As the seasons change, our plants change. It's easy to get used to the lush greens and colorful displays of summer and panic when our plants start to look worn out by the end of the season. In many cases, a bedraggled look in the fall garden is an entirely normal part of … Continue Reading ››
The season is winding down and fall cleanup is imminent in many of our gardens. If you plan to cut your plants back for winter, make sure you do so thoughtfully. Many of our favorite landscape plants don't need a fall pruning. In fact, cutting them back might mean no flowers next year, … Continue Reading ››
Whether you're interested in alleviating erosion in your yard or improving water quality in lakes and rivers, rain gardens are a worthy endeavor. Not only utilitarian, rain gardens add interest and beauty to your landscape and make a great conversation piece.
If you're curious about rain gardens but don't know where to start, we've … Continue Reading ››
Oak trees are among the toughest, most beautiful, and longest lived trees in both our urban forests and native woodlands. Most people do not realize that oaks can also grow quite rapidly into nice sized shade trees. The misconception is that oaks are slow growing. We are consistently able to get oak trees … Continue Reading ››
This year's dry weather and oppressive heatwave have had many of us scrambling to keep up with watering. Moisture loving plants pout, crisp, and languish in the relentless dry heat. Luckily, there are many plants that can withstand dry periods after they're established. Read on for our list of drought tolerant plants that … Continue Reading ››