12 Low Maintenance Garden Ideas

12 Low Maintenance Garden Ideas

While most people are at home during this pandemic, we’re spending more time outside breathing in the fresh air and enjoying our landscapes and gardens. A record number of people are running to the local garden center, wondering how to update their landscape...
Best Practices for Watering New Plants

Best Practices for Watering New Plants

Often I get asked how often to water plants after planting. There are many aspects and horticultural points to bring out about preparing your plants for a healthy root system. A combination of environmental elements will help your outdoor plant thrive, and water is...
My Favorite Burgundy Plants

My Favorite Burgundy Plants

Shopping for plants can be fun or nerve-wracking. Having a color scheme and sticking to it can help narrow down the choices made for bedding plants. There are four colors I tend to see in any garden, whether it be evergreen or deciduous. Those colors that are it in...
Flower Garden Color Schemes

Flower Garden Color Schemes

Flower garden color schemes are one of the many ways to gain fluidity throughout the garden. Since I got my degree in fashion merchandising, I am always aware of color, line, and design. In my past life, I put together ensembles for working wardrobes. I always started...
Visuals for the Landscape Design Presentation

Visuals for the Landscape Design Presentation

Visuals for the landscape design presentation help one imagine and ‘see’ the garden before it’s actually installed. The first time I hired professional help in the landscape arena was twenty years ago. I had a few ideas of what I wanted and where but...
Soil Compaction: The Good, The Bad and The Dirt! Part 2

Soil Compaction: The Good, The Bad and The Dirt! Part 2

The 68th UN General Assembly has declared 2015 as the ‘International Year of the Soil’ for good reason. Soil has many functions such as providing structure for plants to root and grow, holding moisture and nutrients and providing oxygen to the roots of plants....