Add Architectural Elements with Grasses

Everywhere you look you can find grass varietals now being used in both residential and commercial landscapes. They provide a wonderful angular look that is different from any other plant or shrub. They also provide movement in your garden which is a hard to establish design element for many landscapes. Due to this boom in  … Read more

Treasure the Shade Garden

Many of us lament the fact that we have a lot of shade in our gardens when in fact, a shade garden can be a more wondrous area to visit than a full sun garden. In this day and age where warmth is becoming ever warmer it is wonderful to have an area where you  … Read more

Creeping Sedums are Survivors

We all have places in our gardens where the soil quality is not that wonderful or the irrigation is spotty or where there are lots of rocks. Creeping sedums are wonderful plants to fill in these spaces with vigor and beauty. All sedums are desirable plants for the garden because of their tough, drought resistant  … Read more

Find Friends in the Garden

If you sit still in your garden long enough you will begin to notice all the movement and noise of tiny visitors. Almost all of these visitors are a friend of nature and beneficial to your garden in many aspects. With flowering perennials, shrubs and trees you must have the pollinators, these include bees, bats,  … Read more

Lawns Can Be Easier

The idea that a landscape should be this vast expanse of super green lawn is an outdated trend which is moving toward a more sustainable ideal. We all love grassy spaces, it provides space for the dog and kids to move around freely and creates a nice visual balance for the garden beds. However, you  … Read more

Spring Cleaning Begins

There are many things you can do in your landscape before the major growing season and weeding chores start in earnest. To keep up with all there is to do in the landscape it is essential to get an early jump on the season. Cleaning up your tools is a great way to get started!  … Read more

Do the Construction Now

As the major growing season draws near you need to take a look around your landscape to see if there are any hardscape changes you want to implement. If this is the year to get that done you need to do it during early spring or late fall, before your perennials come up or after  … Read more

Love Your Crepe Myrtles

Many of us have one or more of these fabulous, summer blooming trees in our landscape, the beautiful crepe myrtle. These are some of the hardiest and giving trees you can find; they are tough in hot summers, provide good fall color and survive through the winter with panache, along with giving us flowers during  … Read more

Soil Basics

When you are trying to establish your landscape the first thing to evaluate is the quality of your soil. This will be one of the essential elements that determines success or failure in your lawn and garden. Soil is a combination of complex parts, decaying pieces of plants, animals and microorganisms, along with minerals and  … Read more

Get Hellebores for Early Color

If you are like everyone else you are looking for any color you can find in your garden. Except at this time of year in late winter/early spring there is not much to be found, evergreen shrubs and trees are the main colors in our landscapes now.