The Blog

Welcome back landscapers! We’ve got a great landscape to showcase today and we think it’s something really special. The story of this project is very simple. The homeowners of this property were looking to create a shade garden, as their landscape was predominantly covered in shade. Our Director of Landscape, Daniel Van Dyke, selected the perfect blend of the homeowner’s preferences, shade-compatible plant varieties, and maintenance expectations.

Coneflowers are probably the most popular summer flowers there are, especially here at McDonald Garden Center. They don’t only come in a slew of colors, but are also important pollinator plants, add height to your garden, and are great cut flowers. In this blog, we’re looking into the attributes of coneflowers and how to care for them so you can add some to your garden (even if you have a few million of them already). 


Crepe myrtles are cherished for their vibrant blooms and elegant structure, adding beauty to gardens and landscapes. However, as much as we adore these trees, they can sometimes produce unwanted growth called “suckers”. If you find yourself grappling with these persistent intruders, fear not! In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to effectively get rid of crepe myrtle suckers and restore the beauty of your tree.


Sometimes finding the best use for your landscape can be challenging. For these homeowners, they’ve had their own fair share of problems with one side of their property.

The sun-drenched days of summer are here, and it's the perfect time to adorn your living space with lush and vibrant houseplants that thrive in the warm and sunny conditions. In this blog, we'll delve into some of our top summer houseplant highlights, featuring a range of stunning plants that are sure to turn your home into the summer jungle you want it to be.


1. Tiger Stripe Fern