Try Some Coleus

If you are a flower person you really need to try the plant which doesn’t truly have flowers but the whole plant is a flower!  Coleus provides great texture and a great array of colors to brighten your garden.  Having been around since the 1850’s this genus has provided color and décor to gardens for  … Read more

Trees in the Landscape

In the landscape trees are some of the most essential components to make it all appear complete and finished. The balance of tall, mature trees to the smaller, understory supporting cast of trees creates a balance that the eye appreciates. When you look at the property there should be symmetry and flow between the earth  … Read more

Trees to Avoid (Part 2)

As we talk about these trees in these two articles remember that all trees serve a purpose for something in nature and all have good attributes.  But there are some which are not the best for your yard and don’t need to be close to your house.  This is just advice if you have the  … Read more

Trees to Avoid (Part 1)

When you are trying to decide on some trees to plant in your landscape you need to be aware that there are some on the market you don’t want to choose.  There are a number of trees which have been marketed heavily and provided consistently at the big box store but that does not mean  … Read more

Transitioning Into the Fall Season

For many of us the time is here for changes in temperature and changes to our landscapes and containers.  Fall can be a glorious time full of bright blue skies and sunshine, perfect for continuing to have blooms and beautiful beds. However, it can also mean a lot of work keeping up with trees shaking  … Read more

These Trees Keep the Landscaping Interesting

Trees are the backbone of every landscape, it is a fact everyone probably knows but don’t really think about very much.  If there were no trees our landscapes would be very boring, not to mention the air we breathe wouldn’t be as clean, since trees play an essential role in purifying our air. So since  … Read more

Annuals

Using annuals to fill in around shrubs and perennials is always a great idea as they provide more flower power throughout the growing season. There is always a huge choice available at garden centers which should satisfy everyone’s individual tastes. When you find the colors and types that you want make sure they have a  … Read more

Take a Look at Your Landscape

All of us who actually have a plot of land to call our own underneath the structure in which we live have some type of landscape already in place. The landscape is the description of all the bushes, trees, grass, sidewalks, patios, decks, and anything else visible within your boundaries. When you review your own  … Read more

Starter Herbs

Spring is almost here! And part of the fun of gardening is that you have the capability of producing things you can use in recipes for a lot of good eating. Herbs are some of the most versatile and easiest plants available to grow as most of them are not too fussy about soil and  … Read more

Soften the Edges of Your Hardscape

Around your home there are sure to be pathways, patios, driveways and other parts of your landscape which have some hard edges.  You may be totally happy with the appearance of these parts of your estate but then again you might really want to find a way to make them appear softer. You are in  … Read more