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Gardening, Wildlife

Adding Native Plants to your Landscape

The trees and shrubs available at Cross Creek Nursery are native to dozens of different countries with different habitats and climates. Crape Myrtles, for example, grow natively in eastern Asia but many homeowners in the southeastern United States choose to… Continue Reading…

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The Best Perennials for a Pollinator Garden

There’s nothing better than the sound of bees buzzing and the glimpse of butterfly wings around your garden. Not only do these creatures add liveliness to your yard, but they’re also critical members of our ecosystem that need our support.… Continue Reading…

Gardening

Preparing the Garden for Spring

Spring Ushers InSpring is almost here! Although, with how warm this winter has been, it feels like spring never left! Even though it’s still early in the season, it’s time to think about how your lawn and property can look… Continue Reading…

Gardening

To Prune or Not to Prune

Gardeners everywhere are eager for the threat of frost to pass, excitedly dreaming about the spring and summer sunshine that makes their gardens come alive. Thankfully, there’s plenty to be done in the off season to set up your garden… Continue Reading…

Florist

Prolong the Life of your Floral Arrangement

Valentine’s day is right around the corner and the florists here at Cross Creek are hard at work preparing arrangements. A rainbow of roses, carnations, and lilies rush out our doors to be delivered to lovers, friends, and family all… Continue Reading…

Tropical Plants

All About Philodendrons

The plant family ‘Philodendron’ is named after two Greek words: dendron, meaning tree, and philo, which means love, because many species in the genus cling to the bark of trees and grow upwards along the trunk. While Philodendrons themselves are… Continue Reading…

Tropical Plants

Getting into Houseplants

2020 ought to have been called the year of the houseplant considering the booming popularity of the hobby since the pandemic began. Since more folks have been staying home, many have focused their energy on cultivating indoor jungles they can… Continue Reading…

Wildlife

Your Guide to Winter Bird Watching at Home

As the cold winds whip against your window panes and a frost blankets the ground outside, many of us long for the vibrancy of our yards in warmer weather. Once our gardens have bloomed their last bloom in the fall,… Continue Reading…

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After the Professionals are done, how do I keep my new landscape going strong?

Three essential parts of any landscape project are design, quality installation and care after installation.  After the design and installation phases are complete often customers have questions regarding care.  The most common question I come across from my landscape customers… Continue Reading…

Gardening, Tropical Plants

Indoor Plants and Their Benefits.

Indoor plants may look like they’re just collecting dust or taking up space, but did you know that they are busy working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? They are working full time to clean the air in your home. Plants… Continue Reading…