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An Ecosystem Essential: Why Pollinators are Important in Your Garden
Pollinators like bees and hummingbirds are more than "those pesky things that fly in our yards." They are essential to our ecosystem's survival. Due to advancements in fertilizers and more urban living, our pollinators are slowly becoming fewer and fewer. One way to help preserve their livelihood is by planting a garden in your landscape specifically for pollinators. Build a pollination garden this gardening season!Read More
How to Add Winter Interest to your Garden
As we approach the first days of winter, we do not need to say goodbye to our gardens until spring. You can strategically plant some trees, shrubs and flowers that shine in winter to create a peaceful winter wonderland.
In gardening and landscaping, winter interest is a term used to describe plants that have unique eye-catching characteristics in colder months: bark textures, twig and bark colors, berry colors, moving grasses, and flowers that bloom in winter.Read More
Growing a Wild, Naturalistic Garden Landscape
All around the world, cities have seen wildlife return to areas where tourists aren’t crowding them out this year. It’s a beautiful reminder that nature is a powerhouse: left untamed, the natural world will create its own sense of balance and beauty. Rather than fight these forces, a wonderful way to design your home garden design is to embrace what nature does best and let your landscaping run wild with a naturalistic feel.Read More
Best Early Spring Flowers for your Landscape
The days are getting longer. Buds swell on once dormant branches. Green crocus sprouts rise from the earth as if to greet the sun making its way back to the northern hemisphere. Looking out your window into the late winter garden, you can tell it's still brisk outside, but as your eyes scan across the yard you feel the anticipation with the first signs of spring. Upon us now are the times where we daydream about the season to come at the first signs of spring.
In the days and weeks just ahead your garden plants will awaken from the long winter sleep, and a new season will be upon us. One of the most beautiful things about nature is its rhythm and harmony if you paying attention. Where for every season, there are plants that are at their peak interest and on full display. And for every plant, there is a season" when they are in their prime, and help to define the garden over time.Read More