Tucker Hill News

Semper Augustas & Tucker Hill Tulips

January 20, 2013

A tulip of extraordinary beauty; midnight blue petals, topped by a band of pure white and accented with crimson flames, was the Semper Augustas.   Legend has it that in 1637-Holland, at the pinnacle of Tulip mania, the asking price for just one of the bulbs was equal to the annual wage of a skilled craftsman,

The Rhythm and Flow of Tucker Hill Floriculture

January 3, 2013

Paul Masson would “sell no wine before its time” and we do not pull plants before their time.   We have three seasonal change outs at Tucker Hill each year, one more than many communities in the Metroplex, but two less than a select few.  We base our major change outs on several factors; day

More on Planning, Pruning, and Planting in November

November 19, 2012

Planning is the key to good gardening.  Knowing your soil, growing zone, seasonal sun patterns and the micro climates of your garden all contribute to a positive experience.  Gardening takes time too.  A good plan and the benefit of time (even a relatively short period of time) are evident throughout Tucker Hill.   From the main

October Gave a Party!

October 16, 2012

October gave a party. The leaves by hundreds came. The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name The sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand. Miss weather Lead the dancing, Professor Wind the band. George Cooper October is a great time to see what is blooming at Tucker Hill!  We just finished

Chrysanthemum Morifoliums . . . The Quintessential Fall Flower

August 25, 2012

From the Greek ‘chrys’ meaning golden and ‘anthemon’ meaning flower, this name was given to garden mums by the Swedish naturalist Carolus Linnaeus. The color of the original flower was yellow, but choices today range from white to burgundy. There are many sizes and shapes to choose from as well!   Mums are relatively easy to grow.

Party on Poinsettia

December 11, 2011

When my husband and sons talk about football, basketball, and baseball, I am at a loss.  I am amazed at the amount of stats and factoids they can spout.  They know every pro’s age and where they went to college.  They can tell you every college player’s height, weight, position, and where they went to