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TIME TO PLAN

When your toothpaste runs out, do you have a full tube waiting in your secret stash? Or do you write “toothpaste” high on your list of “to do” items for the day? I like to plan.

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GET OUT OF THE DARK

When you hear the term "landscape lighting" what image comes to mind? Unfortunately, for many, the first choice is the do-it-yourself big box store lighting kit for $89.95.

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NEIGHBORING LANDSCAPES

We are typically eager to “draw the line” with regard of defining our property edges. But how about a more gardenesque approach? I’ve heard it said before that everyone has two property lines. [...]

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ALTERNATIVE SHRUBS

The dilemma that faces us every planting season (and yes, Fall is a fantastic time to plant), when it comes to landscaping, is this. Do we venture to install some unique plants and run the risk [...]

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TREE TALK

It ‘s Saturday afternoon. You go out to get the mail and you hear it. Not the sound of the kids playing in the neighbor’s yard. Not the sound of the cardinals perched high in the oak tree. This [...]

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EAT YOUR YARD

I remember the look on the face of a guest I had in our garden the first time we toured around and I stopped and popped a nasturtium bloom in my mouth and proceeded to savor that treat.

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CONTAINED BEAUTY

Now that summer is in full swing, our thoughts turn to adding some color to our gardens. It can be a bit tricky though since in order to have healthy plants you first need healthy soil and that [...]

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TINY HORTICULTURE

When it comes to garden design, we all tend to think big at first. Literally. I have always told my students that the one element in garden design that had better outlive them is their choice of trees.