so beautiful with all the  different colors they have.  The colors range from  pastel pink to rich coral to jewel-toned purple and red. Encore Azalea’s are EVERGREEN which is awesome.  You will always have a nice green bush in the winter months. These azalea’s attract all the gorgeous pollinators such as butterflies and hummingbirds. These gorgeous critters love the beautiful funnel shaped blooms.

These azalea’s love the morning sun and do really well with 4-6 hours of sun light.  These azalea’s are cold hardy plants as well. These plants are very useful in the fact that they can be used as a foundation plant or as a hedge bush.  These azalea’s are so pretty when they are planted in a bunch.  It makes a wall of beautiful blooms.  Encore azalea’s are gorgeous in containers as well.  You can bring them in in the colder months.  They can make some beautiful decorations for holidays.  When you using Encore azalea’s in your landscape design you create a very eye catching design.  These azalea’s are very hardy and very low maintenance.

 

Features:

The Features of the Encore Azalea are: They are dwarf in size.  They Bloom 2 different times of the year and they have a beautiful range of colors.  The colors range from pastel pink to rich coral to jewel-toned purple and red.  Encore azaleas are EVERGREEN. These azalea’s also attract the wonderful butterfly and hummingbird.  These little fella’s love the funnel shaped blooms.

They can be brought in in the colder months and make some very nice decoration for holiday’s.  You create a very eye catching landscape when you use these azalea’s in your design.  Their beautiful blooms and the fact they bloom more often creates a design you have to look twice at.

 

Functions

Functions of the Encore Azalea are: They can be used as a foundation plant or as a hedge bush.  These azalea’s are gorgeous when planted in a bunch.  This affect makes a wall of beautiful blooms.  They can be used in pretty containers too.  These plants are very hardy plants.  They can withstand the sunlight and the cold.  They perfer 4-6 hours of morning sun.  They are very suitable in any part of of your landscape design.

 

Benefits:

Benefits of Encore azalea’s:

  • Gorgeous plants to see
  • Very hardy plants that can with stand the heat and cold
  • Great plants to use as a foundation or hedge bush
  • Creates very eye catching landscape design
  • Attracts the hummingbird and butterfly
  • They are EVERGREEN!

 Summary:

These Azalea’s have some awesome benefits.  These new type of azalea’s are dwarf in size compared to the ole timey azalea’s. These azalea’s are wonderful to put under a window or in any space you would like in you design.   They bloom 2 different times of the year and are so beautiful with all the  different colors they have.  The colors range from  pastel pink to rich coral to jewel-toned purple and red. Encore Azalea’s are EVERGREEN which is awesome.  You will always have a nice green bush in the winter months. These azalea’s attract all the gorgeous pollinators such as butterflies and hummingbirds. These cute little critters love the beautiful funnel shaped blooms.

These azalea’s love the morning sun and do really well with 4-6 hours of sun light.  These azalea’s are cold hardy plants as well. These plants are very useful in the fact that they can be used as a foundation plant or as a hedge bush.  These azalea’s are so pretty when they are planted in a bunch.  It makes a wall of beautiful blooms.  Encore azalea’s are gorgeous in containers as well.  You can bring them in in the colder months.  They can make some beautiful decorations for holidays.  When you using Encore azalea’s in your landscape design you create a very eye catching design.  These azalea’s are very hardy and very low maintenance.

I hope you have enjoyed this information.  Stay tuned for some more blogs and please give me some feedback and ideas on what you would like to hear about.

Thank you and we hope you have a very Blessed Day

Cortney with EVERGREEN COMMANDER

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

14 May 2018

Description: This is a post regarding Encore Azalea’s.  These shrubs are some of the best.  They are beautiful, dwarf, and have a range of colors.  You will always know you have a beautiful shrub or plant year round.  We really like these azaleas due to the fact that they bloom around 3 times a year. Encore Azaleas are low maintenance. They require little pruning to retain good form. Encore azaleas attract all the Beautiful pollinators.  The azalea’s beautiful colors and funnel bloom are loved by the butterfly and hummingbird. Encore azaleas require less sun than the “ol timey” azaleas.  The morning sun is best with 4-6 hrs. a day for optimum growth. Encore azaleas are very low maintenance.

Encore azaleas are awesome and very functional plants.  They can be used for foundation plants, as hedges and are gorgeous to look at when planted in a bunch! These azaleas are terrific plants that can stay in a pot.  They can grow and look beautiful in gorgeous pots and can be brought indoors for the winter, which offers you a a awesome option for holiday decorations

 

Features:

The Encore azalea offers you a wide range of features.  They are dwarf in size which is awesome when planting under a window.  They have a range of colors from white to pastel pink to rich coral to jewel-toned purple and red! These azaleas are very low maintenance and hardy.  They are very bright and beautiful colors that bloom 3 different times of the year! The beautiful butterfly and hummingbird love these plants due to their gorgeous colors and funnel bloom!

These azaleas are very tolerant of the sun.  4-6 hours of the morning sun is best.  These azaleas are also cold hardy.

Functions:

These azaleas can be very functional for you!  They are great as foundation plants in your new or updated flower bed.  They can be used as hedges and are beautiful to look at when they are planted in a bunch.  They can be put in a pot and grow and look great especially as a holiday decoration. These azaleas are very low maintenance.

 

 

Benefits:

The benefits of these plants are…

  • Gorgeous to look at
  • Wide range of colors
  • Low maintenance
  • Attract hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Bloom 3 different times of the year!
  • These plants are EVERGREEN!! 

 Summary:

These azalea’s are terrific plants.  They are beautiful, EVERGREEN, and bloom 3 different times of the year.  They are dwarf in size which is awesome in flower beds.  They range in colors and are very low maintenance and very hardy. These azaleas are very sun tolerant. They do best in 4-6 hours of morning sun.  They are cold weather hardy as well.

I really hope you enjoy this information about azaleas.  WE love using these plants because of the functionality of these plants and the gorgeous colors they have.

Until next time Everybody!

God Bless you all

Cortney!

Phillipians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!