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 ››
Wet soils are a challenge for both gardeners and landscape plants alike. Many plants struggle and eventually die in oxygen deprived soil, so choosing the right plants for wet sites is critical. If you're dismayed at loosing plants over and over in a boggy area, fret not! Here's our list of plants for … Continue Reading ››
Tropical style is all the rage right now. Caladiums fly off the benches. Cuttings of rare specimens sell for unimaginable sums. Monsteras have made 'fenestration' a household term. This is all well and good, but there is only one true queen when it comes to tropical flare in the Midwest landscape, and her … Continue Reading ››
It’s National Pollinator Month, and that means it's time to celebrate all things winged and crawling with a perennial pollinator garden!
The plants we choose for a pollinator garden and the practices we employ make a huge difference. Choosing nectar rich plants, native plants, host/habitat plants, and opting for low … Continue Reading ››