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  • Maui Hawaii Wedelia groundcover
    Wedelia a popular groundcover in Maui, Hawaii
    What a surprise when we checked in to our hotel during our Maui, Hawaii vacation and took a walk to see the ocean….along the Oceanside path surrounding many of the trees and palms were lush beds of Wedelia, a popular South Texas groundcover...
  • Natural ingredients solution
    Natural ingredients solution: Weed killer that stops them in those cracks
    Year after year people purchase one solution after another to tackle the weeds that somehow pop up where you least expect them. The old saying may be “step on a crack, break your mother’s back” but in the case of weeds it is...
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    Review: Paradise by Design, by Bill Bensley
    A 1984 graduate of the Harvard School of Design, Bill Bensley was listed as one of the “Top 100 Architects of 2007” by Architectural Digest magazine. Initially trained as a landscape designer, Mr. Bensley has long since migrated his...
  • Buddleja
    PLANT OF THE MONTH SERIES APRIL 2015 FOR BOULDER COLORADO LANDSCAPES
    APRIL: BUTTERFLY BUSHApril showers have started along the Front Range and we are hard at work landscaping Boulder Colorado’s finest residences. Plants of all kinds are starting to peak their heads up from a long winter’s nap. Not quite...
  • Snowdrops
    Spring arrives with snowdrops
    Often the first flowers to bloom after a changeable Maryland winter are snowdrops. Emerging from the snow itself, they look like clean white droplets falling from delicate stems. They have slim spear-like leaves. These early blooming bulbs can be...
  • ornamental kale
    Vegetables can be decorative and healthy
    A green living trend is moving toward a more self-sustainable living style. As many people decide to reduce their planetary footprint by downsizing or even negating some of it by giving back to the planet, smaller living spaces can mean more...
  • Save Money and the Environment by Saying No to Grass
    Save Money and the Environment by Saying No to Grass
    Landscaping in Florida is a multi-million dollar industry and basic lawn services are a large part of the sunshine state’s business structure. With small companies popping up every few years, and all of them making ends meet, it’s a...
  • Water Wise & Energy Wise Landscaping With Color
    Water Wise & Energy Wise Landscaping With Color
    When designing landscape, water conservation, energy efficiency and maintenance are 3 of the major areas to consider. A quality landscape design and construction company has the knowledge and experience to offer great solutions while still...
  • Blue tarp
    Cheap or free alternatives for landscaping fabric
    Have you ever priced out landscaping fabric for a large project? It's a considerable expense. Sometimes, nothing else will do the job. There are times, however, when a cheap substitute works just as well or better. What are the alternatives to...
  • Easily Maintained Landscaping
    The Best Low Maintenance Landscaping Tips
    So many of us love a beautiful landscape but don't have the time to commit to its care and upkeep. When you create a low-maintenance landscape, you can still enjoy a breathtaking setting without having to spend all your free time tending to it...
  • Double Red Knockout Rose with Frost!
    PLANT OF THE MONTH SERIES OCTOBER 2014
    OCTOBER: KNOCKOUT ROSESThe frost rests on the lawn this morning as the misty fog vapors drift off the warm lakes. And what do my eyes behold? That’s right….bright red Knockout Roses still blooming away, as if it were 60 degrees! These...
  • Whirling Butterflies
    PLANT OF THE MONTH SERIES SEPTEMBER 2014
    SEPTEMBER: WHIRLING BUTTERFLIESThe nights are getting shorter, cooler, and dew is forming on the grass in the mornings. The smell of fall is in the air. But the last grasp of summer heat still lingers and this helps push the Whirling Butterflies ...
  • Know when and how to prune a shrub
    How and when to prune a forsythia bush
    The forsythia is one of the first splashes of springtime color in many yards in the northern United States and has become a landscape staple throughout New England. Its bright yellow blossoms light up the yard, mirroring the golden sun above. They...
  • Panamanian houseplant
    All of Panama's Plant Nurseries
    One of the things that really surprised me when I first came to Panama over eight years ago was all of the plant nurseries I saw zip by as we traveled down the Pan-American Highway, observed on an entrance road, or passed in a town's central...
  • Japanese Quince Bush
    Best shrubs to grow in clay soil
    Working with clay soil wouldn’t be most landscapers’ first choice of medium to plant in, but it doesn’t have to be a death sentence for your shrubs. There are many plants that do well or at least tolerate clay soil, so don&rsquo...
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