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....
Soil Compaction: The Good, The Bad and The Dirt! Part 1

Soil Compaction: The Good, The Bad and The Dirt! Part 1

Great things grow under the ground. Just below our feet is a vast array of living particles and creatures, some good and not so good. We want to focus on keeping the bad out and the good migrating to our side of the yard. So listen up and take notes. This is “dirty...
The Best Four Season Garden Shrubs

The Best Four Season Garden Shrubs

Four Season Garden Shrubs Landscape Designers Use Guest blogger: Cinthia Milner, Transplanted and Still Blooming More and more homeowners aren’t content with garden shrubs that bloom once a year. Therefore, no matter how spectacular the show (azaleas in spring,...

Perennial Plants for Fairy Gardens

My grandmother use to tell me the fairies live in the mossy shadows under leaf and limb. As a child, I would sit on the green carpet, under the canopy of dogwoods shading the quiet, cool space waiting and watching for the imps to emerge. That’s where my love for...