Creating a private oasis around your pool is essential for enjoyment and relaxation without prying eyes. Many homeowners need tall privacy screening for various reasons. One of the most common is blocking views from the neighboring homes' second-story windows. Using fast-growing evergreen trees is the most effective and aesthetically pleasing way to enhance your pool's … Continue reading Enhance Your Pool’s Privacy with Fast-Growing Evergreen Trees
Nellie R Stevens Holly trees are an evergreen hybrid holly that is a perfect addition to transform your landscape. This tree is a cross between English Holly (Ilex aquifolium) and Chinese Holly (Ilex cornuta). These hybrid holly trees are hardy and require low maintenance, making them an excellent choice for homeowners. Originally cultivated in 1954 … Continue reading Transform Your Landscape with Nellie Stevens Hollies
Are you tired of your nosy neighbors or unwanted views in your yard? Hybrid evergreen trees may be the solution you need. Read our blog to learn about the advantages of hybrid evergreen for privacy.
Privacy trees are almost always at the top of the list for homeowners moving into a new home or when new construction buildings go up around you. We all want to feel our home and garden are our own, and nothing does that better than evergreen privacy screens. Got nosey neighbors? Privacy trees are the … Continue reading How to Pick the Right Privacy Tree
In our last blog, we talked about soil types affecting the availability and uptake of plant nutrients. Sandy soils , which drain quickly, may not have sufficient N, P and K due to leaching, as the water rapidly leaves a sand area. Over the years rains can remove a lot of nutrients from a porous area to the garden. Regular watering is needed to establish new trees and may move materials away also, from sandy planting mix. If you could see a cross section of the soil draining, the water you are applying moves rapidly out of the sand in a more pointed, dagger like profile.
Picking out live eco-friendly Christmas trees has become a tradition for many families. Oh, the fun of walking amongst the trees to find just the right one to fit the space and have the perfect shape. Getting the tree home and standing upright in the stand without falling over well, can be an adventure too... … Continue reading Eco-Friendly Christmas Trees
The largest evergreen trees for privacy screening that we grow and transplant, are 15 feet tall Thuja Green Giant Arborvitaes. For almost 40 years we have successfully planted large green giant privacy screens throughout the Baltimore/Washington area. Our green giant trees are grown from rooted cuttings at Pryor's Nursery in Damascus, Maryland. On our website we … Continue reading How Tall Are The Evergreen Trees We Grow Locally?
Early this spring a client asked me to plant our Nellie Stevens Holly trees to form a privacy screen at his place in Oxford, Maryland. Wow!! Oxford, Maryland, home of the original Nellie Stevens Holly, is where ~ 100 years ago, gardener Nellie R. Stevens experimented with holly cross-breeding and cultivated a new variety that carries … Continue reading Home of the Original Nellie Stevens Holly
Today we also use holly trees to create beautiful living fences for year round privacy screening. The holly trees can be trimmed a bit during the holiday season so you can make your own wreath or kissing ball. Or, you can go eco friendly by using a live holly tree as your holiday tree, then plant it in your yard afterwards.
The late spring is the time every year when the Nellie Stevens holly creates new berries. The hollies are cross pollinated by the bees. Hollies that have pollinated flowers will develop small green berries that will grow and become red in the fall.