Garden Color

Jonathan Burns
How to Become a Camellia Collector

There are some things in life that you just can’t get enough of, like good friends, good food, and things that bring you joy. It’s easy to add more friends and food to your life, the two go together so well! However, continually adding things

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Jonathan Burns
Easy Color in the Shade

(3-Minute Read) Tallahassee Summers can be hard to handle. Just going from the house to the car can result in a sweat soaked shirt, for goodness sake! If you love to garden but can’t take the heat, learning to work with shade is a must.

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Jonathan Burns
Aromatherapy In the Shade

Summer heat has us all running for the shade, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Shady gardens are a great place to expend our horticultural efforts. Read this quick blog to see how easy it is to add sweet fragrance plants to your shady beds. The sense of smell will kick your shady spaces up a notch.

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Jonathan Burns
5 Cold-hardy Plants with Tropical Flair

Tropical plants are all about being bold. Large leaves, bright colors, and strong textures can’t be overlooked in the home landscape. Most of the plants that meet the tropical description hail from warm climates like rainforests and jungles, so it’s no surprise most of them can’t survive our freezing winter temperatures.

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Jonathan Burns
Benefits of Reblooming Hydrangeas

When It Comes to Flowers, More is Better! I’ve been watching my stock of hydrangeas the last few weeks with untold anticipation. Every day I take note of which varieties are starting to produce buds and in the last few days I’ve even been able

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Jonathan Burns
Is it Time to Plant Old-Fashioned Impatiens Again?

Every gardener I know has been a mess over the trouble with old-fashioned Impatiens (Impatiens walleriana). For many decades these colorful flowers adorned the shady spots of gardens around the world. They were one of, if not the easiest annual to grow for most gardeners and we loved them. Then the trouble started.

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Jonathan Burns
Introduction to Native Azaleas

Native Azaleas offer you the opportunity to add unique, show-stopping beauty to your landscape and help out our local wildlife at the same time. Stunning clusters of trumpet shaped blooms come in a rainbow of pink, red, orange, yellow, and white. Native Azaleas are a

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Mickey Clickner
Total Guide to Growing Tomatoes

Breaking into growing tomatoes or refining your tomato growing skills isn’t always the easiest thing. With the help from Espoma, we’ve localized a Total Guide to Growing Tomatoes for our Tallahassee family. Click the first page of the gallery to read and learn!

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Jonathan Burns
Tallahassee’s Complete Guide to Roses

Tallahassee Nurseries has 80+ varieties of roses to offer this Winter / Spring of 2020! We are so excited to offer our customers this amazing selection of roses, and now is the perfect time to plant for strong spring blooms. We have a huge shipment

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Jonathan Burns
Color in the Cold

As fall turns to winter, many blooming landscape plants take a rest from their colorful summer displays. Try some of these plants that offer interest all year long with bold and bright evergreen leaves.

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Jonathan Burns
A Helping Hand for Your Roses

We just got in a shipment of really great roses, and I’m really excited about them. These roses have special roots, called Fortuniana rootstock. These special roots help the roses growing on top of them to be stronger and live longer. Before we take a look at how these special plants can work for you, I’d like first to explain what all this talk of rootstock is about.

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Mickey Clickner
Keep It Cool With Pansies!

Don’t let those cute little faces fool you — pansies are tougher than they look — and unafraid of a little cold weather. However, pansies are not tough to grow and offer a lot of cool season color while asking only a little in return.

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Jonathan Burns
What Kind of Rose are You?

Have you ever wondered what type of rose you would be if you were a rose bush? By assessing your own lifestyle you can best choose the rose that fits seamlessly in your garden and your schedule. Click to see the categories to find your perfect fit!

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Jonathan Burns
What to Do After a Hurricane

What to do next: First and foremost we hope that you and your family stayed safe through this storm. We want to be here as a resource now as you rebuild and restore your landscape.  It’s important to not only think about replacing down trees

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Jonathan Burns
5 Ways to Showcase your Roses

In the short time since, dozens of other equally easy to care for roses have hit the market in every color and shape imaginable. Collectively, these easy care roses are called shrub roses.

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Jonathan Burns
Good Hedges Make Good Friends

Most people would say they know all there is to know on the topic of hedges. Step 1, pick a plant. Step 2, plant a line of them. Step 3, oh wait, you’re done. Well I think the overlooked hedge plantings of our homes and

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Mickey Clickner
Gingers: A Hidden Gem

An often over looked specimen in the shade garden which can add vibrancy and life to your less sunny areas. They come in such a wide array of sizes and colors there’s surely a variety well suited for your garden. Although Gingers are not first

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Jonathan Burns
Abelias: An Old Favorite

I was recently exploring the old Roseland Cemetery in Monticello, FL, when I came across a stunning old planting of abelias. The afternoon light filtered through the large hedge, highlighting the various shades of rosy pink and dark green foliage. The fine-textured leaves allowed a

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Jonathan Burns
The Humble Azalea

I’m a native son of Tallahassee, born and raised. For me, and so many others from this area, springtime means azaleas. Massive Indica Azalea hedges are such an integral part of the Tallahassee landscape. However, sometimes we forget they’re even there until the spring explosion

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Jonathan Burns
Rose is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose

Well a rose may be a rose but just what kind of rose it is makes all the difference if you want to pick the plant that’s perfect for your garden. Familiarize yourself with these rose types to make sure you get the rose that

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Mickey Clickner
5 New Arrivals You Need This Summer

School’s out, the cicadas are singing and the fireflies are dancing. It must be June in Tallahassee. With our seasonal heat and humidity on the rise it’s easy to feel bogged down the second you step outside but don’t lock up in the A.C. yet.

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Mickey Clickner
Flauntin’ Flowers

Flauntin’ Flowers Wow! What a week and what a spring so far! Our April showers have certainly led to May flowers here at the nursery and there couldn’t be more options for color in your garden. We’ve had delivery after delivery of picturesque plants arrive

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Jonathan Burns
Drift Roses For the Win

Drift Roses are a newer line of low maintenance roses that come in a wide range of colors and flower shapes but all possess a low profile growth habit ranging from 2-4 feet tall and 3-5 feet wide.

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camellias
Jonathan Burns
Camellia Buying Guide

If you’ve never heard of a camellia, imagine an evergreen shrub with dark green glossy leaves that emphatically bloom through any winter cold Tallahassee has in store for us. Blooms from these versatile plants will continue to delight through fall and spring.

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